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Do the Crocodile Rock With Crocodile Crochet Stitch Patterns

If you browse Pinterest on a regular basis, no doubt you've seen the emergence of the crocodile crochet stitch, sometimes referred to as crocodile tears. This cool crochet stitch can be crocheted onto scarves, gloves, hats -- anything that's in need of a fun embellishment.

Celebrate the crocodile stitch's popularity with these awesome crocodile crochet stitch patterns from some of Craftsy's talented indie crochet designers.

crocodile stitch shawl - pattern on craftsy
Photo via Craftsy instructor bonitapatterns

Crocodile stitch shawl

Pair crocodile stitch with a light fingering-weight yarn for an unexpected elegance and an accessory you'll want to wear every day. Dig designer bonitapatterns's style? She has dozens of other crocodile stitch crochet patterns, from baby booties to wrist warmers and blankets, in her pattern store. Some of the patterns are even free!

Get the Crocodile Stitch Shawl Pattern.
Crochet crocodile stitch clutch
Photo via Craftsy member Quaternity

Crocodile stitch clutch

Sparkly yarn? Check! Shiny beads? Crocodile stitch? Check and check! Crocodile stitch once again shows its elegance with this beautiful clutch. There's some sewing involved to line the bag, but the extra work is totally worth it.

Get the Crocodile Clutch Pattern.
Crocodile Stitch Necklace - Craftsy Member Pattern
Photo via Craftsy member superjan

Crocodile stitch necklace

Put a twist on the popular bib necklace with a crocheted crocodile stitch necklace that's perfect for those little scraps of yarn in your stash. I love yarn combined with jewelry-making supplies like the cord here. Use any type of cording, chain or leather you'd like for the base of the necklace. No need to get all fancy!

Get the Crocodile Stitch Necklace Pattern.
Crocodile stitch slippers - Craftsy Member Pattern
Photo via Craftsy member CrochetDreamz

Crocodile stitch slippers

Quilt batting is designer CrochetDreamz's secret for keeping the soles of these slippers durable and comfortable at the same time. Use your softest yarn and these will quickly become your favorite pair of slippers. You could even add the crocodile stitch to a current pair of your flip-flops to give them a little makeover.

Get the Crocodile Stitch Slipper Crochet Pattern.
Crocodile stitch boot cuffs
Photo via Craftsy member yarntwisted

Crocodile tear boot topper

You know we're fans of boot cuffs here on Craftsy. We're adding these crocodile tear boot cuffs to our list of favorites. Never tried to crochet the crocodile stitch? This pattern is a great beginner pattern because it has a photo tutorial for the stitch. Once you get the hang of the stitch, you'll be able to crank out dozens of these. One in every color? I think so!

Get the Crocodile Tears Bootcuffs/Boot Toppers Pattern.
Crocodile stitch wristlets
Photo via Craftsy member CarrissaKnox

Crocodile stitch wristlets

No need to change color when you use Lion Brand Amazing Yarn to make these wristlets. A few rows of crocodile stitch form the border on top, but feel free to add more if you can't get enough crocodile stitch.

Get the Crocodile Stitch Wristlets Pattern.
Crocodile stitch crochet bag - pattern on craftsy
Photo via Craftsy member Zoom Yummy

Crocodile stitch bag

You'll have plenty of opportunities to practice crocodile stitch when you make this bag. The 16-page tutorial that comes with the pattern will help beginners make their way successfully through crocodile stitch.

Get the Crochet Crocodile Stitch Bag Pattern.

Want to learn another interesting crochet stitch? Broomstick lace is totally unique and can be used to create the same kind of accessories seen here in crocodile stitch. Check out Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace with Jennifer Hansen to learn how to make collars, hems, sleeves, and more in this special crochet lace.

Have you ever crocheted the crocodile stitch? What did you make?

One Comment


I am totally in love with this crocidle stitch but can’t seem to get the hang of it. my foundation chain and the doubles and the rest of it i get, however, i tried a sample but my whole project somehow gets all twisted and i have to start over and over and over lol. am i jiust crazy or is it meant to be this difficult. please help if you can . thank you very much. bobbie


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