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The Rolling Waves stitch provides an amazing texture on your crochet project. You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch easily using this photo and video tutorial.
I really love combining basic crochet stitches to create an amazing effect. Those turn into more advanced crochet stitches. Although they don’t seem like it when you actually crochet them.
Sometimes crochet stitches, like the Rolling Waves stitch, seem harder than they really are. This stitch actually is very easy and fast to make. And it creates an eye-catching result.
The Rolling Waves stitch is a simple combination of basic crochet stitches in a specific pattern which creates this amazing rolling waves effect.
It is the perfect stitch for blankets, scarves, hats, and bags and so much more. Let your crochet imagination strike you and allow you to create an amazing project with this pretty stitch. In fact, I will publish a blanket with this stitch this Saturday! Stay tuned.
This stitch can be made with as many colors as you like. But I must say that I prefer at least 2 colors or more to be used. For this tutorial, I only used 2 colors.
I have another crochet stitch that is very similar but different. It’s called the Long Wave Stitch or the Brick Stitch which looks like waves also. But if you need even more texture, B.Hooked has a Textured Wave Stitch tutorial also.
To make it easier for beginners and more advanced crocheters, I created a photo and video tutorial. So, you can choose which one to follow. You might even use one in support with the other.
How to Crochet the Rolling Waves Stitch
Ok, so first, you will chain a multiple of 10 plus 3. Then you crochet the following pattern, crocheting 1 stitch per chain:
Starting from the 2nd chain: 1 sc, *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, repeat from * until last chain, 1 sc, turn and change colors during the last stitch.
For the next 2 rows do the following:
Ch 3 (counts as stitch), *1 tr, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 tr, repeat from * until last chain, 1 tr, turn
Once you made both rows, change colors again during the last stitch.
Repeat the following pattern twice such that you have 2 rows.
Ch 1, 1 sc, *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, repeat from * until last chain, 1 sc, turn.
Change colors during the last stitch after finishing both rows.
Now, repeat rows 2 through 5 as many times as needed or what the pattern you are following calls for.
I really love how the Rolling Waves stitch looks different when you use more colors. You can see below that it looks more symmetrical when you use 2 colors over more.
The video tutorial below is very detailed and ideal for a crochet beginner or a crocheter who loves more of a visual presentation of this stitch.
Crochet the Rolling Waves – Video Tutorial
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