Today I want to share with you the amazing Long Wave Stitch. At first glance it may seem complicated to do, and that you need to be an experienced crocheter to go for it, but that is the great thing about it, that it looks sophisticated and original but it is actually very easy to do! We are going to use the basic crochet stitches, so it is perfect for beginners who want to open their repertoire! The magic happens when we combine them and play with the difference in length of each stitch. This will result in a pattern that looks like ocean waves! You can do this pattern in one color, but personally, I think using at least 2 brings out its full potential and takes it to another level.
One more thing is that you can try this stitch on so many different projects! It is very versatile and you can do it with any material that you have! Some ideas to try are baby blankets, pillows, or even sweaters and blouses!
Let’s get those hooks started!
You can use any yarn and its corresponding crochet hook. Here I’ll be using cotton and a 3.5mm hook.
Stitches that you need to know and abbreviation:
I’m using US terminology
Chain – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Double Crochet – dc
Triple Crochet – tr
- Here we are gonna learn how to make a sample of the stitch, but you can use it for any project of the size you want. To be able to adjust it to your desired size, you just need to start with a chain that is a multiple of 14 + 2. Here I’m doing 30ch
- The ch1 at the beginning of the row doesn’t count as a stitch. The ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as our first stitch.
Start with a foundation chain that is multiple of 14 + 2. Here i did 30ch
Row 1: Sc in the second ch from the hook. *sc in the next stitch, hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, dc in each of the next 2 stitches, tr in each of the next 3 stitches, dc in each of the next 2 stitches, hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 2 stitches* Repeat from *to* until the end of the row. Turn
Row 2: ch1 (doesn´t count as a stitch) sc in the first stitch and into each stitch of the row. Attention! If you would like to make this pattern in different colors, then you should make the change at the end of this row, attach the new color in the last pull thru of the last stitch and turn:
Row 3: ch3 (count as the first stitch) *tr in the next stitch, dc in each of the next 2 stitches, hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in each of the next 3 stitches, hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, dc into the next 2 stitches, tr into the next 2 stitches* Repeat from *to* until the end of the row. Turn
Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in the first stitch and into each stitch of the row. If you are changing colors attach the new color in the last pull thru of the last stitch. Turn, ch1
That’s all! Can you see the beautiful wave shape? Now you just need to repeat Row 1 to 4 until you get to your desired size!
Thank you! Hope you enjoy making this stitch and you use it for many projects!
Happy Crocheting and see you in the next post!