Crochet Wave Stitch

Working a Wave Stitch is a lot of fun and creates a beautiful texture you will love. It can be crocheted 3 ways, from a tight appearance perfect for winter crochet sweaters, to a lacier look that's great for summer shells. Mix different crochet stitches to make a crochet dress.

I first saw this stitch pattern around 1968, in a library book called "The Encyclopedia of Crochet." An Internet search shows it to be out of print. The next time I saw it was around 2004 in a Leisure Arts book. They called it Slip St Texture.

Multiples of 10 + 6 - 7 ch stitches (see below)

Crochet Wave Stitch

Wave Stitch

Wave Stitch

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The 3 ways to do a wave stitch combine Slip Stitch (sl st) with Half Double Crochet (hdc), or Single Crochet (sc) with Double Crochet (dc), or Half Double Crochet (hdc) with Triple Crochet (tc).

Wave Stitch with Slip Stitch (sl st) and Half Double Crochet (hdc)

For size calculate multiples of 10, + an extra 6.

Wave Stitch, Slip Stitch - Half Double Crochet

This is a very dense version of the wave stitch, perfect for winter crochet sweaters. It is also a good practice crochet stitch for beginner crochet patterns.

Row 1: (the right side) Slip Stitch (sl st) in the second chain (ch) from the hook and in the next 4 chains (chs), Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the next 5 chains. Alternate Slip Stitch (sl st) 5 - Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 slip stitches).

From this point on,
always work in the BACK loop of each stitch.

Rows 2 - 5 form your pattern, continue to repeat them until your fabric reaches the size you wish.

Row 2: Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Slip Stitch (sl st) in the first 5 stitches, Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Slip Stitch (sl st) 5 - Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 slip stitches).

Row 3: Chain (ch) 2 and turn. Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the first 5 stitches, Slip Stitch (sl st) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 - Slip Stitch (sl st) 5 until you reach the end.

Row 4: Chain (ch) 2 and turn. Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the first 5 stitches, Slip Stitch (sl st) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 - Slip Stitch (sl st) 5 until you reach the end.

Row 5: Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Slip Stitch (sl st) in the first 5 stitches, Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Slip Stitch (sl st) 5 - Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 slip stitches).

Wave Stitch with Single Crochet (sc) and Double Crochet (dc)

For size calculate multiples of 10, + an extra 6.

Wave Stitch - Single Crochet, Double Crochet

This version would make a nice crochet purse.

Row 1: (the right side) Single Crochet (sc) in the second chain (ch) from the hook and in the next 4 chains (chs), Double Crochet (dc) in the next 5 chains. Alternate Single Crochet (sc) 5 - Double Crochet (dc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 single crochet stitches).

From this point on,
always work in the BACK loop of each stitch.

Rows 2 - 5 form your pattern, continue to repeat them until your fabric reaches the size you wish.

Row 2: Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Single Crochet (sc) in the first 5 stitches, Double Crochet (dc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Single Crochet (sc) 5 - Double Crochet (dc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 single crochet stitches).

Row 3: Chain (ch) 2 and turn. Double Crochet (dc) in the first 5 stitches, Single Crochet (sc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Double Crochet (dc) 5 - Single Crochet (sc) 5 until you reach the end.

Row 4: Chain (ch) 2 and turn. Double Crochet (dc) in the first 5 stitches, Single Crochet (sc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Double Crochet (dc) 5 - Single Crochet (sc) 5 until you reach the end.

Row 5: Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Single Crochet (sc) in the first 5 stitches, Double Crochet (dc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Single Crochet (sc) 5 - Double Crochet (dc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 single crochet stitches).

Wave Stitch with Half Double Crochet (hdc) and Triple Crochet (tc)

For size calculate multiples of 10, + an extra 7.

Wave Stitch - Half Double Crochet, Triple Crochet

This version of the wave stitch would make a great crochet shell.

Row 1: (the right side) Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the second chain (ch) from the hook and in the next 4 chains (chs), Triple Crochet (tc) in the next 5 chains. Alternate Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 - Triple Crochet (tc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 half double crochet stitches).

From this point on,
always work in the BACK loop of each stitch.

Rows 2 - 5 form your pattern, continue to repeat them until your fabric reaches the size you wish.

Row 2: Chain (ch) 2 and turn. Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the first 5 stitches, Triple Crochet (tc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 - Triple Crochet (tc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 half double crochet stitches).

Row 3: Chain (ch) 3 and turn. Triple Crochet (tc) in the first 5 stitches, Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Triple Crochet (tc) 5 - Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 until you reach the end.

Row 4: Chain (ch) 3 and turn. Triple Crochet (tc) in the first 5 stitches, Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Triple Crochet (tc) 5 - Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 until you reach the end.

Row 5: Chain (ch) 2 and turn. Half Double Crochet (hdc) in the first 5 stitches, Triple Crochet (tc) in the next 5 stitches. Alternate Half Double Crochet (hdc) 5 - Triple Crochet (tc) 5 until you reach the end (which could be 5 half double crochet stitches).

What are "Multiples"? Pattern Stitches require groups of stitches to complete. For example, it might take 6 stitches to go through the full pattern and create the look. So you would have to chain multiples of 6.

The +: Some patterns are listed as "Multiples of ___ + ___. The + represents a number of chain stitches to add to the END of your beginning chain (not the end of each multiple).

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