CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #1 Iris Flower) – 365 Flower Bouquet Project

Iris crochet pattern

So, the project is on the way. A slow start, I'm afraid… a few things to sort out, but the flower is done, as well as the pattern instructions. I've chosen the Iris, a dark blue variety. A blue Iris symbolizes Faith, Hope and Royalty.  In Greek mythology, the Iris is the symbol of the Goddess Iris, the messenger of Love.  She used the rainbow to travel and acted as the link between heaven and earth. My son took the photo earlier this evening, in the back garden.

Source of inspiration

 Iris Flower Crochet Pattern

 Iris Flower Crochet pattern



Yarn: tapestry cotton in colour A=blue, colour B=dark yellow and colour C=light yellow

Crochet hook: 2.5mm

Details of components:

There are three different types of petals we need to create:

1. 3 large petals-like structures, which are the sepals: main colour is blue and has darker and lighter yellow area in the middle

2. 3 shorter petals which partially cover the sepals are long, narrow and split towards the end: colour blue

3. 3 shorter petals which are positioned between the sepals and are facing upwards: colour blue.


Petal 1. (3 pieces)

R1: using B, make 18ch, change to C, miss 1ch, make 16sc; work (1sc, 1sc, 1sc) in the last ch and turn, 16sc on the other side of the ch


R2: using A, work 8sc, 2hdc, 1dc, 2hdc, 4sc, 1sc in the last sc and continue with 6ch; turn and work 10sc, 2hdc, 1dc, 2hdc, 8sc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc) in the last sc


R3: 5 sl st, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1dtr, 3tr, 3dc, 4sc, turn and work 3sc in the top most sc, then work 5sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 3tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 3sc and 5 sl st, 1sc, 3 sc in the top most sc, 1sc. Fasten off.

 Petal 2. (3 pieces)

R1: using A, make 23 ch, miss 3ch, (1 tr, 1 picot, 1 tr, 2 dc), 12 dc, 6hdc, (1sc, 1sc, 1sc) in the last ch, 1sc, 6 hdc, 12 dc, (1dc, 1dc, 1tr, 1tr, 1 picot, 3ch) and finish. Fasten off.

 Petal 3. (3 pieces)

R1: using A, make 18ch, miss 2ch, 3sc, 2hdc, 8dc, 3sc and finish. Fasten off.


Lay flat in shape of a star the 3 small petals (petal no.3). Stitch them together. Iris Flower Crochet pattern

Lay flat, on top and in between the small petals, the big blue/yellow petals (petal no. 1). Stitch them together. Lay flat the last 3 petals (petal no.2) right on top of the blue/yellow ones.  

Stitch them together. All petals should curl upwards. Stiffen the flower if you wish. 

 All photographs and pattern instructions are the copyright of Meli Bondre. All patterns are for your personal use only.

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Until tomorrow, I wish you all: Happy Crocheting!




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Irish based knitwear designer
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20 Responses to CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #1 Iris Flower) – 365 Flower Bouquet Project

  1. Cindy says:

    This is a beautiful Iris. Thank you for sharing your work.

  2. bev says:

    love all your flower patterns…bd—texas

  3. Camelia says:

    Thanks, Bev. I wish more people would comment on my posts. It is all about linking with other crochet lovers πŸ™‚

  4. bonairis says:

    my doughter’s name is IRIS..and this is the best crochet Iris version that i have found.great job.thank you so much…..

  5. Camelia says:

    I’m glad to hear that πŸ™‚

  6. Christine says:

    I’m not complaining or anything, but shouldn’t the color for the 2nd and 3rd petals be A instead of C?

    I’m going to try to catch up to you and keep current every day and have decided that our Christmas tree this year will be filled with flowers. I know it will look beautiful! Thanks for putting these patterns out for free. Of course if you get a book published with all the flowers, I would definitely buy one.

  7. Camelia says:

    You’re perfectly right, Christine. I’m gonna do the change straight away. Thank you for not complaining about it πŸ™‚ … I design them, make them, write the pattern concurrently and some mistakes might occur. There are many people out there suggesting to publish a book at the end of the year. I’ll seriously look into it. Let me know how the flowers are coming out and if you find any mistakes, please let me know. x Camelia

  8. Camelia says:

    P.S. I’d love to see your Christmas tree… when time comes πŸ™‚ Fab idea!

  9. Christine says:

    I finished all the petals and tried to put them together. Boy did I get it wrong. How did you put yours together?

  10. Riannon says:

    if something is in parentheses, (*) does that mean its worked all in one st? like with petal 2? I was having a little trouble with that.

  11. I have been reviewing all your flowers and can not wait to try crocheting a few, if not all! I must say, GIRL!! YOU HAVE TALENT!! Thank you so much for putting your time, energy , and effort into creating these flowers, as well as writing the pattern and posting for us crocheters to use.

  12. nzcarms says:

    gorgeous patterns. thanks so much!

  13. hi, loved the Irish flower design…but i m a bit confused with steps…if u have a video that shows step by step instruction to the blue Irish flower…and also would like to knw whether the instructions are in uk or usa codes? I would be glad…thx …tc….

  14. Angelina says:

    Desperately hoping you can do a video crochet tutorial for this flower and upload it to youtube. Some of the instructions are a little unclear. Such as when you first switch to blue in the first petal…after you chain the 6 at the end of the first row, you say to work 10sc, but it looks like you counted that starting from the actual chain 6 stictches, and work a sc in each of those chain stitches. Is that correct? If so, then is it, 6sc in the 6 chain stitches, and then 4 more into the yellow stitches? I’d really like to make some of these to attach to a scarf, but I’m stuck. Thanks so much, and please let me know if you would be willing to upload a video tutorial for this flower. If you haven’t done that before and need some technical expertise on that, I can help you. I really appreciate your help! If you have any questions, or can clarify some of my questions on this lovely pattern, you can email me at

    Warm Regards,

    • Camelia says:

      Hi Angelina,

      your presumptions are correct. You need to work the 6sc on the 6ch and the rest 4sc intoΒ the yellow stitches.Β 

      All the best,


  15. shawna says:

    Camelia I LOVE this pattern. You’re amazing. I’m having trouble, though, with transitioning from Petal 1 R2 to Petal 1 R3. Maybe because there don’t seem to be pictures for R3? Anyway, I think my trouble is I’m not sure which stiches to do the 5 sl st in. Help!

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