Curling Waves Crochet Border tutorial

Jul 22, 2021 | Tutorials

The Curling Waves Crochet Border is a crochet border with a unique ocean wave-like appearance. An easy two row stitch pattern with a lot of wow factor!

Sea Life Crochet Blanket Border

I recently finished up my Sea Life C2C Blanket series – a set of 12 different sea themed C2C (corner to corner) crochet graphs that I made into a fun and whimsical blanket.

I wanted a unique finish that would fit my ocean themed throw. A border that would go along with the ocean theme of the squares yet would work up quickly. After all those hours of working through that blanket I was not really anxious to do a big border.

However, borders really matter to me and I am sure they do to you, as well. You want the border to enhance your final product. I can really stress about finding right border for my blanket patterns. 😉

I am so happy with how this border turned out for my Sea Life Throw. They really do look like curling waves around the outside edge – like little water white caps.

Curling Waves Border Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Curling Waves Crochet Border Details

Don’t worry, this border isn’t as complicated as it may appear. The base of the border is a row of single crochet with chains and skipped stitches. The waves are multiple double crochet stitches worked over a previously worked double crochet post. Really easy to do once you know where you are working those stitches.

I have a complete video tutorial for you as well. If you aren’t able to view the video on the blog you can also find it on my YouTube Channel.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for written pattern instructions + complete photo tutorial.

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Wavy crochet stitch border

Curling Waves Crochet Border Tutorial + written pattern instructions


Caron Simply Soft yarn shown in video
Royal Blue (Color A)
White (Color B)

Size H (5.0) mm crochet hook shown in video


RS = right side
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
sp = space

Pattern notes:

This stitch pattern requires stitch multiples of 4 + 1 additional st for each corner.

Written pattern instructions:

Time needed: 1 hour

Curling Waves Border Stitch Tutorial

  1. Round 1: With Color A, ch 1,  1 sc in same st, [*ch 3, sk next 3 sts, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to corner,

    Curling Waves Crochet Border Tutorial Process

  2. ch 3, sc in next st,] repeat from [ to ] 3 times, sl st to first st.

    Curling Waves Border tutorial process 2

  3. Round 2:  With Color B, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *ch 1, 1 dc into next ch sp,

    Wave Stitch Crochet Border tutorial

  4. ch 1, work 7 dc over stem of dc just made,

    Crochet Wave Stitch Border Tutorial

  5. 1 sc in next sc st,* repeat from * to * end, sl st to first st.

    Curling Waves Border Crochet Stitch

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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Curling Waves Border Crochet Stitch Tutorial


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!