Textured Rolling Waves – Easy Step By Step Photo & Video Tutorial
The textured rolling waves pattern is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern, using only basic stitches.
It is double-sided, meaning it looks good on both sides which makes it perfect for a large variety of projects.
I combined the classic rolling waves pattern with working in the back loop only technique to create a pattern with a beautiful texture on one side and flat on the other side.
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In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to create this beautiful stitch with written instructions and a video for those who find it easier to learn by watching how is it done.
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About The Textured Rolling Waves Pattern
How to use this stitch
- baby blankets and afghans
- potholders and kitchen towels
- shawls and scarves
- hats and gloves
I used the textured rolling waves stitch to create the Dino Baby Blanket pattern and the Rolling Fields Baby Blanket.
Supplies I used
- Stylecraft Special Chunky in parchment and spice. Use this link if you live in the UK
- 4.5mm crochet hook
Written in US term
Most basic stitches below have a video that shows you how to crochet them. Follow the blue link next to them for each individual video.
Crocheting In The Back Loop Only (blo) – A stitch has a front and back loop that meet at one end and look like a horizontal V (looks like this >).
To crochet a stitch in the back loop only, yo (once for hdc and dc, twice for a tr, don’t yo if you want to make a sc), insert the hook in the middle of the V from the top, and under the back loop (the loop that is away from you), yo and draw up a loop (you will have 2 loops on the hook for a sc, or 3 loops on the hook for a hdc and dc, or 4 loops on the hook for a tr).
From this point on, continue to crochet the stitch you wanted as usual.
Textured Rolling Waves – Video Tutorial
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Textured Rolling Waves – The Pattern
- If you are following the pattern for the Dino Baby Blanket or Rolling Fields Baby Blanket, don’t cut the yarn, instead carry it over on the side of the blanket and then hide the color changes with a row of single crochet stitches.
- If you don’t want a border around your work, then cut the yarn at each color change and weave in the ends as usual.
- ch4 at the beginning of the row counts as a treble
- the Final Row is crocheted to give the blanket a flat edge.
Start with the orange yarn and chain 46 or any (multiples of 14)+4 chains.
Row 1: continue with orange, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc, *2hdc, 2dc, 3tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc*, repeat ** until the end of the row, turn
Row 2: change colors to beige, (sc blo in the very first stitch, ch3) – this counts as your first treble, 2tr blo, *2dc blo, 2hdc blo, 3sc blo, 2hdc blo, 2dc blo, 3tr blo*, repeat ** until the end of the row, turn
Row 3: continue with beige color, ch4, 2tr, *2dc, 2hdc, 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 3tr* , repeat ** until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 4: change colors to orange, sc blo in the very first stitch, 2sc blo, *2hdc blo, 2dc blo, 3tr blo, 2dc blo, 2hdc blo, 3sc blo*, repeat ** until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Row 5: continue with orange, sc in the very first stitch, 2sc, *2hdc, 2dc, 3tr, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc*, repeat ** until the end of the row, turn
Row 6: change colors to beige, (sc blo in the very first stitch, ch3) – this counts as your first treble, 2tr blo, *2dc blo, 2hdc blo, 3sc blo, 2hdc blo, 2dc blo, 3tr blo*, repeat ** until the end of the row, turn
Row 7: continue with beige color, ch4, 2tr, *2dc, 2hdc, 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 3tr* , repeat ** until the end of the row, ch1, turn
Repeat rows 4 – 7 until you have the required length.
Final Row: change colors to orange, sc blo in the very first stitch, 2sc blo, *2hdc blo, 2dc blo, 3tr blo, 2dc blo, 2hdc blo, 3sc blo*, repeat ** until the end of the row, fasten off and weave in the ends.
To hide the color changes, crochet a single crochet row around your piece. If you don’t want to do that, then cut the yarn at every color change and later on weave in the ends.
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