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BlueCherryFaerie
« on: January 18, 2012 04:18:04 PM »

I started mom's Christmas gift back in February. I had been on youtube and saw someone do the crocodile crochet stitch. I thought it was pretty and really lent itself to a shawl. Well a few years ago, mom had asked me to make her a shawl. Better late than never.





I did change the stitch up a bit. I wanted the stitches to look more pointed and less rounded. So I added an additional chain stitch between the 2 sets of 5 double crochets. If you are familiar with the pattern then you probably know what I'm talking about. I just did the stitch until I thought it was long enough. My mom was into WOW and other fantasy stuff so I made her a "Red Dragon Scale" Shawl. The points really do make it look more like scales.

I got on Youtube to look for the crocodile stitch pattern that I saw so I could link it for you guys and found where someone actually put together a video for how to make a shawl using this technique. I haven't watched the whole thing (I only watched the first 5 minutes), but it looks similar to how I did mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LiH9Wk3rHc

This isn't exactly how I made mine, but it looks pretty close.

Here she is opening it:

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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012 02:29:36 AM »

Oh great. I love the shape of that stitch, it goes so well on the shawl.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012 07:48:36 AM »

Lovely! That stitch looks so good, especially in that colour.
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