Waffle Pillow Crochet Pattern

This waffle pillow is soft, easy to make, and super adorable. It’s perfect for adding a touch of cuteness to your home.

The waffle stitch is used in this pattern. I love the waffle stitch because it creates a beautiful, raised texture that resembles the beloved breakfast treat. This stitch creates a thick and sturdy fabric, making it perfect for home decor items like pillows.

That being said, you will need to know how to make a front post double crochet (FPdc) stitch to make this pillow. Don’t worry if you’re new to crocheting; this pattern is suitable for beginners. But I do recommend practicing this stitch before getting started.

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  • 2 Premier Parfait Chunky 131yds #6 Super Bulky in brown. I used the color Teddy Bear.
  • 1 Premier Parfait Chunky 131yds #6 Super Bulky in yellow. I used the color Sunshine.
  • Pink yarn for blush
  • Black yarn for the mouth
  • 7.5mm safety eyes
  • US size J 6.0 mm crochet hook
  • Poly-fil for stuffing
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Size (approximate): 11″ tall and 12.5″ wide

Pattern Notes:

  • The Ch 2 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.
  • The pattern has a chain multiple of 3 plus 2 stitches. If you want to adjust the size of your pillow, chain in multiples of 3 and add 2 stitches to that. For example, you can chain 12 and add 2 stitches for a total of 14.
  • This pattern uses the waffle stitch. If you have never done the waffle stitch, I recommend practicing with a small swatch first. I like to use acrylic yarn for my swatches because plush yarn doesn’t unravel easily when I make a mistake. You can chain 14 and follow the pattern to practice.
  • If you need a visual aid to learn the waffle stitch, search YouTube for tutorials. Some patterns vary on where you place your first stitch, but the concept is the same.
  • You can use your choice of yarn and hook size. Just keep in mind that this will change the final size of your plushie.
  • If you have trouble identifying the first or last stitch of the row, use stitch markers to help you keep track.

Abbreviations (US):

ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet

Make the Waffle Panels Using Brown Yarn (Make 2 Panels)

To begin ch 35

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain. Ch 2 and turn. (33 sts)

Row 2: Dc in 1st st, FPdc in next st, *Dc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next st*. Repeat from * to *. When you reach the last 2 sts, FPdc in 2nd to last stitch, and dc in last st. Chain 2 and turn.

Row 3: Dc in 1st 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts. * Dc in next st, FPdc in next 2 sts*. Repeat from * to *. Dc in last st. Chain 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 in that order until you have a total of 18 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make the Butter

To begin ch 8

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain. Chain 1 and turn. (7 sts)

Rows 2-7: Sc in each stitch, ch 1 and turn.

– After you complete the final row, sl st around the entire piece of butter. Place 2 sl sts in the corners (this will help round out corners). Leave tail for sewing.

– At this point you will add the eyes, mouth, and blush to your butter. Place the eyes between rows 6 and 7. My eyes are 4 stitches apart.

Assemble the Waffle

– Sew your butter onto one of the waffle panels. Be sure you sew your butter on the right (correct) side of the waffle panel.

– Place your two waffle panels on top of each other with the wrong sides facing.

– Attach your yarn to the top left corner of both panels and place 2 sc sts into the corner.

Continue to sc the panels together, placing 1 sc in each stitch. Whenever you reach a corner, place 2 sts in the corner. This helps round out the corners.

*I know that it’s difficult to see your stitches when crocheting the sides together. Just do your best here. The stitch count is not important.

– Before you sc the final row closed, stuff your waffle. Be sure you don’t overstuff so that it keeps its shape.

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a crochet pattern designer and creator of the Crochet Project Planner. Crafting has always been an integral part of who I am. It’s how I express myself and make something beautiful out of seemingly ordinary materials.