Crochet textured waves

Introduction

I'm not 100% sure where I first came across this stitch pattern but I really loved the look of it. The stitch pattern consists of stitches worked only in the back loop (after the first row) and you only need to know two basic stitches for it - slip stitch and half double crochet.

To make this in rows you will need to chain a multiple of 10 plus 1. Since I'm doing a square for my stitch challenge anyway, I thought I'd demonstrate this by making my first square in rows as the example. Ie, in this case beginning with 11 chains.

After row 1, all stitches are worked in the back loop only.

Notions

3.5 mm crochet hook

DK yarn in one or more colours - I made 2 swatches one with a single colour, one with 2 colours. I used the following quantities:

Yarn needle

Scissors

 

Abbreviations

US terminology used

BLO       Back loop only

Ch(s)     Chain(s)

Hdc        Half double crochet

Sc          Single crochet

Sl st(s)   Slip stitch(es)

Important notes

Make sure you do not work your sl stitches too tightly or you will find it difficult to work into these stitches in the next row.

Instructions

With your yarn ch 11

Row 1     Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and the next 4 chs. Hdc in the remaining 5 chs, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc)

Row 2     Working in BLO, hdc in the first 5 sts, sl st in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc)

Row 3     Working in BLO, hdc in the first 5 sts, sl st in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc)

Row 4     Working in BLO, sl st in the first 5 sts, hdc in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc).

Row 5     Working in BLOsl st in the first 5 sts, hdc in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc).

Row 6     Working in BLO, hdc in the first 5 sts, sl st in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc)

Row 7     Working in BLO, hdc in the first 5 sts, sl st in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc)

Row 8     Working in BLO, sl st in the first 5 sts, hdc in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc).

Row 9     Working in BLO, sl st in the first 5 sts, hdc in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc).

Row 10    Working in BLO, hdc in the first 5 sts, sl st in the remaining 5 sts, ch 1 and turn. (5 sl st, 5 hdc)

At this point you can fasten off and weave in the ends (or keep going to make it longer). I added in a round of sc to finish off this swatch for my swatch challenge (12 sc per side to be consistent with my other swatches)


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