The Waffle stitch is quite easy, at least once you figured out the edging. All you have to do is to pay attention to the beginning of row 2 and 3 and you will be fine. The Waffle stitch uses a FRONT POST Double Crochet stitch (FPDC). It is called a Front post as it pushes the stitch to the front as you can see.
The first thing you have to do is to make a chain that is divided by 3. In my case 15. Then you have to add 4 extra chain for edging. I made 19 chains all up.
Row 1. Ch 19, turn, 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook, 1 dc in each dc to end. All up 18 dc. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 2, 1 FPDC in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, *1 FPDC in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc*, rep between ** to end, end with 1 dc in turning chain (or ch 2 in later rows). Turn.
Row 3. Ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 dc, *1 FPDC in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc*, rep between ** to end. Turn.
Repeat row 2 and 3 until you have the desired length.
How I used this Waffle Stitch to Crochet Very Cool Barbie Boots
I had a great idea to Crochet an Emu wearing High Heel Stilettos. Yeah, it didn’t happen. Instead, I crochet a pair of mini Stilettos and one Big Crochet Emu….:D HAHA…. At least, I got two cool projects out of this Idea. I am very happy about the Emu. It looks very decorative on top of my bookshelf. I have crochet decorations throughout my house. Handmade is best and it gives your home a very homey look.
This crochet pattern uses the Hairpin Lace Jewelry pattern for its main sandal part. Click on link or image to get this full pattern.
The next part is the Sandal Straps or Cord. It is made using Chainless single crochet cord. The pattern below explains all.
Crochet chainless single crochet cord
How to do the bullion block stitch: Ch 3, yo and insert hook around ch 3, pull through yarn so you have 3 loops on hook, repeat 3 more times, yo and pull through all loops on hook, sl st in same st as ch 3.
*1 bullion block st, 1 hdc in next 2 sc, sl st in next st*, rep to end, end with 1 bullion block st in last sc. Attach to Sandal as follow. Stitch bullion block number 65 in corner bullion of sandal. Skip 19 bullion block stitches on cord. Stitch next bullion block stitch after you skipped 19 bullion block stitches to the other corner bullion block stitch of sandal. Slip your foot into the opening and weave your toes into the opening in the front of the sandal. Use the cord to tie around your foot. This pattern uses a lot of Bullion block stitches.
Celtic Weave stitch Crochet tutorial with video step by step
Crochet stitches used:
Front Post Treble (FPTR)
Back Post Treble (BPTR)
Celtic Weave Stitch Instructions
I advice watching the video tutorial as it shows how to do this stitch. It is easier to learn by watching the tutorial then trying to make sense of the written tutorial.
This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.
To crochet a Cable stitch, you must begin with a chain that is multiply by 4+2 and then add 2 chains in the foundation row.
In this example, chain 16.
Row 1. 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each ch to end. Turning ch counts as first tr. 14 tr all up. Turn.
Crochet Front Post Treble Stitches (FPTR)
Row 2. Ch 3, *sk 2 tr, 1 FPTR around the next 2 tr, go back and crochet 1 FPTR around the 2 trebles you skipped. This creates a crossing over effect*, continue between ** to end. End with 1 tr in the last tr.
Crochet Back Post Treble Stitches (BPTR)
Row 3. Ch 3, 1 BPTR in the next 2 FPTR closest to the crochet hook (they are hiding behind the work), *sk the next 2 FPTR, 1 BPTR in the next 2 FPTR, go back and crochet 1 BPTR in the 2 FPTR you skipped*, continue between ** to end. End with 1 BPTR in last 2 FPTR and 1 tr in last tr.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row until you have the desired length.
Have you ever seen a free crochet pattern that looked awesome, just to see lots of Russian text? Well, now you can use this stitch translation from Russian to English stitches. I hope this crochet stitch translation helps.
Russian to English crochet stitch translation and visa versa.
Chain = ВП or воздушная петля
Slip stitch = СС or соединительный столбик
Single crochet = СБН or ст. б/н or столбик без накида
Half double crochet = ПСН or полустолбик с накидом
This crochet Camel pattern uses UK stitch abbreviation.
