This is what happens when you take a crochet stitch named after a food and actually make it into an amigurumi waffle. Pair this with the amigurumi croissant for sweet breakfast!
I know this waffle is tiny. When I was making it, I hadn’t completed all my Amigurumi Advent Calendar designs, and thought I was going to run out of yarn, so I made this waffle more like a wheat thin than a full size waffle. The pattern below gives instructions on how to make the exact wheat thin waffle I made, but since this amigurumi is simply made with the waffle stitch, you can make it a full square shaped waffle by just increasing the number of rows worked.
This amigurumi is really just a sampler of the waffle stitch, made into a rectangle. When you are complete with the rectangle, fold it over and sew the short ends together. Stuff the waffle and seam up both sides. That’s all there is to it!
Because this design uses the double crochet stitches for the waffle look instead of single crochet stitches, you’ll have to make a few adjustments to finishing the amigurumi. The double crochet stitches are looser than single crochet, so you’ll need to go down a hook size and tighten your tension. Make sure the stitches are as tight as you can make them. When you attach the safety eyes, insert the eye through an actual stitch, not through a hole between stitches. The backing of the safety eye needs to be able to catch on something. In the picture below, you can see how a little bit of the backing peeks through the space between the stitches. Another option is to sew on eyes for this amigurumi and you won’t have to worry about safety eyes at all.
And again, because the stitches are loose, you shouldn’t overstuff the amigurumi either. This is a good place to use regular polyester stuffing if you have it, instead of the cluster stuffing. The latter works too; just keep the stuffing light so it’s not forced out between the double crochet stitches.
Otherwise, you’ve really just added a face and a pat of butter to a swatch of waffle stitch. If you didn’t add eyes and make it in a different color, you could’ve made a granny square tee!
- MC: Paintbox Cotton Aran in Light Caramel or other color for the clear glass
- C1: Paintbox Cotton Aran in Daffodil Yellow or other color for the base
- E/3.50mm crochet hook
- Cluster fiberfill
- 6mm safety eyes
- embroidery thread or lightweight yarn in Black
- tapestry needle
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- ch – chain stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- fpdc – front post double crochet: Work double crochet around the post of the double crochet stitch instead of through the top loops.
- Eyes are placed approximately 1.0-1.25 inches apart.
- Amigurumi can be closed using this technique.
Amigurumi Waffle Instructions
- Worked in rows.
- Worked with MC.
Row 1: Ch 17.
Row 2: Starting in 4th ch from hook, work 1 dc in each ch across. Turn. (15)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as st). Work [1 fpdc around next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts] 4x across, 1 fpdc, 1 dc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Turn. (15)
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as st). Work [1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in each of next 2 sts] 4x across, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in ch 3 from previous row. Turn.
Row 5-14: Repeat Rows 3-4, 4 times. (Repeat 1 more time for a more square waffle.)
- Fasten off with a long tail.
- Fold rectangle over and use end tail to sew short ends together with mattress stitch. Continue using end tail to sew sides together.
- Add eyes in the bottom half of the waffle, making sure the safety eyes go through a stitch and backings are secure.
- Sew mouth centered between and below the eyes.
- Stuff the amigurumi lightly to hide the safety eye backings.
- Use beginning tail to sew the last side closed.
- Worked in rows.
- Worked in C1.
Row 1: Ch 5.
Row 2: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 4 sc across. Turn.
Row 3-6: Ch 1. Work 4 sc across. Turn.
Fasten off with a long tail.
Use tail to sew butter to waffle.
I think this waffle design can be enlarged to make full size waffles that would be a lot of fun in a play kitchen, along with the other amigurumi food items we’ve made in the Advent Calendar. Make the entire collection and share your work with the hashtag #AmigurumiAdventCAL.
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