Crocodile Stitch The Easy Way





I search and searched for a free pattern learn how to do the Crocodile Stitch. I found youtube video's showing, how to create the stitch. The video's were confusing at times and very confusing when showing how to add the second row. I had to stop and start the video several times to get the gist of the stitch. After messing around with this stitch on my own, I figured out an easier way to add the second and third row's and so on. So, I wanted to share with everyone who wants to learn how to do the Crocodile Stitch.
















































Go to Bonita Patterns on Esty.com to get your Crocodile Stitch Patterns. Lianka Azulay, as far as I know is the original creator of the crocodile stitch and has many wonderful patterns to choose from. You can buy one or a combination of patterns. 

Thank you so much for all your support and all your lovely comments. 

Keep smiling and Keep Crocheting!

Love and Hugs to all!

141 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you for a great tutorial! I featured it at So Very Creative. Feel free to grab a button if you would like!
http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/11/crocodile-stitch-easy-way.html

Anonymous said...

This is such an awesome technique! The pictures are great, but I'd also love a video! :)

creativejewishmom/sara said...

thanks so much for this great tutorial, what are you using the stitch for? love it!

Ginger said...

Thank you Sara, I haven't made anything so far with the Croc Stitch. I have seen the things that other people have made and there is a book with Crocodile Stitch Fashion you can buy at Annie's Attic. I've posted a link to the book at the end of the tutorial. I'm just too thrifty to buy the book so I figured it out on my own. I now can create my own patterns using the stitch that I will be posting after my move. Thank you so much for your question.

nangy said...

WOW!!! Thank-You for this tutorial!! I wanted to learn this stitch too and coulndn't find any info either,I think I saw the same video!! You have made this soooo easy,thank-you again!!

Dawn Nappa said...

I'm new to crocheting, but I'm gonna give it a try !! Great tutorial !!! Definitely going to keep checking in ! Thank-you !

Crafty Mischief said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to try this! I found you on Fabric Bows and More. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen this stitch before and you have done a very great job of explaining it! Can't wait to try it myself!
mare

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the direction of making croc stitch. I was thinking I may do 3 rows as a border to an afghan. Will have to practice 1st.
Thanks again.

Ginger said...

Thank you to both Anonymous comments. I try really hard to make tutorial very easy to understand and follow. I'm in the middle of a fast and dirty move to my new apartment. I'm trying to fit in a video, I have watched several that I could find and none of them are very easy to follow or see what they are doing. I also just received a original pattern for a Crocodile stitch hood and noticed the style is different. I will be adding a tutorial on how to do her style but not the pattern. I will add a link to her shop to get one tho.

Michele said...

What a great stitch! I could so see using it for bird feathers, dragon scales, crocodile scales, roof shingles, petticoats, skirts...oh, look what you've started...where's my hook? lol Will definitely be bookmarking your great tutorial and figuring out something that needs scales, feathers or ruffles. Could also see two rows as a great trim.

eef said...

hey! i found this via pinterest. i've been wanting to learn this for a while, thank you for posting a tutorial! i've linked to it on my blog today! http://eef-etc.com

Ginger said...

Thank you eef!!! I just checked out your blog, Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

I have looked all overto find this pattern, as you said, all there is is videos! Everyone had a different method! I am proud to say, yours makes the most sense!
You might not believe it but I'm only 12 and
I love crotchet, this is my new fav. stitch!
(I also love knitting, sewing,embroidering,friendship bracelets...etc. etc. etc. yeah, I'm very crafty!)

Ginger said...

Thank you so much Anonymous 12 year old. I am so happy to hear that someone so young is interested in needle crafts. I would love to see some of your work, Keep on crafting!

Anonymous said...

holy carp. 12? at 12 I was doing half double crochet and thats it...and I thought it was a double crochet. thanks! I think I'm gonna make a blanket out of it...

Ginger said...

