I finished the Squiggly/Wiggly square this morning while the family went to the beach.
This can be a very confusing crochet technique. It took me a while to figure it out. The squiggles are made on a crocheted open mesh. I have seen this technique (by my grandmother) used to make rugs, hot mats, place mats, pillows, etc.
Below is the back of the Squiggly Crochet. With this picture I charted the direction of the way the stitches go around.
I did my best to try to explain this technique. With that said, here goes.
Squiggly, Wiggly Crochet Technique-
Squiggly/Wiggly Crochet is worked on an odd number of open meshes and rows.
Multiple of even number of chains + 6 more will result in an odd number of open spaces/meshes (my square, above, has 11 rows across and 11 rows down. I started with 38 chains).
Chain 44 = 13 spaces (meshes) across
Chain 50 = 15 spaces (meshes) across
Chain 56 = 17 spaces (meshes) across
For a square mesh you will have the same number of odd open spaces and rows. Example: 13 rows x 13 rows, 15 rows x 15 rows, etc. will result in a square.
Ch desired number of sts.
Row 1: 1 double crochet in 8th ch from hook. *ch 2, skip 2 chs, dc in next st. *Repeat across to the end of row, ch 5 turn.
Row 2: 1 dc in dc, ch 2, dc in next dc across, ending with ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Repeat last row until desired number of odd rows. End off.
Rnd 1: With desired color, begin at center (see above chart/picture). Attach yarn, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same space. Work around following pattern on picture; 3 dc on each ch 2 (space) and around each dc (space). Join with a sl st at the top of beg ch 3. End off.
Rnd 2: Attach desired color (see above chart/picture) ch 3, 2 dc in same space. Work around following pattern on picture, 3 dc on each ch 2 (space) and around each dc (space). Join with a sl st at the top of beg ch 3. End off.
Repeat Rnd 2 until finished.
If you have a problem with my instruction/directions, etc., please let me know. Or, if you found these instructions helpful and easy to follow, I would be grateful if you would let me that also.