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1  Re: Help me learn to make a mermaid tail for a newborn-crocodile stitch! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by StyleOnAStick on: January 09, 2014 03:09:23 PM
Hey crafty people. I've been trying to learn the crocodile stitch so I can make an adorable little mermaid tail for my baby girl due in January, but I'm frustrated with tutorials on youtube. I keep trying and trying and failing. I also haven't found a tutorial for the actual mermaid's tail, just the specific stitch, and I don't have $$ to dish out on patterns on etsy or other sites. If anyone on here has made one and knows a good way to learn how please help me. LOL sorry I sound very pathetic, I'm just frustrated.

All you need to know about the crocodile stitch is that it's a series of back post double crochet stitches. When you make the foundation, you crochet 2 dc in a row, chain 2 so it doesn't bunch, skip 2, and repeat. That gives you several sets of 2 posts. When you do the crocodile stitch, you do 5 bpdc around one post, then turn and make 5 bpdc around the other post in the set. Turn again, chain so it doesn't gap, then repeat. I got really good with it when I was figuring out my nephew's dragon hat.
I hope that helps!
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2  Re: Little Black Dress coffee cozy in Crochet: Completed Projects by StyleOnAStick on: December 29, 2013 09:31:50 PM
Thanks!  Grin I had fun making it and definitely will. I made an 11th doctor cozy, but it didn't come out straight.



 Ideally, I'll have a whole set of coffee clothes soon.
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3  Little Black Dress coffee cozy in Crochet: Completed Projects by StyleOnAStick on: December 23, 2013 09:20:51 PM
I thought I'd join the fun and add a coffee cozy I made.  I don't have a written pattern; all I did was chain until it fit the coffee cup, then did several rows of sc.  On the last row, I made a sweetheart neckline by stitching (slst, sc, hdc, dc) in one stitch, (dc, hdc, sc, slst) in the next, then slst in the next and repeating the pattern in the next stitch. I want to make lots more coffee clothes! My next one will probably be a red dress with a ruffle skirt using ruffle yarn.
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