Patriotic Wavy Washcloth
By Mistie Bush
If you have a service person in your life this would be a great thank you for your service for MY FREEDOM. If not pay your gratitude forward by making several and donating them to a service group in your area, such as (Recruiters, Reserve Units, VA organizations, Police Officers, Constables). The Waves Washcloth would also look great in 2 or 3 spring or fall solid colors.
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton 4 medium, 14 oz/710 yds/400 g/650 m White (color B), and Bernat Handicrafter De Lux Cotton 4 medium, 5 oz/236 yds/142 g/215 m Red (color A), Navy (color C)
Hook: Boye I
Laying flat width 12 inches, length 13 ½ inches
Not important for this project
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Sc = single crochet
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
Trc = treble/triple crochet
Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitch ~ This stitch is worked from left to right (or opposite direction) than you normally crochet.
With right side of project facing you Chain 1, * insert hook into next stitch to right, yarn over and pull through, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops *. Continue working * to * until you have reached the end of project. Slip stitch into first chain 1 and fasten off, weave in ends.
Multiples of 8 + 1
A wave is worked over 8 sts as follows (sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc)
1st Wave 2nd Wave
Sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc,
Ch 1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch
Starting with row 2, change colors at end of each row in order for waves to show.
Ch 33 (4 waves x 8 sts = 32 +1 = 33)
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (32 hdc)
Row 2: c1, sc in same st, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, * (sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc), * repeat from * to * across, This row should end with a sc in last st (4 waves)
Row 3: ch 1, trc in same st as ch 1, dc, hdc, sc, * sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, * repeat from * to * across, This row should end with tr in last st (3 waves, ½ wave on each end = 4 waves)
Rows 4 – 20: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Do not fasten off work rnd 1 in same color as Row 20
For mine this rnd was red (A)
Rnd 1: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across (32 hdc), place 2 hdc in same st, going down side place 1 hdc in sc and 3 hdc in trc to corner place 3 hdc in corner st, hdc each st of unworked side of beginning ch, 3 hdc in corner, going up side place 1 hdc in sc and 3 hdc in trc to corner place 2 hdc in corner st, join with sl st to 1st hdc,
Fasten off color A attach Color B
Rnd 2: ch 1 hdc in same st and each st around, join with slip st to 1st hdc
Fasten off color B attach Color C
Rnd 3: work Crab st around
Fasten off and weave in ends
Color Sequence Rows and Rounds
Color A: ch, 1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, Rnd1
Color B: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, Rnd 2
Color C: 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, Rnd 3
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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