Crochet Tutorial: The Waffle Stitch Pattern - Learn How To Crochet It With Photo & Video Tutorial

April 02, 2019
The waffle stitch has so much texture and it is so easy to make, anyone can learn how to crochet it. 



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Once you're done with that, lets go back to the waffle stitch pattern!

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.

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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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Crochet Terms

Written in US terms

- ch – chain

yo – yarn over

- dc – double crochet

- fpdc - front post double crochet

- dc1 - first double crochet in the row

Special Stitches

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.



Diagram

I have included a basic diagram to help you understand how this pattern is constructed


Video Tutorial

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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