WIP – Niles the Crocodile

WIP – Niles the Crocodile

My Latest Work-in-Progress…

Niles Crocodile Collage

Yes, I know. I need to take his feet off and move them forward. I’m in the process of sewing down his back ridges. I hate those plastic finishing needles. I always break them. I won a $50 Gift Card to JoAnn’s so I’m going to pick up a package of metal ones so I don’t break them! I’ll fix this little guy’s legs and finish sewing on his ridges, and then post another picture. He’s really very cute. I love the way his tail kind of twists and curves! As big as he is, I thought he’d take a little longer to work up, but he was quick.

The pattern for Niles the Crocodile comes from the wonderful book, Crochet One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman (Storey Publishing). It’s my favorite book right now! There are 101 patterns in this book, all broken down into chapters that are arranged by yarn weight! These chapters range from thread weight, all the way up to bulky, and include patterns for hats, baby shoes, stuffed animals, scarves, wristlets, and more! I’ll be crocheting out of this book for a while – I have several patterns marked!

Crochet One-Skein Wonder Collage

I’ve already worked up one of these Green Water-Bottle Holders for one of my co-workers at Houston Haunted Tours. She’s always got her water bottle, but she sets it down along the tour, and sometimes forgets it. If she can sling it over her shoulder, she’ll always have it! I love that it is stretchy and will hold even the larger bottles. I’ve got to crochet a bunch of these up for my kids and grandkids. They work up quick, and very easy, so it won’t take me long. This book has something for everyone. If you crochet, I highly recommend it!

Green Water-Bottle Holder

 *I did NOT receive anything to facilitate this review. This is something I wanted to write because I think this book is totally awesome-sauce!


  1. He’s so cute!! I wish I was talented enough for crochet. My great-grandmother tried to teach me when I was little, but I don’t remember how anymore. I really love Niles!

  2. These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing. I think my daughter could make some of those.

  3. Great project! I knit a little but have always wanted to learn to crochet.

  4. How adorable is that! I just love Niles.

  5. So adorable, i need to get back into this, it’s been years!!

  6. Wow, that stuff is awesome, I wish I could to this. I just can’t. I’ve tried.

  7. Jenilee says:

    Cool! I used to crochet when I was a teen…. back when “hackysacks” were popular. I made a TON of them.


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