Waffle Stitch Crochet Scarf Pattern

Unlock the wonderful crochet world by following this simple pattern to make a waffle stitch scarf! Delve into the captivating texture created by the continuous repetition of simple stitches, which promises both aesthetic appeal and simplicity of execution.

Prepare to go deeper into the complexities of crochet as we learn the fundamental stitches required to create this stunning masterpiece. Furthermore, I’ll give extensive information on the resources needed to bring your idea to life, assuring a seamless and joyful creation process. And do not worry, since I will gladly provide you with the entire scarf design, painstakingly constructed to highlight the stunning beauty of the waffle stitch.

How to Make a Waffle Stitch Crochet Scarf?

Explore the complete waffle stitch lesson, which includes precise step-by-step directions and enlightening photographs. This excellent resource will walk you through crocheting a waffle stitch scarf, assuring you a smooth and joyful experience. With this instruction at your fingertips, learning the craft of making a waffle scarf becomes simple and rewarding.

But, why stop there? Explore the wonderful world of waffle stitch crochet further by reading our related waffle stitch dishcloth lesson. This lesson is ideal for those looking to start with a smaller project before tackling the scarf. It provides a pleasant introduction to the waffle stitch method.


To crochet this scarf, you’ll need a few things.
Less than a skein of Loops + Threads’ Crème Cotton Yarn or any other medium-weight yarn.
Crochet Hook (size J/6mm)
Yarn needle
Tape measures
Stitch markers (to mark your spot in the scarf, if necessary)

Yarn used in Waffle Scarf

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


Double Crochet (dc)

  1. Start by looping the yarn over (YO) the hook.
  2. Insert the hook into the desired stitch.
  3. Yarn over the hook again, then drag it through the stitch to form three loops on the hook.
  4. Yarn over the hook one more, then draw it through two loops, leaving two loops on the hook.
  5. Yarn over the hook again and drag it through the last two loops to finish the stitch.

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)

  1. Begin by yarn over (yo) at the front of your work.
  2. Insert your hook from front to back to front again around the post of the next stitch.
  3. Push the post of the stitch forward towards you.
  4. Yarn over (yo) and pull the yarn back through the post, resulting in three loops on your hook.
  5. Complete the stitch like normal double crochet (dc) by yarn over (yo) and drawing through two loops twice.

Skills Level:



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



The first chain Two stitches at the beginning of each row are considered one stitch.

The scarf pattern makes use of conventional crochet terminology from the United States.

To make a waffle stitch, chain a multiple of three, such as 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, and so on, and then add two additional stitches to the multiple. When crocheting a waffle stitch scarf, always start with a chain that is a multiple of 3 plus 2.

Some designs may use chain 3 instead of chain 2 at the beginning of rows. However, I like chain 2 stitches since they provide cleaner edges. Nonetheless, employing chain 3 will produce adequate results.


A 3 inch by 3-inch swatch takes 11 stitches across and 3 rows in height when using a J 6 mm hook and worsted weight yarn (size four). If you choose, you can use this gauge swatch to create a pattern using the waffle stitch in our blanket or scarf calculator.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 9″ wide by 60″ long

Waffle Stitch Scarf Pattern

Written Instructions

  • The chain 2 stitches count as a stitch in stitch counts shown in parentheses () at the end of the rows.
  • To Start:
    • Chain 35 stitches.
  • Row 1:
    • Double crochet (dc) in the 4th chain from the hook and in each stitch across, then turn.
  • Row 2:
    • Chain 2, *front post double crochet (fpdc) in the next stitch, double crochet (dc) in the next 2 stitches, repeat from * until the last 2 stitches, fpdc in the next stitch, dc in the top of the turning chain from the row before, then turn. (33)
  • Row 3:
    • Chain 2, *dc in the next stitch, fpdc in the next 2 stitches, repeat from * until the last 2 stitches, dc in the next stitch, dc in the top of the turning chain from the row before, then turn.
  • Rows 4-99:
    • Repeat rows 2 and 3, ending with a row 2.
  • Row 100:
    • Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch across.
  • Finishing:
    • Fasten off and weave in loose ends using a yarn needle.

Congratulations on finishing your very own waffle stitch scarf! This scarf is more than simply a winter (or spring) adornment; it is an excellent present for friends and family. There are several options to personalize this design, including experimenting with different yarn colors and adding fringe to the ends. You may also change the size by using various yarn weights and hook sizes. Crocheting the waffle stitch is both enjoyable and straightforward, producing a comfortable, textured cloth. With a few simple steps, you can make a warm and beautiful scarf to keep you cozy all season. Happy crocheting!

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