Red Heart Waffle Weave Pillow Crochet Along

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This took a little longer to post then I had originally anticipated, but the second pillow in the Red Heart Trio is finished. For all you newcomers to Crochet With Passion, I am attaching the links to the previous links with this series. (Introduction – Back Side of Pillows – 

Subtle Texture Pillow). Each of the backs of the pillows are crocheted with the same pattern.

The second pillow is done with the Waffle Weave stitch. The pattern is created by using a chain stitch (

The Chain Stitch, double crochet (

The Double Crochet), and front post double crochet (Front and Back Post Double Crochet) in a set pattern to form the waffle like surface on the front of the pillow. If you are not familiar with these stitches, you might want to take the time to review them before you go any farther. I have included the links to tutorial for them.

The community I live in has only five stores to buy yarn at; two JoAnn’s , a Hobby Lobby and two Walmarts unless I want to drive more than an hour from my home. So you can see my selection is limited. After going to the above mentioned stores I discovered that I could not buy the suggested yarn of RED Heart Soft Toast without ordering it on line. Weighing the cost of shipping and handling I decide to substitute using “Bone” from Caron Simply Soft, which I thought still came out charmingly delightful. The patten required a J hook and five 1” buttons for the back side of the pillow and an 18” pillow form.

In deciding to crochet all three pillows over the course of a few months. Thus, making it a good opportunity to explain the pattern in detail, in turn, helping people who are inexperienced with reading crochet patterns. The first set of instructions will be in crochet language and then in bold print I will explain everything in long hand. Being able to read a pattern is as important as mastering the stitches. So grab your yarn and hook and lets tackle this together.

Waffle Weave Pillow Tutorial

Intermediate Level

Three balls Red Heart Soft: Toast
18” inch pillow form
Five 1” buttons
matching thread and sewing needle
yarn needle

You will want to take the time to gauge before we get started. So the first thing we are going to do is make a swatch of fabric (approximately 4” x 4”) to help determine if the gauge is correct with the size hook we are using. I know what you are thinking, why take the time to do this? You do not want to find out on row ten or eleven that the front side of your pillow is too small for your 18 inch pillow. I have never had anyone say they regretted taking the time to crochet a swatch. Take a deep breath and lets gets started.

The first thing you want to know is what the gauge is. The gauge for this project is 13 stitches = 4 inches for across and when you measure 4 inches vertical = you should have 8 rows.

If your swatch came out too small then you will want to try again with a larger hook size. On the other hand if it came out too large you will want to switch to a smaller hook. If your swatch came out 4 inches by 4 inches then you are ready to start crocheting the front side of your pillow.

Ch 59

The first step is to chain 59. Remember that the first chain and the chain on the hook does not count.

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Row 1: (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 57 sts. (pictured above)

(Crochet a double crochet in the 4th chain from hook and in each chain across. Then turn your work. When you have completed the row you should have a total of 57 double crochets. The skipped 3 chains in the beginning which counts as the first double crochet and 56 double crochets giving you 57.)

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, FPdc in the next 3 dc, *dc in next dc, FPdc in next 3 dc; repeat from *to last st; dc in top of ch-3: turn.

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(Chain 3; skip the first dc,) The chain 3 counts as your first double crochet this is why you skip the first stitch. (pictured above)

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( Front post double crochet in the next 3 double crochet,) (pictured above)

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(*double crochet in next double crochet, Front post double crochet in the next 3 double crochet; repeat from * to last stitch.) This means that you go back to where you see the * and you repeat the instructions until you come to the chain 3 at the end of the row. (pictured above)

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(double crochet in the top of the chain 3 and then turn your work.) (pictured above)

Row 3:  Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in 3 std, “FPdc in next st, dc in next 3 std; repeat from * to last st; dc in top of ch 3; turn.

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(Chain 3, skip the first double crochet) The chain 3 counts as your first double crochet (pictured above)

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(double crochet in the next three stitches and front post around the next stitch) (pictured above) 

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(* Front post double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet in the next 3 stitches; repeat from * across to last stitch)  This means that you go back to where you see the * and you repeat the instructions until you come to the chain 3 at the end of the row. (pictured above)

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(double crochet in the top of the chain 3 and then turn your work.) (pictured above)

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Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for Waffle Weave pattern until it measures 17 1/2 inches from the bottom of the pillow front to the top. In other words from the foundation row to the last row that you worked.

Once you have finished the front of the pillow, you will want to go back and crochet the back the same as we did for the Subtle Texture Pillow. (

Back Side of Pillows)

Congratulations you have just finished your second pillow! I hope you agree that the pattern in this pillow is really stunning. My hubby and I really like the way it looks on our living room couch.

The last Crochet Along will be in May. We will be crocheting the Braided Cables pillow, you will need three skeins of Red Heart Soft Leaf, a K Hook, a 18” pillow form, matching thread and a sewing and yarn needle.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Red Heart Waffle Weave Pillow Crochet Along

  1. daniellajoe says:

    Thank you!!! I need more pillows!!! 🙂

  2. I am glad you enjoyed the post….

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