Crocodile Stitch Skirt

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I was making the Mermaid Tears Purse from Yarnspirations. Right before I added the handles to the purse I realized how crazy cute it would be as a skirt! So of course I attempted to finish up my fifteen or so WIP’s (I’m pretty sure I added more to that count) before moving onto this idea.

Finally I am here! It is essentially the same body as the purse, with a different starting chain and a different amount of rows. Then the band at the top of the skirt is completely different.

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I used “I Love This Yarn” from Hobby Lobby. You could use any yarn and hook combination that you prefer, however, you may need to adjust your starting chain, If you use a DK yarn or lighter, you will need a longer starting chain. With bulkier yarn you will need a shorter starting chain.

The starting chain is worked in multiples of 7, so if you need to make it longer or shorter you will add or subtract 7. The starting chain will always be 7+3. If you don’t know what this means; you will chain in multiples of 7 and add 3 at the end.

The Materials:

Yarn – Any worsted weight yarn will do. I used “I Love This Yarn” in Dark Denim, Glacier, and Antique White.

Hook-5.5mm

Scissors

Darning needle

Stitches Used:

Slip Stitch – Sl st

Single Crochet – Sc

Double Crochet – Dc

Front Post Half Double Crochet – Fphdc

Back Post Half Double Crochet – Bphdc

The Pattern:

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Step 1. Chain 77. Sl st to join, making sure that you are not twisting your chain.

Step 2. Ch 3, dc in each st around and sl st to the top of the ch 3. Ch 1.

Step 3. You will now be making your first scale using the crocodile stitch. If you have never done this before, I will try to explain as best that I can. It helps to turn your work when making this stitch for a better angle. Working in the first dc post (ch 3), dc 5 times on that post. Turn your work again so that you can see the second dc next to the one you just worked onto. Work 5 dc onto that post. ch 1. (You will always ch 1 after making a scale.)

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Chain 3 Post
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Second Post

Scales

Step 4. Skip the next 5 dc. In the 6th dc post, begin step 3.

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Repeat steps 3 and 4  to the end. Sl st into the beginning ch 1.

Step 5. Sl st 5. Ch 3.

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Step 6. Dc in same st as ch 3. *Dc in next 2 st. Dc into the scale. Dc in the next 2 st. 2dc in next st.* Repeat * to *. Sl st to top of ch 3. Ch 1.

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Sometimes it can look a little wonky, that is ok, you are going to make the crocodile stitches over this anyway so it will not be seen.

Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 for 12 rows. (If you need it to be longer, add however many rows you wish. Take rows away if you want it to be shorter.)

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Your scales will sit in between the scales from the previous rows.

The next part is the waist band. I made mine on the shorter side but if you would like to have a longer waistband, add more of the front post and back post rows.

Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Sl st to the ch 1.

Ch 1. Fphdc in the first st. *Bphdc in the next st, fphdc in the next st.* Repeat * to * to the end. Sl st to the ch 1.

Ch 1. Sl st in each st around. Sl st to the ch 1. Fasten off and weave in your ends!

Crocodile Stitch Skirt - Jones Crafted

As I make more of these I will add the new sizes to this post. So stay tuned!

~CJ


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The Chunky Nimbus Cowl

JC Nimbus Cowl

First off I would like to welcome everyone to my blog! This is my first official post on this blog and I am so excited to start this part of my journey! Now, onto the Chunky Nimbus Cowl!

I was roaming through Micheal’s as one does when they have a beating heart, and I found the Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn. It looked so soft and as soon as I picked it up I knew it needed to keep my neck warm in the colder weather. I bought about four skeins and ended up going back for more colors. This yarn was meant for baby blankets, so you KNOW it’s plenty soft!

It is a chunky yarn so it works up quicker which is great because once you start working with it the anticipation nearly gets you! This is also one of those patterns that is super versatile and so there really isn’t a gauge and you can make your starting chain and overall length anything that you want! I LOVE patterns that allow you to adjust so easily! I have made some that are short cowls and some that are so long you can wrap them two or three times.

THE PATTERN:

Yarn- Bernat Baby Blanket

Hook- 10mm

JC Materials Edit

Make a chain that measures between seven and nine inches.

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Row 1: Hdc in the second chain from the hook. Hdc in every chain to the end. Ch 1

Row 2: Hdc in every hdc from previous row. Ch 1

Row 3: Sc in every hdc from previous row. Ch 1

Repeat rows 1-3 until the scarf reaches desired length.

Seam the two ends together, fasten off, and weave in the ends.

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If you are making a cowl, the scarf should measure between twenty-five and thirty inches.

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JC Nimbus Cowls

JC Nimbus Brown Cowl

If you are making a long infinity scarf that you can wear long or wrap twice, the scarf should measure between eighty and eighty-five inches.

JC Nimbus front

If you desire a longer scarf (or one in between my two lengths), simply crochet until you reach a length that feels right for you. You can easily see how long your scarf will be before you fasten off by wrapping it around your neck and holding the two ends together.

JC Nimbus long

There are so many different colors and they bring new ones out and discontinue some other ones. They have solid colors along with variegated colors just like you see below!

JC Nimbus Variety

Yay! Now you have a lovely cloud wrapped around your neck! I love how these feel so much and I hope that you love them too!

Thank you so much for joining me in my first post and I look forward to connecting with you all!

~CJ