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Iris Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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Here we are in the last week of our National Crochet Month Celebration! I hope you have enjoyed all the stiches so far!

If you are new here, in celebration of National Crochet Month, every Friday in March I have been sharing a new crochet stitch with you. What better way to advance our skills than to learn new stitches right?

Week 1: Offset V Stitch

Week 2: Back and Front Loop Half Double Crochet

Week 3: Trinity Stitch

Week 4: Balanced Shell Stitch

This week I had a hard time picking a stitch to share with you. I swatched quite a few of them before I settled on the Iris Stitch. This is the same stitch I used on the lace portion of the Petoskey Lace Cowl.

I would qualify this as an easy crochet stitch. If you have mastered your basic stitches and want to on move on to something a little more interesting, give this one a try.

The Iris Stitch is a great one for watching TV and crocheting. There is only a one row repeat and beyond the foundation row, all your stitches are placed in spaces and not in a stitch. I love crochet stitches like this. They are so relaxing and easy to memorize.

Iris Stitch Crochet tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

This elegant crochet stitch would be great for a variety of different projects: blankets -why does my brain always go there first? Probably because I always wish I had the patience to make them haha – scarves, sweaters, it looks great paired with basic stitches as an accent and pretty much any other project you can dream up.

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-I used Caron Simply Soft in the color Strawberry, which is a #4 worsted weight yarn
-5mm crochet hook
As always please feel free to use any yarn weight and hook combo you want!


-I use US terminology
-ch(s): chain(s)
-dc: double crochet
-st(s): stitch(es)
-sp(s): space(es)


Ch 3 counts as 1 dc


Ch a multiple of 4 + 1, plus 2

iris stitch tutorial row 1

Row 1: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in 5th ch from hook. *Skip 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch. Repeat from * across until 2 chs remain. Sk 1 ch, dc in last. Turn.

iris stitch tutorial row 2

Row 2: Ch 3. Skip 2 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch 1 sp, skip 4 sts. Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. Skip 2 sts, Dc in last. Turn

Repeat row 2 until your piece is the desired size.

That is all there is too it! Easy right?

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Iris Stitch Croche Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten | Easy Shell Stitch | blanket | scarf | Beginner

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  1. Jackie says:

    Beautiful stitch I’m going to try it when I’m done with the project that I’m doing. I self taught myself to crochet. I started with knitting and when which to crocheting I did a lot of searching to find what I needed to learn.

  2. Ada says:

    Wonderful done Dear! I love your way of presenting these stitches – simple and elegant, ease to learn from your tutorials. Thank you for sharing!.

  3. Nancy says:

    Thank you for news stitches. I am in my 80s and I crochet everyday. I make all kinds of things for babies and young children which are given away to needy families. I love doing this and feel very blessed to do it. I have become known for my ministry and find bags of yarn hanging on my Apt door which I use in my projects. I also do some of my items for adults.

  4. Sonya says:

    We have just learned that our first grandchild will be a girl & she is going to be called Iris, so I am very grateful for this wonderfully clear tutorial!

    • Iris Eisenberg says:

      My name is Iris, so when I saw that there is a stitch with my name, I just had to see what it looked like. It’s a beautiful stitch and I can’t wait to try it. Best wishes on the birth of your first grandchild. Iris

  5. Jenna says:

    I’m having a difficult time following the instructions. I think it’s because I’m a hands on person. Do you happen to have a video that I can follow along with? It’s a beautiful stitch that I want to use in a scarf. Thank you! God bless!

  6. cora says:

    I would like to know if you have a printable version of this pot holder. I am not able to do the tutorials, need written instructions. Thank You.

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