I'm so happy to have been of help to you! If you have any questions about any stitches not just the Croc stitch I would love to help!

cathyqueen said...

I think this is the prettiest pattern I have seen in a long time. It can be used in alot of differt ways,and with different finger yarns and in alot of colors

Danetta said...

EXCELLENT! Thank you!

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you!!!!!

Debbie said...

Thank you so much

jenifersult said...

Thank you, very nice tutorial can't wait to give this a try! I'm pinning it too.

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you Debbie and Jennifer. I'm working on turning this page into a pdf file for easier download, it should be a pdf in a few day's.

Barbara said...

I have just about gone nuts trying to do it following the video I found......then found your photos and step by step photos..suddenly it all made sense......thank you so much.....I think I am going to be able to do it finally.

Ginger Burch said...

I'm so happy to hear that I was able to help you with your crocheting. :0)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this stitch tutorial. I love the look of it and was hoping to make a blanket with this stitch. Keep posting. Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is what I did! I took 2 patterns and a video and came up with this same pattern. I call it the dragon stitch. I made a neck warmer. I need more things to make with this beautiful stitch!

Candace

Anonymous said...

You have made my day.Been searching for days, saw the video didn't help.Thank you.

Ellie

Jess Schleicher said...

This is awesome. Thank you. Good luck with the video. Pinned and stumbled this too.

EstherLunie said...

Thanks for making and posting this! You are great :)

Leelagovind said...

great tutorial!!!!never seen such a lucid style tute that anybody can follow..will try soon..thank you..

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you so much! I like tutorials with a lot of pics, personally, so that was my goal I'm happy to hear I met that goal. Yay!!!

Terri T said...

It was very easy to understand! Thanks a million!

Maria Minetto said...

Wow.... don't have words to thank you enough... This tutorial is great....
Regards,

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you!

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you, I hope I was able to help.

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you so much. Still trying to come up with the money to get a better camera for videoing.

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you! you are great too :0)

RecycleCindy said...

Thank you so much for this detailed picture tutorial. It really shows the crocodile stitch in a clear step-by-step picture tutorial. I have been wanting to try this stitch but didn't have a clear idea until now how it was done.

Anonymous said...

This is great, love the step by step pix. Can print it out and not sit at the computer.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! I have been wondering how it was done. I have seen so many projects made using this stitch...... now that I have seen your tutorial.... it all makes sense.... and I can now head into creating projects of my own. I love your step by step tutorial and have sent the link to another friend who also loves crochet and has been curious how it was created. Thanks again for such a great tutorial. Chris G.

Anonymous said...

I cant seem to figure this out. A lefty version would be much appreciated :)

Ginger Burch said...

Happy Crocheting! I would love to see your crocheting!

Anonymous said...

Is the starting chain any multiple of three?

Ginger Burch said...

That is a very good question! Yes it is, any multiple of three?

Ginger Burch said...

I sure wish I could do a lefty version but I'm not sure hope I could do that.

Little Black Footprints said...

Loving this and just tried it out,your instructions are so easy to follow and I will be using this on future projects thank you so much LBF x

Anonymous said...

I also have never seen this stitch BUt gonna try it.. NOW that I see it and YOU really make the directions very easy to follow,,, I have crochet for years and very hard for me to follow patters they just make them so hard when as you proved it can be very simple to follow,, tks so much and lookin forward to seein more of your easy directions on other things,, Janet in Kansas

Anonymous said...

You are an excellent teacher. I am off and running on this stitch. Thanks

Ginger Burch said...

Yay!!!!

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you so much!!!

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you!!!! I just got a better webcam yesterday and started filming, I will also be doing more step-by-step pic's on other stitches too.

Can we talk about it? said...

Super fabuloustutorial, I wasabke to mimmic the stitch perfectly thank YOU!! I wish the back was closed more for stuffing, I'll have to figure something out as a work around. Thanks, again!!

cardscrapper said...

