Tex­tured wave stitch

Dis­cover a new stitch and how to use it in ev­ery is­sue

Simply Crochet - - HOOK TO HOOK - Pat­terns by Re­becca Aldridge.

BA­SIC TEX­TURED WAVE STITCH PAT­TERN

For the Head­band, ch a mul­ti­ple of 9 plus 6 (we used 24 ch for the sam­ple). For the Wrist­bands, ch a mul­ti­ple of 9 plus 2 and omit the last 4 sts of the Row 1 pat­tern be­low.

Row 1 (RS) Htr in third ch from hook (skipped ch do not count as st), htr in each of next 3 ch, ss in each of next 5 ch, (4htr, 5ss) re­peat to last 4 sts, htr in each of last 4 sts, turn. Work in back loops only from now on. If you are start­ing the row with a ss, ch1 as a turn­ing ch. If you are start­ing with a htr, ch2 as a turn­ing ch. The turn­ing ch do not count as stitches: Row 2 Htr in each htr and ss in each ss, turn. Row 3 Ss in each htr and htr in each ss, turn. Row 4 Ss in each ss and htr in each htr, turn. Row 5 Htr in each ss and ss in each htr, turn.

Rows 2-5 set pat­tern. Re­peat Rows 2-5 as many times as stated in pat­tern.

Tiebreaker Head­band

For keep­ing your tresses in check on and off the court, you’ll love this stretchy head­band. We’re think­ing about mak­ing a bunch of them in dif­fer­ent colours. That’s what the champs do, right? Ka­tia Cot­ton Stretch (87% cot­ton, 13% polyester, 50g/170m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A White (1) Yarn B Royal Blue (21) For yarn stock­ists, con­tact LoveCro­chet 0845 544 2196 www.lovecro­chet.com A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

TENSION

22 sts and 21 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pat­tern us­ing a 3.5mm hook

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Head­band mea­sures 25x5cm (9 x2in) be­fore seam­ing

NOTE

Only 26g of yarn in to­tal was used to make 1 head­band and 2 wrist­bands. HEAD­BAND Us­ing Yarn A, ch105. Work in Ba­sic Stitch Pat­tern, work­ing from Rows 1-5 in Yarn A, then re­peat­ing Rows 2-5 of stitch pat­tern, work 2 rows in Yarn B and 5 rows in Yarn A.

Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for seam­ing. Seam the short ends to­gether, weave in ends.

Match point wrist­bands

You don’t need a match­ing set to win a match – just think of these two as mixed dou­bles. This project is an easy way to play with colour changes in wave stitch. Ka­tia Cot­ton Stretch (87% cot­ton, 13% polyester, 50g/170m), 1 ball of each: Yarn A White (1) Yarn B Royal Blue (21) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

TENSION

22 sts and 21 rows to mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pat­tern us­ing a 3.5mm hook

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Wrist­band mea­sures 18x5cm (7x2in) be­fore seam­ing

WRIST­BAND 1

Us­ing Yarn A, ch47. Work Rows 1-5 of Ba­sic Stitch Pat­tern, al­ter­nat­ing yarn colours on ev­ery row. Con­tinue al­ter­nat­ing colours and re­peat­ing Rows 2-5 of Stitch Pat­tern un­til you have a to­tal of 10 rows.

Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for seam­ing. Seam the short ends to­gether, weave in ends.

WRIST BAND 2

Work as for Wrist Band 1, but al­ter­nate colours ev­ery sec­ond row.

Us­ing two con­trast­ing colours is the best way to high­light the gor­geous tex­ture of this wave stitch pat­tern. We’ve gone for a sim­ple sporty palette, but the choice is yours. Game on.

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