Debra Arch has had hundreds of crochet, knitting, hand applique, machine sewing, quilting, and needlepoint on plastic canvas designs published in various publications over the past 15 years. Since the age of 9, the inspiration and instruction Debra received from her mother and grandmother, 4-H leaders and home-economics teachers gave her a passion for learning all types of crafts. She started crocheting in high school when her grandmother showed her the basics of crochet. Debra has continued her grandmother's legacy by teaching others the art of crochet, knitting and quilting over the years.
While Debra had frequently designed projects for herself and to give as gifts, it wasn't until 1998 that Debra started her professional designing career by submitting her original designs to publishers. Debra has produced 10 pattern books for Annie's, crochets and knits designs for Annie's Hook and Needle Club, and is a frequent contributor to Crochet! and Crochet World magazines. Debra has a talent for developing new tips and tricks which she shares with her students to simplify techniques, making their crafting experiences easier and more fun!
Debra adds, "I feel privileged to have this opportunity to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for crochet. Crochet is a life skill that will last a lifetime. Crocheting beautiful, useful items for oneself or to give as gifts for family members and friends brings a sense of accomplishment and gives personal satisfaction that enriches one's life."
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
In the Vertical
In the Round
In the Flat
In the Circular
Class Project Photos
Whimsical Owl Purse
Vertical Stitch Scarf
Easy Ear Warmer
Simply Elegant Lotus
Ruffled Flower Pillow
Quick Stitch Headband
Customer Reviews for Learn to Crocodile Stitch: 4 Easy Techniques:
Average Rating:4.5 out of 5(Reviewed by 5 customers.)
If the instructor would slow down, not everyone is as fast and it became very frustrating to have to stop and re-watch the video over again, and in no way can you produce the projects without the video. Please slow down or show the stitch in slow motion.
Thanks to Debra for all your help and attention you've provided me. I am delighted that I was able to make the cowl and it was a great project to make. I would like to recommend this to all customers to learn the crocodile. Debra is a good instructor and generous to share her ideas and techniques. I am giving Debra 5 stars!
After searching the internet for tutorials on how to do this stitch, the videos/webpages that I had found left me feeling more confused. This tutorial is taught in a way that I was able to easily understand, and left me feeling more confident in my execution of this fun and beautiful stitch. Thank you for this great tutorial!
If I hadn't watched this video, I would have never learned to do the crocodile stitch. The video is done very well. The only thing I would ask for is some slow motion stitching. When learning the stitch, I had to go back and rewatch the video. Doing all the projects should give enough practice, that you are confident in working this beautiful stitch.