This stitch gives a wonderful texture to crochet projects!
You may have seen this stitch in projects — it’s also known as the “scale” stitch. It’s great for edgings and decorative borders. You could also use this stitch to make boot cuffs or wrist warmers, too. It also readily lends itself to afghans and blankets, adding a thick and luxurious texture. Just think of what a lovely trim this would make for your sweaters or shawls.
The great news is that this stitch is easy to learn. We found not one, but two excellent tutorials! One is video only and the second of these also includes step-by-step written instructions.
If you enjoy learning with video only this fabulous and free video tutorial by designer Nadia Fuad of YARNutopia is ideal for you. Follow along and you’ll quickly be up to speed and crocheting with this wonderful stitch!
Now if you prefer instructions on the page, you’re in luck, as there’s a great tutorial by AllFreeCrochet.com. This one not only will walk you through, step-by-step with a video tutorial, but also with complete written instructions. Not only that, but you can scroll down the page for links to 18 free patterns that use the crocodile stitch!
And for even more totally free and fantastic video and photo tutorials on crocheting techniques and stitches do check out some of our other favorites we’ve previously featured at Crochet Maze. Links are below!
As always, happy crocheting!
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