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« on: April 02, 2012 01:58:45 PM »

Well, I finally got around to trying out the crocodile stitch (sometimes known as the scale stitch).

It works up a bit differently than I imagined when I first saw a project using this stitch, but it's fairly straightforward once you get the hang of it. (And before you ask, this is at the top of my list of tutorials to do over the next couple of days. As long as I'm not called in to work, all should go to plan. ^_^)

One thing to know about this stitch is that it uses up a lot of yarn! 

Anyhow, here's the bag I made (I think it would be a good size for a little girl)


For the back, I just made a single crochet panel:


I just winged the handles (I know you all love it when I say that Tongue)

The one down side to this pattern is that it leaves some pretty big holes, so this will probably need lining:



It used up almost an entire ball of Bernat Satin.  I chose this colour because it reminded me of mermaids and I thought it would go well with the scale-looking stitch pattern.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012 02:18:55 PM »

Beautiful mio! I'd love if you would write up the pattern, because the one I used online to make a neck warmer for loves2experiment was kind of horribly written lol!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012 02:38:08 PM »

I started with this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB9__oYOCEk

But instead of doing the slip stitch into the lone double crochet, I did the slip stitch *around* the lone double crochet.  It made it easier to work into the lone double crochet on the next pass.

I'm not sure she's right about how many chains to start with, though... I need to double check it.  Basically, I chained 31, but ended up stopping shy of the end and un-doing the extras.  Of course, I was watching tv at the same time, so it's possible I just misunderstood what she said. ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012 03:25:26 PM »

That's a different video than I watched. This is the "pattern" I used, it was so confusing that I wouldn't have been able to finish it without a link to a video.

http://yarn-muse.blogspot.com/2011/01/crocodile-stitch.html
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012 04:53:35 PM »

The stitch itself is so wonderful. This is lovely. Colors beautiful. The front would be pretty as a scarf so I will have to look up this stitch.
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