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FREE Crocodile Stitch Hooded Scarf

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It is with profound gratitude for your support and patronage throughout the year that we are gifting this Crocodile Stitch Hooded Scarf pattern.

This scarf was made with our fluffy and light Angora yarns in variegated or sparkly Angora Shimmer in solid colors.  It only takes two skeins to complete this project! 

As a special launch promotion, during our Black Friday - Cyber Monday SALE, we are offering 20% off on our Angora yarns (No coupon needed). You can make this project for only $13.60. What a deal for making gifts or selling the finished item!

This hood was designed by my "partner in crime" and mom, Rachel Azulay. It was from her that I learned most of what I know about fashion and designing. One of her main rules of designing is "make it impressive, classic, but above all, easy to make". Oh, and I almost forgot another big one: garments and accessories need to flow, drape.

I can surely see all her golden rules represented on this piece. She used the Crocodile Stitches just in the right places to make it impressive; she made it a hooded scarf (a classic) and finally, she chose a beautiful light weight yarn with a larger hook to make the scarf drapey. 

Free Crocodile Stitch Hooded Scarf crochet pattern

 

I have been wearing it for a couple of weeks and I have had countless people stopping me to compliment, find out where I bought it and in some cases, people just want to "touch it" to feel how fluffy it is. I confess that I never get tired of the attention our designs get when we wear them "out in the world". If you are a crocheter that mostly makes gifts or sell your creations, I highly suggest you start wearing some of what you make in public. It is a very positive experience, I promise!

We hope you enjoy this gift and share pictures of your finished items on our exclusive Facebook Group or Instagram. We appreciate it if you #bonitapatterns, so we can find you.


 

Crocodile Stitch Hooded Scarf

Designed by Rachel Azulay

 

*** The pattern is available below with Ads (until December 6, 2019).

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Text and images Copyright ©2019 by saidinbed & Rachel Azulay, all rights reserved. No pattern may be reproduced or distributed — mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for commercial sales. It is appreciated if design credit to saidinbed is listed in finished products.

 

Materials:

 

2 Skeins of Bonita Yarns Angora Cloud (Sport, #2 weight) in Sand Shades colorway; 20% Angora, 20% Wool, 60% Acrylic (601 yards/ 500 m, 100 grams per skein). You can purchase this yarn at www.saidinbed.com

Yardage: approximately 1200 yds

Size G (4.25 mm) crochet hook  

Gauge:

With G crochet hook in V-st (dc 1, ch1, dc 1) pattern (Rows of V-sts on top of V-sts):

3 V-sts and 4 rows = 2"

Abbreviations:

Beginning (beg)

Chain (ch)

Double Crochet (dc)

Repeat (rep)

Right Side (RS)

Single Crochet (sc)

Slip Stitch (sl st)

Space (sp)

Stitch (st)

Wrong Size (WS)

Yarn Over (yo)

 

Special Stitches Used:

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

V-Stitch (V-st) – Work (dc 1, ch1, dc 1) in st indicated.

 

Pattern Notes:

  1. The Crocodile Hooded Scarf is worked in four pieces (hood, scarf and two pockets) that are sewn together in the finishing stages. Hood is crocheted as a rectangular piece that will be folded and sewn closed on the back edge.
  2. In short, the “crocodile stitch” is formed by a two-row repeat: a row of V-sts followed by a row of scales (or shells). This is a fairly easy pattern to execute and fast to memorize.  The only novelty about this design is that the scales are crocheted in front of the V-sts with clusters of front post double crochets (fpdcs) from top to bottom, then from bottom to top, as opposed to working them on top of the row, like in most shell patterns.

 

Directions for Hood:

Ch 151

Row 1: Sc (beg ch 1 doesn’t count as sc) in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn. – (150 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as dc here and throughout), *skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, rep from * across to last ch, dc in top of last sc; turn -- (49 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 3 – Row 26: Ch 3, V-st in each ch-1 sp (V-st on top of V-st) across to last dc, dc in top of last dc

Row 27 (RS): Ch 3 (count as a dc), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc (see pic A), ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down      (V point of V-st will be facing right; see pic B), working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (see pic C) * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st,  work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * across (see pic D); turn – (25 scales)

Row 28 (WS): Ch 3 (count as a dc), work a V-st in next ch-1 sp, * yo, insert hook in both next ch-1 space and in space between scales directly behind ch-1 sp (see pic E) and complete a V-st, work a V-st in next ch-1 sp,  rep from * across to last dc, dc in in top of last st (see pic F); turn – (49 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 29 (RS): Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in next ch-1 sp, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1,turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * across to last V-st, sl st in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next 2 sts (see pic G); turn – (24 scales)

