Jumbo Waffle Free Crochet Pattern

My Jumbo Waffle pattern is my newest food-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

The easiest crochet cushion ever!

This jumbo waffle pattern is the perfect solution to a couch that just needs a little more personality. My favorite part of it is the tiny butter pat that adds the cutest touch!

This pattern uses the aptly named waffle stitch (how convenient!) to create its gorgeous texture on the front and back, and is connected with a few rounds of single crochet and some seaming.

The waffle stitch is extremely thick, which makes it very suitable for blankets, but it can be more time consuming to crochet since each row is essentially worked twice.

However, since this waffle has very short rows and only a few of them, that makes it the perfect sampler for you to get some practice with the waffle stitch without committing to a larger project!

Tips for working with velvet yarn!

If you’ve never worked with jumbo velvet yarn before, here are a few tips to get you going on your way. Generally, velvet yarn isn’t too big a step up from regular cotton or acrylic yarn, so it’s a good first “novelty” yarn for novices to try.

  • Velvet yarn, especially jumbo velvet yarn, sheds very easily when frogged. Because velvet/chenille yarn generally is made up of a lot of tiny bristles stuck onto a central string, if you frog it, the friction can easily lead to a lot of shedding and stray yarn pieces. The best solution to this is to try to avoid frogging, and also working in a place that can be easily cleaned.
  • Patterns designed for jumbo velvet yarn cannot be easily sized down to worsted weight yarn. This means that if you use worsted weight yarn for this pattern, your result may be different and it might not turn out well. For more information on this, check out my blog post on when and how to resize amigurumi!
  • If your jumbo waffle fabric is too loose and you can see the stuffing poking through, size down your crochet hook so that it’s tighter. If it’s too tight and the crochet stitches are warping or too stiff, size up your crochet hook to get that perfect balance.

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The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!

Description

This jumbo waffle is pillow sized and works as an adorable accent cushion for a child’s room. You can add all sorts of toppings in addition to the butter pat that I’ve added to this pattern. Using velvet makes this amigurumi even more plush, but you can make it palm sized by using sport or worsted weight yarn.

Yarn

  • Chenille Home (jumbo weight)
    • (1 skein) of Mustard
  • Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (super bulky)
    • (<1 skein) Fisherman
  • DIYarn (worsted)
    • (<1 skein) Brown

Notions

  • Size J 6.0mm Clover Amour Hook
  • 10.0 mm safety eyes
  • tapestry needle
  • polyester fiberfill
  • stitch markers

Abbreviations (US)

  • BLO: back loop only
  • CC: contrast color
  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc inc: double crochet increase (two double crochets in one stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
  • FSC: foundation single crochet (tutorial here)
  • FLO: front loop only
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • hdc inc: half double crochet increase (two half double crochets in one stitch)
  • inc: increase (two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic circle
  • rnd: round
  • S: strand (of hair)
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip one stitch
  • slst: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • x sc: single crochet x number of times
  • yo: yarn over
  • (x sts): x total stitches at the end of the round or row
  • (…) x: work instructions in parentheses x number of times

Abbreviations

  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • FHDC: foundation single crochet (tutorial here)
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • sc: single crochet
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Special Stitches

Waffle stitch: Click here for tutorial.

Technical Notes

  • Crochet in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified
  • When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness.
  • To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  • Stuff the head and the body firmly at the openings so that the neck is stable upon completion.

Color Coding

For this pattern, the MC is Mustard, CC1 is Fisherman, and CC2 is Brown.

Amigurumi Basics Tutorials for Beginners

Final Size

1.5′ x 1.5′

WAFFLE (in MC. Work in turned rows. Waffle stitch tutorial can be found in special stitches.)

  • Begin: Chain 20 (20 sts)
  • Row 1: Beginning from the 3rd chain from the hook (counts as a dc), dc across. Chain 2 and turn. (18 sts)
  • Row 2: Dc in the first stitch. (Fpdc around the post of the next stitch. Dc in each of the next 2 stitches) x5. There should be 2 sts remaining. Fpdc, dc in last two stitches. Chain 2 and turn. (18 sts)
  • Row 3: Dc in first two stitches. (Fpdc around the next two stitches, dc in the next stitch) x5. There should be 1 st remaining. Dc in the last st. Chain 2 and turn. (18 sts)
  • Step 4: repeat rows 2-3 three more times (18 sts)
  • Step 5: repeat row 2 (18 sts)
  • Invisible finish off and weave in end. Make another identically, but do not finish off (fig.1).

Face details: On one of the waffle pieces, insert two safety eyes on the two middle fpdcs on the second row from the bottom. Using CC2, embroider a small “v” shape directly below and between the eyes (fig. 3).

Continuing from the second waffle piece, chain one and turn the work so that you’re crocheting down the left side of the square. Work scs down the side, with 3 scs for each dc, with a total of around 80 sts total. Slst to the first stitch (fig. 1). For a video tutorial to visualize this step better, click here. Note that this video is for working a half double crochet border, but the same concept applies.

Join the two sides together either by cutting the working end of the yarn and whip stitching the two together, or crochet them together by working slip stitches between the two sides. Whichever way you prefer, stuff as you go.

BUTTER PAT (in CC1. See Special Stitches for FSC. Worked in turned rows.)

  • Row 1: FSC 5, chain and turn (5 sts)
  • Row 2-6: (5 rows) sc across, chain and turn (5 sts)
  • Invisible finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Insert 10.0mm safety eyes on the 3rd row with one stitch between them. Using CC2, embroider a small “v” directly between and under the eyes (fig. 2). Using the tail, sew the butter pat to the top right corner of the waffle (fig. 3).

I hope you enjoyed making my Jumbo Waffle pattern! If you run into any problems feel free to ask me a question in the comments section below or through email at littleworldofwhimsy@gmail.com.

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