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Iris Stitch Crochet Photo Tutorial + Video

Learn how to crochet the lovely iris stitch. This easy and beautiful crochet stitch creates a draping fabric that makes great garments, hats and scarves.

This tutorial includes both written instructions and step by step photos. There is also a video tutorial on how to crochet the iris stitch.

Full swatch of iris stitch crocheted in golden cotton.

I love working with cotton yarn, it’s one of my favorite things about summer crocheting! There are so many gorgeous stitches and patterns to try in different yarn weights and fibers.

I enjoy seeing how each one works up a little differently and how some combinations just pop!

The iris stitch works up splendidly in my Incrocio Cowl pattern. It’s a lacy, one skein crochet cowl that’s a stunning summer accessory.

Woman in crochet cowl with iris stitch.
I added the twist to this one skein cowl, but that is totally optional.

More Crochet Patterns Featuring the Iris Stitch

Incrocio Cowl– a one skein cotton cowl pattern.

Sorella Cardigan– a short sleeve cardigan great for summer layering.

Materials

Any weight yarn and corresponding size hook

I’m using my favorite 5mm (H) Clover Amour* and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Camel* for this tutorial.

Notes

The stitch multiple is 4, plus 3 for your foundation chain.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

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ch(s)-chain(s)

dc(s)-double crochet(s)

rep-repeat

sts-stitches

Adjustments

To adjust the width of your swatch, you can add or subtract to my starting chain in 4s.

Length is adjustable by repeating more or less rows.

Rows and rows of golden iris stitch crochet tutorial.

Written Instructions

Scroll down for the photo tutorial and video tutorials below.

Chain 15, to adjust this number you can add or subtract in 4s.

Row 1. Skip the first 4 chs, all in the 5th chain from your hook place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), *Skip the next 3 chs, all in the next ch place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), rep from * across until the last two sts, then skip 1 ch and dc in the last, turn.

Row 2. Ch 3, Skip the next two dcs, *all in the next ch 1 space: place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), skip next 4 dcs, rep from * until the last 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs and dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 3. Ch 3, skip the first two dcs, *all in the next ch 1 space:  place (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), skip the next 4 dcs, rep from * until the last 2 dcs, skip those 2 dcs and dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Continue to repeat Row 3 for the desired length.

Swatch of iris stitch crochet tutorial.

Photo Tutorial

Swatch of iris stitch crochet tutorial.

How to Crochet the Iris Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to crochet the beautiful iris stitch. This step by step crochet tutorial also includes a video tutorial.

Materials

  • Any weight yarn and corresponding size hook
  • I’m using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Camel for this tutorial. This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.

Tools

  • Any weight yarn and corresponding size hook
  • I’m using my 5mm (H) Clover Amour.
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Instructions

    1. To begin, chain a stitch multiple of 4, plus 3 for your foundation chain. Here I chain 15, to adjust this number you can add or subtract in 4s. Chain for iris stitch tutorial.
    2. All in the 5th chain from your hook place (2dc, ch 1 2dc),First iris stitch cluster in tutorial.
    3. *Skip the next 3 chains, all in the next ch place (2dc, ch 1, 2dc), Second cluster in iris stitch tutorial.
    4. rep from * across until the last two sts, then skip 1 ch and dc in the last, turn.Row 1 complete in iris stitch tutorial.
    5. Row 2. Ch 3,Start each row with a chain 3.
    6. Skip the next two dcs, all in the next ch 1 space: place (2dc, ch 1, 2dc), Stack the iris stitch crochet tutorial.
    7. Skip next 4 dcs, *all in the next ch 1 space: place (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) skip next 4 dcs How to crochet the iris stitch stacked tutorial.
    8. Rep from * until the last 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs and dc in 3rd ch, turn.
    9. Rows and rows of golden iris stitch crochet tutorial.Row 3. Ch 3, skip the next two dcs, *all in the next ch 1 space: place (2dc, ch 1, 2dc), skip next 4 dcs, rep from * until the last 2 dcs, skip 2 dcs and dc in 3rd ch, turn.
    10. Continue to repeat Row 3 for the desired length.

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Video Tutorial

You can watch how to crochet the iris stitch in the full video tutorial here on my YouTube. If you do, I’d love for you to like and subscribe.

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Fiona Andrew

Thursday 16th of August 2018

I’m going to try this stitch next it looks so beautiful.

Angie

Wednesday 1st of August 2018

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Where can I find that beautiful cowl stitch tutorial or pattern?

Christa18

Wednesday 1st of August 2018

Thank you! Here’s the link to the Incrocio Cowl: https://christacodesign.com/2018/06/25/incrocio-crochet-cowl-tutorial-pattern/ I hope you enjoy it ?

Jetta Mitchell

Tuesday 19th of June 2018

Thank you for the lovely tutorial! I love this stitch.

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