The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version you can purchase it for £5 from Ravelry where you will receive all of the parts of the CAL as an instant download into your Ravelry library.
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
For this square I used Rico Cotton Creative Aran which is a 100% cotton non mercerised yarn. I chose this yarn as I love the feel of cotton, and it has a good selection of colours to choose from. This yarn does tend to split a little bit especially if you frog it a couple of times, so if this type of yarn is something you struggle to crochet with, I would choose a different brand.
I used the 3 shades for this weeks square – Gentain (87), Rose (00) and Turquoise (36) which are three of the 4 different colours I used to create my own 50 stitches blanket. I also used a 3.5mm hook – I recommend using Clover Amour hooks. A cost effective hook that is comfortable in your hands thanks to their ergonomic design, so doesn’t make your hands tired when crocheting for periods of time.
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 (your turning chain counts as the first stitch of your row). In the next 2 stitches make a hdc,
*in the next 2 stitches make a sc, in the following 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 the row with 2 sc and change colour in the last st of the row – 30 stitches
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. Make an dc turning chain in the first stitch then make a dc in the second stitch. In the next 2 stitches make a hdc,
*in the next 2 stitches make a sc, in the following 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 the row with a sc in the last 2 stitches – 30 stitches
The wide part of row 2 fits into the narrow part of row 1
Row 3. Turn and chain 1. Make a 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 a dc. Change colour in the last st of the row – 30 stitches
Row 4. Repeat row 3
Row 5. Repeat row 2
Row 6. Repeat row 2
Rows 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.
Now you need to add the border to your square before we join this one to last weeks square with the Interlocking border. We’re going to be making a round of single crochet around our square. I’ve chosen to do this in a contrasting colour for each of my squares, but you can use a complimenting or same colour as your square if you want. I chose to use Cardinal (11) in Rico Cotton Creative Aran yarn for my border colour, which I also used for the Interlocking border.
For the Wave square you need to make a sc in each stitch across the top and bottom edges. For the sides you need to 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 then 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 Wave square and can now cut off and weave in your ends before joining this piece to your previous pieces.
You can now add the interlocking border to join this weeks square to last weeks. You can see how to do this here both as a written guide and with a video to help you too.
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch where you can show us your completed squares too and join the chat and meet your fellow hookers.