Dragon’s Breath Neck Warmer | Crocodile Stitch

I know this stitch can be hard. Shoot, I just couldn’t stand that the back of the work, which you are supposed to hide is the star of the show in this stitch, but it works. If you need something bigger to keep you warm, check out my jumbo turtleneck cowl tutorial.

PROJECT SUPPLIES

amazon crochet supplies

5.00 mm H-Hook

Caron Cakes Yarn

Needle 

Scissors

2 Button

Starting at the bottom of neck warmer

Ch 73 + CH 3

ROW 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook = One 2DC group, [CH 2, Skip 2 CHs, 2 DC in next CH] Repeat. Turn

=25 2DC Groups

ROW 2: CH 3, Crocodile Stitch on first 2 DC group, [SC in next 2 DC group, Crocodile Stitch on next 2 DC group] repeat= 13 Crocodile Stitches

ROW 3: CH 1, working on the side of last Crocodile Stitch, 2 SLST along side of DC, SLST in center of Crocodile Stitch, CH 3 DC in same stitch, CH 1, [2 DC in next SC, CH 1, 2 DC in center of next Crocodile Stitch] Repeat across = 25 2-DC groups

Row 4: CH 1, SC in center of next 2-DC group, {Crocodile Stitch on next 2-DC group, SC in center of next 2-DC group] Repeat =12 Crocodile Stitches

Row 5: CH 3, DC in first SC, CH 1, [2 DC in center of next Crocodile Stitch, CH 1, 2 DC in next SC] Repeat =25 2-DC Groups

Row 6: CH 3, Crocodile Stitch on next 2-DC Group, [SC in center of next 2-DC Group, Crocodile Stitch on next 2-DC Group] Repeat =13 Crocodile Stitches

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Repeat Row 5

Row 10: Repeat Row 6

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

Row 12: Repeat Row 4

Row 13: (Decrease Row) CH 1, 2 SLST along the side of next Crocodile Stitch, SLST in center of next Crocodile Stitch, CH 3, DC in same Crocodile Stitch, CH 1, [2 DC in next SC, CH 1, 2 DC in center of next Crocodile Stitch], leave last SC unworked= 23 2-DC Groups

Row 14: Repeat Row 4

Row 15: Repeat Row 5

Row 16: Repeat Row 6

Row 17: Repeat Row 3

Row 18: Repeat Row 4

Row 19: Repeat Row 5

Row 20: Repeat Row 6

Row 21: CH 1, HDC evenly

FINISH OFF AND LEAVE A LONG TAIL TO SEW ON BUTTONS

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