Crocodile Scale Stitch

The Crocodile Scale Stitch is a combination of stitches, and these are the ones you need to know:
Chain
Frontpost
Double Crochet

Instructions

Chain a multiple of 6 + 4.
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
crocodile scale stitch
crocodile scale stitch
2.: 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
3.: Chain 3 – 1 DC in same slip stitch – *Chain 1 – 1 DC in the middle of the next scale – chain 1 – 2 DC in the slip stitch* – chain 1 – 2 DC in last DC of row 1 – TURN
crocodile scale stitch
crocodile scale stitch
4.: 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* – work 5 FPDC down the 1st DC of a DC-pair – chain 1 – work 5 FPDC up the 2nd 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.

Patterns using this stitch

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