Watch how to crochet the flower waves pattern (video & written instructions)

If you're yearning for a touch of spring, look no further than this delightful crochet pattern, sprinkled with undulating rows of pretty flowers.
As you'll see, the flower waves pattern is not complicated once you get going, involving puffs to make the petals of the flowers. It looks really striking crocheted in stripes of bright, fresh color and is ideal for throws.
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Watch the flower waves pattern tutorial:
Materials
You can choose any yarn for this project, but a light to medium weight will give you the best effect with this intricate pattern. Think of light worsted or DK yarns. You'll need to check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat required number of times
ch chain
rep repeat
sc single crochet
st(s) stitch(es)
tr treble crochet
yo yarn over
Special stitches involved in this pattern
This pattern uses the puff stitch which is worked as follows:
*yo, insert hook in st, pull up loop, *repeat 3 times, then yo, pull through, ch1.
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Written instructions
For one pattern repeat, create a foundation chain of 18 sts, for two repeats use 37 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: sc into all sts.
Row 3: ch 4, then 3 tr into same st, ch 2, sk 6, 5 sc, ch 2, sk 6, 7 tr into 7th st, ch2, sk 6, 5 sc, ch 2, sk 6, 4tr in last st.
Row 4: ch 3, puff, 3 puffs over shell, ch 2, 3 sc (sk 1st and 5th sc of previous row) ch 2, 7 puffs over shell, ch 2, 3 sc (sk 1st and 5th sc of previous row) ch 2, 4 puffs over shell.
Row 5: sc all sts, with 8 sc over puffs and 3 sc over 2ch spaces.
Row 6: sc all sts.
Row 7: change color (if appropriate) and sc all sts.
Row 8: sc all sts.
Row 9: 3 sc, ch 2, sk 6, 7tr in 7th sc, ch 2, sk 6, 5 sc, ch 2, sk 6, 7 tr in 7th sc ch2, sk 6, 3 sc.
Row 10: 2 sc (sk 3rd sc of previous row) ch 2, 7 puffs over shell, ch 2, 3 sc (sk 1st and 5th sc of previous row) ch 2, 7 puffs over shell, ch 2, 2 sc (sk 1st sc of previous row).
Repeat until project reaches desired length.
Resources

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