Waffle Stitch Crochet Scarf Pattern

Learn how to crochet a waffle stitch scarf with this easy pattern! The easy stitches in this waffle scarf create a fantastic texture and is simple to make too!

Below, I’ll go over the easy crochet stitches you’ll need to know to make this design, the materials you’ll want as well as provide the free scarf pattern using the waffle stitch too.

How to Make a Waffle Stitch Crochet Scarf

The waffle stitch is a popular crochet stitch pattern that creates a beautifully textured fabric. Its unique pattern resembles the dimples of a waffle, hence the name.

Waffle Stitch Photo Tutorial

Take a look at our detailed waffle stitch tutorial with step-by-step photos that will help you to crochet a waffle scarf easy! You can also take a look at our waffle stitch dishcloth as well if you’d like to start with a smaller project.

One of the many things you can make with this stitch pattern is a warm and cozy scarf with amazing drape. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to crochet a waffle stitch scarf, step-by-step.

Take a look at how to make a waffle stitch scarf below, where we’ll elaborate on the stitches, the materials you’ll want and more.


To be able to crochet this scarf, you will need to have a few supplies

Yarn for a Waffle Scarf

I used a cotton and nylon yarn mix so that this scarf would have great drape and so it could be washed easily and will hold up to daily use for many years.

For this design, I used Loops and Threads Creme Cotton, which is a four weight 87% cotton, 13% nylon. The color I used is no longer available, but there are some great color choices still to pick from.

Crème Cotton

This yarn is made by Loops and Threads, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Crème Cotton

Fiber: 87% cotton, 13% nylon
Yardage: 324 yd / 296 m
Hook: 6.5 mm (K-10.5)

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So, what is the waffle stitch? The waffle stitch gets its name from double crochets and a post double crochet combination. The raised stitch of the front post double crochet followed by a double crochet creates a combination of stitches that looks like a waffle.

I’ll explain these stitches’ step by step below, as well as link up a tutorial too.

Double Crochet (dc): Dc Photo + Video Tutorial

  1. Wrap the yarn over (Yo) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
  2. Yo the hook again, draw the yarn through the st, so there are 3 loops on the hook
  3. Yo the hook again draw it through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the hook
  4. Yo the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Fpdc Photo Tutorial

  1. Yo, from the front of your work, insert hook front to back to front again around the post of the next stitch, pushing the post forwards towards you
  2. Yo, pull the yarn back through the post, so there are three loops are on the hook
  3. Finish like a normal dc stitch. (yarn over and draw through two loops twice

Remember, take your time, read the pattern instructions thoroughly and practice as much as you can.

Crochet Waffle Stitch Scarf Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Crème Cotton Yarn by Loops + Threads
  • J-10 6 mm crochet hook
    • You can use any yarn weight such as worsted weight yarn or chunky yarn as well as any brand you’d like to make this stitch. Use the yarn label to figure out the crochet hook size the yarn calls for.
  • Yarn needle / tapestry needle to locate stitches (optional)
  • Tape measure (to measure gauge)
  • Scissors

Crochet Stitches + Abbreviations

  • dc(s) = double crochet(s)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • fpdc(s) = front post double crochet(s)
  • rep = repeat
  • sc = single crochet


  • Ch 2s at the beginning of the rows count as a st
  • The scarf is written in standard US terms
  • A waffle stitch is created by chaining a multiple of 3 such as 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, etc. and adding 2 more stitches to that multiple. You’ll always use a starting chain of 3 + 2 when crocheting a waffle stitch scarf.
  • You may see some designs that use a ch 3 instead of a ch 2 at the beginning of the rows. I prefer the ch 2s because it makes for cleaner edges. If you’d like to use a ch 3, it would still work perfectly fine.


Finished Size

  • Approximately 9″ wide by 60″ long

Waffle Stitch Scarf Pattern

Written Instructions

*ch 2’s count as a st in st counts shown in () at the end of the rows.

To Start: Chain 35

Row 1: dc in 4 ch from hook and in each st across, turn.

Row 2: ch 2, *fpdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * until the last 2 sts, fpdc in next st, dc in top of turning ch from the row before, turn. (33)

Row 3: ch 2, *dc in next st, fpdc in the next 2 sts, repeat from *until the last 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in top of the turning ch from the row before, turn.

Row 4 -99: Rep rows 2 and 3, ending with a row 2

Row 100: ch 1, single crochet into each st across.

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

Congratulations! You have just crocheted your very own waffle stitch scarf! Not only is this scarf a great accessory for winter (or spring), but it also makes a perfect gift for your friends and loved ones.

There are many ways to customize this scarf pattern, such as using different yarn colors or adding fringe to the ends. You can also experiment with using a different weight of yarn and corresponding hook size to create a larger or smaller scarf.

The waffle stitch is a fun and easy pattern to crochet, and the resulting fabric is cozy and textured. With just a few simple steps, you can create a warm and stylish scarf that will keep you snug all winter long. Happy crocheting!

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