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Stormy Seas LLANCS @OombawkaDesign

This stitch was found in the Leisure Arts Publication, Triple Play Pattern Stitches. I recently had a chance to review this book and you can find out more about it here:

Triple Play Pattern Stitches | Review

This is the Three Color Version of Stitch #1 in the book. You can see an example of the Two Color Version in my most recent free crochet pattern for this Simple Crochet Purse

Free Pattern Simple Crochet Purse @OombawkaDesign
Two Color Version of Stitch # 1, Triple Play Pattern Stitches by Darla Sims, Leisure Arts, Inc.

Stormy Sea Square

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Stormy Sea Square | LLANCS | @OombawkaDesign

Yarn: Red Heart with Love, Worsted Weight Yarn (3 colours)
Hook: 5.00 mm, Furls Blackwood Crochet Hook
Other Supplies: 
scissors, yarn needle, stitch marker

Finished Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ Square
Stitch Multiple: Chain a multiple of 6 + 4  chs

Abbreviations: ch – chain, chs – chains, beg – begin, dc – double crochet, sc – single crochet, ch1sp – chain 1 space, ch1sps – chain 1 spaces, ch2sp – chain 2 space

Helpful Tutorials:

Standing Single Crochet
Standing Double Crochet
Invisible Join/Finish

Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet and Double Crochet Stitch Tutorials

Notes:

  • You may wish to mark the Right Side with a piece of yarn (if you forget, when you place your work on a flat surface all the yarn ends will be on the left-hand side if the right side of your work is facing you).
  • When I finish off at the end of the rows, I chain 1 stitch first to make my end secure. As I am adding a border around my square these extra chain stitches will be hidden. I only do the chain 1 to finish off at the end of rows on flat work (i.e. blankets, scarves, etc.). I never use this finishing method when I end my yarn mid-row, when working in rounds, or for my final finish off (I use an invisible join).
Finish Off for Row Ends and Flat Work @OombawkaDesign
  • You will be using 3 colours to create this square. Colour A, Colour B and Colour C. 
  • Make sure you pull the height of the double crochet stitches up to the same height as the other stitches in the row.
double crochet loop height | stormy seas Square @OombawkaDesign
Pull up the loop to the same height as your other stitches!

Stormy Seas Square Pattern:

Row 1: (Right Side): Using COLOUR A, chain 28. Beg in the 4th ch from the hook and work 2 dc. (Note: The 3 skipped chs count as 1 dc.) Skip the next 2 chs. Work 1 sc in the next ch. *Skip the next 2 chs, work 5 dc in the next ch, skip the next 2 chs, work 1 sc in the next ch*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Skip the next 2 chs and work 3 dc in the last ch. Finish off COLOUR A.

Row 1 | LLANCS | Stormy Sea Square @OombawkaDesign
Row 1

Row 2: Turn. Join COLOUR B with a sc in the first dc. *Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc and the next sc. Work 1 dc in the space before the next dc. Ch 2 and work 1 dc in the space before the skipped sc. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, work 1 sc in the next dc*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

LLANCS Row 2 | Stormy Sea Square @OombawkaDesign
Row 2 | Join with a sc, ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, skip the next sc and work 1 dc in the space before the next dc
Stormy Sea Square R2 P2 LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Ch 2 and work 1 dc in the space before the skipped sc
Stormy Seas Square R2 P3 LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, work 1 sc in the next dc, ch 1, kip the next 2 dc and the next sc. Work 1 dc in the space before the next dc
Stormy Seas Square | LLANCS | OombawkaDesign
Ch 2, and work 1 dc in the space before the skipped sc. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, work 1 sc in the next dc
Row 2 complete Stormy Seas Square | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 2 Complete

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Continuing with COLOUR B work 1 sc in the first sc. Skip the ch1sp. Work 5 dc in the next ch2sp. *Ch 1, skip the next 2 ch1sps and work 5 dc in the next ch2sp*. Repeat from * to * 3 times. Skip the last ch1sp and work 1 sc in the last sc. Finish off COLOUR B.

Row 3 | Stormy Seas Square| LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Ch 1, turn. Continuing with COLOUR B work 1 sc in the first sc. Skip the ch1sp. Work 5 dc in the next ch2sp. *Ch 1, skip the next 2 ch1sps and work 5 dc in the next ch2sp*. Repeat from * to * 3 times. Skip the last ch1sp and work 1 sc in the last sc. Finish off COLOUR B.

Row 4: Turn. Join COLOUR C with a dc in the first sc. Work 1 more dc in the same st. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc, ch 1. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc; ch 1. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the next 2 dc and work 2 dc in the last sc.

