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Crocodile Stitch Flower: Free Pattern

Free Pattern and Pictorial

I absolutely love this crochet flower! It offers height, depth, detail, everything you want from a crochet embellishment. The best part about it is that you can work it up from start to finish in about 2 hours. Alright, so it’s not exactly the crocodile stitch but with my lack of floral knowledge, I wasn’t sure what flower it closely resembles. You’ll find that it is pretty similar to the crocodile stitch however, the foundation had to be modified slightly to allow for the flower formation. Now with that out of the way, let’s get hookin’!

One of these Crocodile Stitch Flowers by B.hooked Crochet would make sweet embellishments when made with Vanna’s Choice yarn!

Lion Brand Yarn July 8, 2013

This beautiful flower consist of  crocodile stitches. B.Hooked shares a fantastic written and photo tutorial to make this flower easy for even the crochet beginner!
                                                      -The Yarn Box, July 2013

The Crocodile Stitch Flower

Crocodile flower 2  for web

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.

Please do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern without first obtaining my permission. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photo above.

02-easy web


  • Crochet hook size H (5.5mm)
  • Any worsted weight yarn (4)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)

Pattern Notes:

Your finished flower will consist of 20 petals and measure approximately 4″ accross and 2″ tall depending on how you wrap your flower in the final steps.

Row One:

Ch 80 + 1

Chain Step

Row Two:

Sc in second chain from hook and each stitch accross (80 stitches)

Sc Step

Row Three:

Ch 7 (3 chains for one dc and 4 chains for the repeat pattern)

dc in 4th stitch from end of work

*ch 4; dc in 4th stitch from previous dc * Repeat to end of work

First dc Step    Dc Step

Row Four :

ch 1

Each petal will be worked into the chain space using the following stitch pattern – sc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, chain 2, dc, dc, dc, hdc, sc. Repeat this sequence in each chain 4 space all the way accross.

Petal Step

Flower Formation:

At this point you should have a long strand of work with 20 flower petals.

Finish off leaving a strand of about 8 inches. You will use this extra yarn to stitch the flower together in the end.

The variation in your flower occurs in how you roll your work. If you want a smaller and taller flower, you will want to roll your flower tighter with the sc layers right on top of each other. This example can be seen in my white flower pictured above. If you need a larger, rounder flower you will want to roll your flower looser and form the sc layer above each other rather than right on top of each other. An example of this is the dark blue flower pictured above.

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Thread your long strand of yarn with your darning needle and begin rolling the first four petals. Now secure this section by stitching it two or three times. I use a simple whip stitch to accomplish this. At this point you should have decided how you want your finished flower to look. As described above, if you want a smaller and taller flower continue wrapping your flower keeping the sc row as straight as possible. If you want a larger flower, wrap slowly while positioning the sc layer directly above the sc layer. You will want to reinforce the design as you go along by whip stitching it several times until you have reached the end of your work. Reinforce the very last petal by adding a whip stitch. Tie off your end and your done!


I hope you enjoy your finished flowers as much as I do! Please feel free to leave me your comments/questions.

Flowers 5