White Crocodile Purse by Darlisa Riggs

White Crocodile Purse

July 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
350 yards (320 m)
9"w x 7"l x 2"d
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This pattern is available for free.

Errata: Updated beg ch to 57 ch.

Intricate or unusual stitches always fascinate me so when I found some tutorials for the crocodile stitch, I knew I had to use it.

I decided to place the stitch on the flap of a purse with a textured stitch for the panels to set it off.

I’ve included links to two tutorials (written and video) to help you learn the stitch. While it looks complicated at first, once you make the first few of them, you’ll find that it’s actually quite simple to make.

This purse is made using Red Heart Luster Sheen but it can be made with any weight of yarn depending on how delicate or substantial you want it to be.

Yarn Needle
Purse Strap or Chain
Attachments to join strap to purse
1 yard Cotton Fabric for Lining
Straight Pins
Sewing Machine
Straight edge ruler