The waffle stitch has so much texture and it is so easy to make, anyone can learn how to crochet it.
Below you will find a detailed illustrated tutorial with step by step instruction, a basic diagram and a video for those who learn better from watching how the stitch is crocheted.
The waffle stitch pattern is beginner friendly and works up fast using only two stitches: the front post double crochet and the double crochet stitches.
The pattern has a textured side that looks like waffles and a flat side, and can be used in a variety of projects, from blankets and afghans to jumpers and shawls.
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Supplies I Used
- Marriner Yarn double knit (light worsted) yarn in grey
Unfortunately MarrinerYarns ships only in the UK, so for my international customers, I can recommend a similar yarn, Red Heart Yarn , which comes is a multitude of colors and weights, just as affordable and easy to work with as Marriner Yarns.
- 4mm crochet hook
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Written in US terms
- ch – chain
- yo – yarn over – dc – double crochet
- fpdc – front post double crochet
- dc1 – first double crochet in the row
First Double Crochet In The Row (dc1) – sc in the very first stitch, ch2
Crocheting the first double crochet in the row with this method (opposed to the usual ch3 method) will prevent the gap that usually occurs between the first and second posts.
The Waffle Stitch Pattern
The pattern is a repeat of two rows and requires multiples of 3 chains.
For this tutorial, my starting chain was 18 long.
Row 1: ch18
Row 2: dc in 5th chain and in each chain across, turn
Row 3: dc1, fpdc, *2dc, fpdc*, repeat across, dc, turn
Row 4: dc1, dc, *2fpdc, dc*, repeat across, dc, turn
From this point on, repeat rows 3 and 4 until the required length is achieved.
Here are two more rows, you you will have an idea on how the waffle texture is formed.
Row 5: dc1, fpdc, *2dc, fpdc*, repeat across, dc, turn
Row 6: dc1, dc, *2fpdc, dc*, repeat across, dc, turn
The waffle stitch texture starts to form from this point on.
I have included a basic diagram to help you understand how this pattern is constructed
For those who learn better from watching videos, I’ve made a video tutorial to show you how to crochet the block stitch and how to carry the yarn over to the next row.
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