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 a great 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.