Making waves with standard crochet stitches

Pattern Diagram
Crochet-wave-stitch-pattern-diagram

Join a new color with a slip stitch, work one sc over the slip stitch to secure the yarn, after the join, chain2 ,count a first 3ch, work starting straight stitch count(sssc) as allocated in the printable pattern,

Ch3, * work into 6dc shells from row before, dc into the first st of shell, hdc into next st of shell, sc into next st of shell , hdc into next st of shell, dc into next st, tr into last st of shell, skip sc ,repeat from * until first stitch of (essc) starts. Skip last sc, work 1dc into each remaining stitch, until end and finish off.

Crochet-waves-stitches

Working the next row of waves, join a new color with a slip stitch, work one sc over the slip stitch to secure the yarn, after the join, chain2 ,count a first 3ch, work starting straight stitch count(sssc) as allocated in the printable pattern,

Ch3, * work in sets of 6 sts per set, 1hdc into dc st, 1dc into next  hdc st, 1tr into next sc st, 1dc into next hdc st, 1hdc into next dc st, sc into next tr st ,repeat from * until the first stitch of (essc) starts, work 1dc into each remaining stitch, until end and finish off and so the wave alternates between the first set of wave rows and the second set of wave rows.