Hey everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you my very own waffle stitch blanket pattern as part of my Crochet 101 series. This crochet pattern will help you learn how to make a front post double crochet stitch while also completing an easy project. This blanket pattern has a wonderful texture to it, making it extra cuddly and warm. The yarn I’m using is Caron Cake in Rainbow Sprinkles. Follow along with my step-by-step instructions and soon you will have your very own waffle stitch blanket!
Please read below for the written pattern. The finished blanket will be 35×37. If you’re looking to make a bigger sized blanket, simply increase the amount of chains at the beginning. This blanket is versatile and can be made into any size, using the multiple of 3+2. You can even make this blanket to fit a king sized bed! Whatever you desire, this waffle stitch blanket pattern is sure to become one of your favorite patterns.
For a beginner, I recommend sticking to a solid color worsted weight yarn for now until you get more practice. Using a solid color will help you see the stitches better. However, if you feel ready, go ahead and try a variegated color like I did with this blanket. I’m using Caron Cake yarn in Rainbow Sprinkles. The great thing about this waffle stitch blanket pattern is that you can use any color you would like. Feeling ambitious? Create a striped blanket by changing colors! Check out this lesson where I teach you how to change colors in your crochet projects.
This waffle stitch blanket pattern is free on my website. However, if you would like to purchase an ad free version for only a couple of dollars, you can visit my Etsy Shop here. If you don’t know how to crochet, you can also purchase the completed blanket here. Don’t like the rainbow color? I can make this in any color combination you’d like. Just send me a message on Etsy and let me know! Without further ado, here’s my waffle stitch blanket pattern!
WAFFLE STITCH BLANKET PATTERN
- I-9 crochet hook
- 4 skeins of Caron Cake in Rainbow Sprinkles or any worsted weight yarn (I used 1,532 yards)
- Tapestry needle
Finished Size: 35×37
Chain 137 (or any multiple of 3+2)
ROW 1: Make a double crochet into the 3rd chain from your hook and in each chain across. Chain 1 and turn (135 double crochet)
ROW 2: Work a double crochet into the very first stitch. *In the next stitch, work a front post double crochet, work 1 double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * across until 1 stitch remains. Work a front post double crochet in the last stitch and 1 double crochet into the top of the turning chain. Chain 1 and turn.
ROW 3: Work a double crochet into the very first stitch. *Work a double crochet in the next stitch and a front post double crochet in the next two stitches. Repeat from * to last two stitches. Next, work 1 double crochet into each of the remaining 2 stitches. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat ROWS 2 and 3 until blanket is desired length. Be sure to end on a row 2 for a neat edge.
Border: Chain 1 and make a single crochet in each stitch around putting 3 single crochets into each corner. Slip stitch to beginning stitch.
To Finish: Leave at least 6 inches for your tail. Cut yarn. Yarn over your hook and pull through the last stitch of your row and tighten. To weave in all yarn ends, thread your yarn in your tapestry needle and go in between the stitches one way and back the other way. This will keep your project from coming apart.
You now have your very own waffle stitch blanket! I hope you enjoyed this pattern just as much as I did. I love using Caron Cake yarn and seeing how the colors work up.
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