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Mermaid / Crocodile Knit Stitch Pattern

There are tons of crochet Mermaid stitches out there (also known as crocodile stitch), but if you prefer knitting rather than crochet, then this pattern is for you. Mermaid stitch has a low level of complexity making it a top choice for beginner knitters interested in making a blanket, scarf, or hat. To make your life even easier I managed to shoot a quick video tutorial. Check it out below and subscribe to my channel to get the latest knit and crochet tutorials. Have wonderful time knitting this gorgeous crocodile stitch pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (US6 / UK8)

<> Caron Simply Soft (4) – 100% acrylic: 170 grams -288 m per skein.

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Knit mermaid / crocodile stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 8 sts plus 6 extra sts and plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row 1 (RS): sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, knit all sts, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): sel s, *k6, slip next 2 sts with yarn in front – repeat from*, k6, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, *p6, slip next 2 sts with yarn in back – repeat from* p6, sel s.

Row 5(RS): Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7(RS): Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: sel s, purl all sts, sel s.

Row 9 (RS): sel s, purl all sts, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, knit all sts, sel s.

Row 11 (RS): sel s, k2, slip next 2 sts with yarn in front, *k6, slip next 2 sts with yarn in front – repeat from*, k2, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, p2, slip next 2 sts with yarn in back, *p6, slip next 2 sts with yarn in back – repeat from* p2, sel s.

Row 13(RS): Repeat Row 11.

Row 14: Repeat Row 12.

Row 15(RS): Repeat Row 11.

Row 16: sel s, purl all sts, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-16 as many times as needed.

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4 comments
Ros 19th October 2020 at 16:30

I think this is a gorgeous stitch pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to try knitting a baby blanket using this stitch. 💕💛💕

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Knitting Guru 20th October 2020 at 19:16

Hi, yeah, it will be perfect for blanket. Could you plz share photo of your blanket when it is done, I would highly appreciated.

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LINDA JOHNSON 20th October 2020 at 07:58

this pattern knits up beautifully. I would like to use this as a border on babies cardigans or dressses. Thank you for this, it is so very pretty

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Knitting Guru 20th October 2020 at 19:18

Thanks Linda. I really appreciate your feedback. I have already used it for a hat, and it is gorgeous.

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