Learn to Crochet the Waffle Stitch

In this blog post, you’ll learn to crochet the waffle stitch, complete with photo tutorials and a video tutorial.

How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch

The Waffle Crochet Stitch

The waffle stitch is characterized by its grid-like pattern resembling the texture of a delicious waffle. It consists of alternating front post double crochet (FPDC) and regular double crochet (DC) stitches, creating a beautifully textured fabric that’s both sturdy and soft.

With its delightful texture and endless possibilities, the crochet waffle stitch is a must-have skill for any crocheter’s repertoire. Whether you’re crafting a blanket, scarf, or accessory, the waffle stitch adds a touch of charm and elegance to your handmade creations. So grab your hook and yarn, and let’s learn how to crochet the waffle stitch!

Scroll down for the instructions for this easy crochet stitch.

Waffle Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Making projects with the waffle crochet stitch is easy! Once you learn the sequence you can make any number of cozy crochet designs.

Projects to try using the Crochet Waffle Stitch:

  1. Blanket: Create a cozy afghan or throw blanket using the waffle stitch for added warmth and texture.
  2. Dishcloth: Whip up a set of durable dishcloths perfect for scrubbing and cleaning.
  3. Scarf: Stay stylish and snug with a trendy waffle stitch scarf in your favorite colors.

Video Tutorial for the Crochet Waffle Stitch:

MATERIALS:

  • your favorite yarn and hook combination

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Beginner – the maker should have knowledge of basic stitches first

TUTORIAL NOTES:

  • this stitch is a two-row repeat
  • start with any multiple of 3 + 2
  • this stitch uses only double crochet and front post double crochet stitches

STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • dc = single crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet

Instructions for the Waffle Crochet Stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: Ch any multiple of 3 + 2 more. I started with 20.

Step 2: Locate the third ch from the hook.

(Row 1)

Step 3: Work one dc in the third ch from the hook.

Step 4: Continue to work one dc in each ch all the way across. You should end with a multiple of 3. In my case, I ended with 18. Ch 1, turn.

Row 1 is complete.

(Row 2)

Step 5: (ch 1 does not count as a st) work one dc in the first st.

Step 6: Work one fpdc in the next st.

Step 7: Work one dc in each of next two sts.

Step 8: Work one fpdc in the next st. Repeat steps 7 & 8 all the way across until you get to the last two sts.

Step 9: Work one fpdc in the second to last st.

Step 10: Work one dc in the very last st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2 is complete.

(Row 3)

Step 11: (ch 1 does not count as a st) work one dc in each of the first two sts.

Step 12: Work one fpdc around each of the next two sts.

Step 11: Work one dc in the next st.

Step 12: Work one fpdc in each of next two sts.

Step 13: Repeat row steps 11 & 12 until you get to the last two sts. Work one dc in each of the last two sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3 is complete.

Rows 4 and beyond: Continue to repeat rows 2 & 3 until your practice swatch is your desired size.

I hope you enjoyed diving into the blooming beauty of the Tulip Crochet Stitch! I’d love to hear your thoughts – was it an easy stitch for you? What kind of projects do you envision creating with this elegant pattern?

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