Crocodile stitch crochet was in the trend since early last year. Ever since I discovered the beauty of the shell/scale look pattern, I have been wanted to try it out. Glad that I finally design and crochet the crocodile stitch into a small drawstring purse, great for a weekend out and tea time with friends.
Crocodile stitch has an easily distinguishable 3D reptile scale look which is formed by 2 row-repeat patterns. Due to it’s thick and warm design, crocodile stitch is great to be crochet into scarf, shawl, booties, purse, and decoration, click here for more inspiration. It may seem a little complicated but intermediate crocheter or dedicated beginner should have it master at no time, it is sure a must-do for all crocheters.
As for this crocodile stitch drawstring purse, I crochet 2 versions; a pink cross-body sling-strap and a grey short-strap beaded crocodile stitch drawstring purse. The pink one is for my ex-schoolmate which we have lost contact since 25 years ago, glad that we found each other back via Facebook 2 years ago. The pink yarn looks familiar? Yes, I used the leftover yarn to crochet the Layered Ruffles Flower Hair-ties where the pattern was published recently. The grey one was for by my daughter, she never has enough purses to “show-off”.
Crocodile stitch is sure a great stitch to try out, to get the hang on crochet it, please try out the tutorial and pattern of this crocodile stitch drawstring purse as a start. Hope you like it!