A is for Alligator: Crochet Alligator Applique

A is for Alligator
This friendly guy kinda reminds me of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Gentle and sweet and the perfect way to begin our animal alphabet :) 
– Worsted weight yarn in green with a bit of yellow and black for the face.
– Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
– Tapestry needle
SC =  Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet

Crochet Alligator Applique Pattern:
Chain18, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain. Make 4 SC in the last chain for a total of 20 stitches. SC along the other side of the chain (17 SC). join with a slip stitch.
Round 2: *Chain 2, SC in second chain from hook, skip a stitch and join to next with a slip stitch (you have made your first triangle bump on the alligators back). Repeat from * 3 more times for a total of 4 bumps. Slip stitch in next two stitches, chain 1, make 3 HDC in next stitch (alligator eye), slip stitch in next 3, make 3 SC in last stitch (alligator nose), slip stitch in next 8, chain 1, make 2 HDC in next stitch and chain 2, join to with a slip stitch in same stitch as your 2 HDC, slip stitch in next 5, chain 1, make 2 HDC in next stitch and chain 2, join to with a slip stitch in same stitch as your 2 HDC, slip stitch in next 3 (you are now at the end of the round).
Chain 3, SC in 2nd chain from hook, HDC in next, join to bottom of the first triangle bump and fasten off leaving long tail.

Stitch on black mouth and yellow eye with tapestry needle.

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  1. says

    This is great! I love all your patterns. :)

    Just so you know, one aspect of this applique was a bit confusing. When it comes to the bumps on the alligator's back, your pattern says there should be a total of 4 bumps. The first time I tried to make the pattern, I hadn't looked at the picture and couldn't figure out why I was coming out with extra stitches before the nose. I remade it a couple of different times before I checked with the finished picture and realized that there are 5 bumps on yours. Once I added the last bump it worked great. But maybe I was just misunderstanding something?

  2. says

    I can't figure out how to do the bumps at all on the alligator's back! It just keeps turning out flat. I must be doing something wrong :( Is there any way someone could make a short video tutorial of it?

  3. Amy Bella says

    I’m a bit frustrated!! the pattern doesn’t turn out right . I end up having 3 extra sts on the top side of the Alligator ? can you help plz!

  4. says

    Elle ouvre quand un blog Catherine ? Bon anrievnsaire en retard pour Catherine et à vous tous, continuez à vous plaisir et pour le coup de nous faire plaisir aussi.

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