Crochet

Waves and Stripes Square

This square is part of the 2020 MooglyCal – I love participating in this!

This block is called Waves and Stripes – the center wave section has some interesting textures from the crossed double crochet stitches, and the outer striped section is worked around the wave section once it’s complete.

I used three colors of Red Heart With Love – two solids and a multi. You, of course, can use whichever colors work for you!

US terms are used throughout
Finished Size: 12″ square
Materials:
3 shades of worsted weight yarn. Sample was made in Red Heart With Love (100% acrylic), colorways Bluebell (A), Deep Blues (B) and White (C)
Crochet hook size J/9/6.00mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 11 sts x 6 rows = 4” (10 cm) in dc

Notes: Ch-3 counts as 1 dc, ch-5 counts as 1 dc + ch-2.

When changing colors at the end of the row, make last yo of last st in the new color.

When making the crossed dc, keep the working yarn and hook for the second dc in front of the work so the finished dc lays in front of the first dc and the first dc is not enclosed.


Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Dc – Double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Rep – repeat
RS – right side Sp – space

Square:

With A, ch 20.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 19 sc

Row 2: Sc in first sc, (sk 2 sc, 5 dc in next dc, sk 2 sc, sc in next dc) 3 times. Change to B, ch 3, turn. 3 5-dc shells + 4 sc

Row 3: With B, dc in first sc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in dc BEFORE skipped sc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc (central dc in 5-dc shell)] twice , ch 1, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in last sc. Ch 3, turn. 2 crossed dc pairs + 2 2-dc shells + 3 sc

Row 4: 2 dc in first dc, sk ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, (sk next dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) twice, sk next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Change to C, ch 1, turn. 2 5-dc shells + 2 3-dc shells + 3 sc

Row 5: With C, sc in first dc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in dc BEFORE skipped sc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc (central dc in 5-dc shell)] 3 times, placing last sc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. 3 crossed dc pairs + 4 sc

Row 6: Sc in first sc, (sk next dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc) 3 times. Change to A, ch 1, turn. 3 5-dc shells + 4 sc

Rows 7 – 11: With A, rep Rows 3 – 4, with B, rep Rows 5 -6, with C, rep Row 3. Ch 1, turn at the end of Row 11.

Row 12: With c, sc in each st and ch-sp across. Fasten off. 19 sc

Center Edging:

Rnd 1: With B, beginning in any corner, work 1 rnd sc, placing 17 sc on each side and 3 sc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. 80 sc

Border:

Rnd 1: Continuing on with B, sl st in next sc which should be the central one of 3 corner sc, ch 5, dc in same sc, [dc in each sc across to next corner sc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner sc] 3 times, dc in each sc across to end of rnd. Join rnd with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch-5. Fasten off. 88 dc + 4 ch-2 sps

Rnd 2: Join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sc, [dc in each sc across to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, dc in each sc across to end of rnd. Join rnd with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch-5. Fasten off. 96 dc + 4 ch-2 sps

Rnd 3: With A, Rep Rnd 2. 104 dc + 4 ch-2 sps

Rnd 4: With C, Rep Rnd 2. Do not fasten off. 110 dc + 4 ch-2 sps

Outer Edging:

Rnd 1: Continuing on with B, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, work 1 rnd sc, placing 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp and 1 sc in each dc around. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. 122 sc

Finishing:

Weave in all ends and block.

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