Romeo, Take Me Somewhere We Can Buy Some Yarn (Open Wave Stitch Version)

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Welcome to the second month of the Eras Crochet Along! I am so impressed with how quickly you knocked out the first block. This “Golden Era” might be even quicker for you to complete. Hopefully now you can see why I love using blanket yarn so much–it works up fast!

Before we talk about this month’s special eras stitch, did any of you figure out the easter egg clues I left for you in last month’s post that told you which stitch we’d be using in the second month? Taking a page out of ol’ TayTay’s book, I capitalized certain letters in the beginning text to spell out the stitch: O P E N W A V E S T I T C H. The photo easter egg was in the pic of the balls of yarn where I shaped “T S” with the yarn for the debut album name. This month’s easter eggs will be fun to find! Good luck!

For this era, I was inspired by the album art and color scheme. I love how both the original album and her new version show her curly/ wavy hair flying in the wind. She looks so free! So I wanted to choose a stitch that had waves but was also free and open. So I modified the basic wave stitch, that usually doesn’t have the chains and spaces, to create this fun stitch pattern for you. The yarn colors are easy to pull from the album. Choose your yarn in some warm browns, caramel, golds, or tans.

Now let’s get to it. Grab your hook & yarn and get started! Don’t forget to share your finished blocks in our Eras Crochet Along Facebook group!

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Romeo, Take Me Somewhere We Can Buy Some Yarn (Open Wave Stitch Version)

Difficulty

Beginner

Materials

(Click the product links below to find your materials!)
  • 1 – 10.5 oz Skein #6 Bernat Blanket Yarn in Sonoma OR Rattan OR Gold OR Sand
  • OR 1 each color – 4.5 oz Skeins Loops & Thread Impeccable Yarn in Walnut & Heather OR Gold

Tools

Measurements

The finished block will measure approximately 6″ by 48″ with the blanket yarn.
It will measure approximately the same using two strands of #4 medium-weight yarn. You may need to use a 10.00 mm hook if your crochet tension is tighter.

Gauge

1 open wave stitch combo (24 stitches) = 9.5″
4 rows = 2.5 – 3″ (because it’s a wave)

Special Stitches

Open Wave Stitch:
Single crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Single crochet / Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Half double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Half double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Triple crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Triple crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Half double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Half double crochet/ Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. (24 stitches)

Instructions

Chain 109.

Row 1: Single crochet into 2nd chain from hook. Single crochet into each chain across. (108 single crochets) Chain 1, turn.

Row 2: *Single crochet into the 1st stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Single crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.**
These 24 stitches, * to **, are the open wave stitch. Repeat the open wave stitch 3 more times.
To finish the row, begin another wave stitch, but after the 2nd double crochet, do not chain 1 or skip a stitch, then double crochet in the next/ last stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: Half double crochet into the 1st and 2nd stitches. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Open wave stitch 3 more times.
After the 3rd open wave stitch, start a new open wave stitch and finish the row at the 2nd triple crochet stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 4: Start the 1st open wave stitch with 1 single crochet in the 1st stitch. Finish that open wave stitch and complete 3 more open wave stitches across.
To finish the row, begin another open wave stitch, but after the 2nd double crochet, do not chain 1 or skip a stitch, then double crochet in the next/ last stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 5: Half double crochet into the 1st and 2nd stitches. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Open wave stitch 3 more times.
After the 3rd open wave stitch, start a new open wave stitch and finish the row at the 2nd triple crochet stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 6: Start the 1st open wave stitch with 1 single crochet in the 1st stitch. Finish that open wave stitch and complete 3 more open wave stitches across.
To finish the row, begin another open wave stitch, but after the 2nd double crochet, do not chain 1 or skip a stitch, then double crochet in the next/ last stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 7: Half double crochet into the 1st and 2nd stitches. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Triple crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.
Open wave stitch 3 more times.
After the 3rd open wave stitch, start a new open wave stitch and finish the row at the 2nd triple crochet stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 8: Start the 1st open wave stitch with 1 single crochet in the 1st stitch. Finish that open wave stitch and complete 3 more open wave stitches across.
To finish the row, begin another open wave stitch, but after the 2nd double crochet, do not chain 1 or skip a stitch, then double crochet in the next/ last stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Row 9: Single crochet once into each stitch and chain space across. Make sure you have 108 stitches.

Cut, tie off, and weave in ends.


I have to admit, I had a really hard time deciding which colors of yarn I wanted to use! For the solid color version, I thought I was sold on the Sand yarn, but when I saw (and felt) that Gold blanket yarn, it was love at first site.

Then, for the worsted weight versions, I had the same exact problem choosing which two colors to put together, lol. My pattern tester, Tiffany, made hers with the yellow/ gold combined with the brown and I chose a creamy heather color to pair with it so you could see some color variations. I can’t wait to see which colors you choose!

Side note: you may notice that the long edges of this block are a bit wavy. No worries, just like Taylor can straighten her wavy locks, these edges will straighten out once they’re joined with the first and third blocks. Speaking of the third block, have you found my easter egg yet for a clue to next month’s stitch?

