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The iris crochet stitch is a very light, airy and feminine crochet stitch especially when you use different yarns and especially a lighter weight yarn. When worked up with a lighter weight yarn, the iris stitch will produce an excellent drape that is perfect for any type of crochet project like shawls, scarfs, baby blankets and wraps.

This is a great stitch to learn even if you are on the beginner side of crocheting! I’m sure that it may become one of your favorite stitches very quickly.

sample of blue and pink yarn worked up in the iris crochet stitch

In this tutorial, I have included written instructions, photo tutorial and a video tutorial. So, no matter which way you like to learn best, I have covered it!

If you can do a double crochet and chain stitch than I’m very sure that you can do the Crochet Iris Stitch. One of my favorite things about this stitch is that after the first row, it’s made up of a one-row repeat and it’s made from basic stitches like double crochets and chain stitches!

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The Yarn I used –

I posted a picture yesterday of this stitch and I’ve already been getting questions about what kind of yarn it is. The sad part is that this specific color of yarn has been discontinued. It’s Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek which has recently become one of my favorite yarns! This specific color is called pink/blue multi. I got it on clearance a couple years ago and thought that I would use it up.

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Crochet Iris Stitch –

This stitch is worked in multiples of 4 + 3

All patterns are US Terms

Stitch Key –

  • st = stitch (es)
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • t = turn
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet or triple crochet

Materials Needed –

  • Yarn of your choice ( I used worsted weight for this example )
  • Crochet hook ( I used a I / 5.50mm )

Start your foundation chain by chaining any multiple of 4 + 3. For this specific test swatch, I chained 23 chain stitches

Step 1 of Iris Stitch

Row 1: In the 5th chain from hook work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), * sk 3 ch st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain st* repeat * to * until last 2 ch st, sk ch st, dc in the very last ch st.

step 2 of iris crochet stitch
step 3 of iris stitch
completed 1st row of iris stitch

Row 2: Ch 3, t, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp * repeat * to * until you reach the end of the row, dc in the top of ch-3 from previous row

Beginning of row 2 for the iris crochet stitch
first iris cluster of row 2
finishing of 2nd row

Repeat row 2 for each additional row until you reach the desired length.

2 complete rows

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Happy Crocheting! Kylee

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