Crochet Waffle Stitch Tutorial | Written + Video

If you have been wondering what the waffle-like stitches found in blankets are called, you don’t have to think too much! It’s actually called the Crochet Waffle Stitch!

This stitch may look intimidating but you’ll be surprised when we say that it’s really easy to do. If you want to learn how to make this stitch, feel free to follow along this tutorial!

Waffle Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Written + Video

Crochet Waffle Stitch Tutorial

By just looking at the pattern this stitch makes, you’ll understand why it’s called the Waffle Crochet Stitch. It creates repeating squares which looks just like a waffle.

Remember we said this is an easy stitch to learn? It only uses Double crochet and Front post double crochet stitches to make the squares that characterizes this stitch.

Waffle Crochet Blanket Pattern By Suburban Jubilee
Waffle Crochet Blanket Pattern By Suburban Jubilee

As a result, this stitch creates a gorgeous texture that works well with almost anything. The raised stitches makes up the repeating squares that creates the beautiful texture.

The fabric generated by this stitch looks pleasing to the eye, although we must warn you, it uses a lot of yarn. So prepare a lot of yarns, bring out your hook, and get ready to learn how to make the Waffle Crochet Stitch!

Crochet Waffle Stitch Written Instructions

To start, make a foundation chain in multiples of 3, and add 4 more chains. 

Row 1: Double crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch across. Chain 1, Turn.

Row 2: Double crochet on the top of the first stitch. * Make a Front Post Double Crochet on the around the next stitch. Double crochet in the next two stitches. * Continue working on this pattern until the end of the row. Double crochet into the turning chain.

Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Double crochet on the top of the first stitch. * Double crochet on the top of the next stitch, Front Post Double crochet on the next two stitches. * Continue working on this pattern until the end of the row. Make a double crochet on the last stitch.

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until you reach your desired length.

Crochet Waffle Stitch Video Tutorial

Patterns to Make With the Waffle Crochet Stitch

The Crochet Waffle Stitch creates a sturdy fabric that is squishy and soft to touch. For this reason, a lot of patterns that are made using this are washcloths, dishcloths, and pillow cases. 

Waffle Crochet Stitch Swatch By Mirella Moments
Waffle Crochet Stitch Swatch By Mirella Moments

Aside from home items and decors, the dense and warm fabric generated by this stitch is also perfect for blankets. Use soft and chunky yarns if you want to create baby blankets. The little one will surely be warm even during the cold nights. 

Even if you stick to a single color yarn, the texture created by the raised stitches will surely stand out. But if you use ombre yarns or different colored yarns, you will definitely come up with a more eye-catching piece!

Share Your Crochet Waffle Stitch Completed Works With Us

What Waffle Crochet Stitches project are you planning to work on? We’d really appreciate it if you keep us, and other crocheters updated!

Share your works on our Facebook Page and also get to know what other crochets are working on. Having a fun and supportive crochet community will undoubtedly add more fun to everyone’s learning experience!

Beanie Using Waffle Stitch By RubyWebbs
Beanie Using Waffle Stitch By RubyWebbs

If you’re looking for other stitches to try, check out more of our crochet stitch tutorial here

We hope you had a great time learning a new stitch using the Waffle Crochet Stitch Tutorial!