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Waffle Stripe Cowl

Free Crochet Pattern

This time around I'm finally making something with the ever popular waffle stitch. It has been on my list of textures to try for ever. It give me a warm comforting feeling as its tied to a memory of sleeping over at my Grandparents house when I was a small child.

I'm using the oh so silky feeling Wander Acrylic yarn from Furls. It's a light satiny smooth yarn and really easy to work with. If you like the colour of this yarn it's Surf in worsted weight, with the contrasting stripes in Midnight.

If you need to see a video of the waffle stitch in action its at the end of the pattern.

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Pattern Information

As always there are instructions for both UK terms and US terms.

We'll be using a foundation row for the start of this scarf. If you need an overview or refresher of this technique there's one here.

You can increase the length of the scarf by adding in an extra ball of either MC or CC to the solid sections. Ensure you leave 10g of MC to complete the final two stripes.

Abbreviations - UK Terms

ch chain

dc double crochet

ftr foundation treble; tutorial here

tr treble crochet

sl slip

st(s) stitch(es)

rep repeat

rs right side

tr2tog treble crochet 2 sts together; yarn over, hook through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, hook through next st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, pull through final 3 loops on the hook. Decreasing a single st.

fptr front post treble crochet; work the tr from the front around the back of the stitch rather than through the top chain. Video tutorial here.


Row 1: ch2, ftr 30

Row 2 (rs): ch1, turn, tr in 1st st beneath ch, *fptr, tr2; rep to last 2 sts, fptr, tr

Row 3: ch1, turn, tr in 1st st beneath ch, *tr, fptr 2; rep to last 2 sts, tr2

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 another 2 times.

Don't break MC, switch to CC, work Rows 2&3 once

Switch to MC, work Rows 2&3 once.

Switch to CC, work Rows 2&3 once, break off CC yarn.

Continue to repeat Rows 2&3 in MC for a further 13 times.

Break MC, change to CC.