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Crocodile Stitch


The crocodile stitch is a unique stitch that resembles a softer, snugglier crocheted version of the scales on a crocodile. Some people also call this the crocodile scale stitch.
Crocodile Stitch

Crocodile Stitch

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The crocodile stitch is an intriguing three-dimensional stitch that uses lots of yarn and requires some patience to master.

If you're interested in learning to crochet this stitch, the following resources will help.

Free Crocodile Stitch Video: In this video, you'll see how the stitches are crocheted as Lucille demonstrates the technique. This video will really help you visualize the stitch and how to crochet it, but unfortunately, the video does not explain every step in the process from start to finish; you might want to look at it in addition to some other resources.

Crocodile Stitch Fashions Book -- This book features crochet patterns utilizing the crocodile stitch, with instructions and some step-by-step photos for getting started with crocheting the stitch. You can click here to compare prices for this book online at a comparison search engine. You'll also find more information about the book.

At the Crochetme.com Website: Toni Rexroat posted a crocodile stitch tutorial showing photos of how a slightly different version of the stitch is done. The photo you see above shows the crocodile stitch with offset scales; Toni's tutorial shows you how to do a version of the stitch where the scales are not offset. (Note that you will probably need to close a popup window in order to see the tutorial).

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