The Waves Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #218

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the waves stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful two color wave pattern with a lot of texture. The waves stitch would be great for hats, coffee cozies and scarves!

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Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
sc
Single Crochet
dc
Double Crochet
hdc
Half Double Crochet


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 8 + 2

  • Note: Use 2 colors A and B. Colors are carried up sides.
  • Foundation Row: Color A: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *1sc in next ch, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 3ch, 1hdc next ch, 1sc in each of 2ch, rep from * across, turn.
  • Row 1: Color A: ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st st, 1sc in each st across. drop A, draw color B through last loop, turn.
  • Row 2: Color B: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st st, *1dc in next st, 1hdc next st, 1sc in each of next 3 sts, 1hdc next st, 1dc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending with last dc in top of tch, turn.
  • Row 3: Color B: ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st st, 1sc in each st across, ending with 1sc in top of tch. Drop color B, draw color A through last loop, turn.
  • Row 4: Color A: ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st st, 1sc next st, *1hdc next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1hdc in next st**, 1sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1sc next st, 1sc in top of tch, turn.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Waves Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Waves Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)


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