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Row 30 (WS): Ch 3, work a V-st in ch-1 sp of first V-st, * V-st in next ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in both next ch-1 sp and in space between scales directly behind ch-1 sp and complete a V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp, V-st in last ch-1 sp, dc in last st; turn – (49 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 31 (RS): Ch 1, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * across to last dc, sl st in last dc; turn – (25 scales)

Row 32 (WS): Rep Row 28 – (49 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 33 (RS): Rep Row 29 – (24 scales)

Row 34 (WS): Rep Row 30 – (49 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 35 (RS): Rep Row 31 – (25 scales)

Row 36 (WS): Ch 1, * sc in next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts, insert hook in next ch-1 sp and in sp between scales directly behind ch-1 st and complete a sc, rep from * across to last 5 sts, sc in each of the last 5 sts. Fasten off.  – (148 sc).

 

Directions for Scarf:

Ch 60

Row 1: HDC in third ch from hook (beg ch-2 doesn’t count as hdc) and in each ch across; turn. – (58 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as dc here and throughout), *skip next 2 hdc, V-st in next hdc, rep from * across to last hdc, dc in top of last hdc; turn -- (18 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 3 – Row 143: Ch 3, V-st in each ch-1 sp (V-st on top of V-st) across to last dc, dc in top of last dc

Row 144: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as hdc), hdc in first st, hdc in next st, hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 2 sts, * hdc in next ch-1, hdc in next 2 sts, rep from * across to last dc, hdc in each of the last dc. Fasten off.  – (56 hdc).

Directions for Pockets: Make two using same directions.

Ch 39

Row 1: V-st in 6th ch from hook (beg ch-3 count as dc here and throughout), *skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, rep from * across to last ch, dc in top of last sc; turn (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (count as a dc), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down (V point of V-st will be facing right), working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st,  work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * across; turn – (6 scales)

Row 3 (WS): Ch 3 (count as a dc), work a V-st in next ch-1 sp, * yo, insert hook in both next ch-1 space and in space between scales directly behind ch-1 sp and complete a V-st, work a V-st in next ch-1 sp,  rep from * across to last dc, dc in in top of last st; turn -- (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 4 (RS): Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in next ch-1 sp, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1,turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * across to last V-st, sl st in next ch-1 sp, sl st in next 2 sts; turn – (5 scales)

Row 5 (WS): Ch 3, work a V-st in ch-1 sp of first V-st, * V-st in next ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in both next ch-1 sp and in space between scales directly behind ch-1 sp and complete a V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp, V-st in last ch-1 sp, dc in last st; turn – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 6 (RS): Ch 1, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * across to last dc, sl st in last dc; turn – (6 scales)

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Row 7 (WS): Rep Row 3 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 8 (RS): Rep Row 4 – (5 scales)

Row 9 (WS): Rep Row 5 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 10 (RS): Rep Row 6 – (6 scales)

Row 11 (WS): Rep Row 3 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 12 (RS): Rep Row 4 – (5 scales)

Row 13 (WS): Rep Row 5 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 14 (RS): Rep Row 6 – (6 scales)

Row 15 (WS): Rep Row 3 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 16 (RS): Rep Row 4 – (5 scales)

Row 17 (WS): Rep Row 5 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 18 (RS): Rep Row 6 – (6 scales)

Row 19 (WS): Rep Row 3 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 20 (RS): Rep Row 4 – (5 scales)

Row 21 (WS): Rep Row 5 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 22 (RS): Rep Row 6 – (6 scales)

Row 23 (WS): Rep Row 3 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 24 (RS): Rep Row 4 – (5 scales)

Row 25 (WS): Rep Row 5 – (11 V-sts + 2 dc)

Row 26 (RS): Rep Row 6 – (6 scales)

Row 27 (WS): Ch 1, * sc in next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts, insert hook in next ch-1 sp and in sp between scales directly behind ch-1 st and complete a sc, rep from * across to last 5 sts, sc in each of the last 5 sts. Fasten off.  – (37 sc).

Finishing:

Weave in all yarn ends. With wrong side of work facing you, fold hood in half lengthwise and sew along foundation chain edge (opposite edge from the scales). Fold scarf in half and match hood to it and sew them together.

 

 

 

Sew on pockets to each side of scarf short edge as shown in the picture below.

 

 

(Picture A)   Ch 3 (count as a dc), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc (see pic A)

(Picture B) Ch 3 and 4 fpdc completed, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is upside down (V point of V-st will be facing right)

(Picture C)  Working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc.

 (Picture D) Row 2 completed.

(Picture E)   Yo, insert hook in both next ch-1 space and in space between scales directly behind ch-1 sp (see pic E), and complete a V-st.

(Picture F) Row 3 completed.  This shows the wrong side of the work where all     V-sts line up on top of each other.

(Picture G)   Rows 1 through 4 completed.