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Wiggle, Squiggle, or Wave aka Dragon Curves

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March 14 2011
March 18 2011
Project info
Wiggle, Squiggle, or Wave aka Dragon Curves
Hot Stuff by Craft Yarn Council of America
7"x 8"
Hooks & yarn
1.8 mm
Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet (Size 10)
8456 yards in stash
0.6 balls = 210.0 yards (192.0 meters), 45 grams
Joann's online; Daytona Trim, NYC

After seeing potholders made in this technique at a vintage show I was anxious to try it. I had never seen this style of crocheting before but it turned out not to be difficult at all. It’s a bit slower than the usual crochet project because you have to make the mesh grid before you can begin the squiggles.

It is surface crochet but I haven’t found a true name for this technique other than wiggle, squiggle, or wave although it is a cousin of Dragon Curves. Dragon Curves is actually something that is part of the world of mathematics (google the term for an explanation and interesting images).

This pattern is for rug yarn and a big hook but I adapted it for #10 crochet cotton and a steel hook. The 3rd & 4th pictures show the wrong side. I used Violet for the mesh base which you can see in the bottom picture.

I have 3 tips:

  • Work from the center outward
  • Mark the piece N/S/E/W so you always know where you are & your eyes don’t swim
  • Match the color of the last row to the mesh base. If that isn’t possible work a light color on a light color or a dark color on a dark color.

colors used:
#119 violet
#397 wasabi
#484 myrtle green
#442 forest green
#493 french rose
#332 hot pink
#001 white

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March 14 2011
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by Aunt Lydia's
Thread, size 10
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  • Project created: March 15, 2011
  • Finished: March 19, 2011
  • Updated: November 13, 2015
  • Progress updates: 2 updates