If you saw my last tutorial, you’ll know that I recently learned a fun new crochet stitch and am a little obsessed with it. It’s called the iris stitch, and it will be featured in my upcoming Iris Table Runner pattern, coming out in March.
In my previous tutorial for the Iris stitch, I defined the stitch as [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] worked into the chain-1 space from the previous row. But what do you do when the previous row isn’t iris stitch? What if instead it is trellis? Enter the modified iris stitch.
In the modified iris stitch, we will use slip stitches worked into the middle of the chain-5 spaces from the trellis row to divide the chain stitches into what will be come the first and last double crochets of our iris stitch, working the rest of the set [dc, ch 1, 2 dc] into the single crochet stitches between those chain-5 spaces.
To set up for the tutorial, you will need to create a couple of rows of trellis. Chain out a multiple of 5+1 (+1 for the turning chain). For my sample trellis, I chained out 22 chains, or 20 + 1 (+1 for the turning chain).
R1: Single crochet into the 2nd chain from your hook, *chain 5, skip 4, single crochet in the next, repeat from * across.
R2: Chain 7 (counts as a treble crochet + chain-3), single crochet into the ch-5 space from the previous row, chain 5, skip the single crochet from the previous row, repeat from * across until the last ch-5 space from the previous row, single crochet into the ch-5 space, ch 3, treble crochet into the last stitch.
You’re now ready to work the modified iris stitch.
Following the photo tutorial is a video tutorial, just in case you need to see it in action.
If you want to see this stitch in action, I’ve recorded a video tutorial for you as well!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I can’t wait to show you the table runner, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!
Until next time!
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