Last Updated on July 15, 2022
Have you tried the Tunisian crochet wave stitch? I’ve been waiting for the perfect design + yarn to release a Tunisian crochet blanket pattern featuring this stitch and I’m happy to say, that time has come.
You can purchase a printable PDF of this pattern at our shop here or Etsy here.
My quest to design patterns with as many different Tunisian crochet stitches continues. I’m having a blast finding, teaching myself and experimenting with different stitches, and then coming up with a design that feels right.
Here are a few of my past patterns, each featuring a different Tunisian crochet stitch:
- The Isla Throw – Cluster (or shell) stitch
- The Griffin Throw – Knit stitch and Reverse stitch
- The Ethan Throw – Smock stitch with two colors
- The Drew Throw – a unique Ribbed stitch
- The Bobble Shawl – Bobble stitch
- The Bryn Blanket – Full stitch with two colors
- The Ava Throw – Mesh stitch
- The Nordic Blanket – Simple Stitch
- The Seaside Shawl – Back Bump stitch
- The Aloha Throw – Chevron stitch
- The ‘Let’s Go Camping’ Blanket – Knit stitch
I learned the Tunisian crochet wave stitch quite a while ago, but none of the designs and different yarn combos felt right, until now.
Color Theory Yarn from Lion Brand & Two of Wands
Have you heard of or tried the Color Theory yarn line yet?
It’s the newest line of yarn from Lion Brand and Two of Wands and let me tell you, I’m in love.
This is the second yarn line from this incredible duo. The first yarn line is Hue + Me, a chunky acrylic/wool blend.
I designed the Cora Throw with Hue + Me, which is a super easy, super snuggle-worthy pattern that works up quickly.
So when I saw they were coming out with another line, I knew I had to try it.
Canyon, pictured above, is one of the colors featured in the Jessica throw. Here are the rest of the color offerings.
Two of Wands designer Alexandra Tavel has brought her sense of color to this aptly named worsted weight yarn. As with Hue + Me, Color Theory lets you mix and match hues with ease. There are no wrong combinations, only possibilities! Color Theory yarn is crafted from machine washable and dryable 100% easy-care acrylic, giving this classic CYC #4 worsted weight yarn even more reason to become your go-to option for accessories and wearables for the whole family.LionBrand.com
Choosing the Colors
As the description says, with this yarn line, there are no wrong combinations…only possibilities.
My husband and I went on a 6-week campervan trip in April and May for our other business TREKKN.
We hit up all 5 of Utah’s National Parks, known as The Mighty Five. One of those parks was Arches National Park in Moab, UT.
This was our second visit to this park. The first one was when we full-time RV’d with our kids back in 2017 and 2018.
If you’re interested, you can read about how we went from a 2,000+ sq ft house to an RV in just 100 days from the time I presented the idea to my husband. (Yes, I’m slightly crazy.)
As I was scrolling through pictures from our trip, I fell in love with the colors this magical place features all over again.
The rolling hills, mountains, and rocks feature colors such as reds, oranges, yellows, and blues. It’s a stunning place and well worth a visit.
Here are the colors I chose for the Jessica Throw:
- Bee Pollen
I also used my go-to favorite, Lion Brand’s Pound of Love.
The Jessica Throw Pattern
Why did I name this blanket Jessica you ask? Well, I’ve been naming my blankets in alphabetical order (starting with Ava) and I was at the Js.
I brought this blanket with me on our 26th anniversary trip to a Getaway House in Wimberley, Texas and you’ll never guess what the name of our cabin was…
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The Tunisian Crochet Wave Stitch
As mentioned, this blanket is made entirely with the Tunisian crochet wave stitch. A stitch that is definitely in my top 5 favorite Tunisian stitches.
Here’s a video showing how to do the wave stitch. It also shows at the end how to bind off and then do the border.
The printable PDF pattern also includes a photo tutorial. You can purchase a printable PDF of this pattern at our shop here or Etsy here.
