Croc Moccs Tutorial

March 6, 2013 Amber

The Croc Mocc

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These booties are made using the crocodile stitch.  I included pictures for those that haven’t worked the stitch before.

Materials-

  • WW medium yarn
  • 6mm & 6.5mm hook
  • weaving needle

You can use different weight yarn and different hook sizes to get bigger or smaller sizes.  The purpley booties are made with a thinner WW yarn than the pink ones and with the hooks I stated above the sole measures 4 1/2″ long

Sole-

You work this by going on BOTH sides of the beginning chain, this forms an oval.

1.) Ch 10.  2 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 5 sts, 6dc in last ch. Rotate so you can work on the other side of the beginning chain. dc in next 5 chs, 3 dc in last ch. Join to top of ch 3. Do NOT turn. (22)

2.) Ch 3.  Dc in same place, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next 7sts, dc in next 5, 2 dc in each of last 2 sts. Joint to top of ch 3.  Do NOT turn. (32)

3.) Ch 2.  Work in back loops ONLY for this round. HDC in each st around.  Join to top of ch 3. Do NOT turn.

4.) Ch 2.  HDC in next 7 sts, dc2tog 8 times, HDC in next 8 sts. Join to top of ch 2. Do NOT turn. (24)

5.) Ch 2.  HDC in next 7 sts, dc2tog 4 times, HDC in next 8 sts.  Join to top of ch 2. Do NOT turn. (20)

6.) Use a hook that is 1 size smaller. Ch 2. sc in next 2sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in 2sts,  2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts.  Join to top of ch 2. Do NOT turn. (24)

It may seem silly to decrease from 24 to 20 then increase back to 24, but the decrease gives the shape for the toes and the increases make the top part of booty big enough for chubby legs since these are pull on booties.  I also find that the crocodile stitch has a tendency to work up tighter and has less stretch than regular hdc and dc stitches.

Ankle- 

7.) Ch 4 (this counts as dc & a ch 1).  *Sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st.* repeat aroundYou will end with 2dc and a ch. Join to 3rd ch on the beg ch 4.  Do NOT chain or turn.

This next bit is a little hard to explain even with the pictures, but I will do as best as I can and I will also add a link to a video tutorial I used for the beanie as it is the same idea.

Skip the ch 4(which remember is the first dc & ch1).  Now you will do a dc into the front of the 1st dc in the 2dc(V st) from row 7.

dc into front post of first dc in V st

dc into front post of first dc in V st

This is what it will look like

This is what it will look like

Do 4 more dc just like the one you just did.  This creates the one side of the scale.

this is what you should have

this is what you should have

Now turn it slightly so you can work into the front of the 2nd dc in the V st and work 5dc.

Sl st into the front of the single dc.  There is your first scale.

What the scale will look like

What the scale will look like

8.)* Working around the first dc in the next V st, do 5dc, turn work slightly and do 5dc around the 2nd dc in the Vst, sl st around the single dc* repeat around.  You should have 4 scales.

9.) Ch 3(1st dc), dc in same place(V st), ch 1, *dc into the center of the scale, ch1, V st into the single dc from row 7(you should be able to see it in between the scales), ch 1* repeat around.  Join to top of ch 3.

Dc into center of scale

Dc into center of scale

V st into the single dc from row 7

V st into the single dc from row 7

what it should look like

what it should look like

10.) Ch 3(1st dc), * Working around the first dc in the next V st, do 4dc, turn work slightly and do 5dc around the 2nd dc in the Vst, sl st around the single dc* repeat around.

11.)  Ch 3(1st dc), dc in same place(V st), ch 1, *dc into the center of the scale, ch1, V st into the single dc from row 9(you should be able to see it in between the scales), ch 1* repeat around.  Join to top of ch 3.

12.) Ch 3(1st dc), * Working around the first dc in the next V st, do 4dc, turn work slightly and do 5dc around the 2nd dc in the Vst, sl st around the single dc* repeat around.

Switch to the larger hook for these last rounds.

13.) Ch 3(1st dc), dc in same place(V st), ch 1, *dc into the center of the scale, ch1, V st into the single dc from row 11(you should be able to see it in between the scales), ch 1* repeat around.  Join to top of ch 3.

14.) Ch 3(1st dc), * Working around the first dc in the next V st, do 4dc, turn work slightly and do 5dc around the 2nd dc in the Vst, sl st around the single dc* repeat around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

You can make the booties higher, I would maybe go up another hook size if the baby has chubby legs, as many babies do lol.  You can also add some buttons for detail down the outer side of each booty.

If you want to make it look like the dark pink ones, hdc around the top.  You should have 24 sts, but if you have a couple more it is ok- don’t want the top too tight around the leg.

If you need help with this stitch here is a great tutorial, the one I used to learn this stitch.

booty

Copyright Amber deGoutiere 2013.  This is my own original design.  Please do NOT claim this pattern as your own or sell it.  However feel free to use for personal use, gifts or charities

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