Crocheted crocodile stitch (alligator stitch, pineapple stitch) collar

Latest crochet: crocodile stitch collar

What I have I been making of late? A rainbow crocodile stitch collar with crochet. Also known as alligator stitch or pineapple stitch, I love this wool-eating, quick stitch. It looks complicated, but once you get the hang of it, crocodile stitch is pretty simple.

Here are some work in progress shots. I started with shoulder pads, of sorts:

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Crocheted them together, and began on the collar and straps:

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And that is it, so far.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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