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Criss Cross Crochet Wave Pattern
Criss Cross Crochet Wave Pattern. Shown in Green in this picture.

Criss Cross Crochet Waves

This Criss Cross Crochet Wave pattern is part of The Stitch is Right Wave Game. It’s been designed for being multi purpose so you can change the size of the project to the width of a scarf or up to the size of an king size afghan.

For The Stitch is Right Wave Game, this pattern matches 7 other Crochet Wave Patterns. Each of the other 7 concepts have the exact correct stitch counts and can work with each other. Even if you decide not to do The Stitch is Right Game, you can still use the concepts together like choosing from a crochet stitch buffet to make your own unique afghans.

Materials Needed

  • I’ve used Caron Simply Soft. I don’t have a yarn quantity for you as The Stitch is Right Game has multiple types of stitches that each use a different quantity of yarn.
  • Size 5 mm or H Hook

To make it easier, all 8 Stitch is Right Waves have the same starting if starting from scratch. Once you get past Row 1, the 8 different designs can be started.

Stitch Multiples

Stitch Multiples for This Crochet Wave Design
Stitch Multiples for This Crochet Wave Design. Each chevron = 28 sts. Side edges need 18 to keep the project balanced. Therefore; stitch multiple is 28 + 18 chains.

Project Sizes

  • Custom Size Multiples of 28 + 18. Each Chevron is 28 sts and 18 sts for the sides.
  • Scarves Ch 46 – 1 Chevron + Sides = 10″ Wide and Typically 70″ long for adults.
  • Receiving Blanket Ch 130 – 4 Chevrons + Sides = 28″ Wide and Typically Square.
  • Large Cradle Ch 102 – 3 Chevrons + Sides = 22″ Wide x 33″ Long.
  • Baby Blanket Ch 186 – 6 Chevrons + Sides = 40″ Wide and Typically Square.
  • Children Blanket Ch 214 – 7 Chevrons + Sides = 46″ Wide and Typically Square.
  • Teenagers Blanket Ch 242 – 8 Chevrons + Sides = 52″ Wide by 60″ Long.
  • Throw Afghan Ch 298 – 10 Chevrons + Sides = 64″ Wide by 70″ Long.
  • Lapghans & Wheel Chairs Ch 186 – 6 Chevrons + Sides = 40″ Wide and Length of Legs.

Project Sizes for Mattress WITH Drape Hanging Over Mattress

  • Crib Ch 214 – 7 Chevrons + Sides = 46″ wide x 75″ long.
  • Twin Ch 354 – 12 Chevrons + Sides = 76″ wide x 90″ long.
  • Full / Double Ch 410  – 14 Chevrons + Sides = 88″ wide x 90″ long.
  • Queen Ch 438 – 15 Chevrons + Sides = 94″ wide x 95″ long.
  • King Ch 522 – 18 Chevrons + Sides = 112″ Wide x 95″ long.

Mattress Sizes WITHOUT drape that Hangs over Mattress

The starting chain is significantly less when there is no draping.

  • Crib Ch 158 – 5 Chevrons + Sides = 34″ wide x 54″ long.
  • Twin Ch 214 – 7 Chevrons + Sides = 39″ wide x 75″ long.
  • Full / Double Ch 270  – 9 Chevrons + Sides = 54″ wide x 75″ long.
  • Queen Ch 298 – 10 Chevrons + Sides = 64″ wide x 80″ long.
  • King Ch 354 – 12 Chevrons + Sides = 76″ Wide x 80″ long.

Starting Instructions – If Starting From Scratch

Either choose a project size above or use a customized calculation for your starting chain counts.

  1. Chain the desired width that is listed above.
  2. Dc 4th chain from hook (Chain and dc counts as 2 dc in same stitch), 1 dc in each next 5 ch. *Dc3tog using next three chains (bottom of chevron). 1 dc in each of the next 12 chains. 3 dc in next chain (top of chevron). 1 dc in each of next 12 chains. Repeat from * across until the last 9 chains remain. Final ending of row is dc3tog using next three chains. 1 dc in each of next 5. 2 dc in final chain.
  3. Mark this side as your right side with a stitch marker. You will need to keep an eye on this stitch marker as some of the stitches used in The Stitch is Right have characteristics where it matters which side you start the pattern on.
  4. You may need to fasten on a new colour and pay attention to right side and wrong side.

From this point, the below stitching instruction plus 7 others that are part of The Stitch is Right is ready to be built onto this point.

The Stitch is Right Afghan Game
The Stitch is Right Afghan Game

Criss Cross Crochet Wave – Stitch 8 on The Stitch is Right

For The Stitch is Right, there are two rows for each repeat. They are both exactly the same instruction.

The Criss Cross has a nice texture only on the right side. So be sure to start as instructed with the Criss Cross instruction starting on the right side.

Criss Cross – Skip next stitch and place dc. dc into the skipped stitch.

  1. Turn to right side and fasten onto first sc. ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc into next stitch. 1 dc into stitch before (criss cross made). Criss cross. Criss cross. Side section has 3 criss crosses. *dc3tog using next three stitches (bottom of chevron). Criss Cross 6 times. 3 dc into next stitch (top of chevron). Criss cross 6 times. Repeat from * across until the last 9 stitches remain. Final ending of row is dc3tog using next three stitches. Criss cross 3 times. 1 dc in final stitch. Turn.
  2. Ch 1, 2 sc into same stitch. 1 sc in each next 5 ch. *sc3tog using next three stitches (bottom of chevron). 1 sc in each of the next 12 stitches. 3 sc in next chain (top of chevron). 1 sc in each of next 12 stitches. Repeat from * across until the last 9 stitches remain. Final ending of row is sc3tog using next three stitches. 1 sc in each of next 5. 2 sc in final stitch.

This is the end of the repeat pattern for The Stitch is Right. If you are repeating this step back to Step 1, you don’t need to fasten off to reset. If you would like to use this concept for entire projects or even make more rows. Just continue to follow step 1 & 2.

Criss Cross Crochet Wave Pattern
Criss Cross Crochet Wave Pattern. Represented in green.

Crochet Diagram

Criss Cross Wave Stitch Diagram
Criss Cross Wave Stitch Diagram. Click pic to download, save or print.

Tutorial