Waffle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

I taught a few people how to crochet up here and they watched me crochet both monster blankets and were fascinated by the waffle stitch, I have to admit, it’s pretty great. It took me quite a while to learn it because I couldn’t find a really good tutorial. So since a couple friends who are moving away or are already gone wanted to make waffle stitch blankets I thought I’d make a tutorial on here for them to follow!

IMG_0610 IMG_0612 IMG_0613 This is the best blanket ever.

Image Monster blanket, the original.

Image Paisley giving me the stink eye on the monster blanket 2.0!

I’ve never made a tutorial so sit tight, this might suck.

here we go!

Materials:

worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver for the rainbow blanket and Red Heart Comfort for the monster blanket the original) they’re pretty much identical yarns.

5.00mm/H crochet hook, hook size doesn’t really matter all that much,  I think I made one with a 5.00mm/H and a 5.50mm/I

yarn needle for weaving in ends

scissors

patience.

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

st = stitch

Pattern (without pictures):

create a slip knot

ch until the blanket is as wide as you want (the original monster was 220 ch wide (75″) and the rainbow one was 172 ch wide) [in these pictures I just ch 25 just to make it easier for the tutorial] If you’re making a blanket or bedspread err on the side of caution and make it a few extra ch wide.

Row 1: DC into 4th ch from hook and into every ch across. at the end ch 3 and turn.

Row 2 (the first row of waffling): FPDC around second stitch in the row  (the 3 skipped ch from the start don’t count as a DC here) FPDC around next st. DC into top of next st. Repeat the “2 FPDC, 1 DC into top” pattern until the end of the row. When you get to the end, continue the pattern until you have worked all DCs and just have the ch 3 from the previous row left, on every row you will dc into the space (around the st) this is easier explained with pictures.

Row 3: DC into 4th st from hook (top of first DC), DC into top of next stitch, FPDC around next stitch. Repeat “2 DC in top, 1 FPDC” until end of row. make sure you DC in the space of the ch3  from the previous row.

Row 4-end: repeats rows 2 and 3 until your blanket is a satisfying length!

Pattern (WITH pictures) :

Materials:

Imageworsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver for the rainbow blanket and Red Heart Comfort for the monster blanket the original) they’re pretty much identical yarns.

Image5.00mm/H crochet hook, hook size doesn’t really matter all that much,  I think I made one with a 5.00mm/H and a 5.50mm/I

Imageyarn needle for weaving in ends

scissors

patience.

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

st = stitch

Pattern (without pictures):

create a slip knot

Image

ch until the blanket is as wide as you want (the original monster was 220 ch wide (75″) and the rainbow one was 172 ch wide) [in these pictures I just ch 25 just to make it easier for the tutorial] If you’re making a blanket or bedspread err on the side of caution and make it a few extra ch wide.

Image

Row 1: DC into 4th ch from hook and into every ch across. at the end ch 3 and turn.

Image

ImageImage

Row 2 (the first row of waffling): FPDC around second stitch in the row  (the 3 skipped ch from the start don’t count as a DC here) FPDC around next st. DC into top of next st. Repeat the “2 FPDC, 1 DC into top” pattern until the end of the row. When you get to the end, continue the pattern until you have worked all DCs and just have the ch 3 from the previous row left, on every row you will dc into the space (around the st) this is easier explained with pictures.

Image

Image

Row 3: DC into 4th st from hook (top of first DC), DC into top of next stitch, FPDC around next stitch. Repeat “2 DC in top, 1 FPDC” until end of row. make sure you DC in the space of the ch3  from the previous row.

Image

Image

Row 4-end: repeats rows 2 and 3 until your blanket is a satisfying length!

Image this isn’t the greatest picture but it’s the best I could get to show the “popping out” of the stitches… for the rest of the blanket if there’s a stitch popping out you do a FPDC around this stitch, if it’s kind of hiding in the back, you work into the top of that stitch. The rows will alternate 2 FPDC, 1 DC in top, then 2 DC in top, 1 FPDC.

front

back

Hopefully those pictures clear it up a little.

So, there’s my first tutorial.. I wonder if anyone will actually be able to learn from it! Comment if you’ve got any questions!

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Hugs & Kisses from afar

xoxo

Laura!!

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130 thoughts on “Waffle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

  1. Awesome tutorial, you make this so much easier. I’ve always loved this stitch and haven’t tried it yet. I can’t wait to start making a blanket with this stitch. Thank you.

  2. Im making it now!! Your tutorial was great! Im by far a great crocheter..but your pictures and instructions made this easy! It took a few rows before I could see my pattern..but its working! Thank you:)

  3. I’m about halfway through a waffle-stitched afgan and my husband saw that I missed a stitch 40 rows back. I really don’t want to frog back that far! Is there any way to fix it? Thank you for your help!

  4. Love through look of waffle stitch. I do 2 doubles on top and 2 double front posts. I’ve also made with triples, grows a bit faster

  5. hi I am doing a baby blanket with this FUN pattern I will end this with a row of double crochets on
    the very last row, and the do a couple of rows of double crochets around the entire afghan for a
    boarder. thanks again!

  6. Hey I tried it but iam not getting perfect waffle pattern the popping up stitch is not at equally placed in all rows .. it’s one stitch forward in each rows which is not giving a perfect shape. I don’t know where iam committing mistake.

  7. Hi had a couple of practices and have finally cracked it getting on well with a baby blanket thank you for the tutorial xxx

  8. I had started an afghan with this stitch and it looked ok until I went to change color,thanks to your photos, I realized I needed to be beginning a row 2 to change color well…. THANK you……ALSO,I WOULD AMEND DIRECTIONS TO CHAIN IN MULTIPLES OF 3 PLUS 4 FOR STARTING CH.

  9. You did a very good job. I too had a hard time finding a tutorial I could understand.
    I do however, have question about row 3- ” D.C. In 4th st from hook”. Where did the 4 ch come from
    Thank you
    MaryAnn

  10. It would be nice if we knew how many skeins of yarn are required for the original AND the monster size. I see someone had asked a few months ago but there has been no reply. Anyone??

    • I don’t remember =S. for the blue one it was either 5 or 6 of the red heart comfort balls (they’re about 900y each) and the multicoloured one was one ball of each colour and a few red heart comfort balls in white.

    • I don’t remember =S. for the blue one it was either 5 or 6 of the red heart comfort balls (they’re about 900y each) and the multicoloured one was one ball of each colour and a few red heart comfort balls in white.

  11. Are there written instructions for the pattern or stitch?

    What is the beginning row ( how many chains). Thank you.

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