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Learn to crochet the Lacy Wave Stitch and the Darjeeling Tea Blanket

Last year I was lucky enough to work with the guys at Deramores to design a blanket collection to encourage people learning to crochet, those wanting a simple mindful project, or just people wanting inspiration to use up some of their stash!

All four of the patterns are free to download as PDFs from the Deramores site but I know that lots of people love picture tutorials so I’ve put some together to accompany the free patterns.

Today I’ll be sharing the step by step tutorial for the Lacy Wave Stitch I used to create The Darjeeling Blanket.

It’s hard to believe this beautiful lace stitch is just a one row repeat from row 3 onwards isn’t it? Using just double crochet and treble crochet (UK) and single crochet and double crochet (US) terms it really is something that everyone can achieve. The trickiest part of the pattern is learning about the stitch placement as it isn’t always intuitive but after a few rows you’ll be absolutely fine and busy on your next episode of that series you’re watching whilst hooking away!

The drape on the stitch pattern lends itself perfectly to blankets but I can also see this as a beautifully lightweight shawl or wrap, or even as a shrug or cardigan, or as a cotton summer top or dress….can you tell I’m excited by all the possibilities?!

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch perfect for blankets, shawls and wraps.

More about the Afternoon Tea Collection

The Beginner Blanket Collection

Both the Oolong Blanket and the Lapsang Blanket create the ‘Beginner’ Afternoon Tea Collection and you can find the PDF for free here. You can also purchase a yarn pack that has enough in it to make both blankets but if you’d just like the PDF then make sure you select ‘digital pattern only’ on the drop down menu.

Download the Oolong and Lapsang Blanket free pattern PDF.

Add it to your Ravelry queue.

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The Intermediate Blanket Collection

The Assam Blanket and the Darjeeling Blanket make up the ‘Intermediate’ Afternoon Tea Collection and you can find the PDF for free here. Just like the beginner collection make sure you select ‘digital pattern only’ if you just want the pattern.

Download the Assam and Darjeeling Blanket free pattern PDF.

Add it to your Ravelry queue.

Pin it for later.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

The Lacy Wave Crochet Stitch

As with most things in crochet people work things in slightly different ways. I’m absolutely ok with that and hope you are too. So this might not be exactly how everyone does this stitch but this is my take on it. I really hope you enjoy learning it.

Learn to crochet theLacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch perfect for blankets, scarves and summer tops

Throughout the tutorial I will talk in standard UK crochet terms but will add the US version in italics in brackets too. 

Stitch Glossary:

ch chain
skskip
spspace
reprepeat
UK TermsUS Terms
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet

The Written Stitch Pattern

UK TERMS – 

Foundation chain: any multiple of 11+2

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch2, skip 2ch, tr in next 2, ch2, skip 2ch, dc in next 5, rep from * across [111]

Row 2: ch5, tr in 1st st, *(ch1, skip 1, tr in next) twice, ch1, tr in next ch2-sp, skip 2tr**, 5tr in next ch2-sp, ch2, tr in next st, rep from * ending last rep at **, 4tr in last ch2-sp, tr in last 

Row 3: ch5, tr in 1st st, *(ch1, skip 1, tr in next) twice, ch1, skip 1, tr in next ch, skip (tr,ch1,tr,ch1,tr), 5tr in next ch2-sp**, ch2, tr in next, rep from * ending last rep at **. 

US TERMS – 

Foundation chain: any multiple of 11+2

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch2, skip 2ch, dc in next 2, ch2, skip 2ch, sc in next 5, rep from * across [111]

Row 2: ch5, dc in 1st st, *(ch1, skip 1, dc in next) twice, ch1, dc in next ch2-sp, skip 2dc**, 5dc in next ch2-sp, ch2, dc in next st, rep from * ending last rep at **, 4dc in last ch2-sp, dc in last 

Row 3: ch5, dc in 1st st, *(ch1, skip 1, dc in next) twice, ch1, skip 1, dc in next ch, skip (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc), 5dc in next ch2-sp**, ch2, dc in next, rep from * ending last rep at **. 

Photo Tutorial

  1. To begin, you need to work a chain of any multiple of 11+2.
Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

2. Once you foundation chain is complete, you need to work a dc (sc) in the second chain from your hook, then chain 2.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

3. Now skip 2 chains and work a tr (dc) into each of the next two chains.

Learn to crochet the Lacy Wave Stitch and the Darjeeling Tea Blanket

4. Now chain 2, skip 2 chains and then work a dc (sc) into each of the next 5 chains.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

5. Repeat the following to the end of the row: chain 2, skip 2 chains, tr (dc) in two, chain 2, skip 2 chains, dc (sc) in five. Your stitch count should now be one less than your foundation chain.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

6. Turn your work and start the next row. Chain 5, tr (dc) in the first stitch, chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc), chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc).

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

7. Chain 1, tr (dc) in the next chain 2 space.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

8. Skip 2tr (2dc) and work 5tr (5dc) in the next chain 2 space.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

9. Chain 2, tr (dc) in next stitch, chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc) in next, chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc) in next, ch1, tr (dc) in next chain 2 space, Skip 2tr (2dc) and work 5tr (5dc) in the next chain 2 space.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

10. Repeat Step 9 to until you get to where you would work the last set of 5tr (5dc) and instead you need to work 4tr (4dc) here – this bit is really important! Then finish the row with a tr (dc) in the last stitch.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

11. Turn your work to start the next row (this is the one that you repeat over and over to create the stitch pattern). Chain 5, tr (dc) in 1st stitch.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

12. Chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc) in next, chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc) in next, chain 1, skip 1, tr (dc) in next chain space.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

13. Now you need to skip the following: tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) then work 5tr (5dc) into the next chain 2 space, chain 2, tr (dc) in next.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

14. Continue to repeat Steps 12 and 13 until you get to the end of the row, ending with 5tr (5dc) into the last chain 2 space (so you leave out the last ch2, tr (dc)).

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

15. Repeat the third row of the pattern to create the stitch.

Learn to crochet this beautiful Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed learning this stitch and it’s given you inspiration to use it for something new and exciting! 

Don’t forget to pop over and download the whole blanket pattern for free here! 

Learn to crochet this beautiful blanket and Lacy Wave crochet stitch with Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet. Learn with step by step images and pattern to create a delicate and light lace crochet stitch and stunning blanket.

Other Stitches you might enjoy:

The Ripple Stitch – easy and soothing

The Granny Block Stitch – a timeless classic

The Simple Cable Stitch – nowhere near as tricky as it sounds

The Cluster V Stitch – something a bit different

The Waistcoat Stitch – looks just like knitting!

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Patricia E. Louden

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

I made the Granny Block Blanket and will be gifting it soon!

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

That’s so lovely to hear! I’m sure it will be much appreciated.