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Crystal Waves Stitch Crochet Ideas

I’ve been researching new topics to write about, when I encountered crystal waves stitch. It caught my eye immediately, because it’s similar to corner-to-corner technique, yet apparently is much easier to crochet! That’s when I knew that I need to explore it and share with you what I’ve found, so here it is!

Alternative to c2c

The most amazing thing about crystal waves stitch is that it looks a lot like C2C, which can be very intimidating! This stitch uses clever technique that makes the stitches lean to one side, and that’s what is creating the illusion of interlocked blocks. It’s worked in simple rows, though, so you will learn it in no time!


You can use any type of yarn for this stitch – it will look different depending on what yarn weight and hook you choose. The thinner the yarn, the smaller will your crochet piece be.

Where can I use this stitch?

Glad you asked! It’s most often used in blankets, baby blankets and throws, but you can easily use it in other projects, such as winter accessories. Crystal waves stitch is quite dense and structural, so consider it a focus point when designing your own crochet pieces.

Where should I start?

The best way to approach learning this stitch is to follow video tutorials, for example this one: Crystal Waves Crochet Stitch by Crochet For Baby on

talking about stitches…

Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. In my recommendation series you will find more articles like the one about Cosy Stripe Crochet Ideas.

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crochet roundup!

As per usual, I chose for you the most amazing crochet creations on the theme, so sit back and relax! Clamshell stitch is so tightly associated with Cherry Heart’s tutorial, that it’s hard to find anything that isn’t a version of her pattern. I’m so happy to show you fantastic creations by talented crocheters!

Colorful Stripes

Rainbow Crystal Waves Crochet Blanket by Sarah Hapgood-Turner

Just look at this beautiful blanket by Sarah, because it’s a great example of what to do when you’re worried that plain white can be too plain. Structure of crystal waves stitch is nicely visible and makes the rows of color look even more fun. Finish it with simple bobble border, and voila!

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Striped Crystal Waves Blanket by Cute & Crazy Crochet

Wide stripes are always a good idea, because they are simply timeless. Crocheter behind Cute & Crazy Crochet chose a simple but lovely palette, which will work perfectly both in boys’ and girls’ room. What I love about this colorway the most is that the colors are subtly subdued, but still juicy.

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Blanket by Rachel Ann

Hues of pink and lilac go so well together, and Rachel Ann knows it well! See her lovely blanket below and notice how cleverly she arranged the stripes. Bright raspberry red marks the edges of this blanket, while soft pink and lilac create interesting background.

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Beach Bag WIP by Lulee’s Crochet

Look closely at Lulee’s squares in the photos, because they truly look like a beach meeting the ocean! Clever choice of colors and natural texture of crystal wave stitch suddenly makes it an obvious choice for summer patterns… Who would have thought?

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Blankets by Janelle and Heather

Below you can see two quite different versions of crystal wave stitch in action – one made by Janelle, and the other by Heather. Structural nature of this technique makes it look good in many different color combos, but see how different are these two! Which one do you prefer?

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Baby Blanket by Marilyn Romoser

Truly autumnal colors of Marilyn’s blanket immediately bring to mind cozy afternoons with a tea and a book. If you’re into such hygge moments, be sure to make similar piece yourself – you won’t regret it! Texture makes this blanket very warm, so it’s perfect for winter time.

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Soft Pastels

Pastel Crystal Waves Baby Blanket by Lisa Lyons

Pastel rainbow yarn is not only fun to look at, but also to work with! As you can see in the photos, Lisa’s blanket showcases lovely color changes in narrow stripes, so keep your eye on this kinds of yarn. Decorative edging adds even more character to this project, because the finishing is as important as the main pattern!

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Gingham Blanket by CrochetDreamz
free crochet pattern*

Texture plus gingham? Yes, please! This projects is cool on so many levels, that I don’t know where to start. Crocheter behind CrochetDreamz combined two hues of violet with soft cream and organized the blocks in a way that suggests “weaving”. As you can see in the photo, simple border is a lovely finishing touch to this otherwise quite busy project.

