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How To Knit the Crocodile Stitch

More common in its crochet form, the crocodile stitch is a stunning way to add decoration to your knitted items

Updated June 22, 2018
How To Knit the Crocodile Stitch
How To Knit the Crocodile Stitch
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The crocodile stitch is such a cute and easy way to add a little decoration to your knitting. It's a unique and versatile stitch, too; it can be used in anything from scarves and blankets to more advanced things like amigurumi.

Whether you plan to work up a scarf or a hat, it's is important to have a firm handle on many different basic knit stitches. Watch this video tutorial to learn everything you need to know about beautiful crocodile stitch. You might have heard of this stitch in its crochet version, but you can knit this stunning pattern as well!

Instructions

CO any even number of stitches

Row 1: (RS) *P1, k1, repeat from * to end of row

Row 2: (WS) *S1wyib, bring yarn to front, s1wyif, yo, p1, repeat from * until you have one stitch left, k1

Row 3: S1wyib, bring yarn to front, * p1, s2wyif, yo, repeat from * until you have one stitch left, k1

Row 4: S1wyib, * k3tog, p1, repeat from * until you have one stitch left, k1
Note: At the end of this row, you should have the same number of stitches that you cast on.

Row 5: S1wyib, * k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row, ending with a k1

Repeat rows 2-5 (not row 1) to create the "crocodile scales" in your fabric.

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So cute! This would make a neat scarf

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