Waffle Stitch Crochet blanket

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Crocheting a blanket is not just a creative endeavor; it’s a labor of love, a tangible manifestation of warmth and comfort. When it comes to choosing a stitch pattern that embodies coziness and style, the waffle stitch stands out as a popular choice among crochet enthusiasts.

The waffle stitch, characterized by its raised, grid-like texture, adds depth and dimension to any crochet project. The pattern resembles the comforting texture of a waffle, hence its name. What makes the waffle stitch particularly appealing for blankets is its ability to trap heat, creating a warm and snuggly fabric that’s perfect for wrapping up during colder seasons.

In this article, we will explore the enchanting world of waffle stitch crochet and how you can use it to craft the perfect blanket for those chilly nights and lazy Sunday mornings.

Personalize Your Waffle Stitch Blanket:

  • Color Play: Experiment with different color combinations. You can go for a gradient effect, bold contrasting colors, or soft pastels, depending on your preference and the room’s decor.
  • Edging: Add a decorative border using a contrasting color or a simple single crochet edging to frame your waffle stitch pattern beautifully.
  • Embellishments: Consider adding tassels, pom-poms, or even embroidery for a personalized touch that makes your blanket truly one-of-a-kind.



st = stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet

Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC): To create the FPDC, yarn over and insert your hook from front to back to front behind the double crochet post below (which, in this case, is two rows below). Yarn over again and pull up a long loop (resulting in 3 loops on the hook). Yarn over once more and pull through 2 loops, then yarn over again and pull through the remaining loops to complete the stitch.

Special Stitches

The Actual Waffle Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern: Using your 6.5mm hook, chain 27 (or multiples of 3 + 2 for size adjustments) + 2.

Waffle Border: Row 1: Double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook, double crochet across, then turn.

Row 2: Chain 2, half double crochet, [FPDC, double crochet 2] until the last 2 stitches, FPDC, half double crochet, then turn.

Row 3: Chain 2, double crochet, [double crochet, FPDC 2] until the last 2 stitches, double crochet 2, then turn.

Repeat Row 2 and 3 three more times.

waffle Stitch Blanket

result of repetitions

Plain Section: Row 4: Chain 2, half double crochet, [FPDC, double crochet 2] repeated three times, FPDC, half double crochet until the last 11 stitches. [Double crochet 2, FPDC] repeated three times, half double crochet, then turn.

 Waffle Stitch Blanket

Row 4

Row 5: Chain 2, double crochet, [double crochet, FPDC 2] repeated three times, double crochet until the last 10 stitches. [FPDC 2, double crochet] repeated three times, double crochet, then turn. Continue repeating Row 4 and 5 until the desired length is achieved, approximately 16 (67, 92, 100, 83, 105, 123, 159, 220, 235, 264) cm / 6.5 (26.5, 36.5, 39.5, 32.5, 41.5, 48.5, 62.5, 86.5 , 92.5, 103.5), ending with Row 5.

 Waffle Stitch Blanket

Row 5

Waffle Border: Repeat Row 2 and 3 four times. Repeat Row 2 one more time.

Blocking: Once you have completed the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the loose ends. Your beautiful waffle stitch blanket is now ready to be enjoyed, providing both warmth and visual delight.

Waffle Stitch Crochet blanket

Waffle Stitch Crochet blanket

Crocheting a blanket using the waffle stitch is a delightful journey that combines creativity and practicality. The result is not just a blanket; it’s a piece of art, a testament to your craftsmanship and passion for the craft.

Whether you’re making it for yourself, a friend, or a family member, a waffle stitch blanket is bound to become a cherished heirloom, bringing warmth and comfort for years to come. So, gather your yarn, pick up your crochet hook, and embark on the cozy adventure of creating your very own waffle stitch masterpiece. Happy crocheting!

The My Crafts Inspirations blog thanks each reader who dedicated a little of their time to learn this beautiful pattern. I wish you all a great week and see you on the next crochet pattern, see you next time!

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