Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern

Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern

We designed this free Crocodile Stitch Flower to help give a little extra pop to accessories, home decor, and even gift wrappings. You can make these in all the colors of the rainbow and hang them up from a string for a sweet banner decoration. Or whip one of these up and attach them to the top of a specially wrapped. You can even add one to a cute hat for a little splash of color and style. This is one of the quickest and best stash busting patterns you’ll ever come across. Pattern is listed below.

Materials:

  • Small amount of scrap yarn. (This project can be worked in any yarn weight. Gauge is not crucial.)
  • A 1” button of your choosing.
  • Crochet hook size of your preference.

Pattern:
Ch 7, join with SL ST in first CH to form a ring.

Rnd 1 : * CH 10, SL ST in next CH, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-10 loops)

Rnd 2 : [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-10 SP * [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-10 SP, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. Fasten off. – (7 petals)

Finishing : Attach a 1” button sewn through the center of the flower. You may also sew Croco-Flower on a brooch setting so it is removable.

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Lianka

Lianka Azulay is the owner and creative force behind Bonita Patterns, creator of beautiful crochet and knitting designs. Check out the free pattern library!

58 thoughts on “Free Crocodile Stitch Flower Pattern

  • December 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm
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    I find your patterns to be a great amount of detail. Can’t wait to do some of the beautiful flower patterns.

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  • December 13, 2013 at 7:46 am
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    It’s beautiful an sweet 🙂 and it’s what I’ve been looking for 🙂 thank you for sharing;)

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  • December 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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    Lovely,and so effective 🙂

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  • January 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm
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    Thank you! I was looking for that flower,easy and beautiful 🙂

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  • January 22, 2014 at 4:15 am
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    I am in love with this flower. It has such a modern twist for a crochet flower. I think I’ll make it to go onto a headband for a little girl. (Of course, I have a 3 month old son… my friends better start having some more girls!)

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  • February 6, 2014 at 12:14 am
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    is there any chance you could make a video of how to crochet this amazing flower ?! I have been trying for 3 days and I cannot get my petals to lay correctly. HELPP

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    • April 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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      I love this flower and am about to attempt making it, myself.
      I found a video that might help you! 🙂
      Good luck!

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      • May 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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        Do you have a link to the video?

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      • July 7, 2014 at 8:25 pm
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        My petals are coming out completely wrong, Their outside edges are fine, but I end up with a giant space around the inside of the chain of each flower. The inside of the petals don’t come together like yours do. They each have a big oval “hole” in the middle rather than coming together, like the center seam of the flower. No center seam, just a center oval hole in each petal. HELP!!! What am I missing? Many thanks!!

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        • July 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm
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          I suspect you might be just crocheting too tight, so your chain space (the center of your petals). With that saying, there is an opening in that center.

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  • February 7, 2014 at 1:00 am
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    I love this pattern and have used it in many hats! Please come and see them in my facebook page. Address above 🙂 thank you!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 5:58 pm
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    Thanks for the free pattern, can’t wait to try it.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm
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    I really love this stitch, will make this cute flower right away!

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  • April 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm
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    How do u make a flowers

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  • April 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm
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    I love crocadile sticth, and have made several bracelets, it will be interesting to try this pattern of a broach, thanks a lot.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm
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    I can’t wait to give this a try! Thanks for the pattern. I plan to use the flowers on headbands and hats.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm
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    Prettiest flower I’ve ever seen. Will be making a lot of these for future projects!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  • April 24, 2014 at 12:35 am
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    I also tried the pattern a few times and couldn’t get the petals to lay flat. I am using a size G hook and med weight yarn. I am so determined to make it work, love this flower so much. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  • April 24, 2014 at 3:37 am
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    Thank you so much for the pattern of this amazing flower. Will use it on a hat I am making and a jacket as well. I was looking for just the right flower and here it is.

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  • April 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm
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    Gorgeous flower, I have to try it, thank you

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  • April 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm
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    I have mad a few of these as well and they sure don’t look like picture. they are still super cute, but cannot get them to look as perfect as the one in pic. anyone figured this out yet?

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  • April 25, 2014 at 11:09 am
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    IF ONLY I CAN SEE IT ON HOW WITH VIDEO

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  • April 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm
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    Having failed miserably at my first attempt, I think I now understand the pattern.
    It would be helpful if you could include a few diagrams please.

