How to crochet waffle stitch

Published on April 16, 2020 2 min read

In this fun and easy tutorial Hopeful Honey will teach you how to crochet the fabulous waffle stitch! This tutorial uses US terms.

The waffle stitch is a beautifully textured stitch that’s just fab for giving depth and bringing heaps of design interest to crocheted accessories and garments. 

The waffle stitch creates a wonderfully dense and snuggly fabric, heavenly when crocheting cozy cushion covers, snuggly scarves or sturdy washcloths. This combination of double crochet (dc) and front post double crochet (fpdc), creates an adorable ‘waffle texture’. Yes! Like the kind you drizzle with syrup and eat for breakfast.

Materials

Abbreviations

st - stitch

ch – chain stitch

dc - double crochet US (tr - treble crochet in UK)

fpdc - front post double crochet (fptr - front post treble crochet in UK)

Foundation

Chain in multiples of 3 + 2.

How to waffle stitch

1

Make your foundation chain, counting multiples of 3, plus 2.

2

Row 1. Skip 3 ch (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in 4th ch from hook.

3

1 dc in every ch. When you get to the end of your row, turn your work.

4

Row 2. Ch2 (as this counts as first dc in row 2).

5

*1 fpdc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from the * all across until you get to the last 2 sts.

6

When you get to the last two stitches of row 2, 1 fpdc and 1 dc. Turn your work.

7

Row 3. Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in next st. *1 fpdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st. Repeat from the * all across till last st. 1 dc in next st. Turn your work.

8

Row 4. Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), *1 fpdc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from the * all across till last 2 sts. 1 fpdc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Turn your work.

9

Repeat row 3 - 4 until you reach your desired length.

Wonderful waffle stitch patterns to try!

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