Long Crochet Wave Stitch Pattern – Easy How to Tutorial

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This is a free tutorial for creating the Long Wave Crochet Stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.

This stitch reminds me of the waves of the ocean. But it also makes me think of low-frequency sound waves. (As you probably guessed, I’m a bit of a math nerd.) I can’t decide which is my favorite: the up and down; the flowing side to side; the wavelength vs amplitude…

Well, even if you are not into math, you can still appreciate the beauty of this wavy stitch. And let’s not forget that crocheting involves a lot of math so the two go hand-in-hand.

Whether you prefer to look at this pattern as ocean waves or sound waves, consider giving it a try!

Long Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern Tutorial

This crochet stitch pattern is one of my favorites. The long wave crochet stitch works up quickly and is ideal for beginners and experienced crocheters. It uses only basic crochet stitches that all make up this smooth long wave crochet stitch pattern at the end that has some texture to it.

The long wave stitch can be used for blankets, washcloths, cardigans, hats, scarves, and many other items. Let your imagination go wild with this stitch. I am pretty sure you will be very happy with it and will want to use it for many crochet creations.

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I have so many other stitches I love for blankets too. have you tried the Rolling Wave Crochet Stitch yet?! It’s a bit different from this wave crochet stitch, but still very similar. Simply amazing!

The long wave stitch pattern is made up of specific waves that are repeated in a slightly shifted manner such that where the equilibrium of a wave (where the wave is the smallest) is will be filled in with a trough or crest of the wave (where the wave is the biggest) in the next set of rows.

Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern Repeat

After a small science lesson about the anatomy of a wave, let me now explain to you how to crochet this amazingly easy Long Wave stitch pattern.

Long Crochet Wave Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial

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How to crochet the Long Wave Stitch Pattern

The long crochet wave stitch pattern is made with a multiple of 14 stitches plus 2. In this example, I am showing a beginning chain of 30. Also, the only beginning/ turning chain that is counted is the ch 3 to prevent bulking. The ch 1 is not counted as a stitch.

1. Make a chain of 30 and start with the 2nd ch from the hook place 1 sc and then starting with the next ch place the following sequence in stitch at the time into the chains: [1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc].

Long Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern

2. Now repeat the sequence [1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc] till the end of the row. Ch 1, and turn.

Two Long Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern Repeats

3. Now, place 1 sc in each stitch until the end of the row. During the last sc, change the color during the last pull thru as shown below.

Long Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern Change Colors

4. Now, ch 3 (doesn’t count as a stitch), and place the following sequence repeat (one stitch at the time): [1 tr, 2dc, 2 hdc, 3 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr]. Repeat this sequence till the end of the row. Ch 1, turn.

Wavy Crochet Stitch Pattern
Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern

5. Repeat step 3.

Long Wave Crochet Stitch Pattern

6. You are now repeating steps 1 thru 5 until you are finished with your piece. The only difference is that in step 1 you crocheted into chains whereas now you are crocheting into stitches. The rest is completely the same.

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Feel free to also add more than 2 colors to this stitch pattern. I can imagine how amazingly stunning a crochet blanket using this stitch with lots of different colors might look. In fact, this Beach Throw Blanket may use a different crochet stitch, but it’s also a great beginner project and makes a great set with another pattern.

But I actually used this stitch for a beautiful Summer Crochet Beach Bag. It’s such a fast and easy project.

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Two Color Long Wave Crochet Stitch Tutorial

In case you are more of a visual learner, I also created a very detailed video tutorial for the Long Wave stitch pattern. You can find this tutorial below.

Smooth Textured Long Wave Crochet Stitch
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