This was such an easy tutorial to follow. I had JUST finished a cocoon using this stitch and it is really a lot of work, but OH SO WORTH IT when it is finished. My granddaughter loved it and we can hardly wait for the baby so pictures can be taken with her in it. I found you on pinterest, but too late to help with the cocoon. I think I found that pattern on All Free Crochet. Just do a search for cocoon and crocodile stitch. It is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Ginger Burch said...

I did find the pattern for the cocoon on allfreecrochet.com. It is so cute! I would love to see a photo of your finished cocoon! I'm so glad that you liked my tutorial.

Ginger Burch said...

I put a cotton fabric lining on a pair of mittins because of that. Maybe, lining your project some how would work?

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you so much Chris!!!

Melayahm said...

I've not seen this stitch before, but it's lovely. I like the idea of a whole blanket of it, it would look wonderful, and be very warm, but I imagine it would take a LOT of wool! But I'm in the process of making a blanket for an upcoming baby, and it's a patchwork of as many stitches as I can manage, so I shall definitely do a square of this to try it out. Very clear tutorial, I can't see how a video would improve on it.

Anonymous said...

This is such an awesome pattern and so easy to follow. Thanks

Gabby Abby said...

Do you think you could do a full throw in this stich? Or would it it be over bearing?

Ginger Burch said...

Thank you so much for saying so!

Ginger Burch said...

Melayahm, thank you, I would love to see a photo of your finished baby blanket with all the different stitches. I would love to post an example of work done with help from my tutorial.

Ginger Burch said...

A throw would be great, I think anything bigger than that would be to much. It would take a lot of yarn and be very heavy for a blanket. I would love to try a blanket with the stitch as a boarder, maybe five rows of the scales all the way around.

Marie West said...

Love it l have just shared it on my blog you can find it here
http://madwestdesigns.blogspot.com.au/
Marie

Sue Morgan said...

Thank you! Been doing the internet search too and really didn't want to have to pay to learn this pattern and I don't crochet at my computer so the videos wouldn't work and be portable! This is a great tutorial!

Meg Sweet said...

If you could figure out how to do this as a border on a blanket, I would love to know! I've been trying to figure it out for a baby blanket I'm making and everywhere I've found says you have to make it separately.. I'd be thrilled if someone could figure out how to just stitch it on to the blanket as an end product. Not quite good enough myself to figure it out..

Ginger Burch said...

Hi Meg,

Adding a Croc Stitch boarder to a baby blanket would be really simple. I can see it in my mind, all I would need is the blanket pattern that you are working on to figure out the number of stitch's needed and the correct spacing.

Can you email me a copy of the pattern or a link if you got the pattern off the internet. I can work the pattern and then I will post a downloadable PDF file on my blog.

I have been wanting to do a free Croc stitch pattern to post on my blog for a while but haven't thought of anything good enough. I really like your idea and would love the challenge.

Have A Great Day

Meg Sweet said...

I'm just making one with a really simple sc,dc in same c, skip one type of pattern, it looks kind of like a shell, but not as defined, but I think it would look stunning with this border. You think I could just work up that first row along the edges? But what's really baffling me is the corners. I can't even begin to figure it out.
Thanks for getting back to me!

Ginger Burch said...

Yes! you have he right idea! Once you have the blanket the size you want it, then work a row all the way around the edge with the first base row. Either use the ladder stitch I use or the V-stitch for the base. Either one will work. When you get to the corners you will want at least three Croc stitch's to turn the corner. I will work on figuring that out today and get back to you by tonight, and I will post just the corner part that you need to get around the corner. I need to work the stitch a bit to make sure it wont pucker the corner.

Not a problem what so ever!

I think you may have left a similar comment a while back, but there was an email address in the comment. I can't remove anything within a comment, I wont publish someone's email address. I tried to return the email that was left but it was returned "un-deliverable".

Ginger Burch said...

Hello again Meg!

