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Crochet Iris Stitch Tutorial: Express yourself!

Learning to crochet (or any art from) is a lot like learning a language. The greater your vocabulary and understanding of a language, the more you can fully express yourself. Time to add the crochet iris stitch to the conversation!

It’s also nice to have options to explore your craft and develop your own possibilities, and stitch tutorials are a great way to expand on that.

This is a simple crochet stitch tutorial project for the crochet iris stitch. It’s great for beginners and experienced fiber artists that may not be familiar with this stitch.

About the crochet iris stitch

This is a really beautiful crochet stitch, and as I said before, very beginner friendly.

Don’t let “beginner friendly” fool you though, this stitch is super versatile.

It’s great for summer projects, winter projects, and home décor. It’s reversible, so it looks as good from the inside as it does out (which opens up a ton of possibilities).

It’s an all around versatile stitch that you’re definitely gonna want in your own personal stitch repertoire.

I don’t have any pattern using this stitch on the blog yet, but you know what that means 🙂 There will definitely be a project using the crochet iris stitch in the future, so stay tuned for that.

For this stitch tutorial, we’re just practicing, so your hook and yarn sizes won’t matter that much. Feel free use whatever you have.

I used a 5mm hook and Sheepjes stonewash XL #4 weight yarn, just in case anyone’s curious.

If you’re ready to get right to the crochet iris stitch tutorial, just scroll down.

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1 Crochet Summer Sun Hat / 2 Crochet Shoulder Bag / 3 Crochet Drawstring Pom Pom Bag

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Alrighty, onwards and upwards! Here are some key details to know, then onto the stitch tutorial.

Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • REP = repeat


  • This crochet Iris stitch is in a multiple of 4+3 ch
  • This crochet Iris stitch is a 1 row repeat (row 3)

Row 1: ch 19, sk 4 ch (count as 1 dc and 1 ch st), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, all into the next ch = All this count as 1 Iris st), *sk 3 ch, (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc, all into next ch)* REP from *TO* until you have 2 ch left, sk next ch, 1 dc into last ch. Total of 4 Iris st. Check picture below

How to crochet iris stitch on row 1

Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, all into the ch 1 sp)* REP from *TO* into each ch sp cross, end with 1 dc into the ch 4 st that we skipped on row 1. Total of 4 Iris st. Check picture below

Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (count as 1 dc), *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, all into the ch 1 sp)* REP from *TO* into each ch sp cross, end with 1 dc into the third ch/the turning ch. Total of 4 Iris st. Check picture below

Crochet iris stitch pattern repeat row

Repeat row 2 for remainder of project


That’s all for this weeks crochet iris stitch tutorial. Stay tuned for more FREE crochet and knitting stitch tutorials.

Till next time.