Iris Crochet Stitch Tutorial

This blog post, complete with detailed photo and video instructions guides crocheters of all levels in creating the iris crochet stitch.

Iris Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The Iris Crochet Stitch

Let’s embark on a floral journey with the Iris Crochet Stitch – a simple stitch using a combination of double crochet stitches and chains. This lovely stitch gives a light and airy feel that’s perfect for those spring and summer crochet projects.

I’ve included several photos to show each step of the process. There is also a full video tutorial explaining in detail how to make this stitch so that crafters of all levels can follow along. Whether you prefer visual cues or step-by-step images, I’ve got you covered ๐Ÿ™‚

Scroll down for the instructions for this easy crochet stitch.

Iris Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Iris Crochet Stitch:


  • your favorite yarn and hook combination


  • Intermediate beginner – the maker should know and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.


  • first chain 3 counts as a stitch
  • chain 1 never count as a stitch
  • this stitch is a one-row repeat
  • start with any multiple of 4 + 3


  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sk = skip
  • dc = double crochet

Instructions for the Iris Crochet Stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: Chain any multiple of 4 plus 3 more.

Step 2: Count 5 chs from the hook.

Step 3: Begin to work one iris st in the 5th ch. So, work two dc in the same ch.

Step 4: Ch 1.

Step 5: Working into the same ch, make two more dc. First iris stitch is made.

Step 6: Skip the next 3 chs.

Step 7: Repeat steps 3-6 until all the way across until you get to the last two chs.

Step 8: Skipping over the next ch, work one dc in the very last ch. Ch 1, turn (ch 1 does not count as a st).

Step 9: Work one dc in the first st.

Step 10: Locate the ch 1 sp in the center of the iris st from the row below.

Step 11: Work an iris st in this space.

Step 12: Continue to work one iris st in each ch 1 sp all the way across until you get to the last st.

Step 13: Work one dc in the last st. Ch 1, turn.

Step 14: Continue to repeat the second row (steps 9-13) until your practice swatch is your desired size.

So what did YOU think of this stitch? I’m eager to hear your thoughts on the Iris Crochet Stitch โ€“ did you enjoy the floral elegance it brings to your projects? ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿงถ Share your experience and let me know what projects you’d use this stitch for.

And of course, if you did enjoy this stitch tutorial, be sure to snap a photo and post it to social media. Tag me @spottedhorsedesignco – I always love seeing your makes!

Iris Crochet Stitch Tutorial




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