I apologize for taking so long to get back to you about the corner thing. All the other people are correct. The croc stitch shell strips have to be made separately and then sewn on to a blanket. I worked on what you wanted and the shells face in, instead of out. Unless that is the look you are going for?

Best Regards
Ginger

Maree said...

This is the most awesome and easiest way to crochet the crocodile stitch I have ever come across and I can follow the tutorial better than the other videos I've seen. I've been racking my brains trying different methods and so far yours is the best. Congratulations and a big thank you, you've found a friend in me for sure.

April said...

I just found this stitch by way of someone posting this on Pinterest, me doing a search for more of this,and then your simple explaination. Thank you for doing this. I've bookmarked your page and hope to try this sometime in the future.

Maria Minetto said...

Great tutorial!!!
Thanks a lot for sharing it!

Cynthia Hillian said...

Love it, live it, love it! I say this on STUMBLE UPON. Have not tried it yet, this way, but all the other tutorials, well just did not do it for me. Thanks a bunch. How can I follow you? Also, I would like your opinion on pricing forbaby cocoons, hats and head bands. I thought 45$ was good for the cocoon sets. 5 to 15 for hats alone. Head bands 5 to 15. Don't want to under charge for great handmade work..thanks

Ginger Burch said...

Hello Cynthia, my tutorial can be used with a "V" stitch base instead of the ladder like stitch. Because of copyright I couldn't use the "V" stitch in my tutorial. There isn't any difference how the scales look.

I wouldn't be able to even guess how much to charge for your crochet. You could go to Etsy.com and look at what other people are charging to get an ideal of what similar crochet is going for.

Anonymous said...

Nice job! Not to be picky, but you may want to correct your punctuation throughout. A word that is plural is not possessive. For example, it should be "shells", not "shell's", and so on. You only need an apostrophe when showing ownership.

Anonymous said...

Thank-you so very,very much for this easy to follow diagram.
I have been looking everywhere for a easier crocodile stitch diagram&I've found it.
This one I can actually wrap my head around&understand it.

Pardi Gyongyi said...

Dear Ginger, Thank you very much for let me share your tutorial in Facebook. Of course, the pictures are exactly as you posted, so everyone can see your blog address.
Thanks again,
Gina

Donna said...

What a terrific way to learn this stitch! Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial.

Donna said...

What a wonderful way to learn this stitch! Thank you for taking the time to post this tutorial...it really helps having the step by step picture instructions as one is working it.

Sal-Gal said...

Hi, I am currently trying to make a bag with this crocodile stitch and have managed to get about 20 rows of it done. I'm using the 'V' version but must say that your tutorial on it does make it much more simple to understand. I'm going to line my bag once finished and I'm just making it up as I go along, so hopefully it will turn out ok! Lol
It's very easy to follow your directions, so well done! Found you via Pinterest.
Sal xx

Anonymous said...

Love this look, I also learn from You tube and took me a few times to get it. Then I crocheted a huge blanket for Great nephew.

This looks Easy enough and easy for new learners to crochet the Crocodile Stitch.--
Terry Devine
aka
sunnywolfgar

Robin Willson said...

Don't you love blogs? The gift that keeps on giving. I found you in 2013 :) Thank you for the instructions!!

Ginny said...
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Anonymous said...

Wish i found your tute when i first learned this stitch but the youtube vidoe i ended up finding was a big help. His name is Mikey. From the crochet crowd. But if i was still first learning your tute would of been such a great help also! I just finished a scarf with this stitch and thinking of doing a dog sweater and finger less gloves.

shirl13 said...

I am a learner so apologies for the question but when you say double stitch do you mean the US way of yarn over first or straight into the stitch? Many thanks for any help, i just want to get it right.

Ginger Burch said...

The Double Crochet stitch is a Yarn over, then insert, then yarn over, then pull threw, then yarn over,then pull threw first 2 loops on hook, then yarn over, then pull threw last 2 loops on hook.

