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Crocodile Stitch Fashions [Paperback]

Lianka Azulay
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Book Description

28 Nov 2011
The Crocodile Stitch is all the talk in crochet lately. You can tell why this stitch is called the Crocodile stitch just by looking at the designs. It is actually much easier than it looks! An intermediate crocheter or even a dedicated beginner will master this stitch in no time at all. The actual crocodile scale is made using a simple chain stitch and double crochet and is formed by a two-row repeat. The layers of "scales" lends itself to the 8 fashionable accessories found in this pattern book. You will find step-by-step photo illustrations are included for 8 fashionable projects including a variety of hats, gloves and an exquisite triangle shawl.

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's Attic (28 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159635397X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596353978
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 21.1 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An unusual crochet book featuring an innovative stitch. Crocodile stitch is 'formed by a two row repeat: a row of V-stitches (dc, ch 1, dc) followed by a row of scales (or shells). This is a fairly easy pattern to execute and is fast to memorize' says the book's author, and the result is a really thick chunky textured fabric. There is one shawl, a hood, two pairs of wrist warmers, three hats and a neck warmer. As usual for an Annie's Attic publication the step by step photos are very clear and the instructions are completely accesible to the beginner crocheter. There are stitch abbreviations at the back of the book, a yarn conversion weight chart, an all-important US stitch to UK stitch chart (a US single crochet is a UK double crochet and the book is American), a pictorial stitch guide to everything from chain to a treble crochet increase and a page of metric conversion charts.-sewingisforgirls.blogspot.com

About the Author

Lianka Azulay is originally from Brazil, where she learned to crochet at age 7. She comes from a family of very talented artisans. Her mom is both a jewelry and fashion designer and her grandmother is a seamstress and embroiderer. She just received her masters in Public Administration. Now that she has completed her masters, she plans on devoting more time to designing crochet. She lives in Essex, MD with her wonderful husband and amazing dog!

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4.0 out of 5 stars New stitch Fashion 5 Jun 2012
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The instructions are easy to follow and the patterns are an interesting variation on crochet stitches. Once mastered it is easy to develop your own patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars would recommend this book 19 Jan 2013
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I love the challenge of learning this interesting crochet technique. Had a bit of trouble at first but the illustrations are done in large scale with good quality photographs. And I found a YouTube instruction video that helped me perfect the technique.
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If you can get your head around the instructions, which are not easy then once you have the basic pattern in your head the rest is much easier. The pictures are the clue, I just tried to follow them rather than the text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars something different 15 Jan 2014
By laws
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a very interesting and different way to crochet. Designs very good and the book is good value for money. Would recommend to anyone who likes to crochet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 14 Nov 2013
By Hazel
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I've never used crocodile stitch until I bought this book. Photos are really easy to follow. I've only attempted the gauntlets but once you've got the hang of the stitch it's quite easy. Looking forward to making more items from the book.
I would definitely recommend this book if you're wanting to do Crocodile Stitch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 24 Oct 2013
By Kaz
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Great selection of patterns that will please young and old alike.The Crocodile Stitch works up quickly and looks fantastic in the James C Brett Monsoon yarn i bought to make the shawl for my mum. I now have a waiting list of family and friends who can't wait for me to crochet up all of the designs. Love this book so much. :D
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