Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Crocodile Stitch - How to Crochet

There are various variations on how to crochet the Crocodile Stitch.  The following is what I like the best.  It also seems the easiest to me.

How To crochet Crocodile Stitch

The Crocodile Stitch is worked over a background row, followed by the crocodile stitch, then another background row, then another crocodile stitch row.

It often is the background row that will change from crocheter to crocheter.  I like the alternating "V" and vertical stroke background.  The crocodile stitch is made over "V" stitches.

You'll see what I mean. Let's go ...

Crocodile Stitch

You will need a multiple of 6 +1 chain stitches to begin.
Row 1: as per graph shown here.
Row 2 (crocodile): This row is worked around the posts of the “V” stitch. 5dc down, 1ch, 5dc up. Then sc or slip stitch to top of vertical post. (Sorry, I forgot to include this in the graphs.)
Row 3: another background row. Note that the “V” and “|” stitches alternate from the previous background row (R1)
R4 (crocodile): Same as R2 – working around the posts of the “V”, working up and down each post.


  • Crocodile Stitch - in Spanish but with good graphics. Also shows how to increase and decrease using Crocodile St.