I'm going to do a quick video and post it tonight for you.

Thank you for your question and I hope I was some sort of help.

Ginger

Ginger Burch said...

Shirl13,

I uploaded a video of the Double Crochet stitch you can find it by clicking on my Tutorial tab, plus it will be a post today.

Thank you again
Ginger

Anonymous said...

This is an Excellent tutorial, I have tried so many in the last few days and just didn't understand them. Yours is excellent and I had NO problems at all. Thank you so very much.

Tiffany honeybadger Joy said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have watched videos and other instructions and got lost so much. Yours made it come together. Thanks. Love your blog.

Tiffany honeybadger Joy said...

Love your blog. This tutorial was great. The crocodile stitch finally makes sense. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I was trying to make a square of the crocodile stitch last night but got stuckat end of 1st set of scales. Then I saw your tutorial with lovely pics and instructions and realized that only a chain 3 and a dc were what I needed to continue the next row of foundation stitches. Lol Your pics tutorials are the easiest and greatest to understand that I have seen. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

This was wonderful and so easy. Thankyou!

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial! After trying several other sets of instructions with no luck and lots of frustration, I found you on Pinterest and decided to give this stitch one more try. Success! I just finished making my granddaughter a cuff bracelet using metallic cotton and it's beautiful. Thank you again for sharing your expertise! I now have another wonderful stitch to add to my "collection".

Ginger Burch said...

I'm so happy that I was able to help you! It's so nice to hear success story's like you and everyone else this Tutorial has helped. My most favorite thing in this world to do is help someone else learn to create something new.

Thank You again

Happy Crocheting!!

Cristal Greenawalt said...

I have just discovered this stitch via a co-worker and have been Googleing everything about it. Yours has by far been the easiest to understand! thank you so much. Cristal.

Anonymous said...

TY so very much for simplifying this amazing stitch. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

what a great find! thank you for posting this.

rohaizaariff said...

thank you so much for posting this.. it help me a lot..

Leanne in Kamloops said...

Good morning! Leanne here...I would like to know what the stitch multiple is for me to make this wider. I am making a baby cocoon with this pattern and wasn't sure exactly what the count is. I need to make it 40 scales wide.

Ginger Burch said...

Hello Leanne! This is a great question. I did some thinking and calculating and came up with 5 chains needed for 1 shell so chain 200 + 3 so 203. The first 3 from the hook counts as the first double crochet. Will you be crocheting the cocoon in the round?

Ginger Burch said...

Hello again Leanna, after I posted my comment I checked a in progress crocodile stitch project that I'm crocheting in the round. 40 shells will make a huge cocoon crocheted in the round that would be a cocoon for a very big baby. If you're crocheting flat then connecting the two sides to make a tube the scales will be sideways. I'm a little confused. How big is the baby that is going into the cocoon?

You've got me thinking, plus, I was looking around for a free pattern for a baby cocoon on the internet and only found two. I don't like the way they look at all. I'm going to have to draft a pattern for a nice looking baby cocoon now.

loopyfruitboop said...

Thank you so much for this perfect tutorial!
Greetings from the Netherlands

loopyfruitboop said...

Thank you so much for this perfect tutorial! Kind regards from the Netherlands

skinnycookie said...

God Bless you a every smartwoman you are. i'am trying to crochet a bathroom rug what I want is a popcorn stitch around it. well heck I need help with the whole thing.

aileen (mum) said...

Thank you so much for making this available. I have been watching that many videos to try and get this right. Being left handed makes it even harder.
By being able to export the pdf to ibooks means i can refer to any time i need.
Now i just need to work out the rest of the abbreviations in the pattern i just bought :)
Again thank you very much
Aileen

Ginger Burch said...

loopyfruitboop, Thank you so much for your kind comments! So happy to hear I have visitors form the Netherlands and that I was able to be of some help. Sorry for such a late reply I finally have some free time to catch up on my blog. I hope you are having a wonderful time in the Netherlands and crocheting.

