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If you’re not familiar with this book, you can see my review of it in this article.  I can think of a couple ways I could use this stitch that are not included in this book.  How would you use the crocodile stitch?  Post the most interesting idea in the Comment Section below and you just might win this copy of the book!  A brief description, explaining what you would design and how it would incorporate this motif will work fine.  Should you happen to have a picture of an item you’ve crocheted using the crocodile stitch – that is your own design - all the better.  But a picture is not required.

The contest will run until April 30, 2012 with the winner being announced on this blog shortly thereafter.  Be sure to include your Zip Code in the entry along with the description (with or without a picture) in the Comment Section below.  One entry per person.  The idea must original, not one that is already in print or on the internet.  I will be the sole judge of the entries – and I have my prejudices.  That’s just the way it is!

Note:  Entries sent to my personal email will not count.  Entries must be posted here in the Comment Section.


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60 Comments so far

  1. Lori Maki on April 14, 2012 3:30 am

    ruffles on the back of a baby’s soaker. Pad protection when a toddler falls too!

  2. Melissa Boykin on April 14, 2012 3:51 am

    I would like to design a crocodile stitch sundress for my 7 month old daughter. I have seen other crocodile stitch baby dresses online but they have full tops. With it being close to the hot weather here in the South, my next project for her is to make a sundress dress. I would use hdc/dc/sc combo for the neckline and to do increases but then about midchest, I would want to start the crocodile stitch and even make the straps in that to give it some girly look to it. (zip 29078)

  3. Jean Leid on April 14, 2012 4:58 am

    I would like to try it with thread. Possibly a kerchief or earrings. Brefoot sandals would be cute, too.

  4. Michelle E on April 14, 2012 5:35 am

    Love this. Just made some booties and a hat in this stitch.

  5. Cindy G. on April 14, 2012 6:36 am

    I’d like to design a skirt. It would probably be mostly a tube (made with sc or hdc), with some hip to waist shaping (probably just with simple decreases), that would reach to just above my knees. Around the hem, I’d use the crocodile stitch to form some sort of “ruffle” design that has a bit of flare to it, adding a bit of length to the hem (maybe 2 or 3 rows of the stitch).

    I’ve never made a clothing item before, so I’m sure it would be a bit of a challenge for me!

  6. Cindy G. on April 14, 2012 6:38 am

    I forgot my zip code:

  7. Merry Chapman on April 14, 2012 8:54 am

    The crocodile stitch is on my “I have to do” list. I have practiced the stitch by making a swatch. It took a little but I believe I mastered the stitch well enough to try something. What I would love to make are a couple of matching accessories, like a pocketbook with matching scarf and maybe cloche. I think those would be the fairly easier projects to attempt first.

  8. Mary Carnduff on April 14, 2012 9:13 am

    I would like to make a hat and scarf to match. I might also design a clutch style purse.

  9. Ruth Miracle on April 14, 2012 9:56 am

    I have tried the stitch. I love it but don’t know what i would make. Maybe some thing for my Grate Grand Daughter. She will be three soon.

    Not a designer.

    Thanks Ruth

  10. Karla Pollington on April 14, 2012 10:00 am

    I love the look of the Crocodile stitch! I could make so many things! Afghans, scarves,shawls, and so much more! Would love this book to get me started!

  11. Connie on April 14, 2012 10:28 am

    I would love to make some boot socks. I think the design would look great peeking out of the top of some boots, and maybe some matching hand warmers.

  12. Susan Parker on April 14, 2012 11:13 am

    I think the crocodile stith would make a wonderful tote bag.
    I also think it would be a great square in a baby blanket, especially for blind babies.
    There’s a group in my quilt guild that makes small quilts for blind babies and they always ask for squares that are textured. I’m thinking that maybe they could applique a crocheted square on top of a plain fabric square since the quilts are made up of many different fabrics. I haven’t made anything yet with the stitch but I definitly want to.
    My zip is 95139

  13. Aprile M. on April 14, 2012 11:51 am

    I love the Crocodile Stitch and have been making hats and such with patterns from Bonita Patterns on Etsy.
    An item that I would like to make with this stitch that I have not seen a pattern for yet would be a an infinity wrap. It would be look like this mobius wrap: http://goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/2010/04/vintage-crossover-moibus-wrap.html. But it wouldn’t twist and be completely made of the crocodile stitches. I am working on trying to make it now and I am using a finger weight cotton yarn so I don’t have a finished picture yet. Another idea would be to make a capelet that you could connect in the front with a brooch. I think the Crocodile stitch is very elegant!
    My zip is 76179.

  14. Pat E on April 14, 2012 12:49 pm

    I have been very interested in the crocodile stitch lately. I would love to learn to do this, for normal things like purses and pillows. But I also have clever nerdy things in mind, too. I’m envisioning a dragon egg stuffie or three (as in, Game of Thrones).

  15. Carol DeLater on April 14, 2012 1:50 pm

    I love the look, though I haven’t tried it yet. I would use small metalic thread and small hook and design a beach foot thong. You know, loop around the second toe, work the stitch and loop back of ankle. Send me the book please!! ~lol~ Now I’m thinking summer.

