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How to Crochet Iris Stitch Pattern with Video

The Iris Stitch, with its gorgeous texture, adds an elegant flair to any project, from baby blankets to scarves and beyond. Yet, it’s one of the easiest crochet stitches, because it uses only chain stitch and double crochet. This crochet technique creates lacy structure with beautiful openwork.

It’s an easy stitch to learn and it is super speedy to crochet. Yet, it doesn’t use up too much yarn. Making it awesome for a fun project you can finish fast.

The iris stitch is a gorgeous twist on the classic V-stitch, producing a charming lace-like pattern. When combined with a thin yarn, it yields elegant yet straightforward results. Despite its intricate appearance, mastering this stitch is a breeze, involving basic stitches like chains and double crochet.

The Iris clusters are made using a one-row repeat in rows of the two double crochet v-stitch creating a flower-like look.

How to Crochet Iris Stitch Pattern with Video

Irish Stitch Video Tutorial

In this comprehensive tutorial, we’ll walk you through each step of creating the Iris Stitch, breaking down the process into simple, easy-to-follow instructions. And to make your learning experience even smoother, we’ve included a helpful video tutorial, ensuring that every stitch is shown for clarity. Even for those just starting their crochet journey.

You can find the links to the videos on our YouTube channel below the written pattern. The photo tutorials are within the written pattern.

This lovely crochet stitch is great for different colors, and a variety of weights of yarn. Watch the video tutorial below the written pattern to learn how to crochet the stitch step by step. I also show you how to change yarn colors and carry the yarn up the side. This is such a time saver, especially if you are making a larger project like an Afghan. Just make sure you add a border to cover up any yarn that is carried. It creates a beautiful, finished look. It’s a great stitch for crochet blankets.

What type of yarn works for this stitch?

For the Iris Stitch pattern, different yarns work well. However, I find that it’s best to opt for a medium weight yarn or a lightweight yarn, such as fingering weight or sport weight yarn. These thinner yarns allow the delicate details of the stitch to shine through and create an excellent drape.

Additionally, choosing yarn with a smooth texture can enhance the stitch definition and overall appearance of your project.

Iris Stitch in Different Colors

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Directions: How to Crochet Iris Stitch Pattern

Skill Level

This stitch is perfect for a confident beginner.

Size

For the sample shown in the video, I used a medium weight yarn.

You can change the desired length by starting your foundation chain with multiples of 4 plus 3. For example, you could start with 27 foundational chain stitches, which is multiples of 6 X 4 = 24 + 3 = 27.

Gauge

This will depend on the yarn and crochet hook you choose for your project.

Materials

Yarn. While you can use any yarn weight for this pattern, I suggest a worsted weight yarn to practice.

Crochet Hook. Choose a size that matches your yarn weight.

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SK = Skip

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat Between

Pattern Notes

Written in US Crochet Terms.

Turn at the end of each row.

Change colors as desired at the end of rows. In the video, I do show how to carry the yarn up the side.

This stitch shows up well with a solid color yarn but can also work nicely with a variegated yarn.

The last stitch at the end of the row can be worked into the top chain of the first chain three or you can just work into the space. They both have a great look for the border.

Special Stitches Used

Two Double Crochet V-Stitch. This means you work two double crochet stitches, chain 1, and two double crochet stitches all in one stitch. Today, this becomes the Iris Stitch Cluster.

Begin

Make a foundation chain any stitch combination using multiples of 4 plus 3. For the samples, I used 19 chain stitches. This is multiples of 4 X 4 = 16 + 3 = 19.

Row 1

SK 4 STs. In the 5th CH from the hook, work (2 DC, CH 1, 2DC). [SK 3 STS, in the 4th CH ST work (2DC, CH 1, 2DC)]. Repeat across between [ ] to the last 2 CH STs. Then SK 1 ST and work 1 DC into the last ST. Turn

Iris Stitch Row 1 Photo Tutorial

Row 2

CH 3. SK 2 DC. In the CH SP of the row below, work (2DC, CH 1, 2DC). [SK to the next CH SP and work (2DC, CH 1, 2DC)]. Repeat across between [ ]. End with 1 DC in the top of the turning chain. Turn

Iris Stitch Row 2 and Beyond

Rows 3 and Beyond

Continue to repeat row 2.

