The Wavelength Stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

Multiple

14 + 2

Project Ideas

Blankets, pillows

The crochet wavelength stitch uses stitches of different heights to create a subtle wave pattern throughout your project. To get the full effect, it’s best to pair it with a variety of colors.

Crochet Wavelength Stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

The wavelength stitch is versatile enough to use with a variety of yarn weights and textures. No matter which yarn you choose, it’s best to incorporate at least two contrasting colors so you can see the wave.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn
  • 5.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


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pattern details

Abbreviations


This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double crochet
  • Hdc Half double crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single crochet
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • Tc Treble crochet

Additional Notes: Chain one at beginning of rows does not count as a st. Chain 3 at beginning of rows counts as a treble crochet. Treble crochet stitches are usually 4 chains high, however, we noticed a cleaner edge when using 3 chains instead of 4. Try them both and see what works best for you.

For same look as photos and in tutorial, work odd numbered rows in a main color and even numbered rows in any variety of contrast colors.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Row 1: Ch any number of sts divisible by 14 ad add 2 at the end. 1 sc in 2nd chn from hk and in each rem ch. Break main color and add new color in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in first 2 sts. *1 hdc in next 2 sts. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 tc in next 3 sts. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next sts. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of row. You’ll end with 2 sc instead of 3 in the last repeat. Break color and add main color in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in every st. Break main color and add new color in last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 4: 1 tc in next st. *1dc in next 2 sts. 1 hdc in next 2 sts. 1 sc in next 3 sts. 1 hdc in next 2sts. 1 dc in next 2 sts. 1 tc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of row. You’ll end with 2 tc instead of 3 in the last repeat. Break color and add main color in last st. Ch and turn.

Row 4: 1 sc in every st. Break main color and add new color in last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Repeat: Rep rows 1 through 4 until your project measures the length you want. Fasten off on a 2nd or 4th row to match starting edge.


see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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project ideas

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