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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #7: Crocodile Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #7: Crocodile Stitch

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Crocodile Stitch

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Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Crocodile Stitch

US Terms

Chain a Multiple of 10+1
Row 1: 2DC in 6th chain from hook, *Chain 1, Skip 2 chains, DC in next, Chain 1, Skip 2 chains, 2 DC in next chain, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: Chain 1, *5 DC around the next DC, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of 2nd DC, Slip Stitch into the next DC, repeat from * across, ending with Slip stitch in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, *Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next slip stitch, repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last stitch, Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, *5 DC around next DC, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the next DC, Slip stitch into the next DC, repeat from * across, ending with 5 Front post DC up the last DC, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, Sl st into eye of Crocodile Stitch, Ch up 4 (counts as DC+Chain 1 space), *2 DC in next Slip Stitch, Chain 1, DC in next Crocodile Stitch, chain 1, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last crocodile Stitch. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 as many times as you want!

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Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

I read a quote the other day which said:
Advice from a flamingo
Wade into Life,
Stand out in a crowd,
Spend time with your flock,
Find the right balance
Show your true color,
Keep your beak clean,
And don’t forget to get your feet wet!!

So, with those sentiments, I bring you my Fun Feathered Flamingo Feet Baby Booties! Start out on the right foot, or in this case, the right feet with this great project! Flocks of love were put into making these tiny slippers that pack a big PINK punch!!

These booties are one of the most versatile patterns I have ever designed. Although these slippers were designed for a 6 month old baby, changing hook sizes can increase the size of the pattern for a bit older infant. But I don’t stop there, choose a basic slipper pattern and follow along on the crocodile stitch and add the other embellishments to make your slippers ANY size!! See tips in my Notes section below.

Along with Flamingos, I provide the written instructions to take this pattern from pink to white in these beautiful Sweet Swan Slippers!

I was doing some online shopping when I came across this pair of swan slippers. Here is where I found inspiration to create this lovely pair in crochet!!

Using these guidelines, branch out to make Ducks, Geese, Peacocks, Toucans, Parrots, Cockateils, Pelicans, or any other fun bird! The possibilities are endless! What a fun way to have birds of a different feather, flocking together! Get started here and remember to read the Notes section for these great tips and more!


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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these booties:

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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the crocodile stitch sides and the head/neck of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Feather Sides and Embellishments of my pattern for the bird design!


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.


Slippers: Make 2 of everything

Sole:
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Fasten off (42 sts)

Top of bootie:
Rnd 4:  Attach Yarn to BLO of the stitch you fastened off in, sc in BLO of each stitch around. Join to 1st sc. Ch 1 (42 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc in same as join, and in each sc around. Join, ch1. (42 sts)

Rnd 6: Hdc in same as join and in each stitch around, join with ss to 1st hdc (42 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc in same st as join, sc in next stitch, sc2tog, sc 7, hdc2tog 10 times, sc 7, sc2tog, sc in last 2 stitches. Join, ch1. Don’t turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sides Feathers: Make 2 for each slipper
Ch 15
Row 1: 2 DC in 6th Ch from hook, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, DC in next, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, 2 DC in next, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, DC in last ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Start working in the 1st pair of DC sts, (skipping the single dc if that was the last st of the previous row) Going around the post of the first dc of the pair as if to work a FPDC, make 5 DC sts *around* the post of the st, working down the length of the post towards the foundation chain, make 5 DC around the post of the next DC st, working from the foundation chain end towards the top (First scale made), Sl St in the next single DC, Make the next crocodile st in the next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in same sp as Ch up 3, Ch 1, DC in eye of Crocodile St, Ch 1, 2 DC between Crocodile sts of prev. row, Ch 1, DC in eye of next crocodile st, Ch 1, 2 DC in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (Counts as beginning of Crocodile st), continue to Crocodile st around the first pair of DC sts, Sl st in solo DC, Crocodile st on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in next st, Crocodile st, on last pair of DC sts, ch 1.

Row 5: Sl st in eye of crocodile st, Ch up 4 (counts as DC and ch 1 sp), 2 DC between Crocodile sts of prev. row, Ch 1, DC in eye of next crocodile st, Ch 1, 2 DC between Crocodile sts, Ch 1, DC in eye of last Crocodile st.

Row 6: Ch 1, Crocodile St around the next pair of Crocodile Sts, Sl st in Solo DC, Crocodile St on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, turn.

Row 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6

Note: If you are making larger sizes, repeat the crocodile stitch rows to make your sides longer. (See Notes section above)

Row 11: SC 12 evenly across, ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (10)

Row 13: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (8)

Row 14: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew sides to Bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Flamingo Neck/Head:
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2-16: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 17: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 19-22: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 23: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Stuff the neck/head
Rnd 24: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Stuff your piece one last time.
Rnd 25: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

SC 1st and 4th Sts together
Fasten off, weave in end.

Beak:
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (12)

Change to White
Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew beak to head and embroider eyes making French Knots. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew head/Neck to Booties.

