Jun 042018
 

Dear Arttsy Craftsy Friends ,

I can’t stop myself from trying new patterns and ways to use the crocodile stitch , now that I began mastering it , even with my eyes closed , which is not a figure of speech . Don’t forget that I still can’t see, which is sort of forcing me to try a certain type of crochet stitches . And the crocodile stitch is one of my favorite nowadays . I came up with three patterns using the crocodile stitch . They are easy , clear and are addressed to beginner-intermediate crocheters . These patterns include instructions on how to crochet a pair of mittens , a scarf and a hat .

Crocheted Crocodile Hat Scarf Gloves Set by Coolorful.com

Here is how you should make the pair of mittens :

Materials needed : I used a 5.5 mm European size crochet hook and a fine , light yarn , a blend of wool and acrylic yarn . Depending on the size of the mittens you plan to crochet , you will need between 250-350 meters of yarn . That is about a skein of yarn weighting around 75gr. .

I made three pairs of mittens so far . Two of them are a M size , whereas the third is a L size . The M ones are 8 cm in diameter and 24 cm long . The L ones are 9 cm in diameter and 24 cm long . My advice to you is to meassure your hand around your wrist using a centimeter to get the right size for yourself .

Abbreviations :

ch – chain ;

ch sp – chain space ;

sc – single crochet ;

dc – double crochet ;

V-st – V stitch ( insert hook in next space recommended and work a set of 1dc,1ch,1dc ) ;

crocodile scale – working from top to bottom , make 5dc around first post of V-st, ch-1, working from bottom to top , make 5dc around second post of V-st .

Let’s begin .

Rows 1 and 2 : Chain 5 ; join with beginning chain with a slip stitch to form a ring ; chain 1 ; work 5dc in the ring ; ch6 ; work 5dc in the ring ; ch4 ( counts as a 1dc+ch1-sp here and throughout ) ;

Row 3 : Work 1dc in same sp as beg ch4 , in top of last executed dc from previous row ; ch1 ; V-st in the middle of crocodile scale ; ch1 ; V-st in top of first dc of the set of 5dc on the side ; ch1 . ( 3 V-st on row 3 )

Row 4 : Working from top to bottom , make 5dc around the first post of the V-st ; ch1 ; working from bottom to top make 5dc around second post of V-st ; ch1 ; skip next V-st ; work a second crocodile scale around last V-st ; ch4 and turn . ( 2 scales onn row 4 )

Row 5 : Work 1dc in same space as beg ch4 ; ch1 ; V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale ; ch1 ; V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of V-st , making sure you also grab and work around the ch1 between the scales from previous row ; ch1 ; V-st in next ch1-sp , in thee middle of second scale ; ch1 ; V-st in top of first dc of the set of 5dc on the side ; ch1 to turn . ( 5 V-st on row 5 )

Row 6 : Working from top to bottom , make 5dc around first post of V-st ; ch1 ; working from bottom to top , make 5dc around second post of V-st ; ch1 ; skip next V-st ; 1 scale around next V-st ; ch1 skip next V-st ; 1 scale around last V-st from previous row ; ch4 to turn . ( 3 scales on row 6 )

Row 7 : 1dc in same space as beg ch4 ; ch1 ; 1 V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale ; ch1 ; * 1 V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of next V-st , making sure you also grab and work around the ch1 between the scales from previous row ; ch1 ; 1V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale * ; repeat from * to * once ; ch1 ; 1 V-st in top of first dc of the set of 5dc on the side ; ch1 to turn . ( 7 V-st on row 7 )

Row 8 : Working from top to bottom , make 5dc around first post of V-st ; ch1 ; working from bottom to top , make 5dc around second post of V-st ; ch1 ; * skip next V-st ; 1 scale around next V-st ; ch1 * ; repeat from * to * once ; skip next V-st ; 1 scale around last V-st from previous row ; ch4 to turn . ( 4 scales on row 8 )

Row 9 : 1dc in same space as beg ch4 ; ch1 ; 1 V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale ; ch1 ; * 1 V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of next V-st , making sure you also grab and work around the ch1 between the scales from previous row ; ch1 ; 1V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale * ; repeat from * to * twice ; ch1 ; 1 V-st in top of first dc of the set of 5dc on the side ; ch1 to turn .( 9 V-st on row 9 )

Row 10 : Working from top to bottom , make 5dc around first post of V-st ; ch1 ; working from bottom to top , make 5dc around second post of V-st ; ch1 ; * skip next V-st ; 1 scale around next V-st ; ch1 * ; repeat from * to * twice ; skip next V-st ; 1 scale around last V-st from previous row . ( 5 scales on row 10 )

At this point , you should take a look at the size of the triangle you made so far to make sure it fits your arm . To do verify this , wrap the triangle around your wrist . Are you able to join the ends of row 10 in one large ring ? If the triangle is too small , then you should work two extra rows , which will be a repeat of rows 9 and 10 , but making sure you enlarge the size of the triangle on the sides . If this is not neccessary , then continue the following steps for the size M mittens .

Row 11 : Join the last dc you just finished with top of first dc of the set of 5dc on the other side of row 10 with a slip stitch to form a ring ; ch4 ; 1dc in the same spacee as beg ch4 , between the two joined scales on the sides ; ch1 ; * V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale ; ch1 ; V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of V-st , making suree you also grab and work around the ch1 between the scales * ; repeat from * to * around ;; ch1 ; join with third ch of beg ch4 with a slip stitch ; ch3 and do not turn . ( 11 V-st on row 11 )

Row 12 : Working from top to bottom , make 4dc around first post of V-st ; ch1 ; working from bottom to top , make 5dc around second post of V-st ; * ch1 ; skip next V-st ; 1 crocodile scale around next V-st * ; repeat from * to * around ; ch1 ; join with top of beg ch3 of the first executed scale with a slip stitch ; do not turn . ( 6 crocodile scales on row 12 )

Row 13 : Ch4 and work 1dc in same space , making sure you insert your hook in the middle of the V-st on the back of the work , grabing the ch1 between the two scales on the front as well ; ch1 ; 1V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale ; * ch1 ; 1V-st in next ch1-sp , in the midle of next V-st , making sure you also grab and crochet around the ch1 between the two scales as well ; 1V-st in next ch1-sp , in the middle of crocodile scale * ; repeat from * to * around ; ch1 ; join with third ch of beeg ch4 with a slip stitch ; ch3 . ( 11 V-st on row 13 )

Row 14 : Working from top to bottom , make 4dc around first post of V-st ; ch1 ; working from bottom to top , make 5dc around second post of V-st ; * ch1 ; skip next V-st ; 1 crocodile scale around next V-st * ; repeat from * to * around ; ch1 ; join with top of beg ch3 of the first executed scale with a slip stitch ; do not turn . ( 6 crocodile scales on row 14 )

Repeat rows 13 and 14 as many times as you like , in case you prefer your mittens to b shorter or longer . I stopped at row 36 . To end your work , please add an extra row of sc around . This is important because it secures your work properly and helps avoid your work to loosen up with time .

So that’s it , folks ! Was it hard ? I am sure it wasn’t at all , since even I was able to crochet this pair of mittens and I do not see ! Despite my disability , I would be very happy if you shared your pictures with your finished mittens on our Facebook page . You can find it on the sidebar .

My sister , Ana Maria , did all the photo shooting , correcting the errors in my written instructions and many more . Like translating the pattern in our native language , Romanian .

In case , you should also take a look at the patterns on how to crochet a scarf and a hat using the crocodile stitch , just so that you have the full set of accessories for the upcoming fall season !

Happy crocheting !

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