Perfect for baby, toddler, child, and adult! This pattern is easy, beginner friendly, provides loads of texture and warmth, plus can be made in any size desired!
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I made this blanket roughly 4 years ago – talk about throw back for me! My son was 3 years old and in preschool where they took afternoon naps (those lucky ducks!) so I made him this blanket to snuggle under during those much needed naps.
He’s still able to snuggle under this blanket with his books since I made it extra long for him! I don’t know about you, but I love making sure every inch is covered. 🙂
Waffle Crochet Stitch
This stitch is textured, warm, easy to make, fairly quick, and perfect for any size! If you know how to double crochet, you will know how to make this blanket.
The thickness of the stitch makes it the perfect blanket to snuggle under during the fall and winter seasons. That’s a good quality for a blanket if you ask me.
More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
For this blanket, I chose a dusty blue, gray, teal, and mustard yellow. I think these colors flow well together but also isn’t an expected combination of colors.
In this post, I put together many different color palettes that you can browse for inspiration or ideas of color combinations. One of my favorite things to do is pick the colors before starting a project! I like to think outside the box and put together colors that you wouldn’t always think of.
Waffle Stitch Video Tutorial
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Color Block Crochet Pattern
Worsted weight yarn
2 skeins Big Twist in the following colors: Gold, Medium Teal, Medium Denim, and
Tapesty needle and Scissors
Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.
To make blanket larger: Increase beginning chain in multiples of 3, add rows as desired
making 4 equal sections of color
Dimensions: 42” x 52”
Gauge: 14 st x 8 rows in waffle stitch
Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, st = stitch(es)
Row 1: Ch 148, dc into 3nd ch from hook and across, turn
Row 2: Ch 2, dc, *fpdc, dc in next 2 st, repeat from * across, fpdc in last st, turn
Row 3: Ch 2, dc, *fpdc in next 2 st, dc repeat from * across, fpdc in last st, turn
Repeat Row 2-3
Change color after every 26 rows for a total of 104 rows
beautifully done! Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous in its simplicity
Do you have patterns super easy I'm still learning how to read them thank you
The Okie Lass
2nd row "Row 2: Ch 2, dc, – now does that mean dc in first stitch/loop before continuing?
I just love your patterns!
How much yarn did you use? Was it regular or bulky? Is the 97 chain give you 34 or 52? I want to make 60 x 90 any idea how many chains I would need for 60″? Thanks much.
For the crochet blanket, I used one skein of each color in worsted weight yarn. The beginning 97 chains measured the 34″. If you want your blanket to be 60″ across, I would make a few chains and measure how many chains you get for one inch. Multiply that number of chains by 60 and you will get the total amount of chains you need to start! I hope that helps you get started on the blanket!
Row 2 & 3 are the same…is that right?
Rows 2 and 3 in this blanket pattern are different. In Row 2, you will be making one front post double crochet followed by two double crochets and repeating that across. For Row 3, you will be making TWO front post double crochets followed by a double crochet and then repeating that across. Alternating those rows will give you the waffle effect
What do you think about adding a crochet border around the perimeter of the blanket? I’ve finished the project and debating whether a border would add or detract from it. I used the exact colors in the pattern, but not sure what (if any) color for a possible border. Loved this project, btw.
Does the 1st DC on the row 2 go into the very first stitch, or next stitch? Does the chain count as a stitch? I wish that you had done a short tutorial on the first 2/3 rows so we could clarify a couple of these things…but I love the blanket, i downloaded the pattern but the boarder wasn’t on the pattern. What did you do on the weekend me showing on the picture here? Thanks so much!
The double crochet goes into the very first stitch, the chains will not count as a stitch. Not border here! The stitch just looks that good and even that it didn’t need one. 🙂