Crochet Basket Weave Stitch

My favorite stitch pattern for an afghan is the crochet basket weave stitch. It creates an advanced-looking texture but it’s easy enough for a beginner to tackle. In fact, my first crocheted baby blanket was this very basketweave stitch pattern.

As you can imagine, I have been very excited to add this stitch pattern to B.hooked Crochet’s growing stitch dictionary. It is one of those stitches that is a must-have in your crochet “toolbox”. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you do so! The crochet basket weave stitch is not only perfect for afghans but it is versatile enough for many other projects including those worked in the round.

Basketweave For Web

The crochet basket weave stitch consists of an twelve-row repeat, but don’t let that scare you away. This is a very “visual” pattern that requires little (if any) counting once you are familiar with it. This stitch can be used for various different projects when working in a flat piece and in the round. Here are a few things you can make with the basket weave stitch:

  • Afghan/Baby Blanket
  • Scarf or Cowl
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Wash cloth or Dish cloth
  • Clothing

You can use any size yarn and hook that coordinates for the crochet basket weave stitch. In my demonstrational video below, I am using worsted weight (#4) yarn and a size 5 mm crochet hook.

Crochet Basketweave Stitch Video Tutorial

This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

Stitch multiple = 8 + 4

Abbreviations

  • Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch

Row 1 (Foundation Row): Ch a multiple of 8 and then add 4 chains. Dc in the fourth ch from the hook and in each rem ch. (turning ch 3 counts as Dc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc). Sk first st and Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts, rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc). Sk first st and *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 2 (counts as Hdc).  Sk first st and *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last st. Hdc last st. Turn.

Repeat rows 5-12 until your blanket measures 31″. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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