Waffle Stitch swatchWelcome back to the 5-Panel Blanket Crochet Along! How is Panel 2 coming along?

Relax with Panel 3. There’s only one color to work with on this one.

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Panel 3

Finished Size
9″ [23 cm] wide x 57″ [145 cm] long

Gauge
14 sts and 10 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern
Don’t forget to do a gauge swatch for this stitch pattern!

Waffle Stitch

Waffle Stitch chart
Worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 1.
Chain a multiple of 4 + 3.
Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as dc) and in each ch across, turn.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2 (counts as hdc throughout), *FPdc in next 3 sts, dc in next st; rep from * to last 4 sts, FPdc in next 3 sts, hdc in last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in next 3 sts, *FPdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for pattern.

Instructions

With B, ch 25.
Foundation Row (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as dc) and in each ch across, turn—33 dc.
Beginning with Row 1, work in Waffle Stitch pattern until piece measures 57″ [145 cm] from beginning, ending with a RS row.
Fasten off. Weave in ends, except the final tail.

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