- In the third chain from the hook, work 2 half double crochets (in the same chain).
- Chain 1, skip 2 chains and work 1 half double crochet.
- *Chain 1, skip 2 chains and work 2 half double crochets in the same chain.
- Chain 1, skip 2 chains and work 1 half double crochet.*
Here’s how the first 2 half double crochet will look, with the last 3 chains.
On the first of the two half double crochets, work 4 half double crochets from top to bottom.
Once you finish step #3 and turn your work right side up, the first completed crocodile stitch will look like this!
Work a slip stitch on the next single half double crochet.
Completed step #5 – now you’ve finished two crocodile stitches!
Continue working steps #2 to #4 for the length of your work, working a crocodile stitch on each pair of half double crochets and a slip stitch on each single half double crochet. You will end with a crocodile stitch and it should look like this!