Crochet has been around for a very long time, and as with any hobby and craft, it’s popularity ebbs and flows over time as fashions change. We’ve been enjoying the resurgence of interest in crochet these last few years, and it’s brought to the fore some very popular new designers and stitches. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably seen how popular the Crocodile Stitch has become. We’ve had a couple of readers email us and ask us to put together a round up of our favorite crochet patterns using the Crocodile Stitch and we are happy to oblige.
Want to learn everything there is to know about the Crocodile Stitch? We recommend the Crocodile Stitch Class from Craftsy, taught by Tamara Kelly. Check out our blog post here about how to do the crocodile stitch.
However, there aren’t a huge number of really good free patterns that feature this stitch. Perhaps because it is reasonably ‘new’ or perhaps because the patterns take more time and effort to develop and write. In the round up below, you will find some free crochet patterns to enjoy, as well as our favorite paid for patterns from a number of sources. This stitch does take a little more time, effort and more yarn but we think the resulting rich texture is so worth it.
Crocodile Stitch Crochet Patterns to try
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The undoubted queen of the Crocodile Stitch is Lianka Azulay of Bonita Patterns. Many of our favorites from her store have found their way into the round up above, but you can find ALL of her brilliant patterns, many of which feature the Crocodile Stitch in her Etsy store – Bonita Patterns HERE.
She is also the author of the book ‘Crocodile Stitch Fashions‘ which is available on Amazon.
Fashionable and simple to create, the crocodile stitch is popular among crocheters, and this instructional book assists crafters in mastering the stitch. Made with a simple chain stitch and a double crochet, the eight patterns in this book are supported by step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions. There is one shawl, a hood, two pairs of wrist warmers, three hats and a neck warmer. As usual for an Annie’s Attic publication the step by step photos are very clear and the instructions are completely accessible to the beginner crocheter.
Don’t forget to also check out our roundups of Mermaid Crochet Patterns – many of which also feature the Crocodile Stitch to make the scales.