1.: Work 2 DC in 7th chain from hook – *chain 1, skip 2 chains – 1 DC – chain 1, skip 2 chains – 2 DC in same chain* – chain 1, skip 2 – 1 DC – TURN
5.: Chain 1 – 1 slip stitch in the middle of the next scale – chain 3 – *chain 1 – two DC in the space between scales – chain 1 – 1 DC in the middle of the next scale* – TURN.
6.: Chain 1 – *work 5 FPDC down the 1st DC of a DC-pair – chain 1 – work 5 FPDC up the 2nd DC – slip stitch onto stand-alone DC* – TURN
Afterthought: I find that the Crocodile Scale Stitch is more of an intermediate to advanced stitch. This is mainly because of the turning around of your project during the process. Having said that I do believe beginners can work it too, once you get the feel of the movement.
The Crocodile Scale Stitch will create a voluminous texture to any crochet project. However the stitch is a yarn hoarder, so make sure to stuck up. In the last instruction image it really shows, why the stitch is so named. However do not feel limited – I have used the stitch to resemble the leaves of a succulent. If you look below it is one of my available patterns on Etsy.