154 Crochet Wave Patterns and Neapolitan Striped Cowl

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Title: 154 Crochet Wave Patterns
Published By: Leisure Arts, Inc.
Author: Darla Sims
ISBN: 9781601405586

I am a huge fan of waves, ripples, and chevrons. I love making afghans and other items with beautiful ripple patterns. 154 Crochet Wave Patterns contains some really great patterns to fit any style and any skill level. There are chevrons, ripples, shells, granny stitches, popcorn stitches, lacy patterns and more!

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Every stitch pattern begins with notes about the color sequence, special stitches, and multiples to change the size of the pattern. At the end of the book, there is a great list of abbreviations, tips on working with multiples, and photo tutorials for special techniques.

Here are some of my favorite stitch patterns:

  • Posies in a Row – a beautiful chevron pattern with cluster stitches that look like flowers.
  • Woven Ribbons – a gorgeous ripple with just a pop of color that resembles ribbon woven through it.
  • Spaced Popcorns Chevron – a simple ripple with hints of popcorn stitches throughout.

My most favorite stitch pattern is called Stained Glass (p 143). It’s reminiscent of a corner to corner crochet stitch pattern. I’ve created this beautiful and fairly easy Neapolitan Striped Cowl from the stitch pattern. I love this cowl because it reminds me of neapolitan ice cream. The pink, cream, and brown are like Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate. 🙂

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Neapolitan Striped Cowl

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Skill Level:

Intermediate


 

Materials:

  • 2 Skeins (340 yds/200g) of worsted weight yarn in Color A (I used Vanna’s Choice Baby in color 103 Lullaby Pink)
  • 85 yds/50g of worsted weight yarn in Color B (I used Vanna’s Choice Baby in color 098 Lamb)
  • 85 yds/50g of worsted weight yarn in Color C (I used Vanna’s Choice Baby in color 128 Chocolate Cake)
  • Size I, 5.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle, for weaving ends

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
Multiple: Chain any multiple of 4
Gauge: 12 stitches=4 inches and 5 rows=4 inches
Finished Size: 17″ wide x 14.5″ long
Instructions:

With Color A, Ch 52 54 rows

Row 1: 2 dc in fourth ch from hook. *Sk next 3 chs, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch.* Repeat from * to ** across until there are 4 chs left. Sk 3 chs, sc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2:  2 dc in first sc, sk next 3 dc, sc in the next ch, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp. *Sk next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp** Repeat from * to ** across to the last 4 sts. Sk next 3 sts, sc in last st. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3-23: Repeat Row 2.
Change to Color B
Row 24-25: Repeat Row 2
Change to Color C
Row 26-27:
Repeat Row 2.
Change to Color A
Row 28-29:
Repeat Row 2.
Change to Color B
Row 30-31: Repeat Row 2.
Change to Color C
Row 32-33:
  Repeat Row 2.
Change to Color A
Row 34-53:  Repeat Row 2.
Row 54: 2 dc in first sc, sk next 3 dc, sc in the next ch, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp. *Sk next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp** Repeat from * to ** across to the last 4 sts. Sk next 3 sts, sc in last st. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing (about 6-8 inches).

Finish:

Join edges of cowl together (I tried to interlock the points) and sew together using the tail end of yarn and a yarn needle with a whip stitch.

154 Crochet Wave Patterns and Neapolitan Striped Cowl

If you have any questions or love the project, leave me a comment!

154 Crochet Wave Patterns and Neapolitan Striped Cowl

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