Hey everyone! In today’s Crochet 101 lesson, I’m going to teach you how to make the iris stitch. This is a beautiful stitch created using the chain stitch and double crochet stitch. This makes for an elegant, lacy look with lots of drape. It reminds me a little of the shell stitch we tried a few weeks ago.
For today’s tutorial, you will need worsted weight yarn (I’m using Red Heart Super Saver) and a size I-9 crochet hook (I’m using Clover Amour). I recommend using a solid color in order to see the stitch definition more clearly. However, if you would like to try using a few different colors, please visit this lesson where I teach you how to change colors in crochet. Gather up your supplies and let’s begin!
To begin, you want your foundation chain to be a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1 (or 5+5+5+5). When you have reached your desired length, you will add 2 more chains. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am starting with 27 chains.
Row 1: Starting in the 5th chain from your hook, make (2dc, chain 1, 2dc) all in that same chain.
*Skip 3 chains and make (2dc, chain 1, 2dc) in next chain. Repeat from * to the last 2 chains. Skip 1 chain and make 1 dc in last chain. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 2: Skip the first 2 dcs and make *(2dc, chain 1, 2dc) into the chain 1 space from the previous row. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Make 1 dc into the turning chain. Chain 3 and turn.
That’s how to make the iris stitch! Repeat row 2 over and over again to practice. This is slowly starting to become another one of my favorite stitches, and I’m positive you’ll learn to love it as well. I love the elegance of the iris stitch and how it looks when worked up. Use this stitch to make beautiful scarves, shawls, and even blankets.
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make the iris stitch. If you have any questions about today’s tutorial, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!
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