Crochet waffle stitch is a fantastic way to add a textured grid pattern to your crochet fabric, and as it only uses treble and post stitches, it’s easier than you might think. Similar to basket weave stitch, once you’ve done your first few rows you can really get into a rhythm with it, and it’s great for adding a bit of extra detail to projects like scarves and cushions. You can use any yarn to make waffle stitch, but keeping your stitches tight and close together will help define your waffle stitch.
To make the waffle stitch you will need to know how to make a FPtr (Front Post treble). We’ve included a brief description below but you can also check out our full tutorial on how to crochet post stitches
FPtr: Yrh, inserting hook around post of stitch from front to back to front, yrh, pull through stitch, yrh, pull through two loops, yrh, pull through two remaining loops.
Don’t forget if you’re not familiar with any of the terminology used in this tutorial, you can always check our our guide to abbreviations and conversions.
You can also check out our video on how to crochet waffle stitch that was part of our Hook ‘n’ Learn crochet-along
How to crochet waffle stitch
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Chain a multiple of 3 sts (we’ve used 15 in our example).
Row 1 (WS) Tr in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), *tr in each of the next 2 sts, FPtr around the next st; repeat from * to the last 3 sts, tr in each of the last 3 sts, turn.
Row 3 Ch3, *FPtr around each of next 2 sts, tr in next st; repeat from * to end, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until work is desired length. Fasten off and weave in ends.