If you still haven't learned how to make the crocodile stitch, now's a great time! I've been making these for a holiday craft show coming up soon, so by now I have the pattern memorized. However, I'd love to share it with you, because it's quick and pretty easy; don't let those complicated looking stitches scare you away. Once you learn the crocodile stitch, you'll be designing your own patterns! (btw, the crocodile stitch makes a great mitten or glove cuff!) I only included one size for these cuffs, however they do stretch quite a bit, but if you'd like them smaller or larger, you may adjust your hook size. So here's my pattern, enjoy!
Designed By: Farrah Hodgson (Firene Designs)
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Worsted Weight Yarn of your choice (Medium, 4) about 180 yards. (I used Ice Yarn, Brico Wool, two 50 g balls)
- Size 5.00mm/H crochet hook
- yarn needle to sew in ends
Finished Measurements: 6 inches wide at top (laying flat) or 12" circumference; 5.5" long.
Gauge: (Over pattern) along ribbed cuff; 12 sts and 8 rows = approx. 2 inches square
- Sl St= Slip Stitch
- Sc=Single Crochet
- Dc=Double Crochet
- Rsc=Reverse Single Crochet (Crab St)
- Croc st=Crocodile Stitch (described and shown in pattern)
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Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11 chs.
-working in back loops for remainder of section-
Rows 2-40: Ch1, turn; sc in next 12 sts.
Row 41: (join) Ch1, fold band so that row 40 is in front of row 1; sl st next 12 sts of both rows together. Do not fasten off.
Turn band inside out, this is now the right side.
Rnd 1: Ch1, -working along the ends of each band row, work (sc in next 4 spaces, 2sc in next space) 8 times. (=48sc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st, *skip 2 sts, 2dc in next st, skip 2 sts, (dc-ch1-dc) in next st** 7 times, skip last 2 sts, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.
Rnd 3: Ch1, *croc st (working downward- work 5dc over front post of 1st dc, working upward- work 5dc over front post of second dc) over next 2 dc, sl st in next ch1 space** 8 times, sl st in beginning ch to join. **See photos below for help
|work 5dc over front post of 1st dc|
|work 5dc over front post of second dc|
Rnd 4: (Track) Ch3, dc in same st as join, (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st, *2dc in next sl st (between croc sts), (dc-ch1-dc) in center of next croc st** 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch3 to join.
Rnds 5/6: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3
Rnds 7/8: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3
Rnds 9/10: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3
Rnds 11/12: Repeat Rnds 4 and 3
Rnd 13: Ch1, sc in same st as join, (work a sc along the top edge of first dc of croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, 2sc in next sl st) 7 times, work a sc along top edge of 1st dc of last croc st, 2sc in center of croc st, work a sc along top edge of last dc of croc st, sc in last ch, sl st in 1st sc to join. (48sc)
Rnd 14: Ch1, sc in next 48 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 15: (optional) Ch1, working backwards, rsc in each st, sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off. Sew in ends.