Have a Great Day!
Ginger

Ginger Burch said...

skinnycookie, You are so kind! I have been trying to decide which stitch to do a new tutorial on I thought about the popcorn stitch and I think you have made my mind up for me! I have a two month break from my charity group so I hope to have a tutorial for the popcorn stitch up soon.

Thank you again for your Sweet comment!

Take Care!
Ginger

Ginger Burch said...

aileen (mum), I sure wish I knew a left handed person that crocheted :0(

The only one I know is a Man. Hmmmm? I just had a thought! Maybe I can teach him how to crochet and then take pic's of his crocheting the Crocodile stitch. That might work!

I'm so happy you liked the pdf download. It is nice to be able to save something and refer to it of line. I have WiFi problems sometimes and when I started wishing I could do the same with some other tutorials I added the pfd printer friendly to my Croc Tut so others could do the same.

So happy to hear from you!

Ginger

Linda said...

GREAT! I have not tried the Crocodile stitch because it has been such a difficult stitch to understand. This is something I will actually try. THANK YOU!

marissadev said...

Thanks so much for sharing your excellent technique! I have an easier time with written directions than videos and I couldn't find a book or mag that measures up to you. I'm using croc stitch to make a mermaid dress-up outfit for my god daughter. Can't wait to share the final pics with you!

Ginger Burch said...

That would be so great to see what you have made and I'm so happy to be of help. Thank you for your kind words it really makes my day to hear I've helped!

Linda said...

Thanks a lot. Very clear and very neat presentation!

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing. The tutorial is very clear and very neat! I wish I could also share something as detailed as what you shared. Trouble with me is, I just keep on crocheting but I do not know how to write down the instructions. More power!

Ginger Burch said...

Linda, Thank you so much!I checked out your blog and it is really cool! You area wonderful crocheter!

Sandi said...

Is there any way you could add how to increase? I am left handed and have never had trouble with patterns, but this one has me stumped. I am wanting to do the triangle scarf/shawl and need to know how to increase from the one shell. Would be happy to even pay for written instructions. I cannot watch utube because I have a satellite internet connection and I don't have unlimited access. It eats up my time to watch a how to video. Thanks to anyone who can help me. I have ordered the yarn for my project and it will be here any day and I don't know how to do the stitch left handed. grrrr

thanks,
sandi
magnolialips@gmail.com

Sandi said...

I need to know how to increase stitches on rows. I am also left handed. I am going to do the triangle shawl and have ordered the yarn already only to discover I don't know how to do the stitch left handed!! I cannot view UTube because of limited internet access. I can follow written instructions better anyway. Anyone who can help me and i would be so grateful!! I love the looks of this stitch and am about ready to cry. I have never had a problem following a pattern (even tho I am left handed) before! Thanks and big hugs!!

DM Mukerji said...

Thank you so much. I had tried so many ways to learn this stitch but you make it look so simple and beautiful. Thank you once again. Love you.

DM Mukerji said...

Thank you so much for the lovely instructions. I had tried it earlier but made it look so simple and easy. Thank you. Love you.

Rashmi said...

Excellent!! your step by step detail guidance was a great help. Thank you so much :)

cristina said...

What is the third chain space?
I'm stuck

Ginger Burch said...

The third chain space is found by counting the chains from the hook.

Joann Eyster said...

I have been trying to do this stitch for at least 6 months. I keep coming back to it, thinking it cant' be that hard. I have watched all the you tube videos and read through all the tutorials and then my sil even tried to explain it. FINALLY! I have three rows done and I am thrilled! Thank you a million times over!

Parisss said...

I had not seen this stitch in years...my Mother who is no longer with us used to make me slippers out of that nylon thick type wool and she made the cuff using this pattern....there was nothing she could not knit or crochet....I used to love to sit and watch her do a project ...Thanks again for bringing this stitch back to life for all of us....

