Monday, August 22, 2011

Crocodile Stitch Dog Collar Crochet Pattern

I Love the look of the Crocodile Stitch
 and wanted to incorporate it into a simple, yet
 fun crochet pattern. So I started with a dog collar...
I definitely have more ideas in mind!
I have been working on this 
pattern for a few days,
and really wanted to make it 
easy to understand.
Please, Add This Crochet pattern to Your 
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Skill : Easy


Hook : H
Yarn- Any Worsted Weight yarn
Tape measure

Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
V Stitch ( vst)
Crocodile Stitch ( croc st)

Getting Started:
I will try my best to explain the Croc st. in easy to follow terms,
but if you need more help here is a link with pics
Crocodile Stitch Dog Bandanna photo Tutorial

The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck in inches,
according to the pic:
For a 12 inch neck ch 37, add or subtract 3 chs per inch to
 adjust to your dog's neck size, also, you need a odd
number of chains for the pattern to work properly.

R : 1 - 1 sc in the second ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn

R : 2 - (V- St Row)-- 1 dc in the 1st st, * skip the next 2 sts,
 (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next st, repeat from * across row,
1 dc in the last st. turn

R : 3 - (Croc St Row) - 1 dc in the 1st dc, *turn work sideways and
 st 4 dc around the 1st post of the dc of the 1st v st,
 then turn work the opposite way and st 4 dc around
the post of the other dc in this v st. That is the first crocodile scale,
1 sc in the next v st, turn

Repeat From * across row, 1 dc in the dc at the end of row.

Again, if you don't understand how to do the croc st,
check out the link I listed above.

R : 4 - Ch 3, and Repeat R : 2

R : 5 - Ch 3, and repeat R : 3

R : 6 - Ch 3, 2 sc in the 1 v st, 2 sc in the center of the 1st croc st,
 * 2 sc in the next v st, 2 sc in the next croc st, repeat from * across row,
ch 7, ( the amount of chs here will depend on your dog' neck measurement)
 join to opposite side of the collar with a sc, to form a circle, turn, ch 1,

R : 7 - 1 sc in each sc around collar, join and tie off

This is a Great project to help you learn the Crocodile Stitch.

Happy Stitching!
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