The Raised Squared Waffle Stitch is a textured crochet pattern that creates a visually appealing and three-dimensional fabric resembling raised squares. It’s often used for blankets, scarves, and other cozy accessories. This stitch pattern combines basic crochet stitches in a specific sequence to achieve its unique look.
Here’s a description of how to work the Raised Squared Waffle Stitch:
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Yarn of your choice
- Crochet hook of appropriate size for your yarn
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Ch: Chain
- Dc: Double Crochet
- Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet
- Bpdc: Back Post Double Crochet
- Rep: Repeat
- Sk: Skip
- St(s): Stitch(es)
- Start by chaining a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2 additional stitches (for example, ch 23).
- Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across. (This creates your foundation row of double crochet stitches.)
- Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), turn your work. Fpdc around the next dc, bpdc around the next dc. Rep * to * across the row, ending with a dc in the top of the turning ch.
- Row 3: Ch 2, turn your work. Bpdc around the next fpdc, fpdc around the next bpdc. Rep * to * across the row, ending with a dc in the top of the turning ch.
- Rep Row 3 for the remainder of your project, creating alternating rows of front post and back post double crochet stitches. This will create the raised square texture.
Continue repeating Row 3 until your project reaches the desired length. Remember to always end with a double crochet in the top of the turning chain.
- You can experiment with different yarn weights and hook sizes to achieve the desired look and drape for your project.
- Blocking your finished project can help define the texture and even out the stitches.
This Raised Squared Waffle Stitch creates a lovely textured fabric that’s both visually interesting and tactile. As with any crochet pattern, it’s recommended to make a small swatch first to get comfortable with the stitch before starting a larger project.