Crochet Crocodile Stitch Neck Warmer

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Neck Warmer


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I wanted to make this Neck warmer for my self after seeing the crocodile stitch. I think it’s a pretty stitch and looks nice as a neck warmer scarf! I hope you enjoy the pattern and video!

Crocodile Stitch Video Part I

Crocodile Stitch Video Part II

Abbreviations: dc=double crochet

sc=single crochet

sl st=slip stitch


crocodile scale= 5dc around the dc from top to bottom, ch 2, 5dc around the 2nd dc from bottom to top.

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H hook

Red Heart Mulit-colored Yarn,  1 1/2 Skeins of yarn

button (I bought the barrel button at Walmart)

When you are finished, this will pattern will be a long rectangle of alternating 4 crocodile and 5 crocodile scales. Take the rectangle and wrap it around your neck.

Row 1: Chain 27, work two dc in the 6th chain from the hook, chain 1, skip two chains, work a dc, *chain 1, skip two chains, work 2 dc, chain 1, skip two chains, work a dc, *Repeat until the end, at the end, dc in the last chain, (13 dc)

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, skip the the first dc, go back around the post of the first dc of the two dc, *work 5 dc around that dc post from top to bottom, ch 2, work 5 dc of the next dc post from bottom to top, sl st in the next dc, *Repeat across,  sl st in the in the 2nd chain of the last dc, (4 crocodile scales made)

Row 3: Turn, Chain 3, dc in the same stitch, ch 1, *work a dc in the center of the crocodile stitch, ch 1, work 2 dc in the sl st, *Repeat across, (14 dc)

Row 4:  Turn, Ch 1, *work 5 dc in the first dc from top to bottom, ch 2, work 5 dc in the 2nd dc from bottom to top, sl st in the next dc, *Repeat across, (5 crocodile scales made)

Row 5: Turn, Ch 1, sl st in the center of the crocodile stitch, ch 4, *work 2 dc in the sl st, ch 1, work dc in the center of the crocodile stitch, ch 1, *Repeat across, (13 dc)

Row 6: *Repeat row 2

Row 7: *Repeat row 3

Row 8: *Repeat row 4

Row 9: *Repeat row 5

Now for each 4 rows, repeat rows 2-5 until your desired length.

I worked this pattern up 40 Rows; If you want bigger scales, use a bigger scale.

I sewed a button on the bottom part and fastened it to secure the neck warmer.


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7 thoughts on “Crochet Crocodile Stitch Neck Warmer

  1. Marilyn says:

    Am now on the 5th row and wondering how I get *more*crocodile now it says in row 6 to repeat row 2 and wondering how=when the scales are increased….maybe am too tired tonight to understand….lol. Amazed that I can even get this going as was very doubtful but love your neck warmer. Any help appreciated. Take care……………mm

  2. amray2007 says:

    Did you watch the video? that would help you. Also, yes when you get to row 6, go back to row 2 and Repeat thru 5 again. Row 5, the last row you were on, provided you with the foundation row to place the crocodile stitches on, and so Row 2, you will work your crocodile stitches on row 5, and Then Row 3 you will create a foundation row. You will get an increase from row 3, and then row 5 you will go back to a decrease. I just did a row of a foundation, then 4 crocodile stitches and then a row of a foundation, then 5 crocodile stitches to go around the post that foundation, and then just went back and forth between 4 and 5 crocodile stitches and created a long rectangle of those two, then wrapped it around my neck. I hope that helps.

  3. Marilyn says:

    Thanks for yr quick reply. Ok think I got that and so happy I can even make the stitch. Pic just looked like there shud be more scales but when you say a long rectangle that sure helps.
    Thanks again and I will watch the video again……have a great daya….mm

  4. Jill says:

    Hi, I love the look of this neck warmer, and I would love to make one for my daughter. I am pretty much a beginner in crochet. Instead of using a variegated yarn, would it be possible to make it in 2 colors. and if so, how would I do that?
    Thank you for the help and the videos!

  5. amray2007 says:

    You could sl st with your yarn and then continue on with the pattern each time you switch yarn colors.

  6. Diamond ruff says:

    Thank you for your pattern and tutorial, it was very easy and quick, I would like to send you a pic of my finished project.

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