When you are
knitting this pattern, your fabric will have
a bumpy texture resembling an egg crate. Don't
worry! This is normal; the fabric will become
flat and smooth when blocked.
This pattern incorporates many short rows,
most of which are only a few stitches long.
Turning your work this frequently can be cumbersome
and tedious, so the technique of knitting backwards
is recommended (though not required). Instructions
for this technique can be found here.
Wrap & Turn [W&T]
To wrap and turn on a RS row, knit to
point specified in pattern, bring yarn to
front of work between needles, slip next stitch
to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this
stitch to back of work, slip stitch back to
left-hand needle, turn work to begin purling
back in the other direction.
To wrap and
turn on a WS row, purl to point specified
in pattern, bring yarn to back of work between
needles, slip next stitch to right-hand needle,
bring yarn around this stitch to front of
work, slip stitch back to left-hand needle,
turn work to begin knitting back in the other
Working Wraps Together
with Wrapped Stitches:
Work the "wraps" at the turning points
of the short rows, together with the stitches
they wrap, as follows:
When working a RS row: Knit to wrapped stitch,
insert right needle into both wrap and stitch,
and knit them together.
When working a WS row: Purl to wrapped stitch,
use tip of left needle to pick up "wrap"
and place it on left needle, purl wrap and stitch
Short Row Pattern (Worked over a multiple
of 14 sts + 1)
NOTE: When working
a stitch which has been wrapped on the previous
row or short row, work the wrap together with
the stitch it had wrapped (see note above).
Rows 1-3: Work in stockinette st, beg with
a RS row.
Row 4 [WS]: P12, [w&t, k8, w&t,
p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t,
p20] to last 3 sts, w&t, k8, w&t, p7,
w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t, k4, w&t,
Work in stockinette st, beg with a RS
Row 10 [WS]: P5, w&t, k5, turn
work, p4, w&t, k4, turn work, p19, [w&t,
k8, w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t,
k4, w&t, p20] to last 10 sts, w&t, k8,
w&t, p7, w&t, k6, w&t, p5, w&t,
k4, w&t, p16, turn work, k5, w&t, p5,
turn work, k4, w&t, p4.
Row 11 [RS]: K
Row 12 [WS]: P all sts.
Repeat Rows 1-12 for Short Row Pattern.
Information about blocking
can be found here
Instructions for basic crochet
stitches can be found here.
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
Version 1 [above]:
Version 1 is composed of 24 blocks, each worked
from 1 ball of Kureyon. Begin working using
the end from the outside of the skein. After
6 rows, you will be instructed to switch yarns;
at this point, begin working using the end
from the inside of the skein, carrying the
strand not in use loosely along the side of
the work. When instructed to switch yarns
again, resume using the end you had started
Alternately, you could switch back and forth
between two different skeins of yarn.
Using MC and smaller needle, CO 43 sts.
*Work Rows 1-6 of Short Row Pattern. Switch
Work Rows 7-12 of Short Row Pattern. Switch
Repeat from * to * three times more; do not
switch yarns at end of last repeat.
K 1 row. BO all sts purlwise using larger
Steam block panels. (They may not lay completely
flat after steam blocking, but they will be
easier to seam.)
The completed afghan will be 6 squares long
and 4 squares wide. Lay the blocks out to
determine how you want to arrange them. When
arranging panels, try to ensure that the wave
pattern is matched both vertically and horizontally.
The easiest way to assemble the afghan is
to first sew the squares into four larger
panels, then to sew those panels together;
this way, you will not have long seams to
sew with unwieldy lengths of yarn.
For each quadrant of the aghan, sew two strips
which are each three squares long, then sew
those two strips together along their long
edges. When all of these quadrant panels are
assembled, join the upper two panels, then
the lower two panels, along their long edges.
Finally, join the top and bottom halves of
Proceed to Edging instructions under Version
Using MC and smaller needle,
CO 183 sts.
Work Rows 1-12 of Short Row Pattern
K 1 row. BO all sts purlwise using larger
With RS of work facing, use sl st to attach
CC to edge of afghan, approx. 0.5 inch from
upper left corner. Work will proceed toward
this corner before continuing around the perimeter
of the afghan. It may be necessary to start
this row a few different times to figure out
the best spacing of stitches. You may prefer
to practice on a swatch first.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc to corner,
sc in corner; continue to work sc around edge
of afghan, working an extra sc into each corner;
sl st in 1st sc to join end of round.
Round 2: *Skip 2 sc, work 9 dc
in corner st, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, [skip
2 sc, 6 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next
sc] to (approx.) 2 sc before next corner st*;
repeat from * to * 3 times more, sl st in
sl st at beginning of row.
(When approaching a corner st, it may be
necessary to skip more or less than 2 sts
on order to work into the corner st. Count
Break yarn, draw through last st and pull