How to Crochet the Windowpane Stitch

The last stitch for September…let’s learn together how to crochet the Windowpane Stitch! Read on to find out the unique way this stitch forms…I know it looks similar to the Waffle Stitch, but don’t worry, it is actually very different! 🙂

As mentioned, I know at first glance this stitch looks like the Waffle Stitch. HOWEVER, don’t worry! Although it looks similar, is is made in a different way. While the Waffle stitch uses fpdc or fptr to create the “squares”, this stitch uses fpsc and regular dc! Also, the backside looks very different from the back of the waffle stitch. Intrigued yet? Read on to find out more about the Windowpane stitch and how to make it!

How to crochet the windowpane stitch

I first made this stitch as I was experimenting with post stitch single crochet. This isn’t a stitch you see as often—usually, people use the front post double or triple crochet. However, the fpsc can be useful at times too! It is made in the exact same way as any other post stitch. You simply work a sc, but around the post of a stitch rather than the top loops. Don’t worry, it’s not hard!

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How to crochet the windowpane stitch

Also, in case you haven’t heard…this stitch is apart of the Desert Blossom Stitch Along, which is running throughout all of 2019! We are more than halfway through the year, but you can still jump in now if you’d like to! Be sure to view the master list of stitches released so far HERE, or join the community in my Facebook Group HERE.

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How to Crochet the Windowpane Stitch

All right, let’s get started!

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  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as sc


You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

  1. Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn (worsted weight)
  2. H/8 (5mm) crochet hook


NOTE: For a picture tutorial going along with these written instructions, be sure to view the video above! It will show you pictures to help with any tricky steps. You can pause it at any time if you need to focus in on a given step!

Fsc a multiple of 3 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 3+1, and then one row of single crochet). 

Row 1: Ch 3, dc across. Turn. 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc. *Fpsc around next dc, ch 2, fpsc around next dc. Sc in next dc. Rep from * until 1 st left. Sc in last st, turn.

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Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next sc *Sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. Sk next dc, dc in next dc. Rep from * until 1 st let. Dc in last st, turn.

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

I hope you have enjoyed learning this fun stitch pattern.

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