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Iris Stitch In a Rectangle Free Tutorial

iris in a rectangle free tutorial

After releasing the Iris stitch in a square tutorial, many of you have approached me and asked if there is also a way to crochet this beautiful stitch in a rectangle.
This stitch is perfect for a blanket, while working in a square is the easiest way, I know it is more practical to make a rectangle blanket than a square.

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I used the Iris in a rectangle stitch to create the Penelope Placement pattern.
You can get the pattern HERE.


Prefer to work this stitch in a square? check out my Iris Stitch In a Square tutorial!



Skill level
– easy (requires some experience)

Materials
Crochet hook 3.5 mm / E (I love the Fulrs Crochet hook)
– DK yarn – Paintbox Cotton DK is a great option!
– 4 stitch markers – (I use these) 

Abbreviations (US)
ch – chain
st – stitch

sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
D-V – double V stitch – [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in same stitch
PM – place marker

Notes 
– The pattern consists of a multiple of 4, you can change the rectangle dimensions by changing the length of the beginning chain.
– The stitch markers will be placed in the rectangle corners.

 

Pattern
Ch 24
Round 1:
1dc in 4th ch from hook (ch3 counts as 1dc), [ch1- PM, 1D-V, ch1- PM, 2dc] in same 4th ch.
* Skip 3 ch’s, 1D-V in next ch; repeat from * to last 4 ch’s.
[2dc, ch1- PM, 1D-V, ch1- PM, 2dc] in last ch.
Work on the other side of the chain: * skip 3 ch’s, 1D-V in same ch as the D-V of the other side of the ch; repeat from * to the end, ss to top of beginning ch-3.


Round 2:
1ss in the next st and into the ch-1 (corner), ch3 (counts as 1dc), [1dc, ch3- PM, 2dc] in same ch-1 (corner), 1D-V in next ch-1.
[2dc, ch3- PM, 2dc] in next ch-1 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) until marker (ch-1 corner).
[2dc, ch3- PM, 2dc] in same ch-1 (corner), 1D-V in next ch-1.
[2dc, ch3- PM, 2dc] in next ch-1 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) to the end, ss to top of beginning ch-3.


Round 3:
1ss in the next st and into the ch-3 (corner), ch3 (counts as 1dc), [1dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1- PM, 1D-V] in same ch-3, 1D-V in next ch-1. 
[1D-V, ch1- PM, 1D-V] in next ch-3 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) until marker (ch-3 corner).
[1D-V, ch1- PM, 1D-V] in next ch-3 (corner), 1D-V in next ch-1.
[1D-V, ch1- PM, 1D-V] in next ch-3 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) to the end, ss to top of beginning ch-3.


Round 4:
1ss in the next 4 sts and into the ch-1 (corner), ch3 (counts as 1dc), [1dc, ch3- PM, 2dc] in same ch-1 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) until marker (ch-1 corner).
* [2dc, ch3- PM, 2dc] in next ch-1 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) until marker (ch-1 corner); repeat from * 2 more times, ss to top of beginning ch-3.


Round 5:
1ss in the next st and into the ch-3 (corner), ch3 (counts as 1dc), [1dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1- PM, 1D-V] in same ch-3, (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat (…) until marker (ch-3 corner). 
* [1D-V, ch1- PM, 1D-V] in next ch-3 (corner), (1D-V in next ch-1) repeat from * 2 more times, ss to top of beginning ch-3.

Repeat rounds 4-5.



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(4) Comments

  1. Kay Swanson Torrence says:

    Oh this placemat is darling I might have to make a couple for my friend in Idaho that just started rehabbing squirrels her one little girl squirrel she named Penelope 🙂
    ( tee hee she still comes back to visit for a peanut )

    Kay

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