- Finished size measures 46″ wide x 68″ long
- To change the width, chain a multiple of 10 + 2 for beginning chain
- To change the length, simply add more rows
- Video tutorial for the Tunisian wave stitch is HERE
- You are not fastening off your yarn when you switch colors. Instead, you are pulling it up the side. And you know what that means?? Less ends to weave in!
- You will switch colors after the return pass, when you have 2 loops left on your hook
- You’ll want to focus on your tension when switching to a new color. Don’t pull too tight, but also not too loose. You want your edges to match.
- I recommend practicing this stitch on a small swatch before starting the blanket
7 mm Tunisian crochet hook with cable
6 mm crochet hook for border
Weight 4 • approx. 1,230 yds
Lion Brand Color Theory: 6 skeins
Lion Brand Pound of Love, 2 skeins
GAUGE (4 x 4″)
14 sts x 5 wave rows
yo yarn over
FwP Forward pass
RetP Return pass
Tdc Tunisian double crochet Tslst Tunisian slip stitch
Tss Tunisian simple stitch
Lts last Tunisian stitch
Video tutorial for the Tunisian wave stitch is HERE.
Return Pass (RetP) – ch 1, *yo, pull through the next 2 loops*, repeat from * to * until only one loop remains on the hook
Last Tunisian stitch (Lts) – insert hook under both bars of last stitch, yarnover, pull up a loop
Tunisian Double Crochet (Tdc) – yarn over, insert your hook into vertical bar, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull yarn through 2 loops
The Jessica blanket features the incredible Tunisian wave stitch. This design came to me as I was scrolling through pictures of a recent trip to Moab and Arches National Park in Utah. The colors in this place are stunning, as is the landscape. The rolling hills and mountains, depending on the time of day, can feature different shades of reds, yellows and blues.
Color A: Pound of Love, Vanilla
Color B: Color Theory, Admiral
Color C: Color Theory, Stonewash
Color D: Color Theory, Canyon
Color E: Color Theory, Raisin
Color F: Color Theory, Bee Pollen
Color G: Color Theory, Dijon
Row 1: with color A ch 152, pull up a loop in the second back bump from hook and in each back bump to the end, RetP, change to Color B when 2 loops are left on hook
Row 2: *Tss 2, tdc 4, tss 2, tslst 2*, repeat from * to * across to last st, Lts, RetP, change to Color A when 2 loops are left on hook
Row 3: Tss across to last st, Lts, RetP, change to Color B when 2 loops are left on hook
Row 4: Ch 1, tdc 1, *tss 2, tslst 2, tss 2, tdc 4*, repeat from * to * across row, work last tdc under both loops of last st (Lts), RetP, change to Color A when 2 loops are left on hook
Row 5: Tss across to last st, Lts, RetP, change to Color B when 2 loops are left on hook
Repeat rows 2 – 5 14 more times with Colors A and B
Repeat rows 2 – 5 15 times with Colors A and C
Repeat rows 2 – 5 15 times with Colors A and D
Repeat rows 2 – 5 15 times with Colors A and E
Repeat rows 2 – 5 15 times with Colors A and F
Repeat rows 2 – 5 15 times with Colors A and G
End with a Color A row
Note: The Tunisian Wave Stitch video HERE also shows how to finish and how to do the border
Last row with Color A, Tslst in each stitch across row to get a clean edge, do not fasten off A
Note: There are two ways to handle the ends you need to weave in:
You can weave them in before you do the border
You can crochet over them with the border
I chose to crochet over them with the border
With Color A, ch 1, 2sc in same space, sc in each stitch down edge to corner, 2sc in last stitch, 2sc in first stitch; sc in each st across, 2sc in last st, 2sc in first stitch, sc in each stitch along edge, 2sc in last stitch, 2sc in first stitch, sc in each st across, 2sc in last stitch, slip stitch to first sc
Finish off , weave in ends
Now you’re done! 🙂
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Hi! I’m Julie. I design modern crochet patterns and tutorials to help you learn to crochet. I’ve been crocheting for over two decades and with the gentle nudging of my husband, decided to turn this passion into a career. Although we travel a lot in our campervan, you’ll never find me without a bag of yarn and projects.
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