I am so in love with this puff stitch wave crochet stitch pattern. I used it on my Bahama Waves Baby Blanket and I can’t get enough of the soft waves that it creates.
I mean, I love a good chevron, but this subtle wave gets me every time!
The stitch pattern is created with two basic stitches, which I will share in the video below and in the written instructions. Some people call it the puff stitch ripple pattern too.
I am already thinking of other projects that I can design with this same wavy stitch pattern!
Crochet Puff Stitch Wave Tutorial
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet two together
- hdc3tog – half double crochet three together
- dc2tog – yarn over, insert hook in st and yarn over and pull through, then yarn over and pull through two loops, leave one loop on hook and yarn over and insert yarn into next st, yarn over and pull through, then yarn over and pull through two loops, then yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook
- hdc3tog – yarn over and insert hook into st, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and insert hook into the same st, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and insert hook for the third time in the same st, yarn over and pull through, then yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook
Crochet Puff Stitch Wave Steps
To work this pattern, crochet a multiple of 17 sts, plus 2 for the foundation row
Step 1 – 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc2tog over the next 2 chs, then repeat in the next two chs for a total of 2 dc2tog, then *[ch 1 and work 1 hdc3tog in next chain] five times, ch 1**, work 6 dc2tog in the next 12 chs, repeat from * and end the last rep at **, then in your last 6 chs, work 3 dc2tog, turn
Step 2 – ch 1, work 1 sc in first st and every st and ch 1 space to the end of the row, turn
Step 3 – ch 3, skip the first st, 1 dc in next st, work 1 dc2tog over the next 2 sts, then repeat in the next two sts for a total of 2 dc2tog, *[ch 1, hd3tog, in next st] five times, ch 1**, work 6 dc2tog in the next 12 sts, repeat from * and end the last rep at **, then in your last 6 sts, work 3 dc2tog, turn
Step 4 – repeat steps 2 and 3
Tips and Other Ideas
- The basic repeat for this stitch pattern is 5 puffs and 6 together – so 5 repeats of the hdc3tog/ch1 and then 6 repeats of the dc2tog. The puffs will be at the top of the wave and the dc2tog at the bottom.
- Always remember to do a ch1 at the beginning and end of the puff sections – ch1/puff section/ch1
- The beginning of your rows will have a dc and then two dc2tg and the ends of your rows will have 3 dc3tog. Every row with those stitches will start and end the same because you are always working those on the right side.
- Count your stitches! Especially after the row of sc. This will ensure that you are are always on the right count for that next row. If you get off the count, then your waves will start to crash!
- This pattern looks great with different colors of yarn.
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