So anyone who knows me will tell you I have an A'level in waffle but not so in waffle stitch. That is until now. I have persevered and finally worked out how to do waffle stitch and as this is such a ground breaking moment for me I thought I would share it with you and hopefully one or two of you will find this of benefit.
The yarn I used is Stylecraft Special DK in parchment and cream and you will need 400g of parchment or your chosen main colour and 100g of cream or the contrast colour of your choice. You may decide to use one solid colour for both in which case you will need 500g in total and a 3.5mm hook. The completed size is 22 x 28 inches and the cost of the wool should be approximately £10 or $12.
So how do you do waffle stitch?
The 1st row is your foundation row: from 2nd chain next to the hook (as indicated by the needle in the photo) make your first treble
The next two rows will form the waffle pattern.
1st repeat row - Treble in the first stitch (as indicated in the photo)
|FPTC (Front Post Treble Crochet)|
then FPTC (Front Post Treble crochet) in the next stitch putting your yarn around the hook then drop down to the treble stitch below put your hook behind the treble stitch wrap your yarn around the hook and pull back through and then yarn around the hook pull through the first two loops on your hook then yarn round the hook pull yarn through remaining 2 stitches this now forms your FPTC stitch now treble into the tops of the next two stitches. This process will form the 1st row of your waffle pattern. Continue to make one FPTC followed by a treble in the tops of each of the next two stitches to the last two stitches FPTC and treble into turning stitch and turn
Chain 2 - 2nd repeat row - Treble into top of first stitch next to turning stitches. Treble into top of FPTC, then FPTC into next two trebles and repeat this process to last two stitches. Treble into the top of the last two stitches. and turn.
1st and 2nd row repeat rows form waffle pattern.
|4 rows + foundation row|
To make your bobble stitch
double crochet into the first stitch then in the second make your bobble stitch by pulling yarn over, insert into next double crochet, yarn over, pull through (you now have 3 loops on your hook) , yarn over, pull through first two loops on the hook repeat until you have 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all loops to complete your bobble.
and there you have it my first waffle and bobble blanket and how I made it.