This year the beach holiday will be only a mirage, I’ve never been a huge fan of the combination of sun + heat, but the breeze that ripples the sea at sunset has to be seen at least once a year. This time I’ll have to settle for a walk on the riverside, watching the ducks sleeping with the beak under its armpits and cats placidly perched on houseboats. It is still attractive! (even if the mind does not think even for a second to dive for a swim in the Thames).
To fill this void with the taste of sea salt I took 5 balls of cotton yarns (3 shades of turquoise and 2 shades of beige), a cotton cord and a crochet hook.
The wave pattern is worked row by row, with slip stitches and half double crochet stitches, alternating colors. Kate
says “this is one of those crochet works that never grow up”, the slst slows and grows little, but the ribbed/braid/chain effect for me is irresistible!
The instructions are availabe only in Italian in issue 25 of Casa Creativa
(August / September 2015), these are the materials I used:
– Natura DMC
cotton yarn (155 m, 50g) 1 ball or less for each: beige (Salome 80), sand (Canelle 37), aquamarine (Aguamarina 25), turquoise (Turquoise 49), blue (Prussian 64)
– 3 mm crochet hook (D-3 US / 10 UK)
– natural cotton string (I used Natura XL n. 32)
Update: Onde pattern is available in my Ravelry store.