How To Crochet Waffle Stitch For Beginners

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Learn how to crochet waffle stitch with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners. This texturized stitch is becoming everybody’s favorite, especially for blankets, scarves, and dishcloths. So, don’t miss this guide!

HOW to CROCHET WAFFLE STITCH

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What is waffle stitch?

Waffle stitch is a crochet pattern for using regular double crochet stitches with front post double crochet stitches to create a textured fabric resembling the look of a waffle. This is done by raising a straight, long part of a stitch in the same region in succeeding rows.

As mentioned earlier, you can use it for blankets, scarves, dishcloths, and many other projects. It has a warm feel.

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Double crochet post stitch for waffle stitch.

Post double crochet is the primary reason for the appealing texture of the waffle stitch. It differs from regular crochet in a way that it is worked around the bottom part of a tall stitch called “post” rather than under or into both or any of the top loops.

More specifically, you will need the Front post double crochet as it helps the stitch to raise on the right side. For this, you will insert the hook from front to back in the side space of the post and bring it to the front from the other side. For better understanding, watch a detailed tutorial I shared with you on “how to post double crochet stitches.”

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Is Waffle Stitch a yarn eater?

Although not as the bobble or popcorn stitch, it is still right to say waffle stitch is a yarn eater. So, before you start any project using this stitch especially blankets, make sure you check various patterns for amount recommendations.

Instructions For Waffle Stitch

 

Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain stitch
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
  • Rep – Repeat

Pictorial GuideLearn how to crochet waffle stitch with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners. This texturized stitch is becoming everybody’s favorite, especially for blankets, scarves, and dishcloths. So, don’t miss this guide!

Crochet waffle stitch step-by-step instructions

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  • Foundation row: Chain in any multiple of three. For this swatch, Naztazia used 33 chains. So, you will have the 11 waffle stitches. Other patterns may recommend different numbers of additions to foundation chains. However, three is a sure multiple.
  • Row 1: Double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook. Double crochet in each stitch across.
  • Turn. Chain 3.
  • Row 2: 1 Front post double crochet (FPDC) and 1 double crochet (DC) in the first two stitches. Rep(FPDC, FPDC, DC) across each stitch across.
  • Turn. Ch 3.
  • Row 3: DC, DC, in the first two stitches. rep(DC, DC,
    FPDC, )
  • Remaining rows: Repeat row 2 and row 3 until you get the desired height.

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