Crochet Bulky Crocodile Stitch

In today’s lesson you’ll learn how to crochet the Crocodile Stitch! If you haven’t yet learned how to crochet we can get you started with the basics! Go check out our Learn to Crochet beginner series HERE.

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You will need to know how to Double Crochet for this tutorial

Lesson #3 How to Double Crochet

Watch How to Crochet the Crocodile Stitch

Supplies Used in Video


Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn

 Crochet Hook Requirements:

US N/15 (10mm)

Susan Bates Red Heart Cr…Notions – In Netw…CDN$ 12.73

Susan Bates 12196.001 Si…Coats & Clark Inc.CDN$ 14.68

Written Instructions:

Abbreviations:

Chain – ch

Double Crochet – dc

Repeat – Rep

Sk – Skip

Sp – Space

Stitch(es) –  st (sts)

WS – Wrong Side

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Crocodile Stitch is worked in multiples of 6 plus 3

Row 1 (Base): Ch 21, work 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, *ch 2, sk next 2 chs, work 2 dc in next ch; rep from * across—7 (2 dc) clusters made.

Row 2 (Scale): Ch 3, working down the dc post, work 4 dc, ch 1, rotate work so that you can work up the other dc post, work 5 dc up dc, *ch 1 and sk next 2 dc cluster, work 5 dc down the first dc of next cluster, ch 1 and rotate, work 5 dc up next dc of same cluster; rep from * across— 4 scales made.

Row 3 (Base): Ch 3, work 1 dc in centre of scale *ch 2, work 2 dc in-between scales (going over ch-1 and in-between 2 dc cluster (Row below), ch 2, work 2 dc in centre of scale; rep from * across—7 (2 dc clusters) made.

Row 4 (Scale): Ch 1, sk first cluster, work 5 dc down the first dc of next cluster, ch 1 and rotate, work 5 dc up next dc of same cluster, *ch 1, sk next cluster, work 5 dc down the first dc of next cluster, ch 1 and rotate, work 5 dc up next dc of same cluster; rep from * across, ch 1, (turn work so that you’re looking at WS, sl st in ch sp, turn— 3 scales made.

Row 5 (Base): Ch 3, work 1 dc in same sp, *ch 2, work 2 dc in centre of scale, ch 2, work 2 dc in-between scales (going over ch-1 and in-between 2 dc cluster (Row below); rep from * across—7 (2 dc clusters) made.

Rep Row 2-5 for pattern

See our NEW Flamingo Pattern that uses this stitch HERE

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