The Iris Stitch Tutorial is a written and video tutorial on how to crochet the Iris stitch to create a light and airy fabric with a beautiful drape easily.
Mastered your basic stitches? Need to liven crocheting a bit but don’t want overly complicated new stitches? The Iris Stitch is a good stitch for crochet beginners to step up from their basic stitches!
The Iris Stitch is simple and easy to memorize. There is only a one row repeat and beyond the foundation row, all your stitches are placed in spaces and not in a stitch.
The Iris Stitch is so easy once you get the hang of it. You can do it during your idle time like waiting for your dinner to cook or when you just need another thing to do like crocheting while watching television.
MATERIALS TO USE FOR THE IRIS STITCH
- Hook – 5 mm
IRIS STITCH STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
- Chain Stitch – Beginner’s guide to chain stitching
- dc – Double crochet stitch – How to double crochet stitch (video tutorial)
CROCHET IRIS STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Note: The Irish stitch in general, goes in multiples of 4. To make the foundation chain, you need to add 3. Follow the instructions below to make a your first Irish stitch:
- Make 23 chains
- For the first row, start with the 5th ch from the hook (2 dc, chain 1, 2 dc). Skip 3 chain stitches. Then, 2dc, chain 1, 2 dc to the next chain. Do this again starting from skip 3 chain stitches until only 2 chain stitches are left. Skip a ch, make a dc in the last ch. Lastly, make a turn.
- For the second row, make 3 chains. Then, 2dc, chain 1 and 2 dc in the following chain 1 space. Do this again from the 2 dc until the end of the row. Lastly, create a dc into the tip of the turning chain from the earlier row.
- Repeat the last bullet until you are satisfied with the length of your stitch.
IDEAS USING IRIS STITCH
The Iris Stitch can be relaxing indeed once you get the hang of it. Brittany from Just Be Crafty describes it as something perfect for spring because it produces a light and airy fabric. Not only that, but it also adds a feminine touch because it comes under the fans and shells category of crochet stitches.
Want to make your basic stitches a little more interesting? Add the Iris Stitch as an accent in your next project!