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Crochet Chevron Stitch
Crochet Wave Stitch

The crochet chevron stitch and the crochet ripple stitch are the same.  You will see both names used in different patterns.  So, don’t let this confuse you. 

This stitch gives your projects a wonderful flowing pattern, or a ripple.  It’s just lots of fun especially when it’s worked with different colors.

Most often this stitch is started in the foundation row and then used throughout the project.

I've heard the chevron/ripple stitch referred to as a hill and valley stitch. I really like that analogy because it makes it much simpler to understand.  So, I'll share it with you here.

The crochet chevron stitch is created by basically working 2 corners repeatedly.  The top of the hill is one corner and the valley is another corner.  The top of the hill is made by increasing the stitches and the valley is made by decreasing the stitches.  These hills and valleys are repeated through your work creating the chevrons or ripples.

Marking your increases and decreases with stitch markers can help you keep track of where those stitches need to be.  This will make things go much more smoothly.

Crochet Chevron Stitch

Start with a foundation chain that is in a multiple of 11 stitches + 1.

Row 1


  • Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook,
  • sc in next 4 chains
  • skip 2 chains
  • sc in next 4 chains
  • *3sc in next sc
  • sc in next 4 chs
  • sk 2 chs
  • sc in next 4 chs
  • Repeat from * ending last repetition with 2 sc in last ch.

Row 2


  • Ch 1 and turn

I changed colors in my example, but that's not necessary.  This can be done in all the same color or with multiple colors.

  • 2 sc in first sc,
  • sc in next 4 sc
  • Sk 2 sc
  • Sc in next 4 sc
  • *3 sc in next sc
  • Sc in next 4 sc
  • Sk 2 sc
  • Sc in next 4 sc
  • Repeat from * ending last repetition with 2 sc in last sc

Repeat row 2 for the pattern.

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Crochet Wave Stitch

The wave stitch is very similar to the chevron.  It has hills and valleys but in the wave stitch the corners are less defined.  

This gives it a much more flowing look, like a wave.  This is done by making the increases over several stitches instead of in just one. 


Start with a foundation chain in a multiple of 12 stitches +3.

Row 1


  • Dc in 4th ch from the hook
  • 2dc in next ch
  • [dc2tog] four times

It can be a little tricky keeping track of how many dc2tog stitches you've done.  Be sure to check you count before continuing to the next step.

*[2 dc in next stitch]  four times

  • [dc2tog] four times
  • Repeat from * ending last repetition with 2 dc in last 2 chains

Row 2


  • Ch 3 and turn
  • Dc in next dc and in each across.

Row 3


  • Ch 3 and turn
  • Dc in first dc
  • 2 dc in next stitch
  • [dc2tog] four times
  • *[2 dc in next stitch] four times
  • [dc2 tog] four times
  • Repeat from * ending last repetition with 2 dc in next
  • 2 dc in turning chain

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the pattern.

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You've learned the Crochet Chevron Stitch now try the Crochet Cable and Cross Stitch.

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