Basket Weave Crochet Baby Blanket

Perfectly textured for a perfectly special baby blanket.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 31″ x 36″

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a baby blanket that’s easy to learn and fun to crochet, look no further than the Basket Weave Crochet Baby Blanket. It’s the first baby blanket I ever crocheted and it can be yours too!

The basket weave crochet baby blanket will give you great practice with post stitches which are used to create the basket weave texture. Once you get into a rhythm, the pattern is a breeze to memorize so you can concentrate less and enjoy the process more.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet the basket weave crochet stitch and written instructions to complete this project from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 1,745 yds; Bernat Baby Sport
  • Color A – Popsicle Blue; approx 1.647 yds
  • Color B – Baby White; approx 100 yds
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Bpdc Back post double crochet
  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double crochet
  • Fpdc Front post double crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip stitch
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

31″ x 36″
(unblocked)

Gauge

10 sts x 7 rows = 2″
(basket weave stitch)

Additional Notes: Chain two at beginning of each row counts as a half double crochet stitch.

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Written Instructions


Blanket

Row 1:  Ch 160. Dc in 4th ch from hk and in each rem ch.

Row 2: Ch 2. *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Hdc last st (top turning ch). Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2. *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Hdc last st (top turning ch). Turn.

Rows 4-5: Ch 2. *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Hdc last st (top turning ch). Turn.

Row 6: Ch 2. *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Hdc last st (top turning ch). Turn.

Row 7: Ch 2. *Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Hdc last st (top turning ch). Turn.

Rows 8-9: Ch 2. *Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Hdc last st (top turning ch). Turn.

Repeat rows 2-9 until your blanket measures about 31″ ending on an 4th or 8th row. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Border & Finishing

Round 1: Fasten on color A at top right corner of blanket. Evenly space 162 sc across top edge. When you reach the top left corner (sc, ch 2, sc). Working down the left edge, evenly space 252 sc. In bottom left corner (sc, ch 2, sc). Working across bottom edge, evenly space 162 sc. In bottom right corner (sc, ch 2, sc). