In this post, I will teach you how to crochet the waffle stitch. Both the written pattern and video tutorial are included below.
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The waffle stitch gives a 3D texture and makes a thick fabric. It’s great for warm blankets, pot holders, and dishcloths.
You can see below how it differs in look when crocheting it in acrylic vs cotton.
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Waffle Stitch Crochet Pattern
Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, st = stitch
Notes: Beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
Row 1: Ch multiple 3 + 1, dc into 3rd ch from hook and in each ch 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
How do we know what size hook and how many chains to start with
That will be personal preference! If you are making dishcloths, you can make it any size you’d like. If you are making a blanket I made 12″ squares. Just use a tape measure for your starting chain. I used H/5.0mm hook with worsted weight yarns
I could not find the instructions for the fpdc.
Also, Row 3 is shown as Row 1 on the pattern.
You will find the fpdc in the video tutorial