Parisss said...

My Mother used to do this stitch years ago and she made us girls all slippers one yr for stocking stuffers. She has since passed and I miss her knitting and crocheting ....She taught me to knit when I was about 9 and crocheting came around the age of 10 or 11....She could make any pattern and often created her own stitches ....I miss sitting and watching her crochet and knit...thank you for resurrecting this stitch for us all.

Parisss said...

I had not seen this stitch in years...my Mother who is no longer with us used to make me slippers out of that nylon thick type wool and she made the cuff using this pattern....there was nothing she could not knit or crochet....I used to love to sit and watch her do a project ...Thanks again for bringing this stitch back to life for all of us....

Just Say The Words... said...

you rock! thanks!

Leonie Charles said...

Oh my gosh I looked at so many tutorials before finding yours, usually I learn best from videos but even with them I ended up with a hideous twisted mess instead of beautiful scales, but 5 minutes reading this and playing around, I had 1 sort of narly, and 2 fabulous rows of crocodile stitch! I need to make everything with it now! Thank you!

Pat Timmons said...

I am anxious to see what patterns you create...I can follow instructions.......just have no creativity..thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

I, too, am a lefty and have been dying to try this stitch ever since I saw it a couple weeks ago. I just picked up crocheting again a few weeks ago after a break of about 6 years, but I think I'll try to figure out how to do this stitch and do a YouTube video (if there isn't one already for us southpaws)! I just saw the cutest flower hat pattern for a baby that uses this stitch, so that'll be my inspiration. :)

Gaile Fee said...

Yep you can teach an old dog new tricks! I am 69 years young, and thanks to my Grandmother, I do not remember a time in my life that I did not crochet, sew, quilt and do the old traditional bead work. But the crocodile stitch defeated me. No more! I've tried countless videos and and always wound up with a tangled, knotted mess that the cat loved to play with. Then I stumbled on your post; so clear! Lady you are great! These instructions are so clear and easy to follow. Thank you so very much. Have a wonderful day.

Prime Pro VP said...

Do you by chance have a pattern for a mermaid tail using this stitch? A friend wants me to make her a mermaid cocoon to use in photo shoots, and i'm not good with coming up with my own patterns, but i can certainly follow directions. I LOVE this stitch! Thank you so much!

jackie butterill said...

Thank you so much for a brilliant tutorial. I have been wanting to crochet an owl with crocodile stitch on the front, now I can. Many thanks

Debbie Craine said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have watched many and looked at the stills but yours made the most sense and was the easiest. I see a lot of crocodile projects under the Christmas tree this year.

sharon k baker said...

Now this is an awesome tutorial you make it look so easy i will be doing this one Thank you so much

Sherran Myers said...

The way you explain the stitches makes it so much easier to learn the ones I did not know how to make. Thank you so much for your time and help.

Northern Exposure said...

Just thought I'd share with you that Lianka Azulay isn't the true creator of this stitch, I visited a museum in Hawaii where a full blanket was done in this stitch...the blanket was made in the early 1700's :)

Thank you for the tutorial though, it's a gorgeous stitch that I'm excited to see making a comeback!

Northern Exposure said...

Hello, just wanted to clarify something you mentioned.. this stitch is not created by Lianka Azulay, I have visited a museum in Hawaii and they had a full blanket done in this stitch..the blanket was made in the 1700's :)

It's an ancient stitch and I'm happy to see it's making a comeback! Thank you for the tutorial!

lgpars said...

I don't understand where the 3rd chain space is. If you are putting a dc in the third chain and then chaining 2, where do the next two dc's go? There isn't a chain space that I can see. I must be missing something.

jyothi said...

Hi thanks for the wonderfully easy tutorial. My stitches are coming out well except that they look quite small. It could be because of the soft acrylic 4 fingering wool I'm using. Jyothi