Ready, Set, Stitch: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

One of the most popular stitches in the crochet world is the Crocodile Stitch.  The fun scale-like texture adds so much interest to any piece you’re working up, and until recently there hasn’t been a suitable alternative to this in the knitting world.

The knit crocodile stitch is surprisingly easy to work.  A few simple stitches

One of the most popular stitches in the crochet world is the Crocodile Stitch.  The fun scale-like texture adds so much interest to any piece you’re working up, and until recently there hasn’t been a suitable alternative to this in the knitting world.

The knit crocodile stitch is surprisingly easy to work.  A few simple stitches with the addition of short rows gives a wonderful scale-like appearance.  Short rows are very simple to do, once you get the hang of the process you’ll fly right through each “scale” of the pattern.  While they do take just a little bit of extra time, the end result is well worth the effort.

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Crocodile Stitch (CS)

Row 1 (RS): [P1, yo, p1, yo, p1] into st indicated, turn. (5 sts)

Row 2 (WS): K5, turn.

Row 3: P2, [p1, yo, p1, yo, p1] into next st, k2, turn. (9 sts)

Row 4: K1, bind off 7, turn. (2 sts rem)

Row 5: Sl st from right needle to left needle, pass second st on left needle over first st, then slip this st to right needle, pulling the crocodile stitch down to the front of the work and toward cast-on edge, pick up and knit 1 sts along the top edge in the center, sl 1.

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  • This was very interesting as I have only seen the crocodile stitch in crocheting. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for the video.

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  • One of the best learning videos I’ve seen. Easy to understand and follow. Thanks

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  • JeannieC

    I’ve never in my life seen anyone knit the way she does – please tell me what “method” this is??? I’m not at all sure I can do this stitch like that.

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    • JackieH

      She is doing somewhat of the continental method of knitting. She is holding her yarn a little different than the traditional way continental is done. If you hold your yarn with your right hand just do your knit, purl and yo stitches the way you usually do and you will be alright.

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