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Crochet Crocodile Stitch

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Item # 15183817
Instructor : Tamara Kelly
$29.99 $14.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Tip the scales in a fun, textural direction with the crocodile stitch! Join Moogly founder Tamara Kelly as she guides you through the steps you need. During class, Tamara starts with techniques for the basic crocodile stitch before moving on to shaping with increases and decreases. Want to try out your new skills? You'll work a fun pillow project as you get some practice working with written patterns. Tamara will even teach you how to work crocodile stitch in the round, create fun edgings and add fabulous embellishments! By the end of class, you'll be able to bring your crocodile-stitch skills to nearly any project, for results that say, "Why don't you stay for a while, crocodile?"  Tip the scales in a fun, textural direction with the crocodile stitch! Join Moogly founder Tamara Kelly as she guides you through the steps you need. During class, Tamara starts with techniques for the basic crocodile stitch before moving on to shaping with increases and decreases. Want to try out your new skills? You'll work a fun pillow project as you get some practice working with written patterns. Tamara will even teach you how to work crocodile stitch in the round, create fun edgings and add fabulous embellishments! By the end of class, you'll be able to bring your crocodile-stitch skills to nearly any project, for results that say, "Why don't you stay for a while, crocodile?" More
Conquer the crocodile stitch! Create incredible texture with skills for scales, shaping, unique edgings and fun embellishments.

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Tip the scales in a fun, textural direction with the crocodile stitch! Join Moogly founder Tamara Kelly as she guides you through the steps you need. During class, Tamara starts with techniques for the basic crocodile stitch before moving on to shaping with increases and decreases. Want to try out your new skills? You'll work a fun pillow project as you get some practice working with written patterns. Tamara will even teach you how to work crocodile stitch in the round, create fun edgings and add fabulous embellishments! By the end of class, you'll be able to bring your crocodile-stitch skills to nearly any project, for results that say, "Why don't you stay for a while, crocodile?"
 Tip the scales in a fun, textural direction with the crocodile stitch! Join Moogly founder Tamara Kelly as she guides you through the steps you need. During class, Tamara starts with techniques for the basic crocodile stitch before moving on to shaping with increases and decreases. Want to try out your new skills? You'll work a fun pillow project as you get some practice working with written patterns. Tamara will even teach you how to work crocodile stitch in the round, create fun edgings and add fabulous embellishments! By the end of class, you'll be able to bring your crocodile-stitch skills to nearly any project, for results that say, "Why don't you stay for a while, crocodile?"
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   Tamara Kelly

Tamara Kelly is the professional designer and blogger behind Moogly, a site dedicated to connecting the crochet community through patterns, tutorials and more. She has written for publications such as I like Crochet and Country Woman and is a proud member of the Crochet Guild of America. Tamara's Awards include 2013 Craftsy Blogger Award for Best Tutorials, Yarn Box Top Crochet Designer of 2013 and 2013 Top Blogger on All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns.

Materials: What you Need

1 . FOR THE DIAGONAL DUO CROCODILE PILLOW
2 . Worsted-weight yarn in two colors. Tamara uses 750 yds Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend, 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool (3.5 oz /100 g) (165 yds/150 m) in #503 Gerbera Daisy (375 yds/3 balls) and #507 Winter Sky (375 yds/3 balls)
3 . US-J, 6mm hook
4 . 12" pillow form
5 . Stitch markers
6 . Yarn or tapestry needle
7 . FOR THE CROCODILE STATEMENT NECKLACE
8 . Worsted-weight yarn. Tamara uses 10 yds Lion Brand Wool-Ease, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool (3 oz /85 g) (197 yds/180 m) in #151 Grey Heather 
9 . 6 Crystallets Swarovski Crystals - 5mm White Pearl, Silver
10 . US-I, 5.5mm hook
11 . Small yarn or tapestry needle

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Stitch How-To: Rows
00:20:50

Meet Moogly mastermind Tamara Kelly, who begins with a quick conversation about how crocodile stitch works. Then, follow along to create your base layer of mesh crochet, and learn how to create the additional layers that will become your crocodile scales. That's the crocodile stitch!

Lesson 2 : Stitch How-To: Increases & Decreases
00:12:03

Discover how to shape your scales for more versatility. Tamara starts with three scales and works up to five scales, demonstrating increases along the way. Want to work back to a single stitch? This lesson ends with the decreases you need to make it.

Lesson 3 : Project Practice: Pillow
00:19:01

Put your newfound skills to the test with a crocodile stitch pillow project! Since crocodile stitch patterns are written a few different ways, Tamara shows you how to easily navigate the differences and follow along. Then, learn to set up for your project, work your pillow and bring the two sides together with a neat seam job.

Lesson 4 : Stitch How-To: Rounds
00:12:51

Why limit yourself to flat projects? In this lesson, Tamara shows you how to work crocodile stitch in the round for scaly socks, mermaid tails and more! You'll move step by step through planning your project, working your base row of mesh, working your scales, and increasing and decreasing, all in the round.

Lesson 5 : Stitch How-To: Edges
00:16:49

Crocodile stitch can be a real yarn-eater. Luckily, just a little bit of the pattern can go a long way. Find out how to spice up your projects with crocodile-stitch edging, as Tamara guides you through methods for working around curves and making scales point out instead of in.

Lesson 6 : Stitch How-to: Accent or Afterthought
00:16:12

Fun embellishments are ahead! Follow along with Tamara as she shows you how to use your scales as whimsical accents in the round and add afterthought scales to your work. For crocodile with extra style, the lesson ends with steps for incorporating beads.



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