How to Crochet: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch Tutorial
How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch Tutorial
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Learn everyone's favorite stitch with the How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch Tutorial. The crocodile stitch is a fan favorite for a reason it's so unique! This stitch looks like crocodile scales or even, if you have a good imagination, like dragon scales. Any crochet blanket would look amazing made out of this creative crochet stitch. There are quite a few on this site and all you need is a hook and some worsted weight yarn. The yarn used in the video is a variegated yarn with rainbow colors, which produces a fun effect with the crocodile stitch.


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

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The crocodile stitch is such a unique stitch, it brightens up even the most simple of accessories. Whether you use it to add a few rows here and there to a baby blanket for some added texture, or you use it to make a crochet baby blanket in its entirety, the crocodile stitch won't let you down. These three crochet blanket patterns all use the crocodile stitch pattern in various ways, and each one is stunning and stands out. Now that you know how to work the stitch, start crocheting your own blanket today!

  1. Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket - Rows of pink and blue crocodile stitches pop out against the softness of the white background for this easy baby blanket. Subtle texture and a gender-neutral color scheme makes this a perfect baby shower present. 

  2. Princess Crocodile Stitch Blanket - A subtle crocodile stitch pattern, worked up in a soft mint shade, makes this baby blanket the perfect crib blanket for your little princess. The simple ribbon woven around the border adds a soft feminine touch as well. 

  3. Ruby and Emerald Crocodile Stitch Blanket - Worked completely in the crocodile stitch with rows of alternating colors, this crochet blanket will definitely keep you warm in the winter. 

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I'm sorry. I sent this before finishing my comment. She went from first row of crocodile stitch to the third row. What happened to the second row. Thank you for your help. I would like to finish this.

Thiss tutorial could be better. She keeps moving out of camera shot and doesn't give full instructions. When she goes from first row to start of the crocodile stitch, she doesn't say how many to chain. I'm assuming 3, as she is doing double stitches. I too would like to know if there is a written pattern. Thank you.

This is a great video tutorial on how to crochet the Crocodile Stitch. I have tried to make a hand bag using this stitch and the pattern wasn't right so I pulled it all out. Now that there are some great patterns using this stitch. I love the blanket that uses all crocodile stitches. It will make a nice warm blanket for the winter months. The two row pattern repeat is great and can be made into so many things. I'm thinking a fun headband for the summer. ? Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet stitch tutorial.

The video for the Crocodile stitch is blank. It only shows a black screen without the "Start" button. Is it possible that you can fix this video?

Hi SweePea, The video seems to be loading just fine on our end! Maybe try a different browser or updating your current one? I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

Never seen this Crocodile stitch before but I love it. So cool and different. This video does a great job of explaining and showing the way to crochet the stitch. Hope I can master this. What all can you do with this stitch besides blankets? Anyone done anything yet?Thanks for such a great video.

Is there a written pattern?

The most helpful video ever- thanks!!

I've been meaning to learn the crocodile stitch! Thank you for this video!!


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