Waffle Border Crochet Blanket

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A new waffle stitch crochet pattern free, the Waffle Border Blanket, is now a free crochet blanket border pattern on the blog. Read all about the inspiration for this design, the Classics on the Edge Collection it is a part of and the easy yet stylish looking make or scroll down for the free waffle stitch crochet blanket pattern.

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Waffle Stitch Crochet Blanket Border Pattern

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The Waffle Stitch Border Blanket Pattern

Although the waffle stitch may look complicated, it is very easy once you master the front post double crochet and you’ve completed a few rounds.

The waffle border crochet pattern free comes with a chart and round-by-round written instructions, with 11 different blanket sizes and instructions to adjust the border to any blanket you like. With its classic stitches, this pattern is an easy choice for whipping up a unisex and timeless gift.

Pattern Inspiration

The Waffle Stitch Border Blanket pattern combines a simple design for the base of the blanket and a pretty waffle stitch border in a contrasting color. The idea for the waffle stitch border came from the success of my Esme blanket. For that one the border is worked simultaneously to the center piece.

Off white esme waffle stitch crochet blanket pattern on an armchair

For this version, I worked the border in the round around the center piece so you could easily adapt the pattern and use the border instructions for any blanket you want or make the border in a different color to the center as I did here.

If you’re planning on making the border and the center in one solid color, I recommend following the Esme Blanket pattern, following the waffle stitch instructions in rows is easier than in the round.

Yarn Options: From Classic to Festive

close up view of the waffle stitch crochet pattern free texture of the crochet blanket border pattern

 I chose to use worsted-weight yarn: Royal Zeeman yarn (100% acrylic) for the border. You can use any 100% acrylic worsted-weight yarn in any color you choose. You can even use a variegated yarn or try one with a metallic shimmer in it to give it a festive holiday look and give it as a gift. Your options are truly endless.

So, go ahead and give it a try!

And be sure to check back soon for the remaining border blankets in the Classics on the Edge Collection.

The Free Waffle Stitch Crochet Pattern Construction

waffle stitch crochet blanket pattern hanging off a wooden bench

For the Waffle Stitch crochet blanket, I used a simple design for the base of the blanket, working in rows.  I worked the border in the round around the centerpiece. This way one could easily adapt the pattern and use the border instructions for any blanket. With this in mind, I included in the pattern the instructions to adjust the border to any crochet blanket.

Downloadable Waffle Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Grab the printable PDF of the Puzzle Simple Crochet Blanket pattern now in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

Classics on the Edge Collection

This blanket pattern is part of the Classics on the Edge Collection. It is a set of 4 easy crochet blanket patterns where classic crochet blanket constructions / types are revisited by featuring them on a wide blanket border with a sober blanket center.

All crochet blanket patterns come in several sizes (from baby to king size) with instructions on how to adjust the crochet border instructions for any blanket project.

The 4 patterns in the collection are:

  • The Waffle Border Blanket: find the free crochet pattern here
  • The Granny Square Border Blanket: coming soon
  • The Gingham Edge Blanket: coming soon
  • The Polka Dots Edge Blanket: coming soon

All patterns in the collection will be released over the coming weeks/months. However, you can already grab the entire collection ebook here.

click here to purchase the classics on the edge pattern collection: 4 gorgeous blankets featuring crochet blanket classics on a wide edge

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Before you Start

Materials

You can easily substitute with any worsted weight yarn you want.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern is 13.5 st by 10 rows in dc stitches for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

draped waffle stitch blanket on a wooden bench

Waffle Stitch Crochet Blanket Sizes

The blanket crochet pattern is available in 11 sizes, noted security (baby, receiving, toddler, crib-small, crib-regular, throw, twin, double, queen, king) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the receiving size.

The table below shows the different sizes.

Blanket sizesInches Centimeters 
 WidthLengthWidthLength
Security / Cuddler14.25173643
Stroller / Baby30.75357889
Receiving40.2540102102
Toddler42.552108132
Crib – Small35.55490137
Crib – Regular44.7560114152
Throw5260132152
Twin66.2590.25168229
Double89.75108228274
Queen96.75108246274
King108.5108276274

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size, instructions are given in the pattern below.

