This week’s stitch is the Tulip Stitch! This is a really easy stitch with just a 1 row repeat!
– Get the free pattern below or download the printable PDF for free HERE
Worsted weight yarn + small amount for the border (the same color that will be used for sewing – optional)
H/5.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
· written in US terms
· ch 2 counts as dc
· starting ch needs to be a multiple of 4
Approx finished size: 12” x 12”
· If you’re having trouble getting the sizing right, remember that it’s easier to adjust a square that’s too small than one that’s too big.
· If a square comes out too small you can add an additional round for the border, go up a hook size, and/or steam block and stretch the square to the size you want.
· The edges might curl. This can be fixed with some steam blocking. It won’t be noticeable after sewing.
· Each square has at least 2 rounds of border. For the last round of the border I used the same color for each square (the dark gray). This is the same color used for the sewing.
· The squares will be released in sewing order, starting with the bottom left. I left a long end for sewing on each of the squares. The long end is approximately twice the length of one side.
· Each square does not need the same number of stitches for the border.
PART 8 – TULIP STITCH
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 2, sc in next ch, *skip 2 chs, 2 dc in next, ch 2, sc in next* repeat from * to * across (36)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, skip 1st stitch, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) all in ch 2 space, *skip 3 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) all in ch 2 space* repeat from * to * across (36)
Row 3 – 23: repeat row 2
With the same color used for the square, work around the entire square
Because this stitch causes a bumpy edge, the first round will use dc, hdc, and sc.
Round 1 (rs): ch 2, turn, hdc in first stitch, *sc in ch 2, space, sc in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in sc* repeat from * to * across ending with a dc, (hdc, sc) in same stitch, working down the side *hdc, dc, hdc, sc* repeat across making sure the dc are in the “valleys” and sc are at the “peaks”, ending with sc, 2 more sc in same stitch, sc across the bottom, 3 sc in the corner, working along the next side, hdc, sc, *hdc, dc, hdc, sc* repeat across, 2 sc in last stitch, join to first stitch with sl st
Change to border/joining color
Round 2 (rs): ch 1, *sc in each stitch across to corner, 3 sc in corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.
Weave in the other ends.
See you next week for Part 9!