This waffle stitch crochet tutorial will have you whipping up projects like waffle stitch blankets, dishcloths and so much more. This is a fantastic crochet stitch to learn!
What Can You Make With the Waffle Stitch?
The waffle stitch is definitely a good technique to add to your crochet repertoire because of the endless amounts of beautiful projects you can make.
Here are just a couple of examples on I Can Crochet That.
Waffle Stitch Crochet Blanket
You can make a fringed throw like the one pictured above. Grab the pattern here.
This blanket works up quickly and the end result is something you’ll be really proud of.
The waffle stitch also makes gorgeous baby blankets, as well as large blankets to display on the end of your bed.
The Waffle Stitch Fringed Crochet Blanket was designed with dorm rooms in mind. It’s the perfect size for a college kiddo to keep on the end of their bed.
Crochet Waffle Stitch Dishcloths
How great are these crochet dishcloths? Not only do they look amazing on display, but they work well in both the kitchen and bathroom.
I did a test with these dishcloths, using them in the kitchen and then running them through the wash. They stood up well to use and to the wash and dry cycles.
You can grab the pattern here.
Waffle Stitch Crochet How-To
Are you ready to learn this stitch? Here we go!
In order to be able to do this crochet stitch, you need to know how to do a double crochet and front post double crochet. After you learn those two, the rest is easy.
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- ch: chain
In most crochet patterns, they’ll tell you if the chain 2 (or whatever number; which is usually 1,2 or 3) counts as a stitch or not. In this tutorial, it does count as a stitch.
Ch 15, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across [14 sts]
(You end up with 14 stitches because the 3 skipped chains at the beginning are counted as a stitch.)
Ch 2, turn *(Front Post Double Crochet, Front Post Double Crochet, Double Crochet), repeat from * across row
Last stitch goes into top of beginning ch from previous row
Ch 2, turn *(dc, dc, FPdc), repeat from * across row
Last stitch goes around beginning ch from previous row
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as many rows as pattern calls for.
There is a right side (RS) and a wrong side (WS) of the waffle stitch.
And there you have it! You’ve learned the waffle stitch.
For those of you who prefer video, here is the video tutorial.
I can’t wait to see your finished waffle stitch crochet projects! Be sure to use the hashtag #icancrochetthat in your social media posts so I can see them and share.