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Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket

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Updated February 17, 2017
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Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket
Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket
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If you've never tried the crocodile stitch, we suggest you try it while you work up this Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket. We really can't get over how cute this blanket is, and it has a unique combination of crocodile stitch, shell stitch, and v stitch. The title is inspired by the Elton John song of the same name, so this pattern is even better for that! You can switch up the colors, but we really love the alternating white, pink, and blue for a baby. There's even a video tutorial for the crocodile stitch so you can learn how to crochet it.

NOTE: For instructions on how to crochet the crocodile stitch see the Crocodile Stitch Tutorial video at bottom of page.

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge3 scale stitch rows (6 rows) and 4 rows white 5 

2 scale stitches 4

Finished Size36" x 40"

Materials List

  • RED HEART Super Saver:  2 skeins each - 0311 White, 0381 Light Blue, 0373 Petal Pink
  • Crochet Hook:  5.5 mm (US I-9) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

Instructions:

  1. Row 1 (WS): With blue ch 112, V St in 7th ch from hook , *skip 2 chs, V St in next ch, repeat from * across to last 3 chs, skip 2 chs, dc in last ch. turn. (35 V Sts)
    Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, work 4 dc down post of first dc of first V St, ch 1, work 5 dc up post of 2nd dc of the same V St (beginning scale stitch made). *skip next V St, work 5 dc down post of first dc of next V St, ch 1, work 5 dc up post of 2nd dc of the same V St, (scale stitch made), repeat from * to last dc, slip stitch in last dc, turn. (18 scale stitches)
    Row 3: Ch 3, V St in first ch 1 space of 1st row, *inserting hook from front to back between next 2 scale stitches and ch 1 space of row directly behind it, work V St, V St in next ch 1 space, repeat from * to last dc, dc in top of last dc of 1st row, turn. (35 V Sts)
    Row 4: Slip stitch in each of first 2 dc and next ch 1 space, skip next dc. *scale stitch around next V St, skip next V St, repeat from * to last V St, skip next dc, slip stitch in next ch 1 space and each of last 2 dc, turn. (17 scale stitches)
    Row 5: Ch 3, V St in first ch 1 space, *V St in next ch 1 space, inserting hook from front to back between next 2 scale stitches and ch 1 space of row directly behind it, work V St, repeat from * to last ch 1 space. V St in last ch 1 space, dc in last dc, turn. (35 V Sts)
    Row 6: Ch 1, scale stitch around first V St, *skip next V St, scale stitch around next V St, repeat from * to last dc, slip stitch in last dc, fasten off and turn. (18 scale stitches)
    Row 7: Join white in first stitch, ch 3, *V St in next ch 1 space, inserting hook from front to back between next 2 scales and ch 1 space of row directly behind it, work Shell, repeat from * across, dc in last stitch, turn.
    Row 8: Ch 3, *Shell in ch 1 space of V St, V St in ch 1 space of Shell, repeat from * across, dc in last dc, turn.
    Row 9: Ch 3, *V St in ch 1 space of Shell, Shell in ch 1 space of V St, repeat from * across, dc in last dc, turn.
    Row 10: Repeat Row 8, fasten off and turn.
    Row 11: Join pink in first dc, ch 3, V St in each ch 1 space across, turn. (35 V Sts)
    Row 12: Repeat Row 2.
    Row 13: Repeat Row 3.
    Row 14: Repeat Row 4.
    Row 15: Repeat Row 5.
    Row 16: Repeat Row 6, fasten off and turn.
    Row 17: Join white and continue with Row 7.
    Row 18: Repeat Row 8
    Row 19: Repeat Row 9.
    Row 20: Repeat Row 8, fasten off and turn.

    Color Scheme
    Continue pattern as follows: [6 rows (scale stitches) blue, 4 rows white, 6 rows (scale stitches) pink, 4 rows white) 2 more times]; 6 rows (scale stitches) blue, 4 rows white, 6 rows (scale stitches) pink

Crocodile Stitch Tutorial:

Check out AllFreeCrochetAfghanPattern's crocodile stitch video tutorial:



Or take a look at this one:

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Abbreviations

(SPECIAL) V Stitch (V St)
(dc, ch 1, dc) in space or stitch as indicated
(SPECIAL) Shell
(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in space or stitch as indicated

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I really like this Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket. I like the crocodile stitch, but tend to avoid it because it uses a lot of yarn. but in this blanket, I think it is do able. This pattern is well written and easy to follow. I like the look and think the texture if great for any child. I have saved this one and added it to my must make list. Thank you for sharing this free crochet pattern.

I always see the crocodile stitch used a lot in mermaid blankets and honestly I'm not too keen about doing it. But when I saw this Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket, and the stitches up close, I became curious and interested and want to try the stitch, but with a mermaid blanket. Little girls like my granddaughter are crazy about mermaid blankets maybe because they get to play Ariel. Thanks for this free pattern.

I can't wait to get started on this only this time I'm actually to use going to use the recommended materials (hooks, yarn). Generally I would just use whatevere I have enough of and go from there......so wish me luck everyone. I'm really excited over this.

Your materials list 2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver for each color. About how much of each color did you have left over? I'm using different yarns -, one comes 170yds/skein, the other 256yds/skein. Trying to figure out approx how much I really need. Thank you!

i would love to figure out how i can print this pattern )

for ksunshine2009 Near the bottom of the page, by the comment section, there is a group of letters. for pinterest, google , etc. If you click on the Letter P at the end of the row, it gives a series of options, one of which is to print. Note Haven't actually tried to print yet, but thought I would pass info along. Hope it helps.

It works as KitKat says. When the print preview screen came up I scrolled through to be sure of the pages I needed. Did not need the last page, so I printed 1-4 (maybe different for your printer). Also, takes a while to print, so be patient.

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