  16. Carol on April 14, 2012 2:23 pm

    I love the stitch but have not tried to design anything with it yet. On my list of things to make is a baby cocoon with matching hat, blanket to match, and maybe a tote bag for myself. One of these days, I’ll actually have a grandchild that will be able to use the items!! Wish, wish, wish. Come on kids, get going.

    My zip code is 20147.

  17. Leah F on April 14, 2012 2:59 pm

    I keep looking at that stitch and thinking it would be really cute to make a raspberry tea cozy. Done in a pinkish red, it makese think of raspberries shapewise.

  18. Tammy Drouillard-Jozwiak on April 14, 2012 4:04 pm

    I was thinking of using the Crocodile Stitch to create a Dragon, Lizard, and an actual crocodile amigurumi with some clever shimmering yarn. I do love it’s appearance when used to simulate feathers too! I see a chicken in my future now!
    Tammy in Beautiful Northern Michigan

  19. tammy algiere on April 14, 2012 6:26 pm

    Ok This one made me think for a while. I did come up with a few things but they weren’t things I would make soooo here goes… A shirt with a v-neck and cap sleeves. Use the crocodile stitch for the sleeves and two rows on the neckline. the remainder of the top will be half doubles in back loop only. I think a simple shell for the hem of the top. Thats what I would make if I knew how to do this stitch!

  20. sandra on April 14, 2012 6:44 pm

    I would like to make a bag or tote out of this pattern. Maybe using different colors in the same project :)

  21. Angie on April 14, 2012 7:07 pm

    I did start to make a cowl out of this stitch that was supposed to button closed, but I never got around to finishing it. It would make a lovely envelope purse. So I might end up stitching up the sides and adding a handle. This stitch is quite striking.

  22. Denise on April 14, 2012 9:51 pm

    Crcodile stitch are so much fun to make

  23. April Tomblinson on April 14, 2012 10:13 pm

    My idea’s not overly original and it’s not wearable – but I think the stitch would make a darling baby blanket done in baby pink & white – maybe a christening blanket. . . .

  24. April Tomblinson on April 14, 2012 10:14 pm

    and I forgot zip code, too! 64056

  25. Gil Crews on April 15, 2012 5:59 am

    I’ve never used this stitch. This would be beautiful in a baby blanket with matching pillow.

  26. Tif on April 15, 2012 7:20 am

    I’ve always thought it would make a great edging – crocheted in thread or size 10 and used as an edging for jean pockets, jacket/sweater cuffs or bottom edging, towels, socks, blankets (I imagine there could be a way to make the croc stitch double sided), an accent on a purse/bag…or as a flower motif with a large center hole to slip over a button…or on a headband, a bracelet/cuff…

  27. Laurel on April 15, 2012 10:50 am

    zipcode is 11791
    I would design a fish using the crocodile stitch for the scales. A tropical colorful looking fish with a beaded accent on the top portion of each scale.

  28. Debra Bankston on April 15, 2012 6:31 pm

    I’ve started a vest with the crocodile stitch and Love it!!!

  29. Debra Bankston on April 15, 2012 6:36 pm

    forgot my zip-65655

  30. Roberta Gardner on April 16, 2012 8:16 am

    This stitch would make an absolutely stunnng prayer blanket that I would give to someone in need of comfort because of a personal trauma or illness. Thanks for your consideration.

  31. Roberta Gardner on April 16, 2012 8:17 am

    zip code 68005- 4946

  32. Leah F on April 16, 2012 11:00 am

    Forgot my zip code 73092

  33. Sarah on April 16, 2012 12:42 pm

    I would design a dragon costume for Artie…the rescue poodle we just adopted! He needs something fierce for Halloween!


  34. Linda S. on April 17, 2012 6:14 am

    I’m thinking of making a big (2 – 3 foot long) stuffed dragon and using the crocodile stitch for his scales.

  35. Linda S. on April 17, 2012 6:15 am

    (oops – zip code 33126. Sorry.)

  36. smfsprout on April 17, 2012 6:18 am

    I have not used the crocodile stitch but I want to learn. I am on the hunt for a corcodile animal pattern so I can make one with the stitch. I know it probably doesn’t sound too original, but since I am a novice crocheter, it is ambitious for me.

  37. Wendy Blakely on April 17, 2012 6:37 am

    I would use the crocodile stitch to make a tote. Several ladies and young girls just carry there books in hand to Church and it would be a very beautiful stitched tote to carry all there Sunday books in.

  38. Julia Nunn on April 19, 2012 8:40 am

    I have made a little purse to keep in my handbag for all the medication I need to carry around with me. I love the stitch and have started another bigger bag.
    How do I submit a photo?
    Post code 03730 Spain

  39. jd wolfe on April 19, 2012 9:31 pm

    If you can upload your photo to tumblr or another ‘cloud’ site, then post a link here. Would love to see it!

