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

$14.95 USD


  1. says

    I have loved this stitch since I first saw the neckwarmer pattern almost a year ago. The designer, Lianka, is AMAZING, sweet, and super helpful with every question I ever had. This is my top stitch in crochet. You will not regret getting the book or the individual patterns from her Bonita Patterns Etsy shop.

  2. Tracy says

    I just ordered it the other day and anxiously awaiting for it to arrive! Can’t wait to pick up my hook and get started on it! Can’t decide if I want to do the shawl or the hood first, either way ifit turns out as pretty as the pictures friends will get them as gifts for Christmas!

  3. says

    I came across this stitch by surfing several sights.When I found this I am amazed at how many patterns there is to learn/do.I love them all. I am a professional seamstress

  4. Claire says

    I simply love this stitch but have as yet not tried doing it. I hate to start something I don’t think I can do. So if it’s as easy as you say I will have ago at it. It would be great if I could win this giveaway and have a go at it then. Thanks for this great prize giveaway.

  5. Barbara says

    I would love the book. I’ve watched you tube instructions and it looks like fun. You wanted ideas. I haven’t seen a pattern for slippers and I think you could come up with some cute ideas there. Maybe some just plain croc stitch and some with addtions to look like a real croc.

  6. says

    Although my website is kumihimo, I am an avid crocheter also. I accidently came across this stitch design and totally fell in love with it. I love the way it seems to flow in any item I make with it. I wish there was another name for it beside Crocodile. Just doesn’t seem appropriate for such a beautiful stitch.

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