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Single Crochet Wave Pattern
Single Crochet Wave Pattern. Shown in White in Picture.

Single Crochet Waves

This Single 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

Single Crochet Wave – Stitch 1 on The Stitch is Right

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

  1. Turn to right side and fasten onto first sc. 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 chain. 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 would like to use this concept for entire projects or even make more rows. Just continue to follow step 2.

Crochet Diagram

Single Crochet Wave Diagram
Single Crochet Wave Diagram. Click to Download, Save or Print.

Gallery

Video Tutorial

11 thoughts on “How to Single Crochet A Wave Afghan + Tutorial

  1. I’m a little confused. In the written instructions, it says to start the single crochet wave on the right side. I am assuming that means the right side of the work vs the wrong work. In the diagram, it is showing that the start of the single crochet wave should be on the wrong side of the work. Which is it?

  2. I’m just a beginner and have learned all the basic stitches on your tutorials. The game looks so fun even though I won’t be trying to enter a finished product. I’m wondering if you will still have these tutorials available and the wheels to spin after the deadline? I know I can make my own system to vary colors and stitches but yours make it more fun. I will start a scarf and print the patterns. I just know I’ll be going much slower than the deadline.
    Thank you Mikey for giving us creative methods to crochet!!

  3. Yes it’s so great as from Carolyn she’s deaf as I would appreciate include closed captioning , keep it coming . I’m so eager to learn . Thank you Mikey

  4. I love you videos and learn a lot from them.Keep them coming please as I can’t afford to buy and dvd’s on crochet. I learn a lot from Mikey.

    • EVERY video in this project starts with the double crochet, as Mikey explained that the project begins with a row of double crochet. To get to the pattern of single crochet, you have to watch til he gets to the second (or pattern) row. In the other videos, he will also start with a row of double crochet, and then move on to the pattern row. I think in the instructions he says that on all videos you will need to skip ahead to row 2 to get to the stitch for this “spin”. Hope this makes sense! 🙂

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