Stitch of the Week: Layered Waves

Living an arm’s length away from the beach — OK, maybe a little farther than that — I love the sight of waves arriving on the shore, one after another endlessly, some curling and crashing, others elegantly slipping up the sand.

I wax poetic.

Waves are beautiful in person, but they’re also pretty in crochet. That’s why I chose the wave stitch to learn next. I decided to feature a variation on the wave stitch: the layered or ridged wave. That’s because the regular wave stitch doesn’t look that great to me. It can often look blocky, even pixelated, if you get what I mean. Making a ridge softens the lines and makes the whole thing more … well … wavy.

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This particular pattern is super easy. It only requires a sc and dc, and there’s no complicated counting. Perfect for TV watching.

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Here’s the pattern!

Multiple: of 6 plus 3

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of nxt 2 ch. (1 sc in each of nxt 3 ch, 1 dc in each of nxt 3 ch) repeat across, changing color on the last dc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: In BLO, work 1 sc in each of the first 3 dc. (1 dc in each of nxt 3 sc, 1 sc in each of nxt 3 dc) repeat across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in each of first 3 sc. (1 dc in each of nxt 3 dc, 1 sc in each of nxt 3 sc) repeat across, changing color on the last sc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). In BLO, dc in each of nxt 2 sc. (1 sc in each of nxt 3 dc, 1 dc in each of nxt 3 sc) repeat across. Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc in each of nxt 2 dc. (1 sc in each of nxt 3 sc, 1 dc in each of nxt 3 dc) repeat across, changing color on last dc. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 to 5.

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Enjoy your weekend!

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