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How to Crochet The Lotus Stitch – Free Tutorial

Learn how to crochet the lotus stitch with this step by step photo and video tutorial. The lotus stitch consist of chains, single crochet, and puff stitches.

The Lotus crochet stitch is an easy and fun stitch to learn! A perfect stitch for adventurous crochet beginners who want to add to their stitch library. This step by step guided tutorial includes pictures and a video tutorial.

the crochet lotus stitch - a free tutorial

Crochet Lotus Stitch

Lately, I’ve been looking for new crochet stitches to add to my stitch library. There’s something about finding a new stitch and seeing what type of project you can make with it.

I love crochet stiches that are simple, and easy to work up. This easy stitch uses chain, single crochet, and puff stitches. By combining all of these stitches together, you get a beautiful triple puff stitch. The triple puff stitch looks like a lotus stitch. Hence, the name of the stitch. It kind of reminds me of a tulip though too.

I think you’ll enjoy this stitch if you don’t mind making puff stitches. Its almost the same as creating double crochets within a stitch, except you wait until you have multiple loops on your hook to yarn over and pull through.

Here are some ideas of what you could make with this stitch:

  • baby blankets
  • pillows
  • sleeve borders
  • bags
  • placemats

An endless amount of options! What are some of your ideas for this beautiful detailed stitch?

Stitch Detail

The lotus crochet stitch is a very pretty, yet sturdy stitch. This stitch is also a bit dense and uses up a lot of yarn. I hope I haven’t scared you away, just being honest. One thing that I love about this stitch though is that it creates a beautiful border. The border of this stitch reminds me of the little tiny waves at the beach. What do you think?

Anyhow, if you want to learn how to crochet the lotus stitch and add it to your library. Then let’s get started!

The Crochet Lotus Stitch includes a step by step guided photo and video tutorial.

crochet lotus stitch free tutorial

Materials Used For This Tutorial

  • I Love this Cotton Yarn by Hobby Lobby in the color Warm Blush
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook (U.S)


Note: If you need help with the basic stitches or just want to brush up on your skills, check out this post

sts – stitch

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

3-puff sts – puff stitch

(yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch) 3 times in same stitch. yo, draw yarn through 6 loops on hook. yo, draw yarn through last 2 loops.

Lotus Stitch Pattern

Chain a multiple of 6, plus 5

R1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch (3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts) in 3rd ch. Skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across to within last 3 ch, skip 2 chain, (3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts) in last ch.

R2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sts, skip next 3 sts, (3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts) in next ch, skip 3 sts, sc in next ch. * skip next 3 sts, (3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts) in next stitch, skip 3 ch, sc in next sts. Repeat from * across within last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, (3-puff sts, ch 2, 3-puff sts) in last stitch.

Repeat row 2 for however long you want your project to be.

Guided Photo Tutorial

How to crochet the lotus stitch photo tutorial

Steps 1 – 6 show in detail how to create your first puff stitch. Start by chaining a multiple of 6, plus 5. Single crochet into second chain, skip 2 chain and in the 3rd chain create your first triple puff stitch. Skip 2 more chains and single crochet in the third chain. Continue to repeat this sequence until the very last 3 chains. In the last chain, you want to only create 2 puff stitches. Once this is done, you’re finished with the first row.

how to crochet the lotus stitch picture tutorial

Steps 7 – 12 show you what the end of row 1 of the lotus stitch will look like. Continue onto row 2, in this row you will skip every 3 stitches and create your triple puff stitch in the 4th chain. Then you will skip another 3 stitches, and create a single crochet in the fourth chain. Continue to repeat this pattern until the very last 4 stitches. In the last chain, you want to only create 2 puff stitches. Once this is done, you’re finished with the row 2.

Continue to repeat row 2 for the stitch pattern.

Lotus Stitch Video Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the lotus stitch! Check out the Lotus Laptop Case pattern down below if you need an idea for this stitch. The Lotus Laptop Case is made by crocheting 2 rectangles and seaming the sides together using the whipstitch method. A great weekend project!

The Lotus Laptop Case Pattern

The lotus crochet laptop case free pattern

Learn how to crochet a beautiful stylish cover for your laptop using the lotus stitch. Find the free guided video tutorial pattern HERE.


how to crochet the lotus stitch

gail burns

Monday 14th of August 2023

Hi, just wondering if you have a pattern using this stitch for a lap quilt?


Tuesday 20th of September 2022

What brand cotton yarn at Hobby Lobby, please?


Friday 23rd of September 2022

Hi there, the yarn is called "I Love This Cotton Yarn" at Hobby Lobby.


Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

I have been searching high and lo for a lotus tutorial! Thank you for this, especially the video for learners like myself. How much yarn would I need for a standard sized afghan however?


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

You're welcome! I'm so glad the stitch tutorial was helpful. I'm not sure on how much yarn you would need for a standard afghan, but this stitch definitely takes a lot of yarn. So I'm thinking you might need quite a bit of yarn for an afghan. 😊