How to Work the Crocodile Stitch

Note WS rows are V-st rows. RS rows are Croc-st rows. The RS of the fabric (the side with the crocodile scales) shows the WS of the dc sts that make up the scales.

Row 1 (WS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc, ch 1—first V-st made), *ch 2, sk next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; repeat from * across.

Rotate the V-st piece to work down the side of the next V-st.

3 Make 5 dc in the side of the first V-st, working around the first dc post, spacing the stitches evenly.

4 Ch 1, then rotate the V-st piece to work up the other dc post of same V-st.

Make 5 dc in the other side of the V-st, working around the 2nd dc post.

Here’s a finished row of Crocodile stitches, ready to work the next V-st row.

For a sweet project worked in Crocodile Stitch, check out the Cherry Blossom Shawl in the March/April 2012 issue of Crochet Today, available from our online store