DVD Class

Crochet Crocodile Stitch (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0032Q


Tip the scales in a fun, textural direction with the crocodile stitch! Join Moogly founder Tamara Kelly as she guides you through the steps you need. During class, Tamara starts with techniques for the basic crocodile stitch before moving on to shaping with increases and decreases. Want to try out your new skills? You’ll work a fun pillow project as you get some practice working with written patterns. Tamara will even teach you how to work crocodile stitch in the round, create fun edgings and add fabulous embellishments! By the end of class, you’ll be able to bring your crocodile-stitch skills to nearly any project, for results that say, “Why don’t you stay for a while, crocodile?”

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Stitch How-To: Rows (20:50)
Meet Moogly mastermind Tamara Kelly, who begins with a quick conversation about how crocodile stitch works. Then, follow along to create your base layer of mesh crochet, and learn how to create the additional layers that will become your crocodile scales. That’s the crocodile stitch!

Stitch How-To: Increases & Decreases (12:03)
Discover how to shape your scales for more versatility. Tamara starts with three scales and works up to five scales, demonstrating increases along the way. Want to work back to a single stitch? This lesson ends with the decreases you need to make it.

Project Practice: Pillow (19:01)
Put your newfound skills to the test with a crocodile stitch pillow project! Since crocodile stitch patterns are written a few different ways, Tamara shows you how to easily navigate the differences and follow along. Then, learn to set up for your project, work your pillow and bring the two sides together with a neat seam job.

Stitch How-To: Rounds (12:51)
Why limit yourself to flat projects? In this lesson, Tamara shows you how to work crocodile stitch in the round for scaly socks, mermaid tails and more! You’ll move step by step through planning your project, working your base row of mesh, working your scales, and increasing and decreasing, all in the round.

Stitch How-To: Edges (16:49)
Crocodile stitch can be a real yarn-eater. Luckily, just a little bit of the pattern can go a long way. Find out how to spice up your projects with crocodile-stitch edging, as Tamara guides you through methods for working around curves and making scales point out instead of in.

Stitch How-to: Accent or Afterthought (16:12)
Fun embellishments are ahead! Follow along with Tamara as she shows you how to use your scales as whimsical accents in the round and add afterthought scales to your work. For crocodile with extra style, the lesson ends with steps for incorporating beads.

Your Instructor

Tamara Kelly

Tamara Kelly is the professional designer and blogger behind Moogly, a site dedicated to connecting the crochet community through patterns, tutorials and more. She has written for publications such as I like Crochet and Country Woman and is a proud member of the Crochet Guild of America. Tamara’s Awards include 2013 Craftsy Blogger Award for Best Tutorials, Yarn Box Top Crochet Designer of 2013 and 2013 Top Blogger on All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns.

Bonus Materials

Crochet Crocodile Stitch - Patterns & Charts


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.