The Crocodile Flower
A couple of months ago, I published a pattern for an afghan square using the loop variation of the crocodile stitch for petals/leaves. This square bears some resemblance to that motif; however, this is actually a complete re-working of the design. The construction has been simplified; the petals/leaves have been tacked down, the background and edge have been changed and, most importantly, this pattern has been tested.
This motif would never have been published without the advice, suggestions and support of the best testers I know: Muffetsmom, Toddlermagnet, J. Spencer (Scraplyn), and 72pixie. And thanks to Luvmy4brats for tacking her petals down. The testers have classified this pattern as Intermediate to Advanced, due to the surface crochet and the number of steps involved. That being said, they were all able to finish the pattern in a timely manner, and without asking for help or for clarification.
This 12 inch test block was made with Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn and a size G hook. The same pattern resulted in a 10 inch square with Caron Simply Soft yarn and an F hook. The testers have determined that the designer is a “tight hooker”, so your blocks may be larger than expected.
These instructions use American terminology throughout.