I want to share my latest creation – this little Double Waffle Crochet Baby Blanket. It turned out so soft and squishy with a beautiful spongy texture.
I used the Double Waffle Crochet stitch, and I love the texture it has created. I didn’t make any border around the blanket, as I like it as it is. But I can imagine a simple border in white or even the same colour would look pretty cute, too 🙂 If you’re planning to make a border and looking for some ideas, take a look at the beautiful blanket borders on Daisy Farm Crafts.
This pattern can be used to make a bigger blanket or a throw, and I’m tempted to make one using a chunkier yarn. I can imagine it’ll be pretty warm and cozy in winter.
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The blanket works up pretty quickly, with double crochets as the main stitch. What I like about the double waffle stitch is that it’s reversible (the traditional waffle crochet stitch is not reversible and has a different texture on the other side), and it looks exactly the same on both sides.
About Double Waffle Crochet Stitch
If you know how to crochet the Waffle Stitch, then you’ll probably be able to figure out how the Double Waffle Stitch works. It’s basically alternating two double crochet stitches followed by two front-post double crochet stitches, which is very easy to remember.
This is a reversible waffle crochet stitch, so the blanket looks the same on both sides and is reversible.
Crochet Double Waffle Baby Blanket Free Pattern
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23.5″ x 23.5″ (60cm x 60cm)
17 stitches x 12 rows = 4″ (10cm)
Yarn: any light worsted #3 (you can use medium worsted #4 for a warmer blanket, just adjust the size of your hook)
I used: Stallion by 4 Seasons 8ply, 100% Acrylic (100g / 3.53 ounces, 230 m / 252 yards)
Colour: Pale Pink, 3 skeins
Crochet Hook: 4.5mm (7)
Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch = chain
St(s) = stitch(es)
Sl St(s) = slip stitch(es)
DC = double crochet
FPDC = front post double crochet
Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) = Instead of inserting your hook into the next stitch – insert your hook from front to back around the next DC post and work a DC.
You can watch a video demonstration of this stitch in my Waffle Stitch post here. Just scroll down to the video part; it’s the same stitch (Front Post DC) but a different pattern.
The blanket is worked in back and forth rows.
The Ch2 at the beginning of a row counts as the first stitch.
You can adjust the size of your blanket by chaining more/or less (multiple of 4 plus 4) and working more/fewer rows.
Baby Blanket Written Instructions
Ch 108 or a multiple of 4 plus 4 (multiple of 4 means any number that can be divided by 4, then add extra four chains to that number.)
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and every Ch to end of row. (106)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. *DC in next two Sts, FPDC in next two Sts*, repeat from * to end of row. Work a DC in the very last St. (106)
Row 3 – desired size: repeat row 2.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Done!
More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
- How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Step by Step
- Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets
- 34 Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
- Summer Crochet Throw
- Modern Crochet Blanket – Sea Breeze Throw
If you like working with Double Crochets, you might like this Crochet Shawl. It’s also using Puff Stitches which makes it look more intricate.
And this Triangle Shawl uses only Double Crochets – an easy pattern for beginners!