How To Crochet The Tulip Stitch

The elegant looking crochet tulip stitch is easy to learn and make. If you’re into using crochet as therapy or just want a stitch you can get lost in, then this is definitely the one for you! It’s amazing how zen it is once you get it going.

What’s The Stitch?

Also known as the Paris stitch, the crochet tulip stitch is an easy 1 row repeat. This stitch gives a pretty scalloped edge at the top of the work and a woven look for the body of the fabric. This stitch is reversible and not much of a yarn eater. I actually use the swatch as a place to put my phone down on the table. That’s how pretty I think it is!


As I said before, this is a lovely stitch is great for crochet therapy because you can get lost in the repeating pattern very easily. I think what I love about this stitch is that it looks woven without having to work about cables or complex stitch combinations.

As for what you can make with it… baby blankets and blankets are very popular with this stitch. However I could definitely see it for cowls, scarves, hats, washcloths, cozies, garments, and more.


  • Any yarn
    • I’m using a worsted weight (4)
  • Any hook
    • I’m using a H/ hook
  • Snips
  • Yarn or tapestry needle


  • Ch = Chain
  • St = stitch
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Sk = skip

The crochet tulip stitch tutorial

You can work the crochet tulip stitch in any multiple of 3 plus 1. (6,9,12,15,18 18+1=19)

Foundation row. Ch 21, ch 1. <22>

row 1 of the crochet tulip stitch

Row 1. Put a dc in the 4th ch from the hook, the ch 3 counts as 1 dc, sk 2 sts, *put 2 dcs in the 3rd st, ch 2, put 1 sc in the same st, sk 2 sts,* repeat from *-* until you reach the last 3 sts, put 2 dcs in the last st of the row.

row 2 of the crochet tuilp stitch

Row 2. Ch 3, turn, put a dc in the same st, *work 2 dcs in the ch 2 from the previous row, ch 2, make 1 sc in the same ch 2 space, sk to the next ch 2 space,* repeat from *-* til you finish working into the last ch 2 space, make 2 dcs in the last dc of the row.

row 3 -8 of the crochet tulip stitch

Rows 3 – 8. Repeat row 2.

Weaving in the ends

Cut the tail leaving about 4-5 inches, tie off the tail, weave in the ends using the needle to secure them.

crochet tulip stitch
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