This free crochet bonnet pattern, the Croc Bonnet, is perfect as a photo prop for a sweet newborn girl. It is constructed of textured crocodile stitch for a squared cuteness.
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170 yards Darn Good Yarn Silk Cloud in color way Vintage embers
Size F/3.75mm; scissors; ribbon
18″ doll size
Preemie/NB – 4″ x 4″
Larger sizes can be found HERE
3 croc stitches x 8 rows of crocs = 2.5″ x 2.5″
CH(s) – chain(s), SC – single crochet, FSC – Foundation Single Crochet, HDC – half double crochet, ST(s) -stitch(es), BLO – back loop only, RS – right side
V-ST – V-Stitch
modified for this pattern as follows; HDC, CH1, HDC in same ST
CROC – Croc Stitch
Modified for this pattern as follows: 4 HDC down 1st post of V-Stitch, CH1, 4 HDC up 2nd
post of V-ST
My favorite tutorial is located here but uses a DC: http://www.lostandfoundlane.com/p/croc-stitch-easy-way.html
- When working V-ST rounds; V-ST around where the crocs connect from previous round AND into the V-ST from 2 previous rounds before, at the same time, work next V-ST in center of CROC
R1: FSC 26 <26ST>
R2: CH 2, turn, HDC in first FSC (counts as 1st V-ST), *(skip 2 ST, V-ST) repeat from * 8 times, leave last FSC unworked, turn to work in the CH side of the FSC, skip the 1st ST, V-ST in next ST, *(skip 2 ST, V-ST) repeat from * 9 times < 16 V-ST>
R3: CH1, turn,*(CROC in next V-ST, skip next V-ST) repeat from * 8 times, turn to backside, *(skip next V-ST, CROC in next V-ST) repeat from *8 times<8 CROC ST>
Photo by Erica Cole
R4: CH1, turn, SL ST to center of CROC, CH2, HDC in same space, V-ST into next V-ST, *(V-ST into center of next croc, V-ST into next V-ST) repeat from * 2 times, turn to back side, *(V-ST into center of next croc, V-ST into next V-ST) repeat from * 4 times, V-ST into center of last CROC <16 V-ST>
R5: CH1, turn, SL ST to center of V-ST, SL ST in-between 1st two V-STs, *(CROC in next V-ST, skip next V-ST) repeat from * 3 times, SL ST into center of next CROC, CH2, turn to backside ,SL ST to center of next CROC, *(CROC in next V-ST, skip next V-ST) repeat from * times, SL ST to center of last CROC <8 CROC ST>
R6: CH2, turn, HDC in same space, *(V-ST into center of next croc, V-ST into next V-ST) repeat from * 4 times, (V-ST in next V-ST from R4) 2 times, *(V-ST into center of next croc, V-ST into next V-ST) repeat from * 4 times, V-ST into last V-ST from R4<20 V-ST>
R7 – R32: Repeat R3 – R6
R33 Edging Row: CH 2 turn, 3 DC in each V-ST. Finish off. <60 ST>
- Weave ribbon in and out of edging row or Add buttons, or ribbons with bows to each side, use croc holes as button holes to hook sides together.
I hope you enjoyed the Croc Bonnet. Check out all other contributor patterns by SICK ‘LIL MONKEYS.
Kelli Wohlgemuth is the owner of SICK ‘LIL MONKEYS. She has been crocheting for 24 years. Her favorite things to design are items for little girls to play with or wear, patterns that allow you to incorporate graphs, and sometimes women’s fashion items. She also carries a line of ergonomically comfortable polymer clay crochet hooks. You can find her on Facebook and Ravelry. Also check out their Ergonomic Pearl Bubble Crochet Hooks on Etsy.