As forever & always, please don’t hesitate to ask questions. You can leave a question in the comments below or you can message me through social media. I even made one Swiftie her own instruction video with more detail just to make sure she was happy with her stitches. If you get hung up at any point, please let me know!

Have You Seen the Other Eras Crochet Along Blocks?
Sea Green Era: Just Another Pattern to Burn
Golden Era: Romeo, Take Me Somewhere We Can Buy Some Yarn ⇦ You Are Here
Amethyst Era: You Are the Best Hook That’s Ever Been Mine

Thanks for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with your block!
See you next month!
– Marie

9 thoughts on “Romeo, Take Me Somewhere We Can Buy Some Yarn (Open Wave Stitch Version)”

  1. I am so confused with this … I’ve frogged so many times and still having problems with stitch count. Is there another pattern I can substitute for this month this month?

    1. Hi, I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble with this month’s block. I’m happy to help you one-on-one if you’d like, but first, when you say stitch count, are you meaning you’re having trouble getting your open wave stitch pattern to equal out to 108 stitches across? If so, the likely culprit is a missed chain 1 or only doing a stitch once in the wave instead of twice. I know because even though I’ve crocheted this particular block 8 times, I was still having to frog entire rows because of missed chain 1s or missing stitch repeats.

      I think the pattern might be deceptively simple! Sure, the stitches are simple, but proper counts will make it or break it.
      Let me know what learning method works best for you and I can try to help you out. I also have a crochet chart for it if you think that visual will help. -Marie

  2. Hi Marie, for some reason I feel like I am not crocheting the open wave stitch correctly. Under Special Stitches, there are single crochet stitches as part of the 24 stitches to make up the open wave, however there aren’t any single crochet stitches in row 3 mentioned. Also, on Row 4 it says to start with 1 single crochet and to finish the open wave and complete 3 more. Should I be following the pattern in the Special stitches section?

    My apologies if my questions are confusing, I can’t wrap my head around this stitch for the life of me! LOL. On a good note, this is my first block of the month and I am really enjoying it especially because I am making this for my granddaughter who is a huge Taylor fan!

    1. Hi Debi, thank you for asking.
      So if you look at the beginning of your row 2, you started with an open wave stitch (as mentioned in special stitches) so you started with the two singles. Since the open wave stitch has 24 stitches and there are only 108 stitches across, we had to end that last wave of the row on the double crochets, then cheat one extra double to finish the row. Again, so we could maintain the 108 stitches.
      Then, when you go to the beginning of row 3, you have to match those partial wave stitches. Half doubles always go into doubles and vice, versa. Then we have to continue this partial wave, which are the stitches you see listed out for row 3. When you have completed that partial with 2 half doubles and that chain 1, you start again with a brand new full open wave stitch as described under special stitches.
      You then do 2 more full open waves and start another one. That last wave will end with the 2 triples though, making it another partial wave.
      Then when you get to row 4, its a repeat of row 2, starting with singles again. Singles and triples are buddies and half doubles and doubles are buddies, lol. That’s how I always knew which stitch to make next.
      If you were to make an entire blanket with this stitch (imagine alternating colors every row) you’d chain 121 so you could get 120 stitches, enough for 5 full open waves.
      Does that make sense? -Marie

      1. Hi Marie, first thank you for responding so quickly! Secondly thank you for taking the time to explain it the way you did, it now makes sense to me. I purchased your pdf pattern hoping if I read it a few times it would make sense to me but now with your help it sure does! Now I can get bak to my crocheting era!

  3. As I finished my 2nd row, I didn’t have any more stitches to stitch the 3rd DC into. I had to end with the 2nd DC. Am I doing something wrong? I checked all of my stitches in that row.

    1. Hi Sherry, I’m happy to help. I see that you checked all of your stitches for row 2. First let’s check your first row of single crochets and make absolutely sure you have 108 single crochets.
      If you do, then lets go to the last 6 stitches of row 2. The last 6 should be a half double, chain 1, double, chain 1, double, chain 1, double, then another double in the last stitch.
      If that’s what you have, then let’s take a second look at your row 2 stitches. Each group of 24 stitches and chains is one wave. We have 4 full wave stitches (96 stitches) then the remaining 12 stitches to make 108. If you for sure have 108 stitches on row 2, then it has to be a missed stitch somewhere along the row.
      I crocheted this particular block 5 times, and every single time, I would have to frog a row or two because I either skipped or missed a stitch or left out a chain 1.
      It happens, yes, but it’s still frustrating, I understand. Please let me know if you need any additional help! -Marie

      1. Thanks for walking me through it! I ended up frogging & I think I miscounted my chains.🤦🏼‍♀️ I started it late last night. I should never try to do any type of needlework when I’m tired.🙃

        1. No problem at all, I’m always happy to help if I can. I never crochet without having to frog at some point and that’s if I know the pattern. Imagine how many stitches I have to pull out when I’m creating these patterns, lol! -Marie

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