Finishing

Cut the yarn leaving a 10-12 inch yarn tail. Pull through the last loop. Using your tapestry needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the crochet stitches. I like to do this 5 or 6 times. Then snip off any excess yarn.

Two Double Crochet V Stitch in Different Colors

Video Tutorial of the Iris Crochet Stitch

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Left hand video

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How to Crochet Iris Stitch Pattern

The Iris Stitch, with its gorgeous texture, adds an elegant flair to any project, from baby blankets to scarves and beyond. Yet, it’s one of the easiest crochet stitches, because it uses only chain stitch and double crochet. This crochet technique creates lacy structure with beautiful openwork.
Prep Time0 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Equipment

  • Crochet Hook. Choose a size that matches your yarn weight.
  • Scissors:
  • Tapestry Needle

Materials

  • Yarn. While you can use any yarn weight for this pattern I suggest a worsted weight yarn to practice.
Estimated Cost 5

Instructions

Begin

  • Make a foundation chain any stitch combination using multiples of 4 plus 3. For the samples, I used 19 chain stitches. This is multiples of 4 X 4 = 16 + 3 = 19.
    Yarn. While you can use any yarn weight for this pattern

Row 1

  • SK 4 STs. In the 5th CH from the hook, work (2 DC, CH 1, 2DC). [SK 3 STS, in the 4th CH ST work (2DC, CH 1, 2DC)]. Repeat across between [ ] to the last 2 CH STs. Then SK 1 ST and work 1 DC into the last ST. Turn
    Iris Stitch Row 1 Photo Tutorial

Row 2

  • CH 3. SK 2 DC. In the CH SP of the row below, work (2DC, CH 1, 2DC). [SK to the next CH SP and work (2DC, CH 1, 2DC)]. Repeat across between [ ]. End with 1 DC in the top of the turning chain. Turn
    Iris Stitch Row 2 and Beyond

Rows 3 and Beyond

  • Continue to repeat row 2.

Finishing

  • Cut the yarn leaving a 10-12 inch yarn tail. Pull through the last loop. Using your tapestry needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the crochet stitches. I like to do this 5 or 6 times. Then snip off any excess yarn.
    Iris Stitch in Different Colors

Notes

Skill Level

This stitch is perfect for a confident beginner.

Size

For the sample shown in the video, I used a medium weight yarn. You can change the desired length by starting your foundation chain with multiples of 4 plus 3. For example, you could start with 27 foundational chain stitches, which is multiples of 6 X 4 = 24 + 3 = 27.

Gauge

This will depend on the yarn and crochet hook you choose for your project.

Abbreviations

  • CH = Chain
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • SK = Skip
  • SP = Space
  • ST = Stitch
  • STs = Stitches
  • [ ] = Repeat Between

Pattern Notes

Written in US Crochet Terms.
Turn at the end of each row.
Change colors as desired at the end of rows.
In the video, I do show how to carry the yarn up the side.
This stitch shows up well with a solid color yarn but can also work nicely with a variegated yarn.
The last stitch at the end of the row can be worked into the top chain of the first chain three or you can just work into the space. They both have a great look for the border.

Special Stitches Used

Two Double Crochet V-Stitch. This means you work two double crochet stitches, chain 1, and two double crochet stitches all in one stitch. Today, this becomes the Iris Stitch Cluster.

Video Tutorial of the Iris Crochet Stitch

Right hand https://youtu.be/pproZCWdZK0
Left hand https://youtu.be/xEOsLzXBIP4
 

We hope you enjoyed this free pattern. Here are a few other stitch tutorials for you to explore and plan your next project.

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Tuesday 14th of May 2024

a lovely crochet stitch for so many things.

Friday 10th of May 2024

such a gorgeous crochet stitch

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