Knitted Crocodile Stitch [A How To Knitting Video Tutorial]

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Learn How To Make The Knitted Crocodile Stitch

In this tutorial you will lean how to make the fun knitted crocodile stitch.

The crocodile stitch is usually associated with crocheting, but the stitch also looks well when knitted.

We have included two different video tutorials.  They show 2 very different techniques for achieving a crocodile scale looking result.

Would you like to try out the crocodile stitch? We have a great pattern here: Knit Crocodile Mocs [FREE Knitting Pattern]

The first video tutorial is from Kris over at Kris Krafter. She knits the crocodile over 4 rows. Those 4 rows are then repeated. However, first she knits a set up row:

Cast on an even # of stitches.
Setup row: p1, k1, repeat across row.
Row 1: Sl1 wyib, yf, *sl1, yon, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Sl1 wyib, yf, *p1, sl2, yon, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: Sl1 wyib, *k3tog, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: Sl1, *K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat rows 1-4 to create crocodile stitch.

Watch this video tutorial and see how Kris knits the crocodile stitch!


This second video tutorial is from Annies Craft Videos. In this method, you knit a number of “short” rows for each scale.

The resulting “scale” is a lot more pointed than what you achieve using Kris’ technique.

Using this technique, you work each scale into one single stitch. You then knit a number of short rows. These form one scale.

You then continue working the rest of the row in the same manner.

Want to learn how to knit the crocodile stitch in the round? Click the NEXT button below to view the tutorial!

Watch this video tutorial and learn this method for knitting the crocodile stitch!

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