Learn how to do the Crocodile Stitch. This stitch is really popular and creates a thick project. Yes, it’s a yarn pig… I won’t deny that! Ensure you plan ahead to check to make sure you have enough yarn on hand for the project you want to do.
To Make Different Sizes
Multiple of 6 sts + 3.
You can just match your hook to the yarn for this stitch.
- Chain in groups of 6, add 3 chains at the end.
- 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 and immediately 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.
Video Tutorial (Right and Left)
You can use the tutorials in this project to learn this stitch.