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Crochet Iris Stitch Tutorial + Video

In the world of crochet stitches, the crochet iris stitch stands out as a particularly captivating and elegant option for crafters seeking to add depth and texture to their projects. Named after the delicate iris flower, this stitch mimics the intricate layers and subtle curves found in nature, resulting in a finished piece that is both visually stunning and wonderfully tactile.


Crochet Iris Stitch

Scroll down for the full written iris stitch tutorial and/ or watch the iris stitch video tutorial below!



The crochet iris stitch may appear daunting to beginners at first glance, but with a bit of practice and patience, it quickly reveals itself as a versatile and rewarding technique. Unlike some more complex stitches, the iris stitch is composed of simple chains and double crochets, making it accessible to crocheters of most skill levels. However, what sets the iris stitch apart is its unique combination of stitches and strategic placement, resulting in a three-dimensional effect that truly captures the eye.


Crochet Iris Stitch

To create the crochet iris stitch, begin by chaining a multiple of four, plus three additional chains to serve as the foundation for your project. From there, the stitch pattern is working sections of double crochets and chain 1s so that in the next row you can stitch the same double crochet sections into the chain 1 spaces in the row below. This technique is used to create the distinctive "petals" of the iris. By strategically working these stitches into the fabric, crocheters can achieve a beautifully layered effect that closely resembles the intricate petals of the flower itself.


Crochet Iris Stitch

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the crochet iris stitch also offers practical benefits to crafters. Thanks to its dense texture and layered construction, projects created using this stitch often boast excellent warmth and durability, making them perfect for cozy blankets and winter accessories. Furthermore, the repetitive nature of the stitch makes it ideal for achieving a state of mindfulness and relaxation while crocheting, allowing crafters to unwind and de-stress as they work on their projects.


Crochet Iris Stitch Pattern


Chain multiple of 4, plus 3


Row 1: In the 5th chain from hook, work (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) all into the same chain. *Skip 3 chains, work (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) into the next chain. Repeat from * until 2 chains remain at the end of the row. Skip 2nd to last chain, double crochet in the last chain. Chain 3, turn.


Row 2: Skip 3 stitches. In chain 1 space, work (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet). *Skip 4 stitches. In chain 1 space, work (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet). Repeat from * until 3 stitches remain. When 3 stitches remain, skip 2 stitches, double crochet in the last stitch. Chain 3, turn.


Repeat row 2 until your project reaches your desired length!


Crochet Iris Stitch

Crochet Iris Stitch

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