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Textured Waves – Tunisian Crochet Tutorial

Tunisian Waves are super easy to make, all it takes is to combine stitches of different height (Tunisian Reverse Stitches and Tunisian Double Crochet Stitches) to build a wave pattern. This is a very simple technique and it looks best when made with 2 or more different colors!

The hook

There are a bunch of different Tunisian crochet hooks available for purchase. You can read about the hooks I use here. Because of the nature of Tunisian crochet stitches, I recommend using a hook that is at least 2 sizes larger than the recommended hook on the yarn.

Video Tutorials

I have right and left handed video tutorials for this stitch on my Youtube channel. You can find all my Tunisian crochet video tutorials here.

Right handed

Left handed


You can find my stitch guide with all the abbreviations here.


Foundation Row: Make a chain (multiples of 6 + 2 stitches). Make the foundation row stitches in the back loops of the chain.
Row 1: fs, *3 trs, 3 trdcs; repeat from * until the end of the row, extls
Row 2: fs, tss across, ls
Row 3: ch 1, *3 trdcs, 3 trs; repeat from * until the end of the row, ls
Row 4: fs, tss across, ls
Rows 5: and after: Repeat rows 1 – 4.
Last row: fs, trs across, ls (Bind off). This row is the same as other rows except that you will make a slip stitch every time you pick up a loop on your hook. There will be no reverse pass for this row.

Patterns you can make with this stitch

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