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This free crochet pattern is called the Waffle Cowl that was created using the Waffle stitch. You will not only receive a free crochet pattern, but also get a full tutorial on the beautiful and versatile waffle stitch.
For this pattern I used the yarn Izaac Mizrahi Craft by Premier Yarns which I found at Michael’s in the color Algonquin. I used the same yarn for another one of my patterns, which is called Hubby’s Home Beanie. It became really popular very fast. So I am pretty sure this Waffle Cowl will catch on as well.
I also used the same yarn, but a different color for the Everyday Bean Beanie. Another super easy and beginner friendly crochet beanie.
The wonderful thing with this yarn is that you do not need to use very challenging stitch patterns, because the variegated yarn makes the pattern come a life.
Furthermore, it has been requested by my followers, that they not only wanted additional pattern using this beautiful bulky yarn, but also for me to use and create a video tutorial on the waffle stitch.
Well, your wish is my demand. I love creating patterns and teaching stitch patterns that my followers request. I know I can always count on you all when I run out of ideas.
This Waffle Cowl can for sure be considered an easy pattern as it has 2 rows that repeat over and over again.
In fact, you can use this pattern and even create an infinity waffle scarf or a simple waffle scarf with it. I have the instructions for it in the pattern.
The pattern for the Waffle Cowl is finished up by adding some beautiful buttons to it. I used some simple and light wood buttons that seem to fit the theme of being light just like this cowl is.
The Waffle Cowl sure is a very light, but warm and cozy cowl that not only makes you look and feel pretty and elegant when wearing it, but also feels super light. You might totally forget that you are wearing it at all.
So be sure to watch the video tutorial for the waffle stitch below as well. I show you exactly how to create this beautiful Waffle Cowl.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet the Waffle Cowl using the Waffle Stitch pattern.
How to crochet the Waffle Cowl using the Waffle Stitch
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
3dc x 1 row = 1 square inch
33 x 7.5 inches (without wrapping)
The waffle stitch is made with a multiple of 3 plus 2 plus 2 (if you want to make the waffle stitch in the round, subtract one of the 2 chains).
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 below on the waffle stitch. Be sure to watch it if you have never made it before.
Row 1: Starting from the 3rd ch from the hook place 1 dc in each st (20 sts), ch 2, turn
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
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
Row 4 – 46: repeat rows 2 and 3, finishing with row 2
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Now fold the rectangle you just made into a cowl, like you see on the picture below. Next, sew on the buttons on the layer below the top. Be sure the buttons you choose fit thru the spaces between the double crochets.
If you prefer making this Waffle Cowl into an infinity scarf, then you will need to add about 20 more rows. However, if you prefer to make this Waffle Cowl into a Waffle Scarf instead, then you will have to have about 60 -100 rows (depending how long you want it to be).
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