Waffle Stitch Crochet Patterns

waffle stitch crochet patterns

The Waffle Stitch is one of the most classic crochet stitches and an all-time favorite of mine. It’s a beautifully textured stitch that forms little squares, just like you have in a waffle. It’s often used in blankets, but it can totally be used in a lot of different types of projects! Read on to learn how to crochet the waffle stitch, for what types of projects the waffle stitch is used in crochet and 14 gorgeous examples of waffle stitch crochet patterns.

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How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch?

If you’re new to the waffle stitch in crochet, the video tutorial below will show you how to make this classic crochet stitch. You can also find the written tutorial with step-by-step photos here.

What Should You Know About the Crochet Waffle Stitch?

Before we dive into the beautiful crochet patterns featuring the waffle stitch here are a few things you should know about this stitch:

  • It’s a yarn eater, make sure you have enough yarn for your project
  • It creates a thick textured fabric which can end up having little drape and a bulky look & feel
  • It’s a simple 2 row repeat with a stitch repeat of 3 making it quite mindless to work up

What to make with the Waffle Crochet Stitch?

The Waffle Stitch is a very versatile crochet stitch that can be used in a variety of projects.

The most classic use of this beautiful stitch is of course for blankets. But it can also be used in accessories, garments, and home decor.

For this post, I’ve rounded up beautiful patterns featuring the waffle stitch in all types of projects.

Below are some of my favorite patterns featuring the waffle stitch by category:

  • Blankets
  • Home Decor
  • Garments
  • Accessories
  • Baby Makes

Waffle Stitch Crochet Blankets

Esme Waffle Stitch Crochet Blanket by Knitting with Chopsticks

The waffle stitch gives the Esme Blanket a beautifully textured border (without holes for tiny fingers and toes to get stuck in). Whether you’re looking for a blanket to swaddle a newborn baby in, a throw to cuddle in front of the fireplace, or a bedspread, the Esme Blanket is the project for you.

Classic and timeless it comes in 11 sizes. Featuring chunky weight 5 yarn, it works up in no time.

Find the free crochet blanket pattern here >>


Waffle Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern by Stitching Together

A classic waffle stitch blanket is warm and squishy, perfect for snuggling up on the couch with a good book. Find this 2 color crochet blanket pattern here >>.

Mango Puff Baby Blanket by Okie Girl Bling ‘n’ Things

In this cute blanket, the waffle stitch is worked in the round, from the center out. This makes the size very easily adaptable and a self-striping yarn is used to create the beautiful colorwork. Find the free crochet pattern here >>

waffle stitch in the round baby blanket

Waffle Stitch in Home Decor Projects

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth by Knitting with Chopsticks

Dishcloths are perfect for crochet gifts & a wonderful, quick project for when you are out of crochet ideas, but still want to keep your hands busy!

The waffle stitch dishcloth pattern is super simple to follow. Crochet for beginners doesn’t have to mean that your projects are simple looking or useless!

Find the free dishcloth crochet pattern here >>

waffle dishcloth crochet pattern

Waffle Stitch Basket by Knitting with Chopsticks

The waffle stitch crochet basket is an easy crochet basket tutorial for a convenient and good-looking storage basket! It’s made with t-shirt yarn and a wooden base for convenience. In just 6 rounds, you have a gorgeous basket!

Size and shape are easily adjustable so you can adapt it to your needs.

Tap for the free crochet pattern >>

waffle stitch crochet basket pattern FREE

Waffle Stitch Crochet Garments

Waffle Stitch Poncho by Hooked on Homemade Happiness

One big rectangle is all you need for this beautiful poncho. It’s a great design for beginners looking to venture out into garment making.

Find the full free crochet pattern (sizes XS to 5XL) here>>

Breakfast in Bed Waffle Stitch Sweater by Stitch and Hound

This beautiful turtleneck sweater comes in sizes XS to 5XL and features the waffle stitch on the front panels for the perfect cozy texture.

Find the free crochet sweater pattern here >>

Waffle-icious Cardigan by MJs Off The Hook Designs

This oversized waffle stitch crochet cardigan looks beautiful with any of your outfits! Wear with jeans, shorts, a romper or leggings. The Waffle-icious Cardigan is an easy crochet cardigan pattern sized XS – 5X.

Find the crochet pattern here >>

Pembina Waffle Stitch Poncho

The Pembina Poncho is a beautiful 2-tone poncho with a loose-fitting turtleneck. The waffle stitch is used for the bottom section while the lighter, drapey double crochet is used for the top section and turtleneck giving this piece its cozy fit and drape.

Find the free crochet poncho pattern here >>

Waffle Stitch Crochet Accessories

Waffle Cowl by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

The waffle stitch is used in this bulky cowl with a cute 3 button closure. Warm and light, you’ll forget you’re even wearing it.

Find the free crochet cowl pattern here >>

The ‘Off Piste’ Waffle Stitch Hat by Dora Does

“Off Piste”’ is a crochet pattern for a cozy, waffle-stitch beanie hat with a slight slouch. Finished with a giant pom pom, the textured fabric will keep you warm whether you’re on or off the slopes this winter.

Find the free crochet hat pattern here >>

waffle stitch crochet hat pattern

Watson’s Waffle Socks by Lakeside Loops

This free crochet sock design has a beautiful waffle texture and includes 11 – yes ELEVEN! – different sizes!  Whether you want to crochet baby socks as a shower gift, slipper socks for your toddler, or a cozy pair for yourself this easy crochet sock pattern has you covered. 

Working in the round, these toe up socks are a great project for beginner crocheters who want to try something new.  There’s even an HD video tutorial included! Find the free crochet waffle sock pattern here >>

waffle stitch crochet socks pattern

Waffle Stitch Infinity Scarf by Kiki Crochet

This beautiful triangle scarf, turned infinity scarf features the waffle stitch in the more textured part of the scarf, while the rest is made in a lighter, drapyer stitch to get the perfect level of coziness without the bulky look.

Fun fringe finishes off this cute scarf.

Find the detailed video tutorial here.

Waffle stitch triangular scarf crochet pattern

Waffle Stitch Baby Makes

Simple crochet baby cardigan pattern by Fosbas Designs

This cute waffle stitch cardigan is worked in DK weight 3 yarn and comes in sizes 0 – 6mths (6 – 12mths, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs, 10 yrs, 12 yrs). It can be made as a sleeveless vest or a full cardigan.

Find the free baby waffle crochet cardigan pattern here.

waffle stitch baby cardigan pattern

Waffle Stitch Variations

There are a few fun variations on the classic waffle stitch worth mentioning.

Double Waffle Stitch

A first example is the double waffle stitch featured in this gorgeous blanket pattern by My Crochet Space.

The advantage of the double waffle stitch is that it’s perfectly reversible which is great for projects such as blankets.

double waffle stitch blanket

Mini Waffle Stitch

Using half double crochets instead of the classic double crochet, the mini waffle stitch gives you smaller squares.

Find Megan Makes Do detailed tutorial here.

half double crochet waffle stitch pattern

The Diamond Waffle Stitch

The diamond waffle stitch is a variation on the classic waffle stitch where the waffle texture is turned 90 degrees / on the diagonal.

Find the full video + step by step photo tutorial here.

diamond waffle stitch

I hope you’ve found your next waffle stitch project! Don’t hesitate to tag me on social media and show me your projects, I love to cheer you on (Facebook or Instagram)

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