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Week 26 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the V Waffle Stitch. This highly textured stitch makes for very warm and snuggly blankets and accessories.

The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc
  • Front Post Double crochet (front post treble crochet) = fpdc

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this stitch

With colour R make a chain of 81

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc (your turning chain counts as a dc). Skip the next 2 stitches. 

*Make 2 dc in the next stitch, chain 1 and make 2 dc in the next stitch. Skip the next 3 stitches* 

repeat between *and* When you have 3 stitches left, skip 2 stitches and dc in the last stitch – 79 stitches

Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. 

Skip the next stitch (the 1st post of the V), and *around the next dc, make a fpdc. In the chain 1 space make (dc, chain 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  

Fpdc around the next dc. Skip the next 2dc (the last post of the V you just worked in, and the 1st post of the next V)* repeat between *and* dc in the last 2 stitches – 79 stitches

Row 3. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch 

Skip the fpdc, and *around the dc make a fpdc. In the chain space make (dc, chain 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  Fpdc around the next dc. Skip the next 2 fpdc* 

repeat between *and* dc in the last stitch – 79 stitches

Row 4. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. 

Skip the fpdc, and *around the dc make a fpdc. In the chain space make (dc, chain 1, dc) all in the same stitch.  Fpdc around the next dc. Skip the next 2 fpdc* 

repeat between *and* dc in the last 2 stitches – 79 stitches

Rows 5-7. Repeat rows 3 and 4

The Border

With a 4mm hook, join with Colour E (your joining colour) and make 2 slst into the side of each dc row down the short end. Along the long side, make 1 slst in every sc.

You will have 14 slst across the short ends and 79 slst across each long side.

Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 25

To see how to join the pieces together click here

If you have any questions, or just want to join in the chatter, come on over to our super friendly and helpful Facebook group – The Ray Of Hope CAL group