Easy Crochet Wave Stitch Tutorial and Blanket

Learn how to make this smooth wave crochet blanket today using simple stitches that are great for beginners! Ready to get started on this wave crochet pattern?

This technique is simple to learn and makes gorgeous crocheted waves once all the stitches come together.

Keep on reading to find out how to crochet the wave stitch and make this crochet blanket pattern!

Wave Crochet Blanket Pattern

Stitches for this Ripple Wave Blanket

Simple crochet projects like this blanket design are always a must for me because they usually use easy crochet stitches.

To make a wave blanket, you will need to know how to make a few basic stitches, like the single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). Learn more about each stitch below.

Double Crochet (dc): 

  1. Wrap the yarn over (Yo) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
  2. Yo the hook again, draw the yarn through the st, so there are 3 loops on the hook
  3. Yo the hook again draw it through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the hook
  4. Yo the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.

Single Crochet (sc):

  1. Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
  2. Bring the yarn over (Yo) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch) from back to front (2 loops on hook).
  3. Yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

Hooks and Yarn

I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and a 6 mm crochet hook.

Vanna’s Choice

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Vanna's Choice

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland

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6 mm (J-10)

6 mm (J-10)

This hook is also known as J-10 (US), 4 (UK) & 6 mm. You can use it with Weight 4 – Medium yarn weights.

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Speaking of crochet hooks, be sure to use the size your yarn label calls for if you are going to use a different weight of yarn that I did.

Every yarn is different, so for the best results, try to follow along with the recommended size of crochet hook for a good blanket outcome.

Easy to Crochet Wave Blanket

If you enjoy easy crochet projects as much as me, then be sure to look below to find the pattern for this wave stitch!

You could create whatever you want with it. Just think… A dishcloth, crochet ripple baby blanket or even a pillow! I can’t wait to see what else you can come up with, use this wave design on.

Happy Crocheting!

Crochet Wave Stitch Tutorial Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


  • Size J crochet hook 6 mm
  • Worsted Weight 4 Yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Pink, Charcoal Gray, Purple and Raspberry
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Crochet Stitches & Abbreviations


  • To make this blanket larger or smaller use a starting chain in a multiple of 3 then chain 1 after you have chosen your length. For example, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, etc.
  • Use the blanket size calculator to figure out different sizes.
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The Crochet Blanket Pattern Steps

FOUNDATION ROW: Ch any length you desire in multiples of 3

ROW 1: starting in the second st from the hook sc, sc in every st across, turn.

ROW 2: ch 1, Rep row 1

ROW 3: ch 1, Rep row 1

ROW 4: sc 3 sts, dc 3 sts, * sc 3 sts, dc 3 sts, rep this pattern from * until the end of the row, turn.

ROW 5: ch1, sc in every st in row, turn.

ROW 6: ch 1, dc 3 sts, sc 3 sts, * dc 3 sts, sc 3 sts, rep this pattern from * until the end of the row, turn.

ROW 7: ch 1, sc in every st in row, turn.

ROW 8 -?: ch1, rep rows 4-7 until you reach the desired length of your project and end with 3 rows of sc and a final row of a sl sts.

You are welcome to change colors whenever and have fun with it.

You Are Done!

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  1. This is a lovely pattern. Could you tell me please what was the size of your blanket? I am wondering about how many chains I’d need for a twin . I’m looking for a pattern that works up fairly quick and is easy to do to make for my grandsons. Thank you in advance.:)) Sincerely Lynn

  2. I’m so excited to make this blanket. Can you tell me, is it worked in back loops only or in both loops? Thanks!

    1. Hi Amy,
      I believe I used one skein per block of color. I gave this away as a gift a while ago so I don’t have the exact # of color blocks I used. Hope this helps.


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