Crochet Iris Stitch Free Photo Tutorial + How to 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.
The beautiful stitch has a floral look and is made with basic stitches. That means it’s a beginner friendly stitch pattern!
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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 yarns.
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.
More Crochet Patterns Featuring the Iris Stitch
This is one of my favorite stitches. It’s also one of the easiest crochet stitches and a great stitch for summer lace.
Get the free crochet pattern for the Incrocio Cowl, a one skein cotton cowl pattern.
The iris stitch has excellent drape and you can see that in the Sorella Cardigan. This short sleeve cardigan pattern is great for summer layering. Get this free pattern featuring this pretty stitch.
Find more crochet stitch tutorials with pictures and the written patterns here.
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.
The stitch multiple is 4, plus 3 for your foundation chain.
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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.
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 chain 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. It’s just a one row repeat from here!
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.
Photo Tutorial for the Iris Crochet Stitch
How to Crochet the Iris Stitch
Learn how to crochet the beautiful iris stitch. This step by step crochet tutorial also includes a video tutorial.
- 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.
- Any weight yarn and corresponding size hook
- I’m using my 5mm (H) Clover Amour.
- yarn needle
- For the foundation row, chain a stitch multiple of 4, plus 3 for your starting chain. Here I chain 15, to adjust this number you can add or subtract in 4s to your chain stitches.
- First row: All in the 5th chain from your hook place (2dc, ch 1 2dc),
- *Skip the next 3 chains, all in the next ch place (2dc, ch 1, 2dc),
- rep from * across until the last two sts, then skip 1 ch and dc in the last ch, turn.
- Row 2. Ch 3,
- Skip the next two dcs, all in the next ch 1 space: place (2dc, ch 1, 2dc),
- Skip next 4 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.
- 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.
- Continue to repeat Row 3 for the desired length.
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Thank you for the lovely tutorial! I love this stitch.
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Where can I find that beautiful cowl stitch tutorial or pattern?
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 ?
I’m going to try this stitch next it looks so beautiful.