Waffle Stitch

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The waffle stitch pattern is a popular and easy textured stitch pattern that is perfect for knitted scarves and knitted baby blankets. In this video, knitting expert Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work this simple stitch pattern.

Jen begins by showing both the Right Side and Wrong Side of the waffle stitch swatch. While the stitch pattern is not reversible in that the Right Side and Wrong Side look different, she notes that both sides bring nice texture to the fabric, making it a great choice for projects that need to be reversible, like scarves and blankets.


Working the stitch pattern over a multiple of 3 stitches plus 1 stitch, Jen works the following rows on her swatch:

  • – Row 1 (RS): *K1, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • – Row 2: *P1, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • – Row 3: Knit all stitches.
  • – Row 4: Purl all stitches.

Rep Rows 1 – 4 for pattern.


  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • rep: repeat
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side