Crocodile Stitch Infinity Scarf Free Pattern

This crochet pattern uses the crocodile stitch. The crochet scarf is worked horizontally then the long ends are seamed together to create a tube that shows off the crocodile stitch scales on all sides of the scarf. Finally, the short ends are crocheted together to create a unique infinity scarf.

crocodile stitch crochet scarf

This is an intermediate level crochet pattern. It requires knowledge of the crocodile crochet stitch, which is an advanced stitch, but there are no increases or other advanced shaping techniques required.


Stitches used:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip stitch (slip st)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Crocodile Stitch (instructions in row 3)

purple crocodile stitch

Using color A, crochet a foundation chain of 153 stitches.

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook (chain counts as first dc). Dc across entire row for a total of 151 dc stitches.

Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in base of ch 3. * Ch 1, skip 2, dc, ch 1, skip 2, 2 dc in same stitch. Repeat from * across row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1. Skip the first dc. Crocodile stitch across row:

  • 5 back post double crochet (bpdc) around next dc, worked from the top down.
  • Chain one.
  • 5 dc post stitches around next dc, worked backwards (left to right under the stitch) from the bottom up.
  • Slip st in next dc.

You will end with a crocodile scale so you will not do the final slip st at the very end of the row. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, slip st in center of first scale, ch 4, 2 dc in slip st, * ch 1, dc in center of scale, ch 1, 2 dc in next slip st. Repeat from * to end of row. Your final 2 dc will be worked into the dc stitch at the end of the row.

crocodile stitch

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

You will now have three rows of crocodile scales. End off color A.

Join color B.

Row 8-13: Using color B, repeat rows 2-7.

Row 14: Chain 3. Dc in each stitch across for a total of 151 dc stitches. End off color B. Weave in all ends.

crocodile stitch


  • Fold the work vertically so that the two long ends are touching each other and the crocodile stitches are facing outwards to be seen. Seam the two long ends together using slip st. This creates a tube.

crochet seam

  • Fold the work again so that the two open ends of the tube are touching each other. Seam together using slip st, matching the Purple Tones to each other and the Monet Print colors to each other. Weave in any remaining ends.

crochet cowl

One thought on “Crocodile Stitch Infinity Scarf Free Pattern

  1. Cheryl Stanion

    I am looking at the versatility of this stitch rather than planning to use it as a scarf. I believe I might try it with two very thick yarns to make a loopy bathroom rug out of cotton. Also, I think a finer thread such as Lydia’s sz 10 bedspread cotton might work up into interesting bathroom curtain if gathered onto a straight rod at the top or use the rings sewn onto the top to place over a decorative rod. I’ve never tried the stitch; but, I would think of it for other projects such as a little girl’s skirt, for instance. Any body else think so?

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