Crochet texture to give the illusion of real tulip flowers. Easy to follow pattern with popcorn stitches that pop out like tulips at the top of the stems.
Popcorn: 5 dc in same st, remove hook. Insert hook from front in the top of the first dc in the group of 5. Put loop on hook and pull through first dc st. Ch 1 to close.
With main colour, ch in multiples of 3 chs + 3.
1st row: RS. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Break colour. Turn.
2nd row: With green, attach with sl st to first sc. Ch 3, skip next sc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc. Repeat from * to last 2 sts. 1 dc in last sc. Break colour. Turn.
3rd row: With flower petal colour, attach with sl st to first sc. Ch 3, skip first dc, popcorn in next ch-1 space. *Ch 2, popcorn in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across. Ch 1, 1 dc in top of ch-3. Break colour. Turn.
4th row: With main colour, attach with sl st first dc. Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in next popcorn. *2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next popcorn. Rep from * across. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in top of ch-3. Turn.
5th to 7th rows: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep 2nd to 7th rows until the size and finish on 5th row for balance.
A Project With The Tulip Stitch
The Crochet Study of Geometry Blanket had this stitch which was a dominant feature in the hexagonal blanket. A video tutorial is also available for this project.