Crochet Waffle Stitch Tutorial with Easy Video Step By Step Instructions

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This is a free tutorial to crochet the Waffle stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.


A stitch that makes most people “awe” when they see it, is the waffle stitch. It not only makes you hungry for a yummy and sugaring breakfast meal but it also has a lot of texture that can be seen from afar.

The Waffle stitch is used for so many different varieties of patterns that it has become a very popular advanced beginner crochet stitch to learn many different types of crochet projects.

In fact, I first used this stitch to make a washcloth which provides so much texture and grip. Simply a fun stitch not only to crochet but also to use as a finished project after.

Crochet Waffle Stitch Tutorial with Video

Waffle Crochet Stitch Alternatives

After many years of crocheting the Waffle Stitch, I came across many different alternatives of the Waffle Stitch. Does that mean one is the correct one and the rest are versions of the original? NO!

Why? Because the waffle stitch was created by several different people around the world. Some have 1 double crochet stitch between the front post double crochet stitches and some have more. You might even see patterns using half double crochet, single, or even treble crochet stitches.

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The idea of the Waffle stitch is to create a waffle pattern using basic crochet stitches. As long as it looks like a waffle, it really doesn’t matter which version you use or like.

For this Waffle Stitch Tutorial, I’ll be focusing on the most well-known version which has 2 double crochet stitches between the front post double crochet stitches, looking at it from the front or right side.

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How to create the Waffle Crochet Stitch – Photo Tutorial

The waffle stitch is made with a multiple of 3 plus 2.

In order to see the way the waffle stitch is made, I used a different color, hook, and yarn for the pictures below. Also, I have a full video tutorial above on the waffle stitch. Be sure to watch it if you have never made it before.

Let’s grab your crochet hook – I used a 4.0mm Furls Crochet Odyssey Hook – and your yarn – I used WeCrochet Dishie yarn – to practice this fun textured stitch.

Row 1

Starting from the 3rd ch from the hook place 1 dc in each st (20 sts), ch 2, turn

Crochet Waffle Stitch - row 1

Row 2

*1 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 FPDC, repeat from * until the last 2 sts where you place 1 dc each, ch 2, turn

Crochet Waffle Stitch - Row 2 with FPDC and DC

Row 3

*1 FPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 dc, repeat from * until the last 2 sts where you place 1 FPDC each, ch 2, turn

Crochet Waffle Stitch - row 3 back side

Repeat Waffle Stitch Pattern

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to create the Waffle Stitch Pattern.

Crochet Waffle Stitch - Row 4

What Projects can I use the Waffle stitch for?

This waffle crochet stitch would be an ideal stitch for a textured crochet blanket, especially for the winter. It would be a very thick blanket perfect for cold weather days.

Of course, you can use this stitch also for hats, scarves, and even cardigans, or any other crochet project you might want to make.

However, if you fancy a quick project just to try and practice the waffle crochet stitch, you could make a quick dishcloth.

In fact, I used this beautiful textured stitch to make this gorgeous crochet cowl pattern. It’s a quick and fun crochet project. Hope you give it a try.

Waffle Cowl using the Waffle Stitch - Free Crochet Pattern - by Nicki's Homemade Crafts #crochet #waffle #stitch #yarn #bulky #cowl #scarf #variegatedyarn

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