Waffle Stitch Tutorial

It’s time to learn a new crochet stitch! This week I am going to show you the Waffle Stitch. This stitch has fabulous texture and is great for a blanket or even some dishcloths. For this tutorial, I will show you how to make an 8″x 8″ square. I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Happy Crocheting!

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Waffle Stitch Tutorial and Afghan Square

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
sk – skip
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Multiple:

Multiple of 3

Gauge:

4 stitches & 1 row = 1″

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • If you are unfamiliar with post stitches, you can find a great tutorial here for FPdc.

Instructions:

Ch 27
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Row 1: 1 dc into the 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc into each remaining st across, turn.

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Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc here and throughout)
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Row 2 cont’d:  1 dc into the next st,
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Row 2 cont’d: 1 FPdc around the post of the next st,
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Row 2 cont’d: 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts,Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch! - Waffle Stitch Tutorial | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 2 cont’d: 1 FPdc around the post of the next st,Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch! - Waffle Stitch Tutorial | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 2 cont’d: *1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc around the post of the next st; Repeat from * across, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn.
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Row 3: Ch 3Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch! - Waffle Stitch Tutorial | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 3 cont’d: 1 dc into the next st,Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch! - Waffle Stitch Tutorial | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 3 cont’d: 1 FPdc around the posts of each of the next 2 sts,
12

Row 3 cont’d: 1 dc into the next st, 1 FPdc around the posts of each of the next 2 sts,
13

Row 3 cont’d: * 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc around the posts of each of the next 2 sts; Repeat from * across, work your last FPdc around the ch-3, turn.
14

Row 4: Ch 3

Row 4: 1 dc into the next st, 1 FPdc around the next st,
16

Row 4 cont’d: *1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc around the next st; Repeat from * across, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn.
17

Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3-4 to complete your 8×8 square. You can add a simple sc border or just leave it as is!

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28 Comments

  1. Very easy to follow and understand especially for a beginner like me. Step by step. Awesome job in explaining and having pictures that go directly with it.

  2. I love these instructions. I write instructions down because I can’t always connect and I don’t have a printer.
    I had instructions from another site last year and they weren’t as clear. It took alot of froggin before I figured it out. I made a nice heavy scarf for the blistering cold winds of March. Thank you.

  3. Hi there if I wanted this a little denser could I easily go down a hook size or do you think it would bunch on itself? Very pretty stitch. Thanks!

    1. Hi Cara! I think if you go down one hook size it most likely will not bunch but if you move down several hooks sizes with a yarn that has a lot of give, it most likely will bunch. I hope that helps!

  4. A easy to follow and understand now in the process of making a baby blanket
    Thankyou for your help
    Recommend to anyone thinking of doing waffle

  5. Hello! Like everyone else I love your tutorials! And I also have been wanting to learn the Waffle stitch and you’ve done the impossible and taught me…..now how would I go about doing a blanket? Would I chain as long as I think I needed the blanket to be?

  6. I like the things you have been posting, however, I get frustrated when I can’t use Printer Friendly to save the patterns.

  7. Just tried the waffle stitch. Best tutorial I have ever used! Read the instructions, do what it says, check the picture, move on. So much better than a video (what did they say?). No having to stop the video, go back – oops! Too far! Now where was I? I love the stitch, but honestly, I’m more excited about the instructions. Love it! You have a fan for life.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I try to make my photos and tutorials clear. I know there are a lot of people that are partial to videos but some do really well with photo instructions. I personally like them more than videos 🙂 Thank you for stopping by my page and for trying out my tutorial!!

  8. I am little confused. Waffle stitch. I think maybe its me , but at the end of row 3, I am suppose to do a front post around chain 3 . I find that I get to end of row and it looks to be like I should be doing a double crochet around chain3. Would you help me correct my mistake ?

      1. Thanks for responding. And clearing this up for me. I truly appreciate it. Was that then and error in the pattern ?

        Dc in the next st, FPdc around each of the next 2 sts** Repeat from * to ** until you reach the end of the row, working your last FPdc around the ch-3. Turn.

  9. Love the new stitch and appliques of you Facebook page. I have 5 young granddaughters and I’m always trying to mix and match handmade items for them. These options give me more versatility. Thank you.

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