The Tulip Stitch is another super versatile, very easy, and super pretty stitch. As you can see in the picture of my sample, it creates a lovely scalloped edge on all side, making a border unnecessary. It is beautiful in one color, and also lovely with color changes. The fact of not needing a border makes is a great stitch for quick blankets and shawls for unexpected needs to bring comfort to others.
Chain a multiple of 4 to the size you desire the finished item to be.
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook, CH 2, SC in next stitch, * skip 2 chains, 2 DC in next chain, CH 2, SC in next chain. Repeat from * across. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: Skip 1st stitch, (2 DC, CH 2, SC) in the chain 2 space. *Skip 3 stitches, (2 DC, CH 2, SC) in chain 2 space. Repeat from * across. Chain 2 and turn.
Simply repeat Row 2 until it is the size you desire.
Additional help for the stitch is below.
After making your starting chain in a multiple of 4, the first DC is made where the needle is placed in this picture.
The SC is then placed in the space indicated below, the next stitch.
You then skip 2 chains and place the DC in the space indicated below.
You see Row 1 complete in the picture below.
Here is where the first stitches of Row 2 are placed, in the first CH 2 space of the row below.
Another example of where the combined 2 DC, CH 2, SC are placed.
I hope you enjoy this stitch as much as I do. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment below by logging in to the page.