Crocheted crocodile stitch (alligator stitch, pineapple stitch) collar complete

Crocodile stitch crochet work in progress update

I have been working on another piece of crochet in this cold weather. It’s inspired by this crocodile stitch cowl I found looking up alligator stitch how-tos:

pinterest inspiration

You can purchase that pattern by following this link here.

Although, I wanted something with a longer neck, to keep my face warm. And instead of the longer crocodile stitch pieces running into a vest, I wanted shorter pieces similar to shoulder pads. So I started working on a pattern that would work out better for me.

Here are the results. After finishing the collar, I thought awhile on the button placement:

crochet colourful collar

button placement crocheted collar

I chose largest to smallest in the end. Then it was time for sewing and modelling:

kelly-marie mcewan crocodile stitch collar

crocodile stitch collar winter wear

colourful crocheted collar alligator stitch

crocodile stich collar crochet

There is definitely room for improvement in this pattern, it is only the first one I have made. The colours were also fun to work with!

I have been working on a pattern for this, for anyone interested in replicating it. IS anyone actually interested, though?

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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