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Crocodile Stitch granny square

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I started this ages ago and made quite good progress on it. I did the Bubble stitch centre and then the rows around it until it was about 13″ square. That was the point at which I posted about it and mentioned that it might be a bit more advanced than I could handle, but I thought I was doing ok.

Famous last words. I did the first row of surface stitches, the Crocodile stitch, and realised I’d made a tiny mistake. When I tried to unpick it, I couldn’t find where I’d woven in my ends so eventually had to resort to cutting it. This was where my problems really started as I managed to cut the layer underneath instead. This was a disaster as it meant I then had to unpick EVERYTHING, right back to a couple of rows after the Bubble stitch centre.

I was gutted.

After putting it away for a couple of weeks, while I had a good sulk, I finally redid the bits that I’d had to undo and then put it away again rather than face the Crocodile stitch. I’m such a coward. Eventually though I got it back out and after a couple of mis-starts, I got the hang of the stitch and this is the result.

Crocodile cushion front
I’m sure the Crocodile stitch could be a bit more even, but I’m very happy with it for a first attempt. I need to crochet the back now as this is going to be a small cushion cover. That’s going to be plain though so won’t take nearly as long. I hope ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pattern by Joyce Lewis on Ravelry

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Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

15 thoughts on “Crocodile Stitch granny square

  1. This is absolutely stunning. Love it! (And I love the title of your blog, by the way.)

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  2. It’s absolutely awesome, you are very clever with the crochet ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. That is amazing! I would like to learn to crotchet a simple flower. What a piece of art you have created. Well done.

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  4. Oh that is beautiful! Worth the unpicking!

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  5. Stunning! You give me hope! I’m glad to see you over came the difficulties and finished it! Way to go!

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  6. It’s beautiful!

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  7. thats really cool. you’re much more adventurous than me, i havent tried bubble or crocodile stitch yet!!.

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