Wave Stitch – Week 10 of The 50 Stitches CAL

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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 purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

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

Chain 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.

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.

Yarn Worx

Row 4. Repeat row 3

Row 5. Repeat row 2

Row 6. Repeat row 2

Row 7. Repeat row 3

Row 8. Repeat row 3

Row 9. Repeat row 2

Row 10. Repeat row 2

Row 11. Repeat row 3

Row 12. Repeat row 3

Row 13. Repeat row 2

Row 14. Repeat row 2

Row 15. Repeat row 3

Row 16. Repeat row 3

Row 17. Repeat row 2

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. Add an extra stitch into the sides of row 1, 2 and 18, plus an extra stitch in the corners for the turn.

The Interlocking Border

If you are joining as you go, we need to add the interlocking border and weave it into the border of the previous square so they are joined together. Use a 4mm hook for this part of the border on all squares.

Start the border in the extra corner stitch on the bottom left hand side with a standing single crochet, and single crochet in the next corner stitch.

*Chain 4, skip the next 3 stitches, single crochet in the next two stitches* repeat this pattern across the bottom edge until you reach the next corner (you should have 6 loops). Make a single crochet in all 3 corner stitches. Carry on the pattern above. Do this for 3 sides.

When you get to the top left corner, single crochet in the 3 corner stitches then chain 4. Pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the top right loop of the previous square. Hook the loop from your chain 4 and pull it up through the seed stitch loop. Pull your loop tight, skip 3 and single crochet in the next 2 stitches of the adjoining square.

You should have joined the first 2 loops together. Repeat this for all 6 loops until you get back to the bottom left hand corner. Single crochet in the corner stitch, and join into the standing stitch.

You can now tie off and weave in your ends.

If you would like to close the gap between the corners of your squares, you can do this with a single stitch. I show you how in this video

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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