The first time I saw the crocodile stitch I fell in love. The stitch is beautiful when used in an afghan or scarf, but I thought, "Why not add a little bling?" Sparkly yarn and shiny beads give this quick project all the glamour you'll need for a night on the town or a pick-me-up on a cloudy day.
This lovely little bag is a perfect project for learning the popular crocodile stitch and an easy introduction to crocheting with beads. Available in both US and UK terminology, the pattern also includes a detailed chart.
Be sure to visit my blog to download a free template for the bag lining.
4 shell repeats and 16 rows in crocodile stitch equals 4x4in (10x10cm) using 3.25mm hook, or size required to obtain gauge. Matching pattern gauge is not essential so long as your gauge is consistent in all 3 pieces of the bag. However, if you gauge doesn't match the pattern's you may need to adjust the lining template based upon your finished measurements.
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Crochet and knit designer, Angelia Robinson, is working to save the world one stitch at a time. Her elegant and playful creations are featured in Love:Crochet and will appear in Clotheshorse and Fresh Designs Crochet: Toys from Cooperative Press later this year.