Inside: How to loom knit the Beehive Waffle stitch pattern with this free blanket square pattern, knitting chart and fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handers.
Have you heard the buzz?
The Beehive Waffle stitch makes a lofty, stretchy design that will be a perfect addition to a variety of patterns. This easy stitch pattern may look complicated but even a beginner can master it quickly.
While this stitch pattern is not reversible, both the front and back are attractive. Personally, I may even like the back better than the front it almost looks like a mini honeycomb to me.
I think this stitch would look fantastic as full size blanket, scarf or cowl. Both sides look great and you can flip it around for a quick change.
This stitch resembles the purl brioche stitch but is much easier to knit making it perfect for novice knitters. I love finding a way to get the look of complex knit stitch without all the work. That’s a win!
Beehive Waffle Stitch Pattern Details
Try this stitch pattern with the Beehive Waffle Square blanket square pattern below. Pattern includes written instructions for 2 common sizes, knitting chart and links to fully captioned tutorial videos.
You could make the smaller size out of cotton yarn to make a dishcloth and to see how you like working the stitch before you start a blanket.
Beehive Waffle Square
By Kristen MangusA downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:
The Beehive Waffle Square
Pattern includes written instructions for 2 common sizes, knitting chart and links to fully captioned tutorial videos.
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Medium (#4) worsted weight yarn
Red Heart Super Saver in Light Blue used in sample.
US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
Prym US 7 24” circular needle used in sample.
K = Knit
K1below = Knit 1 into st below
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
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14.5 sts x 36 rows in 4” in beehive waffle stitch pattern
SKILL LEVEL Easy
Option 1: 7.25” x 9” (18.5 cm x 23 cm)
Option 2: 12” x 12” (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
I’ve included two square sizes in this pattern that are commonly used to make blankets. NOTE: Option 1 is slightly wider than the standard 7” width due to the stitch pattern multiple.
The Beehive Waffle stitch pattern is a multiple of 2 +3 if you want to change the size.
Cast on 27 (45) sts loosely.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K2. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1
Rep Rows 1-4 until desired length. Bind off purlwise loosely on a WS row.
Beehive Waffle Knitting Chart
The area in red shows one full repeat of the stitch pattern.
Needle Knit the Beehive Waffle Stitch Video Tutorials
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