Crochet hook size 3 mm
Crochet yarn 100 % cotton in White, 3 ply
Felt wool in pink and brown
Crochet Camel Pattern Instruction
Set the heirloom on 3rd smallest settings.
Step 1. Crochet 2 loops each side with dc in the middle.
Step 2. 2 loops together as follows: 1 dc around 2 front loops, 1 dc around 2 back loops x 3, 1 dc around 2 front loops. Turn.
Step 3. In next 5 dc crochet: (1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 ttr) + ch 6, repeat step 2 other side. Turn.
Step 4. Repeat step 3, except DO NOT ch 6, INSTEAD sk ch 6 + ttr, 1 dc around dtr. Turn.
Step 5. Make 2 loops each side. Attach 1st loop by inserting hook into tr with a dc.
Repeat process 1-5 until you have 14 motifs each side. Remove work from the loom. Insert hook through 10 loops, pull together and create a circle. Use a sewing needle and fold remaining 3 motifs in half sideways and inwards. Fold the top motif to the sideway but outwards. Secure them with a stitch. Stitch the first folded motif to the first motif on the circle using a sewing needle. This will create the appearance of the neck of the camel.
Loops outer circle: Attach the 1 motif closest to the neck and the 1 motif closest to the circle through their loops wit a sl st + sc. Continue to crochet 2 motifs together through the loops with a sl st + sc. Fasten off.
Do not attach top motif of neck through loops. Instead, crochet as follows. Attach yarn at base of motif with a sl st. Crochet up motif to make top part of neck as follows: 4 htr, 3 tr, crochet 3 dc in last tr made, dc in sts until next corner. Crochet 3-ch picot in last st. Sc back to base of motif . Fasten off. Fold back and sl st 3-ch picot to next motif of the neck. This will create a chunky looking neck.
How to Crochet camel’s front leg:
Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 10 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2. 1 dc in next 6 tr, tr in remaining tr. Turn.
Row 3. Ch 3, tr in tr, 1 htr in next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 3, 1 tr in next 4 sts. Turn.
Row 5. Ch 3, 1 tr in next st, 2 tr tog, 1 tr in last st. Turn.
Row 6. Ch 3, 2 tr tog, 1 tr in last st. Turn.
Row 7-8. 1 Htr in next 3 sts. Turn.
Row 9. 2 htr tog, 1 htr in last st. Turn.
Row 10 – 14. Htr in sts. Turn.
Row 15. Htr in 1st htr, 2 htr in last htr. Fasten off. Sl st row 1 to front of camel. Weave in end.
How to Crochet camel’s back leg:
Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 11 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 3, 1 tr in next 4 tr, 2 tr in next 3 tr. Turn.
Row 3. Ch 3, 1tr in next 4 tr. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 3, 2 tr tog, 1 tr in next tr, sk last tr. Turn.
Row 5 – 7. Ch 3, 1 tr in tr. Turn.
Row 8. Ch 3, tr in same st as ch 3, tr in next tr, sk last tr. Turn.
Row 9 – 10. Ch 3, tr in tr. Turn.
Row 11. Ch 3, 1 tr in same st as ch 3, 2 tr tog. Turn.
Row 12. Ch 3, 1 tr in same st as ch 3, 1 tr in tr to end. Fasten off. Stitch row 1 to back of camel.
How to Crochet camel’s head:
Row 1. Ch 3, turn, 10 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 3, 1 tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in next tr, 1 htr in next 4 tr. Turn.
Row 3. 1 Htr in next 4 htr, 1 htr in 3 tr, 1 tr in remaining tr, ch 6, turn, 1 tr in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr in next 3 chs, sl st at bottom of tr before ch 6. Turn.
Row 4. Dc in tr, 3 tr tog, dc in turning ch. Fasten off. Stitch on top of neck. Weave in ends.
Stitch brown felt in eye position of the camel. This is to denote long and heavy eyelashes. Use purple yarn and stitch on eyelids over the top part of brown felt.
How to Crochet Camel’s Ear:
Ch 3, turn, 3 tr in 3rd ch from hook. Fasten off. Stitch to top of head. Weave in end.
How to Crochet Camel Tail:
Ch 9, turn, sk 1st ch, (1 dc in next ch, twist the chain and 1 dc through the back of ch) x continue to end. Fasten off. Stitch to rear of camel.