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Crochet Iris Stitch Free Photo + Video Tutorial

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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 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!

Swatch of crochet iris stitch in gold yarn.

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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.

Lacy scarf in golden brown.
I added the twist to this one skein cowl, but that is totally optional.

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.

Top down view of crochet iris stitch with golden ball of yarn.

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)

Visit a list of common crochet terms and abbreviations which includes tutorials.

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc(s)-double crochet(s)

rep-repeat

sts-stitches

Skill Level

Easy

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.

Crochet iris stitch in gold cotton yarn.

Video

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.

Stacked iris stitches crochet swatch.

Pattern Instructions

Swatch of crochet iris stitch in gold yarn.

How to Crochet the Iris Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 32 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. 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. Chain for iris stitch tutorial.
    2. First row: 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 ch, 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. Swatch of crochet iris stitch in gold yarn.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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4 Comments

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