Wintery Waffle Stitch Knit Blanket Pattern

The waffle stitch is one of the warmest, comfiest textures, and it’s so simple to knit! I love the thermal-like fabric it creates with this knit blanket pattern. My crocheted waffle stitch blanket was super popular, so I’m happy to have a knit version. Get ready to cuddle up with your waffle stitch knit blanket pattern and yarn!

See the full, free pattern below, or you may choose to purchase the ad-free printable from Etsy HERE or the kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE.

Knit Waffle Stitch Blanket Knitting Pattern
Isn’t the texture so pretty?

I’m seeing waffle stitch all over the place, from thermal clothes for winter, to beautiful blankets for your bed. It’s such a great stitch because it has a modern look that works for men, women, and children alike.

Waffle Stitch Knit Afghan
Major squish factor going on here!

This waffle stitch knit blanket works up so quickly and easily with super bulky yarn and large needles. It’s a pretty simple repeat, so once you get going, it’s a really relaxing knit.

What Yarn Do You Use For The Waffle Stitch Knit Blanket?

You will want to grab your super bulky weight #6 yarn for this one! I used Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick. It’s a wool blend yarn, so it’s nice and warm. However, you can use any super bulky weight yarn that you like!

The reverse side of the blanket is beautiful too! There’s my sweetest girl, Montana.

Alright, let’s get to this pattern!

Remember that you can grab the ad-free printable version from Etsy HERE

The ultimate in cozy and warm, this cabin inspired thermal waffle stitch throw is simple to knit and is perfect for cold fall and winter nights. Made with an easy four row repeat, it’s relaxing and super fun to see the comfy fabric fly off the needles. Using large needles and chunky yarn, it’s also a quick make. This beauty will be loved by men, women, teens and children alike!

7 (10) Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick super bulky #6 in Fisherman 170 g/skein
Pattern uses approximately 1170 g (1674 g) Kit available HERE
US Size 15, 10 mm 36” circular knitting needles
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Size (approximate):
Small Throw/Lapghan: 38” X 44” (S)
Large Throw: 46” x 52” (L)
Follow the directions throughout the pattern for the size you are making. The smaller size is listed first, followed by the larger size. S (L) Size can be adjusted! See the “Notes” for more details.


Approximately 9 sts and 11 rows in 4 x 4 of waffle stitch used in pattern

Pattern Notes:
This pattern uses a knit waffle stitch. The version used in this pattern is a simple 4 row repeat. There are variety of waffle stitches, and many tutorials that can be found online. Feel free to practice the stitch used in this pattern on a small swatch before beginning the blanket. Simply cast on a multiple of 3 stitches, then add 1 extra stitch and follow the stitch pattern included (omit the 7 stitch garter border on each side).

The pattern calls for circular needles in order to comfortably hold all of the stitches on the
needles, but the blanket is knit flat. Customizing the size: To adjust the length, simply follow the pattern until your blanket is the desired length. To adjust the width, simply cast on a multiple of 3 + 1 extra, then add another 14 stitches (7 stitches on each side for the border). Keep yarn needs in mind when adjusting the length and width of the blanket. Have fun!

Abbreviations (US) & Skills:
k – knit
p – purl
st – stitch
sts – stitches
RS – right side
Cast on 84 (102) sts

Wintery Waffle Stitch Knit Blanket Pattern

Stitch count remains the same throughout the pattern.

The blanket features a 7 stitch border on each side. Place stitch markers if helpful to
mark where the border begins!

Cast on 84 (102) sts

Beginning Garter Edge
Rows 1 – 14 Knit each stitch across.

Waffle Stitch Section
Row 15: K7, *K1, p2; rep from * until 8 sts left, k1, k7 (RS)
Row 16: K7 *P1, k2; rep from * until 8 sts left, p1, k7
Row 17: Knit all stitches.
Row 18: K7, purl across to last 7, k7.
Repeat rows 15 – 18, in that order, until the blanket is 3.5” short of your desired length. Next finish with the final garter edge.

Final Garter Edge
Knit each stitch across the final 14 rows of the blanket.
Cast off and weave in ends.
Block with desired method.

That’s all there is to this beauty!

I hope you loved making the knit waffle stitch!

More Free Knit Blanket Patterns To Try

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Yellowstone Throw Knitting Pattern

And if you crochet, here’s my Waffle Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern

Or just check out all my free knit blanket patterns HERE!

Happy knitting to you my friend!



Wintery Waffle Stitch Knit Blanket Pattern

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