How to Crochet the Raised Waves Stitch

How to crochet the Raised Waves Stitch

The Raised Wave stitch is very suitable for projects that require a dense texture. I am a big fan of post double crochet stitches, which are also used in this tutorial. If you are new to the front (and back) post double crochet stitch, I highly recommend investing some time to learn this stitch. It is really not that difficult to crochet.

This tutorial contains 16 rows. After these 16 rows, you will keep repeating rows 7 to 16 to continue. This seems like a lot, but in between the rows, there is always a (simple) row of single crochets.

I used this stitch for the crochet pattern of the Raised Waves Pillow, which you can find HERE.

Below you will find the video tutorial including the crochet chart and the written instructions.

Basic Stitches and Abbreviations

Additional information

  • Chain a multiple of 6 + 3 extra for this pattern.
  • Make sure you do not work a single crochet in the same place you’ve just worked a front post double crochet.
  • Sometimes the front post double crochet in which you have to crochet seems to be far away. This is possible, because this is what causes the wavy effect.

Video tutorial Raised Waves Stitch including Crochet Chart

Video Tutorial Raised Waves Stitch

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Written instructions Raised Waves Stitch

Chain a multiple of 6 + 3 extra

Row 1
1 sc in the 2nd ch. 1 sc in each of the next chains, turn.

Row 2 and 3
ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next stitches, turn.

Row 4
Ch 1, 3 sc, 1 fpdc around the (4th) sc from 2 rows earlier. * 1 fpdc around the next sc of 2 rows earlier. 4 sc. 1 dpdc around the sc of 2 rows earlier*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 fpdc around the sc of 2 rows earlier, 3 sc, turn.

Row 5
Repeat row 2.

Row 6
Ch 1, 2 sc, 1 fpdc in the next fpdc of row 4 (located slightly to the left), 1 sc. *1 sc, 1 fpdc (in the next fpdc of 2 rows earlier), 2 sc, 1 fpdc (round the next fpdc), 1 sc* repeat between * and * until you have 4 stitches left. 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. Turn.

Row 7
Repeat row 2

Row 8
ch 1, 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. *2 sc, 2 fpdc, 2 sc*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. Turn.

Row 9
Repeat row 2

Row 10
Ch 1, 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. *2sc, 2 fpdc, 2sc*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. Turn.

Row 11
Repeat row 2.

Row 12
ch 1, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. *1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc* repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. Turn

Row 13
Repeat row 2.

Row 14
ch 1, 3 sc, 1 fpdc. *1 fpdc, 4 sc, 1 fpdc *. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 fpdc, 3 sc. Turn.

Row 15
Repeat row 2.

Row 16
Ch 1, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc. * 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc, 1 fpdc, 1 sc*. Repeat between * and * until the last 4 stitches. 1 sc, 1 fpdc, 2 sc. Turn.

Keep repeating rows 7 – 16 to continue.

Raised Waves Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

The raised waves stitch was used to crochet this pillow. You can find the complete pattern of the Raised Waves Pillow HERE.

Do you want to learn another crochet stitch? Click HERE for an overview of all crochet stitches.