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Knitting Patterns using the waffle stitch. Most patterns are free

Knitting patterns using variations of the 4-row repeat waffle stitch.

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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Close Knit Waffle Hat

Close Knit Waffle Hat

Beanie hat in a waffle stitch variation is a quick knit with 100 yards of bulky yarn Designed by Leah Bandstra. Pictured project bystrickding

Free Knitting Pattern for Waffle Stitch Pullover

Waffle Stitch Pullover

Long-sleeved sweater with funnel neck is knit in 2 color slipped stitch colorwork in waffle stitch. Colors are reversed in the yoke. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Susan Mills for Classic Elite Yarns.

Free Knitting Pattern for Grandmother's Waffle Washcloth/Blanket

Grandmother’s Waffle Washcloth/Blanket

Diagonal waffle stitch created by making increases and then decreases at row ends. Designed by Rachelle Corry. Pictured projects by marilymar and mzmackay

Free Knitting Pattern for Christian's Scarf and Hat

Christian’s Scarf and Hat

Beanie and scarf set in waffle stitch. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes. Pictured project by lupo

Free Knitting Pattern on Waffle Neck Warmer

Free Knitting Pattern on Waffle Neck Warmer

Waffle Neck Warmer

Buttoned scarf in waffle stitch inspired by Eleven’s love for Eggo waffles in Stranger Things. Designed by Kristen McDonnell

Free Knitting Pattern for Waffle Earflap Hat

Waffle Earflap Hat

This hat features a mix of textures including honeycomb cable, braided cable, ribbing, and waffle stitch. Available in English and Russian. Designed by Olga Dryganets

Free Knitting Pattern for Mayer Cardigan

Mayer Cardigan

A cozy fall jacket with an wide shawl collar knit with waffle textured stitch. Sizes XS-2X. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Norah Gaughan. Pictured project by yarnhound in L

 Free Knitting Pattern for Cuddly Baby Blanket

Cuddly Baby Blanket

Sarah Keller’s easy pattern uses the waffle stitch to give the blanket texture and extra squishiness in bulky yarn. Pictured project by pdizzell

Free Knitting Pattern for Eggo Hat for Eleven

Eggo Hat for Eleven

Slightly slouchy beanie inspired by Eleven’s love for Eggo waffles in Stranger Things. Now that’s what I call a waffle stitch!  Designed by  Kelsey Bergeson

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Waffle Stitch Fingerless Gloves

These textured fingerless mitts are knit flat and seamed and use up about 100 yards of worsted. Designed by Jill Toporkiewicz. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Pictured project by MockingbirdK1P2

Free Knitting Pattern for Thermal Boot Cuffs Free Knitting Pattern for Thermal Boot Cuffs

Thermal Boot Cuffs

Easy boot toppers knit in a 3 row repeat waffle stitch. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Julie Tarsha. Pictured projectby FloralEnvy

Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Slouchy Sweater Dress

Slouchy Sweater Dress

This versatile tunic features a 4-row repeat basket rib waffle texture and pockets for convenience. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL Designed by Bernat Design Studio

 Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Waffle Stitch Vest

Waffle Stitch Vest

Pullover vest in a 4 row repeat stitch pattern with cowl neck and high-low hemline. Rated easy by Red Heart though it does require picking up stitches to knit the collar. Sizes Small to 3XL. Designed by Jodi Lewanda for Red Heart. Quick knit in bulky yarn.

 Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Pastille Baby Blanket

Pastille Baby Blanket

This colorful baby blanket is created with stripes that combine slipped stitch colorwork with a waffle stitch texture. Most Ravelrers rated this easy. Perfect use for stash yarn – you can make the stripes any size and colors you want. Great with multi-color yarn! 25″ x 29″ but you can customize to any size. Designed by Vickie Hartog. Pictured project by Tyek.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Waffle Cardigan

Becky Cardigan

Long-sleeved sweater knit in waffle stitch with cable edges. Sizes (XS)S(M)L(XL)2XL(3XL) Designed by FavoritesByOnling

Knitting Pattern for Waffle Stitch Cowl

Waffle Stitch Cowl

Easy warm cowl knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by DakotahKnits

Knitting Pattern for Waffle Stitch Top

Waffle Stitch Top

Short-sleeved pullover sweater in waffle stitch with a peter-pan collar knit separately in a contrasting color and then sewn onto the garment. Size 81:86:81:97:102:107cm (32:34:36:38:40:42in) Bust. DK yarn. Designed by NatalieSmartDesigns

Knitting Pattern for Verchères Pullover

Verchères Pullover

Long sleeved sweater in cozy thermal waffle stitch. Sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 39 1/2, 41 1/2, 43 1/2, 45 1/2, 47 1/2)” bust circumference. . Designed by Heather Zoppetti.

Knitting Pattern for Buttercream Jacket

Buttercream Jacket

Long sleeved cardigan features deep ribbing, garter-stitch buttonbands, and a richly textured waffle stitch body with a generous cabled shawl collar. Sizes 37½ (41, 44, 47, 50½ )” bust circumference. Designed by Deborah Newton. Worsted yarn. Pictured project by knitzo

Knitting Pattern for Winnipeg Pullover

Knitting Pattern for Winnipeg Pullover

Winnipeg Pullover

Long sleeved sweater knit in waffle stitch in worsted weight yarn. Sizes 35 1/4 (37 1/2, 39 3/4, 41 3/4, 44, 46 1/4, 48 1/4)” bust circumference. Designed by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes. Pictured project by KatiWoolF

Knitting pattern for Waffles and Syrup scarf with built in mittens and more cozy scarf knitting patterns

Waffles and Syrup Scarf

Built in mittens make this waffle stitch scarf extra cozy!

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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