Let’s talk waffle stitch! It’s so tasty! But seriously, it does look good enough to eat, especially if you use a buttery yellow to create your crochet piece. 

The difficulty of this stitch is quite minimal. It appears extremely hard at first glance, but you’re about to find out how easy it is to get that beautiful texture that will make you so hungry! The only stitch knowledge required is being able to chain, double crochet, and front post double crochet.

Achieve a gorgeous waffle stitch with our step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process of creating the perfect waffle stitch! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this stitch is for you! So, grab your preferred mm hook and some yarn, and let’s get started!

Waffle stitch crochet pattern in light yellow, orange, and green.
The waffle stitch is a beautiful crochet stitch!

Waffle stitches are a great way to add texture to baby blankets, scarves, or dishcloths. Adding features like the waffle stitch can provide extra definition and distinction to your crocheted items. If you’d like to try your hand at stitching other textured, decorative, and gathered stitches, I’ll share some tutorials at the end of this post. 

Now, let’s begin our photo tutorial for creating the perfect waffle stitch.

Waffle stitch crochet pattern in light yellow, orange, and green.
Let’s learn about the beautiful cluster stitch!

How To Make a Waffle Crochet Stitch: Step-By-Step

Materials Needed:

-Crochet hook (Here’s a guide to pick the right size mm crochet hook here)

-Yarn (choose your favorite color and worsted weight cotton yarn based on what you want to create)

-Scissors to snip your yarn when finished

-Darning needle to finish off your ends


Step 1: Foundation Chain & Single Crochet Row

The waffle stitch works with a foundation row chained in multiples of 3 for your desired width and add 2. The number of stitches I used for this sample was 21 st + 2. To begin, insert your hook into a slip stitch(sl st) to crochet a starting chain. Start here if you need help understanding how to create a foundation chain(labeled as ch ongoing).

Yellow yarn is being pulled up on a gold hook to create a waffle stitch.
The waffle stitch will help you exercise your dc muscles.

Step 2: Row 1

Insert the hook into the third stitch from the hook and do a double crochet(will be further labeled as dc. Get the dc stitches instructions here.) Next, make 1 DC in each ch across.

Yellow yarn is being pulled up on a gold hook to create a waffle stitch.
Waffle stitches are not only a beautiful texture but fun to create too!

Step 3: Row 2 Double Crochet With Front Post Stitches

Row two begins by chaining 3 (this always counts as 1 dc) and turning your work. Across this row, you’ll repeat the set of *one front post double crochet(fpdc) and 2 dc until you reach the end placing a dc in the last st.

Yellow yarn is being pulled up on a gold hook to create a waffle stitch.
Don’t you just love the waffle stitch?


Step 4: Row 3 More Double Crochet With Front Post Stitches

As before ch 3 to count as your first dc of row three and turn your work. Then, across this row, you’ll repeat the set of *1 dc and 2 fpdc until the end, placing a dc in each of the last two stitches.

Yellow yarn is being pulled up on a gold hook to create a waffle stitch.
Learning a new stitch is so much fun!

Step 5: Row 4 and Beyond & Finishing the Waffle Stitch

Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until your project is the desired length. Once you reach the desired length, fasten off and cut the yarn, but end the waffle stitch by stopping on a “row 2” for a neater finish.

Note: Keep in mind that we’ve described the double crochet stitch in US terms; the equivalent in UK terms is a treble crochet stitch.

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My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go, this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most handy resource!

Easy Crochet Projects For You:

Tips and Basic Crochet Stitch Tutorials:

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