How To Crochet The Waffle Stitch

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You’re going to love this detailed Waffle Stitch Crochet Tutorial. It shows you how to crochet the waffle stitch easily with step by step photos.

One of the best things about the crochet waffle stitch is the texture, it’s so amazing!

This crochet stitch is perfect to crocheting afghan’s and waffle stitch blankets, but it’s also great for crocheting garments, such as sweaters and cardigans, for optimal warmth. Another great idea is to make a waffle stitch crochet dishcloth!

To follow the waffle stitch tutorial, it’s best if you already know the basics of chaining and turning your work, as well as regular double crochet stitches and front post double crochet stitches.

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How do you crochet a waffle stitch blanket?

Let me share a waffle stitch blanket idea.
To crochet a waffle stitch afghan, my suggestion is to follow this crochet stitch tutorial, but also utilize the Use Any Stitch – Blanket Size Calculator. In that way you can easily create a crochet waffle blanket.
With the help of the calculator you can create any size blanket. The waffle stitch is actually perfect for a crochet waffle stitch baby blanket, but can be used for any type of crochet blanket.
To start the blanket, simply find a suitable stitch count for the width of your project. The number of chains you start with also need to be a multiple of 3, then follow the instructions below.
To finish of the waffle stitch blanket, simply stop repeating the rows. Then, if you want, crochet a beautiful edging around it, such as the Crochet Crab Stitch.

Waffle stitch squares:

If yo want to crochet waffle stitch squares, the only thing you have to do is to follow the instructions below to create a 15 cm x 15 square.

Does waffle stitch use a lot of yarn?

If you want to calculate exactly how much yarn you need to create a project using this stitch. You can crochet a square and weigh it. The put in the numbers in the Yarn Yardage Calculator to calculate how many yards of yarn you’ll need easily.
Many asks if the waffle stitch uses a lot of yarn, it’s not the worst yarn crochet stitch when it comes to yarn usage. However, because of the texture, it does create a thick fabric, meaning it’s not the crochet stitch that uses the least amount of yarn either.

What type of yarn is best for the waffle stitch?

You can actually use any yarn for the waffle stitch crochet tutorial. However, with a self striping yarn, the texture and stitch details may disappear.
Because of that, using one solid color of yarn is recommended.

How many stitches are in a waffle stitch?

The waffle stitch can be made as wide as you’d like, the only requirement is that you make the stitch count a multiple of 3.

Is crochet waffle stitch easy?

Yes, the waffle stitch is easy, but it depends! If you know already know the double crochet stitch and the front post double crochet stitch, it for sure is an easy repeat. Both those stitches are also easy to learn! But you’ll see a bigger learning curve if you need to learn the stitches first.

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Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Notes


Stitches You Will Need


Front post double crochet.

TO MAKE A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 INCH SQUARE


With the hook & yarn give, I crocheted:

  • Ch 21 st, for a total of 20 stitches per row.
  • 14 rows.

You could even use the square you use to try this stitch and turn it into waffle stitch crochet dish cloths, by simply adding a loop in one corner!

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Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

WAFFLE STITCH CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL:


Find written pattern & photo tutorial below.

Written instructions:

Chain a multiple of 3.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc in each chain across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first st), *FPdc in next st, dc in next 2 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 stitch left, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first st), *FPdc in next 2 st, dc in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 stitch left, dc in last st, turn.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until your project is the desired size.

Photo tutorial:

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Chain a multiple of 3 stitches.
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Row 1: Double crochet in 3rd chain from hook.
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Row 1 cont.: Then, double crochet in each starting chain.
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Row 2: Chain 2, counts as 1st st.
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Row 2 cont.: *Front post double crochet in next st
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Row 2 cont.: Double crochet in the next 2 stitches*
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Row 2 cont.: Repeat from *to* until you have 1 stitch left. Find * in previous 2 photos. Double crochet in last stitch.
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Row 3: Chain 2, counts as first stitch.
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Row 3 cont.: *Front post double crochet in the next 2 stitches
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Row 3 cont.: Double crochet in next stitch*
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Row 3 cont.: Repeat from *to* until you have 1 stitch left. Find * in previous 2 photos. Double crochet in last stitch.
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How it looks on the right side after crocheting 3 rows. Repeat row 2 and 3 until project is desired size.

I hope you liked the detailed step by step photos for the Waffle Crochet Stitch Tutorial.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to leave them below.

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Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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