 

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**For the Sweet Swan Slippers Follow the Written instructions below**

Sole: With White
Repeat the same Sole as the Flamingo

Sides Feathers: With White
Repeat the same Side Feathers as the Flamingo

Assembly Step:
Sew sides to Bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Beak:
With Orange
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (12)

Change to Black
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 6: SC in 4 Sts, Ch 2, SC in next 4 sts, Ch 2, SC in last 4 sts. (12)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Neck/Head: With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2
: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnds 3-8
: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off first piece with long tail.

Second piece
:
Start with a long tail when you make your slip knot
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2-10: SC in each st around. (12)
Do not fasten off,

Rnd 11: SC around second piece, and in each st of first piece (to attach them). (24)
You will see a hole in the crick of the neck, you can sew that closed with that long tail you fastened off with from the first piece.

Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff piece

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff one last time

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly step:
Sew beak to Face and embroider eyes. (see photo for a visual guide)
Sew neck and back of neck to booties.

Crown: With Gold
Start with a long tail for sewing when you make your Slip Knot
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: SC in next st, *Ch 3, SC in same st, Sk next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to first st, Fasten off, weave in end.
Sew crown to top of head.

Weave in any extra ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: The Enchantress Bonnet

Crochet Tutorial: The Enchantress Bonnet

Most of you know that I get inspiration from a variety of ways when creating my pieces. “The Enchantress Bonnet” is no exception. It reminds me of the enchantress from ancient literature or from a character in a fairy-tale.

Enchantress Bonnet
Recently, I started binge watching the series “Once Upon A Time” on Netflix. This series is a drama series that brings fairytales to life and intertwines characters from stories I remember as a child. I’m totally addicted to this show! I’ve noticed that I adore the costumes worn by the characters. I had seen a hood design and I fell in love with it. I love the texture from the crocodile stitch combined with the front post and back post half-double crochet. It looks very detailed and complex.  
Enchantress Bonnet
“Bring out the hidden enchantress inside of you! The magnificent, confident, hauntingly beautiful, multifaceted you!!”

Enchantress Bonnet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make your Enchantress Bonnet:

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Approx. 430 Yards of Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice in “Mountain Print”
-Approx. 315 Yards of Red Heart With Love in “Chocolate”
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
This hat is made to fit any adult size head. Watch the video to learn how to make it smaller if you are an advanced crocheter. The written pattern is for the ADULT SIZE ONLY.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
V-Stitch: Double Crochet, Ch 1, Double Crochet all in the same stitch
Crocodile Stitch: 5 DC around 1st DC of V-Stitch, ch 1, 5 DC around 2nd DC of V-Stitch

Hat
With Mountain Print Ch 117
Row 1: 1 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across. (116)

Row 2
: Ch 2, turn, (counts as stitch) *FPHDC around next st, BPHDC around next, repeat from * Across. HDC in last st.

Row 3
: Ch 2, turn, (counts as stitch) *BPHDC around next st, FPHDC around next, repeat from * across. HDC in last st.

Rows 4-20
: Repeat rows 2 & 3, ending on a repeat of Row 2.

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, * sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, repeat from * across until you have 11 sts left. sc2tog, sc in last 9 sts. Do NOT fasten off. Change color to Chocolate (See video for visual instructions for this part)

Crocodile stitch section:

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, sk next st, *V-stitch, sk next 2 sts, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, V in next st, sk next st, dc in last st.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in first dc, *work crocodile stitch around next V-stitch, skip next V-stitch, repeat from * across, work scale around last V-stitch, sl st in last st.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, *V-stitch in center of next scale, V-stitch in skipped V-stitch, repeat from * across, V-stitch in center of last scale, dc in last st.

Row 4: Turn, sl st in first 2 dc and in ch space of first V, *work crocodile stitch around next V-stitch, skip next V-stitch, repeat from * finishing with scale in next V-stitch, sl st in ch space of last V and in last 2 dc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, DC in first st, *V-stitch in skipped V-stitch, V-stitch in center of next scale, repeat from * across, finishing with V-stitch in last skipped V-stitch, dc in last st.

Row 6-10: Repeat Rows 2 – 5, then repeat row 2 once more.

Do NOT fasten off, remove your hook and sew up the back

Sewing up the back:
Fold work in half, with right sides together, so that Row 10 forms the front of the hat. Sew back seam. Turn hat right-side-out again. (See video for visual instructions on this section)

Continue with crocheting:

Pick up loop from last stitch of previous section, and turn work so you are now working in the sides of the rows along the bottom:

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc evenly spaced along sides of rows all the way around the bottom of hood. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Braids:
Take 12 strands of yarn that measure 48 inches and pull half through the bottom of one side of hood and tie a knot. There should be 24 strands. Braid using 8 strands of yarn in each bunch, and tie a knot at the bottom. (Do the same thing for the other side). See video tutorial for visual instructions on this section

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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