Crocodile Stitch Applique for Pillows
If you are looking to make something for your home that is unusual and possibly and artistic expression for your love to crochet, try the Crocodile Stitch Applique.
The Crocodile Stitch Applique is made up of two parts that are crocheted together. It’s using the same concept I did for my Crochet Christmas Tree Tutorial. The difference is that I ensured my base what a round flat continuous circle instead of a cone shape.
I created this pillow back in 2013. I used Red Heart Treasure Yarn for my sample as the yarn really has a placeful colour look.
Once the main flat continuous circle is done, with the nice yarn, you can crochet the crocodile stitch right into the posts on the circle and work in a continuous circle from the outside inward.
The size of the applique is dependent on the pillow you are wanting.
Round Circle Base
- Ch 4, join with beginning ch to form circle.
- Ch 2, 11 dc in the circle. Mark final stitch with a stitch marker. You are not to slip stitch for any further revolutions as you must going in a continuous circle to be able to do the crocodile stitch part.
- 2 DC in to each around.
- *2 DC into next, 1 DC into next. Repeat * around.
- *2 DC into next, 1 DC into the next 2 sts. Repeat * around.
- *2 DC into next, 1 DC into the next 3 sts. Repeat * around.
- Continue each revolution you want by increasing the next of stitches between the stitches that have 2 DC.
- When satisfied, fasten off.
Begin Crocodile Stitch using the Christmas Tree Tutorial. I have provided the stitch diagram to follow below.
- Finish the final scale at the middle of the circle.
Once you are done, sew on the applique to your desired pillow.
See the Video Tutorial