One of my favorite stitches is the wave stitch. So, when Maddie asked for a scarf for fall, I knew right where to turn!
First, I pulled out a SpaceCadet Rainbow Mini-Skein Bundle and let Maddie choose the colors she wanted.
(Since each mini-skein is 70 yards, I needed less than 3 to make a baby cowl… but one set would more than make an adult one!) Maddie is really into red, so she selected the red, pink and orange.
Then, I grabbed a hook and started crocheting! With this fingering weight yarn, I used a C hook.
The result is lovely and drapey… and Maddie loves it!
Let me give you the pattern!
The Waves Pattern
In this pattern. . .
- sl= slip stitch
- sc= single crochet
- dc= double crochet
- hdc= half double crochet
- tr= treble crochet
With A, ch 30.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (29)
Row 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, * sc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * once. (29)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st. (29)
Row 4: With B, Ch 4 (counts as tr), turn. * Tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts. Repeat from * once.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st. (29)
Repeat rows 2-5 until piece measures desired length (circumference of the cowl) and fasten off and sew ends together!
I used this pattern to make a cowl, but you can also use this pattern (repeating rows 2-5 until piece measures 5.5″ long) and add with other blocks to make a sampler cowl!
Visit this blog post for a granny square pattern!
What are you going to make?
So… you have the pattern for the waves stitch. . . what are you waiting for to get started? I can’t wait to see what you make!