Crocodile Stitch Scarf
This is another hot scarf created by Mikey. Developed using the Crocodile Stitch, it created an amazing feathery or scaley look to the scarf. The transitions of colours reminded Mikey of Mardi Gras. Mikey had just seen the movie Rio with Blue the bird, this scarf reminded him of the movie and music within.
Follow Video Tutorial If You Prefer
I am very attracted to colour transition yarn such as the Bernat Mosaic Brand. It is a personal preference as I prefer my crochet to be vibrant. I get bored of using one colour. This gives me the kick I need to change colours without having to buy many different colours of yarn balls to complete it. The yarn is doing the artistic work for me.
Scarf measures 80″ long x 7.5″ wide.
- Size J or 6.0 MM Crochet Hook
- 4 Balls 3.5 oz or 100 g Bernat Mosaic Yarn Vivid is the yarn colour. (This yarn is now discontinued)
You will be making this scarf in two different sections and then sewing them together. You will do this so that the Crocodile Stitch is going down on both sides of your body. The seam for the two coming together is at the back of your neck.
Each section will get 2 yarn balls. Crochet with those until they are finished up. When finishing, ensure your law row is a scale stitch and not the back supporting section.
If your ball has a knot and tie due to manufacturing, simply cut out the knot and crochet as normal. IF the knot has two different yarn colours tied together, ensure you crochet this on the back supporting section and not the scale. This way you can guarantee the entire scale going across is looking consistent in colour and not suddenly changing colour that is visibly noticeable on the scales.
- Video to Follow This Exact Pattern
, the sample tutorial is using the exact same stitch counts to match this scarf.
- CH 21
- DC 3rd stitch from the hook. *CH 2 and skip 2 stitches on the chain. DC twice into the next stitch. Repeat * for entire chain. Turn (This causes the stitches to be in groups of two and is the foundation behind the scales for the entire project.
- CH 3, DC 4 times down post of the first DC of previous row. CH 1, DC 5 times up the next post, *CH 1, Skip next two DC posts, DC 5 times down the next DC Post, CH 1, DC 5 times up the next DC Post. Repeat * for the remainder.Turn (You will have 4 scales).
- CH 1 and SL ST into the gap space between the 2 DC Posts below (this prevents the scale from being forced to collapse on itself). Ch 3, 1 DC into the space between the two DC Posts below. *CH 2, 2 DC into the next space between the two DC posts below. Repeat * all the way across. Turn.
- These scales will fall directly between the scales seen on the row below. CH 1, SK first 2 DC posts andimmediately DC 5 times down next DC Post, CH 1, *DC 5 times up the next DC Post. CH 1, SKIP next two DC Posts and immediately DC 5 Times Down the next DC Post. CH1 Repeat * to the end. Last stitch you will do a single crochet into the gap space between the final two DC Posts. (You will have only 3 scales across).
- Repeat Step 3 – 6 for two yarn balls. Fasten off when both balls are used.