Sure, I’d be happy to provide you with a simple wave stitch crochet tutorial along with a free pattern. The wave stitch creates a lovely wavy pattern that adds texture and visual interest to your crochet projects. Here’s a step-by-step guide along with a basic pattern for creating a wave stitch crochet piece like a scarf or blanket.

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your desired colors
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn (usually a size H/5mm works well)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


  • CH: Chain
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • ST: Stitch


Step 1: Start by making a foundation chain with a multiple of your wave stitch pattern plus a few extra chains for turning. For example, let’s use a foundation chain of 31 stitches.

Step 2: Once you have your foundation chain, let’s begin the wave stitch pattern.

Row 1:

  1. In the 4th chain from the hook, work 3 DC stitches. This chain-3 space counts as your first DC and chain-1 space.
  2. Skip the next 2 chains, then work 1 DC into each of the next 3 chains. Repeat from * to * across the row.
  3. Skip the last 2 chains, then work 1 DC into the last chain.
  4. CH 3 (this counts as the turning chain for the next row), turn your work.

Row 2:

  1. In the first chain-1 space (the space between the first and second DC of the previous row), work 3 DC stitches.
  2. Skip the next 2 DC stitches, then work 1 DC into each of the next 3 DC stitches. Repeat from * to * across the row.
  3. Skip the last 2 DC stitches, then work 1 DC into the top of the turning chain from the previous row.
  4. CH 3, turn your work.

Repeat Row 2: Continue repeating Row 2 to create the wave stitch pattern. Each row will have the same structure: 3 DC stitches in the chain-1 space, and then groups of 3 DC stitches separated by 2 skipped DC stitches.

Finishing: Repeat Row 2 until your piece reaches your desired length. When you’re ready to finish, fasten off your yarn and weave in any loose ends with a yarn needle.

Free Pattern: Wave Stitch Crochet Scarf


  • Worsted weight yarn (2 skeins in different colors)
  • Crochet hook size H/5mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle


  1. Chain 31.
  2. Follow the “Instructions” section starting from Row 1 to create the wave stitch pattern. Alternate between your two yarn colors to create the wave effect.
  3. Continue repeating Row 2 until the scarf reaches your desired length (approximately 60 inches).
  4. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
  5. Block your scarf if desired to help the wave pattern stand out even more.

Feel free to customize this pattern by adjusting the width, length, and colors to suit your preferences. Enjoy creating your own beautiful wave stitch crochet project!