How to knit the Crocodile stitch
Knitting stitch patterns

How to knit the Crocodile stitch

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit an unusual stitch, and a great textured motif: The Crocodile stitch.

This is one of those special knitting patterns, a stitch you don’t see every day, that will you fall in love at first sight! It’s easy to knit (much easier than it looks), perfect for knitting a unique cardigan or a sweater with an elegant touch.

I believe it may be from the same family as the Seagull stitch: refined and textured, great for knitting a big piece!

This swatch is made of mercerized cotton, (this set has bright and lively colors…)

using sharp tip knitting needles (4 mm / US 6)… my favorites! These will save you time and effort


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

passyo: Pass the yarn over the last two stitches

BO: Bind off

Crocodile knitting stitch pattern step by step So Woolly

How to knit the Crocodile stitch

CO multiples of 4 + 1, i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 + 1 = 13 stitches

1º and 3º rows (RS): K across

2º row: P1, *yo, P2, passyo, P2*. Repeat from * to *, to end.

4º row: P1, *P2, yo, P2, passyo*. Repeat from * to *, to end.

These four rows create the pattern and will be repeated until the desire length is reached.

When finish, BO knitwise after a row four.

Crocodile stitch knitting pattern wrong side of the work

It’s time to watch the video!

How to knit the Crocodile stitch

And that’s all for today! Hope you like it, knit your swatch, share it on Instagram or Twitter and tag me, so I can see your knits!

Hugs and happy knitting,

So Woolly – Carolina

PS: A little piece of advice…don’t forget to

protect the tips when using sharp tip knitting needles ;-)!

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