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  • April 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm
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    beautiful pattern thanks for sharing. a must do project

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  • April 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm
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    Oh, oh, oh, can’t wait to do this!! I’ll dig yarn out as soon as I type this. I have a white crochet purse this will go on. I’ve made umpteen different flowers and bows for it in colors to match my clothes. The purse is done in double crochet with popcorn stitches so I sew a good sized button on the back of the flowers and bows that just buttons between the stitches, easy on and easy off.

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    • April 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm
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      Sounds like an awesome idea, Crystal. I love crocheted purses. We can wear it year-round and best of all, we can flaunt our loved craft around. I’ve always preferred crocheting items that can be worn, seen and admired. I love when people come to me and ask me “where did you buy this pretty thing?” and I can say I made it. It was because I worn my creations out and got enough people stopping me to find out where to buy them that I decided that crochet designing could be a new career for me. I’d love to see pictures of your finished purse on my Facebook page (if you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/BonitaPatterns or by email: bonitapatterns@gmail.com.

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  • April 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm
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    What is the pattern for the headband, please?

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  • May 4, 2014 at 7:57 am
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    hi my friend
    thank u very much fo patterns i could chrochet it and i like it very much

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  • May 4, 2014 at 9:14 am
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    Hello to all crafty hands. Greetings from England .Love this pattern . Would be great on winter hats.

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  • May 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm
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    Simple, beautiful and quick!! I absolutely LOVE this little flower. I’m going to make a ton of them in different colors and see what I come up with. Maybe different sizes as well. They are just lovely!

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  • May 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm
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    i love that beautiful project.i would like to have some christmas projects. plz forward me some of your projects.. thank you..have a nice day 🙂

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  • June 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm
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    Looks really cute – want to make for my granddaughters. Do you care if I use this pattern to add to things I make and selll?

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    • June 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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      Judy, feel free to use the pattern to make finished pieces and sell them. Just the pattern itself can not be sold or distributed, copied without my authorization.

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  • June 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm
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    Very cute–I can hardly wait to try the pattern out!

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  • June 18, 2014 at 8:29 am
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    Wow! Fabulous! I’ll start one at once… it’s really pretty and was trying to figure it out myself last night 😉
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent

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  • October 24, 2014 at 3:47 am
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    I love this flower pattern will make some for my great granddaughters. They will love them

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  • December 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm
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    I crochet this flower and used on christmas gifts as my bow. Everyone really liked them. And in middle of flower I put a deckative buttom.

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  • January 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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    Love this flower… I hadn’t “crocodiled” anything yet, so it was a nice intro to the stitch for me! Love it. I also think the button in the center is a nice touch. I have a ton of quirky, vintage buttons that are PERFECT for these flowers. Thanks so much for the great pattern!

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  • March 5, 2015 at 12:07 am
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    I left a reply earlier not sure if posted . I would like to crochet more different patterns. I have 3 great nieces and one on the way. I need things to keep me busy. We lost our mother back in November of last year. .I finally got how to do a granny square. I have done mainly easier things blankets, pet pads. Scarfs, etc…..thanks in advance. My grandmother’s taught me how to crochet. My aunt judy also she can make anything dresses for children and adults. Clothes, blankets, vests…….. I got an email from you and confirmed can you let me know if you received. Thsnks

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  • March 22, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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    Thanks for a quick and striking pattern! I have never worked a crocodile stitch before but you made it easy 🙂 I don’t have an extra button to match my project so I worked the ch10 loops directly onto a magic circle. The center came out tight and neat; just perfect!

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  • April 19, 2015 at 11:49 am
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    Just made one to attach to a hat for my brand new great niece! Used a size 7 hook and worsted weight yarn and the flower measures about 4-1/4 inches across. Great pattern, easy to follow – thank you so much!

    I am thinking of doing these in red and white with yellow French knots in the center – pointsettias for Christmas!

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  • May 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm
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    I love this flower, it took me about 3 times to do it correctly, untill i actually looked at the picture. i started off tight cause i wasnt sure and then i went loose and it came out beautiful.
    Mahalo

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  • January 5, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Cute flower… I made it with thread for a infant bonnet. Lovely! Thank you. Was surprised it was so easy

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  • January 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm
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    Thank you for this very nice pattern and very clear instructions!
    I added at the end an extra round of SC stitches to make sure the petals stay in the right position. This also ends up making an extra ring in the middle which i think looks nice and make the flower more stable.

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  • January 31, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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    Cutest little modern flower ever! I wonder if one could make them with wire or crochet thread and mount them using jewelry findings for elegant post earrings ? I think that would be wonderful…

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