Hello crafters!! I hope my crocheters are here because it's time to learn a new stitch. I have been itching to learn the crocodile stitch because I just love making textured things and it has to be the most unique textured stitch I have seen. Frankly, I have been a little intimidated by it and even put off projects because they had it in them.
As you know I love Leisure Arts so I went there first and found Beginners Guide To Crocodile Stitch. As with all of their titles I have tried, it was just what I needed to be well on my way to mastering this challenging stitch. In this book you will find several patterns that incorporate the crocodile in lovely functioning wearables and even an adorable square.
As I said, I was totally new to this stitch but a long time admirer and I was so thrilled to see so many patterns that I loved, I plan to make every single one and that is so rare to find a book where you love all the patterns. I am enamored with this stitch and so excited that I can confidently do it now. How adorable is the square to the right?? Too cute ... I know! I am thinking afghan border squares!
In addition to clear instructions and pictures, there are also online tutorials which I made use of to figure this out and once you get the hang of it, it actually becomes rather easy. It has the projects set up in a way that you start from the easiest to the hardest and learn along the way.
When you get ready to learn this lovely, textured stitch I recommend this fabulous book to get you started and keep you going with it's eight lovely projects. Just have a look at my lovely scales!!
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