The idea to crochet the Waffle Stitch Towel came to me in Norway. There’s a cute mountain town called Sogndal by Sognefjord which is one of the main fjords in Norway. While exploring the town I discovered a wonderful little yarn store where I found some beautiful shades of cotton yarn. (I’m still in process of creating a new crochet bag with that.) Besides yarn they had some nice brochures and leaflets with all sorts of crafts ideas. They were free to take so I grabbed some with me and now I’m so glad I did because they helped me create this cool crochet kitchen towel.
I’m a big fan of Scandinavian style home decor and I’m very happy how this towel turned out. I’m sure it’s only the first of many more home items I will create to represent the cool modern Scandinavian style.
The waffle crochet stitch caught my eye as soon as I saw it and I decided to use it on my crochet kitchen towel. I have to say it’s quite easy to crochet and here is my video tutorial so let’s make this together!
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF WAFFLE STITCH TOWEL
WRITTEN PATTERN OF WAFFLE STITCH TOWEL
If you prefer ad-free printable PDF pattern, you can get it on:
I use 2 balls of Patons Grace orange yarn Fiesta and 1 ball natural white. Patons Grace yarn is size 3 (light) and ball size is 50 g/1.75 oz, 125 m/136 yds. I use crochet hook size 3.25 mm for the towel and hook size 2.75 mm for the edge.
My Amazon picks:
Abbreviations: ch = chain sc = single crochet hdc = half double crochet dc = double crochet fpdc = front post double crochet hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together
- ch 60
- dc in 4th ch from hook and dc 1 in each ch (total 57 dc), first 3 chains count as 1st dc so you will have total of 58 dc
- ch 2, dc 1 in each next 2 dc, fpdc in next dc, repeat 2dc+1fpdc
- ch 2, fpdc 1 in each next dc, dc in next dc, repeat 2fpdc+1dc
- repeat last 2 rows until you have 21 rows of waffle squares
- switch to finer hook and sc across first long edge (I don’t sc across bottom edge), fasten off
- join same yarn on the other side of bottom edge and sc across second long edge, fasten off
- join contrast yarn in 1st stitch of top edge and ch 2, hdc 1 in each next dc, hdc2tog, repeat 3hdc+hdc2tog – total of 46 hdc
- ch 1, decrease in the beginning and end of each row with hdc2tog until you have 13 hdc left
- ch 1 and hdc 1 in each hdc for 17 rows
- next row ch 1, hdc2tog in the beginning and end of row
- buttonhole = ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 1 in each next 2 hdc, ch 3 and skip 3 hdc, hdc 1 in each next 2 hdc, hdc2tog
- ch 1 and hdc 1 in each hdc and hdc 3 in ch3-space
- ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 1 in each next 4 hdc, hdc2tog
- ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc 1 in each next 2 hdc, hdc2tog
- switch to finer hook and sc across the edge of towel top, fasten off
- join yarn on the other side of edge and sc across, fasten off
- sew on the button, I sewed mine between 16th and 17th row from beginning with contrast color
If you enjoyed making this towel, please check out my tutorials of other towels:
You may not sell my pattern or claim it as your own.
You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my pattern but I ask that you link back to my blog handmadebyraine.com and provide credit for the pattern.
You are welcome to share my pattern on social media as long as you link back directly to my blog post (providing the link). No copy & paste of my pattern will be allowed under any circumstances.
Some links are affiliate, meaning I’ll make a small commission if you make a purchase, but this is at no cost to you.