Ahh, the Waffle Stitch. Such a fun and textured crochet stitch, and much easier than it looks! We use this stitch in a square for the Creighton’s Blanket pattern, so we’ll make one today in our tutorial.
Waffle Stitch Tutorial
The Waffle Stitch is made up of a series of double crochets and front post double crochets. These stitches are repeated in multiples of three.
I like to start my Waffle Stitch using a chain in multiples of 3 – plus 4 chains. This, in my opinion, helps to keep the outermost edges of the work more pronounced.
Waffle Stitch Video
Waffle Stitch Written Tutorial
1. Chain a multiple of 3 + 4 (for example, 22 as in Creighton’s Blanket)
2. Double crochet in the third chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.
3. Chain-2, turn your work and double crochet in the very first stitch. * Front post double crochet (FPdc) around the post of the next stitch. Double crochet one time in each of the next two stitches. * Go back to the first * and repeat between * to the end of the row.
4. Chain-2, turn your work, and double crochet in the very first stitch. Front post double crochet around the post of the next stitch. * Double crochet in the next stitch. Front post double crochet one time around the post of EACH of the next two stitches. * Go back to the first * and repeat between * until you have only three stitches remaining. Double crochet in the third to last stitch, front post double crochet around the post of the second to last stitch, and double crochet in the last stitch.
Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you have as many rows you wish. After several repeats the “waffle” really takes shape. I do like to end my waffle stitch pieces with step 3.
If you’d like to give this and other fun, new stitches a try, Creighton’s Blanket would be the perfect project for you. Make it in baby blanket size, throw size, or any other size up to a King!
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Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch: Written and Video Tutorial
Tunisian Honeycomb Crochet Stitch Tutorial
How to Crochet the Moss Stitch (Written and Video Tutorial)
How to Crochet The Mini Bean Stitch (Elizabeth Stitch)