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Learn How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch Tutorial

Love crocheting new and different crochet stitches? Learn how to crochet the waffle stitch with this picture tutorial.

I will show you how to crochet the waffle stitch in this picture tutorial using worsted weight medium yarn. There are step by step pictures on how do crochet this stitch.

This stitch has a raised box texture. It is great for blankets and kitchen items, like towels and dishcloths.

Try this easy waffle stitch potholder. This easy double thick hot pad pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a squish box texture. Free PDF available.

I have included some links to crochet patterns using the waffle stitch. There are several different patterns for you to try.

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Learn How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch

Abbreviations – US Terms

  • ch/chs – chain/chains
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • dc –  double crochet stitch
  • fpdc – front post double crochet stitch

front post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook behind the post from the front across the post and through the other side, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info front post double crochet stitch, from yarnspirations.com.

You can make a larger or smaller items by using 3 + 2 chain. The chain counts as the first double crochet of the row.

How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch Instructions

Chain a multiple of 3 + 2.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each st across, turn.

Row 2: Chain 2, *fpdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * until the last 2 sts; fpdc in next st, dc in top of ch, turn.

Row 3: Chain 2, *dc in next st, fpdc in the next 2 sts, repeat from *until the last 2 sts; dc in next st, dc in top of ch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have the length you want.

Video How to Crochet Waffle Stitch

Free Printable PDF of Waffle Crochet Stitch

Photo & Written Tutorial of Waffle Crochet Stitch – Step by Step

Step 1.

Chain a multiple of 3 + 2. Example: (3 x 10) + 2 = Chain 32

Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.

Step 2.

Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook and in each chain. Turn at the end of the row.

Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.

Step 3.

Chain 2. Front post double crochet in the 2nd stitch. Double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Repeat 1 front post double crochet and then 2 double crochet stitches until you reach the last 2 stitches of the row.

Front post double crochet in the next stitch and double crochet in the last stitch. Turn. See written description above for Front post double crochet.

Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.
Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.
Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.

Step 4.

Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.

Chain 2. Double Crochet in the 2nd stitch. In the 3rd and 4th stitch, front post double crochet. Then repeat: double crochet in the next stitch. front double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Turn.

3rd row of waffle stitch crochet tutorial
3rd row of waffle stitch crochet tutorial
3rd row of waffle stitch crochet tutorial

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 until you have the length you want.

Free Waffle Stitch Crochet Patterns to Try.

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Learn how to do the waffle stitch. This easy stitch pattern uses double crochet and front post double crochet to make a raised square textured.

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