The most talked about stitch in crochet these days is the Crocodile Stitch. Annie’s Attic has gathered eight pretty fashion patterns into a single book with detailed instructions to complete each one. The shawl featured on the cover is a stunner! I think I might prefer it without the fringe, but that’s a personal choice. Other patterns include hats, cowl, fingerless mitts (gauntlets), and wrist warmers.
The close up color photos really help in learning how to create this difficult looking stitch. It’s really not nearly as difficult as it looks since it’s composed only of chains and double crochets – stitches even beginners will have mastered.
I actually have a non-fashion idea to use this stitch, but I had been put off by the ‘difficulty factor’. Stay tuned and you’ll see my idea take form right before your eyes.
So, if you’ve seen a Crocodile Stitch design that intrigued you but were sure it was beyond your abilities, take heart! This book makes them all accessible to you.
Crocodile Stitch Fashions by Lianka Azulay
Annie’s Attic #8711232
47 pages, 8.5X11 inches, many color photos
By jd wolfe