How To Make The Square Waffle

The waffle stitch has a gorgeous texture and this waffle variation is no different. The square waffle is also quite similar to a granny square since it’s worked in the round. So, how do you make this waffle and granny fused fabric? Let’s find out.

What is the square waffle

It’s a two row repeat that sadly is not reversible. It totally makes up for that because it turns out as a highly textured thick fabric that would be a beautiful blanket, bag, table runner, trivet, or whatever else you can think of.

This square is worked in the round and is made using double crochets and front post double crochets almost entirely, much like the regular waffle stitch. The only downside I’ve found to this square is that it’s a major yarn eater, however it’s definitely worth it for the end result.

This is a great pattern to use a self striping or ombre yarn on. Variegated yarns like the one in my example work exceedingly well too. Because the repeat is fairly simple this pattern is an awesome candidate for crochet therapy/crocheting for relaxation.

Abbreviations

  • Ch = chain
  • Mc = Magic Circle
  • st = stitches
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • slst = slip stitch
  • fpdc = Front post double crochet

Supplies

  • Worsted weight yarn
    • I’m using Big Twist in soft purple
  • Size H/5.mm crochet hook
  • Snips
  • Yarn or tapestry needle

The Square Waffle Pattern

This is a picture tutorial for how to make a Magic Circle.

Foundation row. In a Mc, ch 4, make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 1 dc, tighten the Mc, slst around the starting ch 4.

row 1

Do 1 Slst into the ch space, ch 3, turn,
*make 2 fpdc in the next 2 sts, make a dc in the ch space, ch 1, put a dc in the same space*,

repeat from *
to * until you come to the starting ch space, put 1 dc in the ch space, ch 1, and slst to the top of the ch 3.

Row 2

Turn, make 1 slst into the ch space, ch up 4, make 2 dcs into the same space, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, make 1 fpdc around the next dc,

* put 2 dcs in the ch space, ch 1, put 2 more dcs in the same space, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc,* repeat from *-* until you come to the starting ch 4, put 1 dc into the ch space, slst to the ch 4.

row 3

Ch 3, turn, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, put 1 dc in the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, put 1 dc in the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, *put 1 dc in the ch space, ch 1, put 1 dc in the same ch space, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, put 1 dc in the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, put 1 dc in the next st, make 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * until you come to the ch space you started in, put 1 dc in the ch space, ch 1, slst to the 3rd st of the starting ch.

Row 4

Turn, slst further into the ch space, ch 4, make 2 dcs in the same ch space, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc,

*put 2 dcs in the ch space, ch 1, put 2 more dcs in the same space, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc, put 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, make 1 fpdc,* repeat from *to* until you come to the ch 4 you started the row with, make 1 dc in the same ch space as the ch 4, slst to the ch 4.

Tie Off

Snip the end of the yarn, tie it off, and weave in the ends.

Alternately, if you want to make this square larger you can continue the pattern of the 2 row repeat to your desired size.

Swatch Suggestions

This would be a great stash buster if you want to make a blanket out of it. An alternative way to use this square would be to make a bunch of them using old or left over skeins/bits of yarn and sewing them together.

This swatch on it’s own could make a wonderful trivet or washcloth if made out of cotton yarn.

This would be a great addition to a texture blanket. (An accumulation of different squares of texture stitches that are combined make a large blanket)

More stitches

Looking for some similar stitches?

If you want more with the front post crochet, check out the waffle stitch or the alpine stitch.

If you want more grannies try the granny triangle or the granny square.

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