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Topic: Help me learn to make a mermaid tail for a newborn-crocodile stitch!  (Read 1132 times)
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« on: November 07, 2013 05:09:22 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.
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« Reply #1 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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