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Crocodile Couture: 24 Free Crochet Crocodile Stitch Patterns

Make a crocodile stitch crochet blanket or a cowl that stands out from the crowd. These stylish patterns are stunning.

By: Michele Dobbins, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Crocodile Couture 24 Free Crochet Crocodile Stitch Patterns

Nothing brings texture and depth to the table like the crochet crocodile stitch. It can give you so many different designs, all the way from mermaid scales to flower petals, which is why the crocodile stitch is not just confined to one type of pattern.

Crocodile Couture: 24 Free Crochet Crocodile Stitch Patterns is a page in which we have collected the many fabulous items that use this versatile stitch.

The possibilities truly are endless. If you are new to this style, the crocodile stitch tutorial will help you tackle this design in no time before you can branch out and deck yourself out from head to toe. But don't worry: this collection doesn't leave anyone out.

There are free crochet patterns for all those little ones out there, including your fur babies. With great baby crochet patterns as well as a dog bandana pattern, everyone in your family can wow with the crocodile stitch.

You can even use these to create a cozy living space with personal crochet items using wall decorations and crochet blanket patterns.

Crocodile Stitch Tutorials

Before we get to the patterns, we thought we'd share a couple tutorials, one written and one video, so no matter your preference, you can learn or get a refresher on this beautiful stitch.

Learn how to do crocodile stitch patterns with ease by checking out either of these helpful tutorials. Because the crocodile stitch is not your ordinary crochet stitch, it isn't just a walk in the park to pick up on your own.

However, that means it is interesting to dive into, and you won't be bored when working up these patterns. Even if you are a crochet regular, this tutorial would be a useful refresher before getting started on all your wonderful designs.

  • Crochet Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

    There are several tutorials explaining how to do this stitch, but this one is particularly thorough and features several pictures along the way for added guidance.

  • Crocodile Stitch Crochet Tutorial

    Learn just how easy it is to master the crocodile stitch when you watch this super helpful crochet video tutorial from crochet teacher Kristi Simpson.

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Bags

Mermaid's Favorite Crochet Tote

The crocodile stitch is ideal for crochet bag patterns because it gives them a great layered appearance. Everyone needs a bag that they can pack a lot in but not look like they're carrying around a suitcase, which is why this stitch is so perfect.

The individual stitches are larger, so they take up enough space to keep from drowning in all the material. They also overlap to make the bag flirty and edgy. Especially with the scale theme, these make great beach bags.

This ​Mermaid's Favorite Crochet Tote is one of our favorites too. Along with the rest found in the list below.

  • Crocodile on the Beach Bag

    This crochet bag pattern is in a lovely crocodile stitch and can fit three to four beach towels.

  • Rainbow Dragon Bag

    This particular pattern is best for intermediate crocheters since it is crocheted in rounds from the bottom up.

  • Scale and Shell Bag

    Stylish and chic, this crocodile stitch purse is sure to turn heads. Everyone will want one of these bags, that's for sure.

  • Crocodile Clutch Purse

    The flower embellishment gives this bag the perfect finishing touch. Make one for yourself and give one to a friend.

Wearable Crocodile Stitch Patterns

Pretty Pink Mermaid Shawl

Shawls, scarves, and hats, oh my! If you want to find a way to work the crochet crocodile stitch into your wardrobe, there is a way. These patterns all feature accessories that have gorgeous detail thanks to this stitch, and there is a free crochet pattern for every season.

If you're looking for warmer attire, these shawls and cowls will keep you snug and warm thanks to the layers, but if you want a great summer crochet pattern, you can work up flip-flop toppers. Of course, bracelets, hats, and scarves are necessities year-round, so put these at the top of your to-crochet list.

How glamorous is this Pretty Pink Mermaid Shawl? You'll feel like a million bucks in this or any of these wearables below.

  • Coral Crocodile Stitch Crochet Cowl

    This cowl stays close around your neck to keep you warm and to give you a fun, ruffled neckline.

  • Colorful Rio Scarf

    The crocodile stitch is used giving this scarf pattern a bit of flare. ​You can use multiple colors or a variegated yarn for a fun and festive look.

  • Twisted Crocodile Stitch Keyhole Scarf

    This Twisted Crocodile Stitch Keyhole Scarf is a great scarf pattern to have during the winter. It was made using Alpaca yarn, making it a soft and cozy scarf to sport.

  • Favorite Textured Slouch Hat

    The hat actually looks ribbed on one side, and it has a textured spiral look on the other because of the stitch pattern that's used.

  • Crochet Crocodile Stitch Adult Hat

    Using the crocodile stitch and this free crochet pattern you can make a fun Crochet Crocodile Stitch Adult Hat.

  • Crocodile Stitch Flip Flop Toppers

    You can personalize this crocodile crochet stitch pattern with your favorite colors or pick colors to match a specific outfit.

  • Crocodile Stitch Bracelet

    This is the perfect accessory to add to your summer wardrobe. Make one in every color of the rainbow!

  • Crocodile Stitch Dog Bandana

    Your pet will feel extra loved and extra special with such a cool bandana, especially because you made it.

Crocodile Crochet Home Decor

Crocodile Stitch: DIY Crochet Wall Art

How fun and creative is this Crocodile Stitch: DIY Crochet Wall Art? It's just one of the cool ideas found in this section.

Even your home can be decked out with crocodile stitch magic. From gorgeous textured afghans to crochet flower patterns that can be used on picture frames, scrapbooks, and shelve displays, the crocodile stitch can set anything apart.

This style even looks great on crochet Christmas decorations because the scales work remarkably well as the branches of an evergreen tree.

Crocodile Crochet for Baby

Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties

Everything looks cuter in miniature, and crocodile stitch patterns are no exception. You can outfit your baby in the soft, voluptuous folds of yarn to give them comfort and style. Crocodile stitch baby blankets are particularly dazzling, and you can even make a larger, matching one for yourself.

These are great patterns for a baby shower or to work on yourself while expecting, and they will be sure to keep your baby croc dressed to the nines.

These Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties are too cute, aren't they? As are the rest of the baby crocodile patterns here.

What other patterns do you use the crocodile stitch on?

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I haven't tried the crocodile stitch yet but it is so beautiful that I will have to soon!

So stylish. The crocodile stitch is so distinctive.

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