Week 10 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Wave stitch. This stitch makes a wavy pattern by taking advantage of the different heights of sc, hdc and dc. It is made in multiples of 8 plus 2

The pattern shows best when using at least 2 colours, and you can carry the yarn up the side to pick up at the next colour change instead of cutting off and rejoining.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

UK Terms Translation

This pattern is written in US terms. The UK translations for the stitches used in this square are:

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

Half double crochet (hdc) = half treble crochet

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this square

Start by making a foundation chain of 32

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc. In the next 2 stitches make a hdc,

*in the next 2 stitches make a sc, in the next 2 stitches make a hdc, in the next 2 stitches make a dc, in the next 2 stitches make a hdc* repeat the pattern between *and*. End with 2 sc.

Stitches used in the wave stitch

Turn

Row 2. Make an alternate turning chain in the first stitch then a dc in the second stitch In the next 2 stitches make a hdc,

*in the next 2 stitches make a sc, in the next 2 stitches make a hdc, in the next 2 stitches make a dc, in the next 2 stitches make a hdc* repeat the pattern between *and*. End with 2 sc. – 30 stitches

How row 1 and row 2 fit together
The wide part of row 2 fits into the narrow part of row 1

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc in the first and second stitch, in the next 2 stitches make a hdc, in the next 2 stitches make a dc,

in the next 2 stitches make a *hdc in the next 2 stitches make a sc, in the next 2 stitches make a hdc, in the next 2 stitches make a dc* repeat the pattern between *and* your last 2 stitches should be dc. – 30 stitches

Row 4. Repeat row 3

Row 5. Repeat row 2

Row 6. Repeat row 2

Row 7– 17. Repeat rows 3 to 6

Row 18. Repeat row 2 – this will make half a wave row to give you a straight top edge.

If you want to change colour, you can after the odd numbered rows. If you’re going to use the same colour again, you can carry your yarn up the side to rejoin later instead of cutting off.

Carry your yarn up the side
You can carry your yarn up the side if you plan to use the same colour again

The Border

Make a sc in each stitch across the top and bottom. For the sides, make 1 sc in the side of each row ending with a sc, and make 2 sc in the sides of each row ending with a dc.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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