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Crocodile Baby Bib Pattern

Posted on January 22, 2013

One of my goals this year was to learn the crocodile stitch. I watched several you-tube videos on the stitch and while there are a few different variations, the stitch is generally crocheted the same. Some people work a chain stitch between scales and others end the rows a little differently.

Here is a quick and simple little crocheted baby bib pattern I came up with using the crocodile stitch. If you are learning this stitch for the first time, you may find this instructional post and video helpful as you learn the stitch. The crocodile stitch is easy once you get the hang of working the base rows and scale rows. I hope you enjoy crocheting the baby bib pattern and working the crocodile stitch.


Crocodile Baby Bib Pattern

I (5.5 mm) hook and H (5 mm) hook for edging
1-3/4 oz / 80 yards of Cotton Yarn (Sugar’n Cream Pinky Stripes used)

Baby bib measures 7 inches wide x 7 inches long with 9 inch ties.

Directions:
Row 1
With I hook, Ch 18 loosely. Dc in 3rd chain from hook.
*Ch 2, Skip 2 Ch, 2 Dc* repeat until the end of the chain. (6 2-Dc sets)

Row 2 (3 Scale Row)
Ch 1. Turning your work so you are on the side to work down the first post.
Work 5 Dc down the first post, Ch 1, now turn your work over so you can work up the next Dc post. Work 5 Dc up the second post. This is the first Scale.

Tip: Pull the Scale fully on the right side flat. Make sure your Scale points are at the bottom along your starting chain. You will be working the Scales from right to left if you are a right-handed crocheter.

Skip next set of 2-Dc’s. Crochet Scale around the 3rd set of 2-Dc posts.
Skip next set of 2-Dc’s. Crochet Scale around the 5th set of 2-Dc posts.
Continue in pattern to end of row. Sl St into last Dc of last set of row. Turn.

Row 3 (4-Scale Base Row)
Ch 3, Dc in same st to create a 2-Dc set, Ch 2.
2 Dc into center hole of the last Scale you crocheted. Ch 2.
2 Dc between the next Scales. (Make sure you crochet thru the front between the complete front Scale space.)
Ch 2.

Continue in pattern to the end of the row. End row with 2 Dc into 2nd st of the Scale on prior row to create a 2-Dc set at end of row to match other end for 4 Scale base row.
Ch 1. Turn.

Row 4 (4-Scale Row)
Crochet the Scale pattern around the first set of 2-Dc’s by working *5 DC down first post, Ch 1, work 5 DC around 2nd post. Skip 2nd set of Dc’s, crochet the Scale pattern around the next set of Dc’s and continue in pattern to the end of the row for 4 scales on row. Ch 2, Turn.
(Edit to correct: 1/28/2013- Always Ch 1 between scale sides to create points.)

Row 5 (3-Scale Base Row)
Skip 1st center Scale hole, *2 Dc between next set of Dc’s, Ch 2, 2 Dc in center of next Scale* repeat between* to end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 6 (3-Scale Row)
Skip over first 2-Dc set and work *5 DC down first post, Ch 1, work 5 DC around 2nd post. * Repeat between* to end. Sl St into the top Dc st at end of row. Turn.

Row 7 (4-Scale Base Row)
Ch 3, Dc in same st to create a 2-Dc set, Ch 2.
2 Dc into center hole of the last Scale you crocheted. Ch 2.
2 Dc between the next Scales. Ch 2. (7 2-Dc sets)

Continue in pattern to the end of the row. End row with 2 Dc into last Dc to create a 2-Dc set at end of row to match other end for 4 Scale base row.
Ch 1. Turn.

Row 8
Repeat row 4 (4 Scales)

Row 9
Repeat row 5 (3-Scale Base)

Row 10
Repeat row 6 (3 Scales)

Row 11
Repeat row 7 (4-Scale Base Row)

Row 12
Repeat row 4 (4 Scales)

Row 13
Repeat row 5 (3 Scales. Finish off at end of row 14.

Edging & Ties
Row 1
Using H hook now, attach yarn at front right side corner at top right. Sc across top edge evenly.

Row 2
Ch 3, turn. Dc in next 6 sts, then Sl St in each st down to the last 7 sts. Dc in each of the last 7 sts. Turn.

Row 3
Ch 33 for tie, turn and Sl St down chain back to beg. Now working across top front edge, Dc in next 4 sts, HDC in next st, Sc in each st down to last 5 sts. (Work the Sc stitch under the Sl ST of prior row in the space under the stitch.)

Work Hdc in next st, then Dc in each of the last 4 sts.

Ch 33 for other tie, turn and Sl St down chain to beg. Sl St into last Dc at corner of bib and finish off.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St(s) – Stitch(es)

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2 Responses to “Crocodile Baby Bib Pattern”

  1. Julie
    Jan 28, 2013

    In row 2, you say to do 5 dc down the first post, ch1, then 5dc up the second post.

    However, in rows 4 and 6, you say to chain TWO between the first set of 5dc and the second set of 5dc.

    Should it always be ch1 or always be ch2, or is it really better to just chain 1 for row 2 only?

    Thanks – I’ve seen this stitch before, but somehow your instructions seem easier.


  2. Cindy
    Jan 28, 2013

    Julie – You are correct that it should always be just CH 1 between scales to create the point between the 5 Dc’s. Thanks so much for catching that and I have corrected the pattern. Best wishes on working the pattern and please let me know if you find any more issues with the pattern.



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