  40. Laura on April 20, 2012 12:27 pm

    Hi JD. :) I think it would be perfect in thread as the petals of a chrysanthemum or marigold hot pad…worked in the front loops of a BLO spiral, like Attic 24′s petal-icious pillow.

    Or as the outer couple of yellow rounds of a double-thick brown circle to make a sunflower potholder/hot pad.


  41. Ronna Feldman on April 21, 2012 7:24 am

    I would love to try this stitch as it is lovely. As I am supporting my husband with a medical problem right now I don’t know when I will get to try it.I think this book is the very inspiration I need to get through this time and have some crocheting to look forward to.

  42. Gabriel B. on April 21, 2012 8:49 am

    Well my son wants fingerless gloves, wrist bands, hat and scarf made with this stitch. I plan on doing that soon but I haven’t got around to making the patterns up yet. Lol and I’d make something for other members of my family. :)

  43. Debra on April 21, 2012 4:53 pm

    Would be awesome to do a bird in that stitch

  44. Debra on April 21, 2012 4:56 pm

    sry forgot zip code J0X1S0

  45. Jackie Koudry on April 22, 2012 4:43 am

    I would like to design a placket necklace using this stitch with fine thread in a peacock color pattern.

  46. Marlene Hansen on April 22, 2012 4:15 pm

    I love the look of this stitch!! Right now I am making those cute little booties – but I have starting designing a little dress for my first grandchild’s christening. I have been playing around with where I would put it – on the sleeves or neckline – definitey on the empire waist & the hem edge. Maybe skirt layers? As you can tell I am still in the very early stages of designing this – LOL!

  47. Marlene Hansen on April 22, 2012 4:17 pm

    opps! Should remember what I read – zip code is 54937 – THanks!

  48. Christine Reinhardt on April 22, 2012 7:46 pm

    I think using a finger weight yarn and a smaller hook it would make an adorable headband for a baby.


  49. alice on April 23, 2012 7:27 pm

    I can see it as ruffles on a clutch, perhaps in a silvery metallic yarn for a formal event; probably would add some beading and a flower to it as well. 60611

  50. Susan on April 26, 2012 9:37 pm

    Ok, I haven’t worked with this stitch, BUT! I have a WONDERFUL idea. [incidentally, I only read a few comments: dress, something about padding for a toddler's bottom, a couple of blankets - 1 w/matching pillow and I assume an entry of hats with a pic link]. So, on to my idea… I wouldn’t be anything to wear or even a blanket. I would use white and blues and maybe a little sunshine yellow and make a sky with “puff” and “feather” clouds. Maybe a wall-hanging for a child’s room or even as a conversation piece hanging in a foyer/great room…. so that is my idea.

    zip: 28805

  51. Deb on April 27, 2012 5:58 am

    I think anything that has scales on it would be awesome, for ex: bird for feathers; angel wings would be awesome.

  52. Debbie O. on April 27, 2012 6:33 am

    60033 Winning this would make a great birthday present for myself (4-30) I have some really pretty omega crys type yarn in black with gold that I would use to make an long boho style skirt with an eleastic and drawstring waist. It would be similiar to the spiral skirt by Art of Tangle. I would do 3 sections of the crocodile stitch each section being about 5 in. wide to give the skirt a tiered effect. Since I have alot of this yarn I may even try a peasant top to go with the skirt using the crocadile stitch as the body and a simple single crochet yoke.

  53. Wendy Blakely on April 27, 2012 7:56 am

    I don’t know how many entries we can do. My youngest daughters ages 9,6 and 3 were shown your stitch. The suggested sun tops and matching skirts and sun hats to go to the beach this summer. Thanks for your unique stitch.
    zip code 75686

  54. Carolyn Stephens on April 27, 2012 10:13 am

    I would like to learn the crocodile stitch and then use is to make a baby blanket. I can just see those tiny hands “fiddling” with the ridges the stitch make.

  55. Alix Ginsburg on April 27, 2012 11:08 am

    I have never worked with this stitch and am always up for something new and creative. I could see doing a baby blanket with this stitch. I have a new great niece and would to do it for her.

  56. Pattianne on April 27, 2012 12:46 pm

    Would Love to have this book. I think even my picky DDIL would love something in the very sophisticated crocodile st!

  57. Kat B on April 27, 2012 5:07 pm

    I would learn the stitch to make a new jacket for my puppy. She doesn’t fit in “for sale” jackets so I make her jackets. Now that she is full grown, I think the crocodile stitch would look cute and be warm. I would just have to figure out how to create it. I used front and back post stitches for Her “last years” jacket.


  58. Karen D. on April 28, 2012 5:53 pm

    I have been dying to try this stitch. I’ve seen some lovely things made while browsing the internet. Wouldn’t the crocodile stitch be a hoot as a bathing suit-done up in cotton thread/yarn?
    Zip code 32966

  59. Carmen on April 28, 2012 6:59 pm

    I think it would be neat to create a sweater with a “plain” stitch (like single crochet) and crocodile stitch sleeves. Maybe even a row of crocodile at the hem and neckline.

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