This is a free crochet pattern and you will find it on, or read more about it on

Pastel Crystal Waves Crochet Blanket by Elaina’s Crochet Creations

Pastel colors and baby blankets go hand in hand, and I mean it! Elaina chose the easiest option, which is a lovely dyed multicolored yarn. It’s a great way to achieve an interesting look and avoid the fuss of weaving in ends, so keep it in mind. White border ties it all nicely together, and matching hat will definitely be a lovely surprise to the receivers!

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Explore more edgings here: The Best Crochet Edging and Border Ideas.

Flamingo Crystal Waves Crochet Blanket by Elaine Brown

I must say that this project almost got me! I would have sworn that it’s made with corner-to-corner technique, but Elaine used crystal waves instead. As you can see in the photo, flamingo applique adds a lot of fun to this delicate blanket, and makes it very special!

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Baby Blanket Version by Ayla-a

I love soft color changes, so I was immediately enchanted by Ayla-a’s blanket. Delicate colroway of this multicolored yarn is nicely visible thanks to the size of the project, and structural stitch adds a touch of fun to it. Just imagine how cool it is to see the colors unfolding!

This blanket is based on a free crochet pattern called Crystal Waves Baby Blanket by Lynley F, which is available on

Crystal Waves Crochet Scarf by Lucy Bool

Winter accessories love structural stitches, and that’s why Lucy decided to go with crystal waves for her scarf. Multicolored yarn is a foolproof way to make things interesting. This stitch works fast and is very fun to crochet, so make yourself a coffee and relax with your project.

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Wave Stitch in Solid Color

Crystal Waves Baby Blanket by Northside12

I’m simply in love with Northside12’s version, because this yarn reminds me of jeans! It’s delicately marled, and that’s exactly the effect I see in washed out denim. Clean white border with lovely crab stitch edging adds elegance to this otherwise simple design, so take a look at it below and see for yourself!

This blanket is a version of Lynley F’s free crochet pattern, which you will find on and

Crystal Waves Crochet Blanket by Elaina’s Crochet Creations

If you are working with one color of yarn, it’s a good choice to go for a showstopper stitch. One of such is definitely crystal waves, which creates a lovely texture. As you can see, Elaina chose electric blue yarn, which has a beautiful shine to it, but ensure that the yarn is suitable for babies when making a baby shower gift.

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

Crystal Waves Crochet Blanket by Kelly M

When in doubt, go for neutrals! Kelly chose a stunning cream color, and you must admit that it looks very elegant. Just take a look at the photo and take notice of the simple border, which is finished off with crab stitch, for example.

You can learn crystal wave stitch with this free tutorial on

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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  1. You are a true artist. I’ve been crocheting and knitting etc for about 50 years and I can do many stitches but my problem is color matching. You have mastered it. I love every one of your color choices. I think a lot of what I make doesn’t look good because of my color choices. I’m so glad you share so much, it really inspires me. I really wish I had your talent.

    1. Hi Debbie! Thanks for such kind words. These projects are not mine, though – the author of each project is credited below the picture and there are links to their social media pages, also below the picture. They are true artists and masters of color choices! <3 If you're interested in that, I've gathered some tips in my article called How to Choose The Right Colors for Your Crochet Project – I hope it will be helpful!

  2. Hi. I love the Crystal Waves stitch but wanted a pattern fora Throw….a bit like the cream one that you have show by way of example. Do you have a pattern for this as a throw rather than a baby blanket? Thanks

    1. Hi Sue, I don’t have any more patterns for this stitch, but you can easily adjust the size of the blanket by multiplying the repeat. It requires a little bit of calculating, but it’s easy enough. Take one of the baby blanket patterns and see what size it produces, then multiply the amount of stitches to make it as big as you want. Hope it helps!

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