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crocodile stitch flower
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Aug 13, 2012 23:27:14   #
John Dornan
 
I have just found a free pattern for the crocodile stitch made as a motif. if you are interested then here is the link. have a great day, JOHN

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-crocodile-flower
 
Aug 14, 2012 01:21:24   #
mzmom1 (a regular here)
 
Looks like a big beautiful dahlia to me. Thanks for taking the time to share.
Aug 14, 2012 05:42:30   #
kacey64
 
Thank you for the link John. Makes me wwant to go start an afghan or a purse, a book-cover...
Aug 14, 2012 12:18:53   #
Leonora
 
Thanks for that link John, I've added it to my library for the future. Leonora.
Aug 14, 2012 15:21:28   #
Fialka (a regular here)
 
Thank you very much, John ! I printed patern and shall crochet these squares for every lady to take home (one) for our next meeting September 15 ! I hope to make enough for everyone ! Thank you again.
Aug 14, 2012 19:59:50   #
John Dornan
 
Fialka wrote:
Thank you very much, John ! I printed patern and shall crochet these squares for every lady to take home (one) for our next meeting September 15 ! I hope to make enough for everyone ! Thank you again.

Hi there, Your welcome, I haven't tried the pattern but it looked interesting and I might get around to it myself
I hope you post a picture of one that you make
best regards, JOHN
 
          
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