How to Use the Waffle Crochet Edging on Another Blanket

Of course, you could use this waffle stitch crochet edging pattern on any blanket of yours. In order to do so, you need each side of your blanket to have a multiple of 3 stitches and be dividable by 2 for your starting round. You can then simply follow the instructions starting with round 2 in the Waffle Stitch Border section below.

You can easily adjust the width of your border by adding/removing repeats.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

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

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row/round. Instructions between () are worked in the same stitch/space.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row/round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
  • “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.

Special Stitches

  • Front post double crochet (fpdc):
    • Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front behind the double crochet post below, yarn over, and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, and pull through the remaining loops.
how to front post double crochet

The Actual Waffle Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern

Waffle Crochet Blanket Body

With your 6 mm / US J – 10 hook, ch 12 (54, 78, 84, 66, 90, 108, 144, 204, 222, 252) + 2.

Note: If you want to adjust the blanket size, your starting chain needs to be a multiple of 3. You also need a multiple of 3 + 2 dc for each side of round 1 (not counting the corner stitches).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across, turn. <12 (54, 78, 84, 66, 90, 108, 144, 204, 222, 252) st>

Row 2: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until you reach 19 (65, 78, 108, 113, 128, 128, 205, 250, 250, 250) cm / 7.5 (25.5, 30.75, 42.5, 44.5, 50.5, 50.5, 80.75, 98.5, 98.5, 98.5)”.

Waffle Stitch Blanket Border

For the visual learners, there is a chart for the border after the written instructions below.

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With your 6 mm / US J – 10 hook, join border color yarn in the middle of the row (st 6 (27, 39, 42, 33, 45, 54, 72, 102, 111, 126)).

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc until last st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last st to form corner, dc 16 (64, 76, 106, 112, 127, 127, 202, 247, 247, 247) along the side, (dc, ch 2, dc) in 3rd loop of the starting chain to form corner, dc 10 (52, 76, 82, 64, 88, 106, 142, 202, 220, 250) in 3rd loop of the starting chain, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last 3rd loop to form corner, dc 16 (64, 76, 106, 112, 127, 127, 202, 247, 247, 247) along the side, (dc, ch 2) in corner, dc until end of round, join with a sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <60 (240, 312, 384, 360, 438, 474, 696, 906, 942, 1002) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc, *[fpdc, dc 2] until last 2 st before next ch-2 space, fpdc, dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space below, dc, repeat from * three times, work [fpdc, dc 2] to last st, fpdc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <68 (248, 320, 392, 368, 446, 482, 704, 914, 950, 1010) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), *[dc, fpdc 2] until ch-2 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space below, fpdc 2, repeat from * three times, working [dc, fpdc 2] to last 2 st, dc in next st, fpdc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <76 (256, 328, 400, 376, 454, 490, 712, 922, 958, 1018) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc, *[fpdc, dc 2] until last st before next ch-2 space, fpdc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space below, repeat from * three times, working [fpdc, dc 2] to last st, fpdc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <84 (264, 336, 408, 384, 462, 498, 720, 930, 966, 1026) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), *[dc, fpdc 2] until last 2 st before next ch-2 space, dc, fpdc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space below, fpdc, repeat from * three times, working [dc, fpdc 2] to last 2 sts, dc in next st, fpdc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <92 (272, 344, 416, 392, 470, 506, 728, 938, 974, 1034) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), dc, *[fpdc, dc 2] until ch-2 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space below, dc 2, repeat from * three times, working [fpdc, dc 2] to last st, fpdc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <100 (280, 352, 424, 400, 478, 514, 736, 946, 982, 1042) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as a fpdc), *[dc, fpdc 2] until last st before next ch-2 space, dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space below, repeat from * three times, working [dc, fpdc 2] until last 2 sts, dc in next st, fpdc in last st, sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <108 (288, 360, 432, 408, 486, 522, 744, 954, 990, 1050) st not counting the ch-2 spaces >

Repeat Round 2 to 7 until border is 12cm/4.75” wide.

Waffle Border Chart

chart instructions for the waffle stitch crochet blanket border pattern

Blocking

You’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your blanket even prettier and help straighten your edges and open up the waffle sections block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

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