Stormy Seas Square R4 | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Turn. Join COLOUR C with a dc in the first sc. Work 1 more dc in the same st. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc
Stormy Seas Square R4 P2 | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
ch 1. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc
R4 Complete Stormy Seas Square | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 4 Complete

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Continuing with COLOUR C work 2 more dc in the same st, ch 1. *Skip the next 2 ch1sps, work 5 dc in the next ch2sp, ch 1*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the last 2 ch1sps and the next dc. Work 3 dc in the last dc. Finish off COLOUR C.

Stormy Seas Square Row 5 | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 5 Complete

Row 6: Turn. Join COLOUR A with a sc in the first dc. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Ch 1, work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc. Work 1 sc in the next dc.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

Stormy Seas Square Row 6 | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 6 Complete

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Continuing with COLOUR A work 1 sc in the first sc. Skip the ch1sp. Work 5 dc in the next ch2sp. *Ch 1, skip the next 2 ch1sps and work 5 dc in the next ch2sp*. Repeat from * to * 3 times. Skip the last ch1sp and work 1 sc in the last sc. Finish off COLOUR A.

Stormy Seas Square Row 7 | LLANCS @OombawkaDesign
Row 7 Complete

Row 8: Turn. Join COLOUR B with a dc in the first sc. Work 1 more dc in the same st. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc, ch 1. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc; ch 1. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the next 2 dc and work 2 dc in the last sc.

Row 9: Ch 3, turn. Continuing with COLOUR B work 2 more dc in the same st, ch 1. *Skip the next 2 ch1sps, work 5 dc in the next ch2sp, ch 1*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the last 2 ch1sps and the next dc. Work 3 dc in the last dc. Finish off COLOUR B.

Row 10: Turn. Join COLOUR C with a sc in the first dc. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Ch 1, work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc. Work 1 sc in the next dc.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Continuing with COLOUR C work 1 sc in the first sc. Skip the ch1sp. Work 5 dc in the next ch2sp. *Ch 1, skip the next 2 ch1sps and work 5 dc in the next ch2sp*. Repeat from * to * 3 times. Skip the last ch1sp and work 1 sc in the last sc. Finish off COLOUR C.

Row 12: Turn. Join COLOUR A with a dc in the first sc. Work 1 more dc in the same st. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc, ch 1. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc; ch 1. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the next 2 dc and work 2 dc in the last sc.

Row 13: Ch 3, turn. Continuing with COLOUR A work 2 more dc in the same st, ch 1. *Skip the next 2 ch1sps, work 5 dc in the next ch2sp, ch 1*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the last 2 ch1sps and the next dc. Work 3 dc in the last dc. Finish off COLOUR A.

Row 14: Turn. Join COLOUR B with a sc in the first dc. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Ch 1, work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc. Work 1 sc in the next dc.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Continuing with COLOUR B work 1 sc in the first sc. Skip the ch1sp. Work 5 dc in the next ch2sp. *Ch 1, skip the next 2 ch1sps and work 5 dc in the next ch2sp*. Repeat from * to * 3 times. Skip the last ch1sp and work 1 sc in the last sc. Finish off COLOUR B.

Row 16: Turn. Join COLOUR C with a dc in the first sc. Work 1 more dc in the same st. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc, ch 1. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc; ch 1. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the next 2 dc and work 2 dc in the last sc.

Row 17:  Ch 3, turn. Continuing with COLOUR C work 2 more dc in the same st, ch 1. *Skip the next 2 ch1sps, work 5 dc in the next ch2sp, ch 1*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the last 2 ch1sps and the next dc. Work 3 dc in the last dc. Finish off COLOUR C.

Row 18: Turn. Join COLOUR A with a sc in the first dc. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Ch 1, work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc. Work 1 sc in the next dc.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times.

You will now be working around the square you created but first you must weave in the ends.

Everyone weaves in their ends differently – so please note this is just my method…and I tend to weave in a lot. I want things to be super secure and I like to have a long tail of yarn available in case at some point (perhaps years in the future) I need to weave the end back in.

I like to weave in multiple directions and to end on the edge of the work (see image 4). This allows me to work my edging over the cut end to secure it even more.

