Rolling Waves Stitch – Free Crochet Tutorial
The Rolling Waves Stitch is an easy and quick way to create a beautiful pattern and texture on your project using basic stitches and an easy pattern repeat.
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to crochet it with detailed photos and explanations and a video for those who find it easier to learn by watching how is it done.
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About the Rolling Waves Stitch pattern
This stitch creates a beautiful wavy pattern that looks gorgeous when used with 2 or more colors.
How to use this stitch
- baby blankets and afghans
- potholders and kitchen towels
- shawls and scarves
- hats and gloves
- multiples of 8x + 3 chains
- 4-row repeat
- 4mm crochet hook
- Deramores Studio DK in red and pink
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
|magic ring||hdc – half double crochet|
|ch – chain||dc – double crochet|
|yo – yarn over||tr – treble stitch|
|sc – single crochet|
Get Your Supplies
- ch1 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row
- I used red and pink for my swatch, feel free to use as many colors as you like.
Crocheting The Rolling Waves Stitch
Starting Chain: Starting chain should be a multiple of 8x +3 chains, my starting chain for this tutorial has 51 chains.
Row 1: sc in 3rd ch, *hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, 2sc*, repeat ** until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 2: ch4 (counts as a treble stitch), tr, dc, hdc, 2sc, *hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, 2sc*, repeat ** until you have 4 stitches left, hdc, dc, 2tr, turn
Row 3: ch4 (counts as a treble stitch), tr, dc, hdc, 2sc, *hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, 2sc*, repeat ** until you have 4 stitches left, hdc, dc, 2tr, ch1, turn
Row 4: 2sc, *hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, 2sc*, repeat ** until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 5: 2sc, *hdc, dc, 2tr, dc, hdc, 2sc*, repeat until the end of the row, turn
Repeat rows 2, 3, 4 and 5 until you have the required length.
Below you can see the wavy border created by finishing with a complete wave. If you want a flat border, don’t make the last row.
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