Waffle Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

You will love this easy Waffle Stitch Knitting Pattern. With its series of knits and purls, this texture resembles one of our favorite breakfast treats. Get this easily memorable, all-around stitch for knitting projects like scarves, blankets, and especially dishcloths.

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Waffle Stitch Knitting Pattern in white yarn color on knitting needle.

Waffle Stitch Texture

  • Texture Design: The alternating knits and purls create a blocked texture resembling yummy waffles.
  • Stitch Techniques: A series of easy knits and purls create the design.
  • Row Repeat: Knit up the Waffle Stitch in a simple 4-row repeat.
  • Lays Flat: This pattern easily lays flat without the need for extra borders nor blocking.
  • Reversible: The Waffle knit stitch is a somewhat reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are similar and look great.
Right and Wrong Sides of Knitted Work - Waffle Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial.

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Knitting Techniques

The Waffle Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

Close-Up Texture of Waffle Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

Waffle Neck Warmer Scarf

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You can knit up this easy, free pattern now for a stylish fashion accessory.

Learn how to knit this fashionable knitted scarf with free knitting pattern and video tutorial by Studio Knit.

Printable Knitting Instructions

Waffle Stitch Knitting Pattern in white yarn color on knitting needle.

Printable Knitting Pattern

Learn how to knit this yummy Waffle Stitch Pattern, with its 4-Row Repeat of knits and purls, resembles one of our favorite breakfast treats!

Makes: Waffle Stitch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Cast On: Multiples of 3, + 1

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P2 *, K1
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): P1, * K2, P1 *
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: Purl All



Cast On: Multiples of 3

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P2 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K1, P2 *
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: Knit All


Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire.

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

4-Row Repeat

Lays Flat



  • Slip Knot 
  • CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  • K = Knit Stitch 
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • BO = Bind Off
  • Weave In Ends



Knitting chart graph of the Waffle Stitch.

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