Weave in Ends Stormy Seas Square @OombawkaDesign
How I Weave in the Ends

Outside Edge

Stormy Seas Square @OombawkaDesign
R1 of Border

R1: ch 1, turn to work back along the top edge; work 20 sc evenly across, work 2 sc in the corner and turn to work along the side edge (22)
R2: work 20 sc evenly down the side edge, work 2 sc in the corner and turn to work along the beginning chain edge (22)
R3: work 20 sc evenly across the bottom edge, work 2 sc in the corner and turn to work along the side edge (22)
R4: work 20 sc evenly up the side edge, work 2 sc in the corner and turn to work across the top edge (22)
R5: work 1 sc in each sc across and 2 sc in the corner st, turn to work down the side edge (23)
R6: work 1 sc in each sc down the side edge, work 2 sc in the corner st and turn to work along the beginning chain edge (23)
R7: work 1 sc in each sc across the bottom edge, work 2 sc in the corner st and turn to work along the side edge (23)
R8: work 1 sc in each sc up the side edge, work 2 sc in the corner st, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends (23)

Stormy Seas Square LLANCS @OombawkaDesign

You can purchase your own copy of Triple Play Pattern Stitches, by Darla Sims directly from Leisure Arts:

Triple Play Pattern Stitches eBook – $9.99
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19 Comments

  1. Hi Victoria,

    Row 4: Turn. Join COLOUR C with a dc in the first sc. Work 1 more dc in the same st. Ch 1, skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc, ch 1. (Note: you will now be working around the previous row to reach the spaces created 2 rows prior). *Work 1 dc in the ch1sp after the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 2. Work 1 dc in the ch1sp before the sc (2 rows prior). Ch 1. Skip the next 2 dc, sc in the next dc; ch 1. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Skip the next 2 dc and work 2 dc in the last sc.

    is correct, but R12 and R16 are missing the sc in the next dc. I apologize for this! I’m updating the post right now. Thank you very much for letting me know there could be a problem so I could take a look and fix my instructions.

    Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Hi! I’m wondering if there is an error in Row 4. It does not match the photo caption and I think it should read like Rows 12 & 16 instead.

  3. Hi Karen, Yes my site is up and running 🙂 My newsletters are sent out every weekend so if you signed up you should have received it on Saturday or Sunday. Please check your ‘spam’ folder just in case it was filtered into that folder accidentally. If you don’t see it there, can you try resubscribing please? there will be an email sent out to confirm you have subscribed (double opt-in is set up) and if you do not respond by clicking yes you did mean to ask for my newsletter, the newsletter won’t be sent out to you. You can try resubscribing here: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/crochet-newsletter/ Then if you don’t receive it by the end of this next weekend, please let me know so I can investigate further. Best wishes, Rhondda

  4. Is this site still up and running? I applied for the newsletter, nothing yet. I love the picture tutorals, videos would be helpful as well. This is a beautiful pattern.

  5. Hi LisaMarie, No I don’t yet. I have just added it to my “to do” list for video tutorials. All the best, Rhondda

  6. I can’t wait to try this pattern and new stitch. I so love your step by step picture tutorials and hope you never get away from them. It’s nice to see a video sometimes but also time consuming and if you can’t stop your tablet or phone it’s a real nightmare to p!at over and over! So I’d enjoy seeing them but please keep up the awesome tutorials and great patterns!!!! Thanks

  7. A really clear concise tutorial which is so easy to understand. Thank you

  8. iSN’T IT INTERESTING HOW DIFFERENT IT LOOKS WHEN YOU USE 2 VERSUS 3 COLORS?

  9. Hi Lauren!

    It was intentional in this case because I have all these squares and I wanted to eventually make it into a blanket 😉 but it is a very good suggestion – I will start using other colours too 🙂 Thank you! Rhondda

  10. I love this stitch! One thought though, as I look at your other “learn a new stitch” tutorials, is that you use a lot of blue-green colors. It might be nice to see some other colors for the stitches. Or perhaps that is intentional? Thanks!

  11. This is a great pattern, and takes lots of practice, which I need more of. I am not consistent with the loops.

  12. Hi Cindy 🙂 I totally understand – different people learn differently too – I prefer photo tutorials but I know many prefer video tutorials for learning 🙂 I double checked and you will receive the newsletter this week so long as your email provider doesn’t ‘bounce’ it as spam. Talk soon 🙂 Rhondda

  13. i thank you Rhonnda! i struggled with this so much, probably due to being a newb, however, i have made several advanced patterns…so either it is the way the pattern is written, or how dumb i am at the moment, (i do have problems reading and comprehending sometimes!) and even though there were pics, it wasnt where i needed the explanation, lol! 😀 having a vid really helps me (esp when we can see exactly where the stitches are put and when the vids dont move around and jiggle (dont use ‘anti-shake’)!!! so i look forward to when you can do vids!! yay! 🙂 (also can you check if my being notified for the new stitch newsletter was received…i tried signing up a few times and never got a notice i was signed up! thanks so much! 🙂

  14. Thank you for the feedback 🙂 I hope to be able to add video tutorials next year once my Littles are finally in school all day! I’m happy you tried the stitch! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  15. i lOVE the look of this stitch…it really does need a video tutorial for sure!! 🙂 i tried with the pics and did ok, i think, but a vid would really help!! 🙂 thanks