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Crocodile Stitch Afghan Block - Dahlia

Crochet
April 2012
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There has been some interest lately in using the crocodile stitch in a “flower” afghan block. It is usually worked in rows, not rounds, but the scales look so much like petals that using them in a flower seems an obvious step. This variation on the original stitch is my attempt at incorporating this popular motif into a square, worked-in-the-round afghan block. To me, it looks like a dinner-plate dahlia, just beginning to open, so that’s what I’m calling it – the Croco-Dahlia, however, the petals and background may be worked in any color combination.

This 6 inch test block was made with Caron Simply Soft Collection, worsted weight yarn and a size G hook. The same pattern resulted in a 7.25 inch square with Red Heart Super Saver yarn and an H hook.

This pattern is written using American terminology.

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For help with the original crocodile stitch see also: http://www.ravelry.com/dls/dunnica-designs/97749?filename=Crocodile_Stitch_Tutorial.pdf