Free Pattern Friday: Tablecloth Pt. 3

I don’t understand why the Crocodile Stitch was such a big deal. Personally, I find it too much effort for very little result. If the pattern didn’t call for 3 rows of it, I wouldn’t bother with it. To make things even more annoying, the pattern is worked almost totally in reverse from the way other stitchers make it. I watched a video from the Crochet Crowd

It’s not like what’s in the pattern Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle. It has foundation rows made before the stitches are made.:

This row isn’t sitting down like in the video, it had to be curled down. I’m hoping the other three rows will pull it all down so they sit properly.

I know my stitches are small, but that’s not what’s causing me not to like the stitch. It’s just labor intensive and eats a lot of thread(yarn if you’re using it for the afghan in the original pattern).

Visually, I don’t see the appeal either. I think shells and clusters look nicer, but that’s just me.

That’s as far as I’ve gotten this week. I’ve spent more time cross stitching than crocheting because of this section, but I’ll try harder to spend more time on it. This section won’t last forever, and the journey once begun must come to an end.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

3 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday: Tablecloth Pt. 3

  1. I finally got around to checking out the crocodile stitch. It does look like a lot of effort, and I do like the overlapping-scales effect, but if thread quantity was my concern, I too would probably just use shell stitch. If you haven’t invested too much into this row already, you could still switch now! 🙂 Either way, the project looks just amazing so far.

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  2. The crocodile scales do look nice but the work…
    I have gone too far on this row to turn back now so I’ll just power through this section.
    Thank you for the kind words regarding how it looks. I’m doing a white section and then, I’m going to green next.

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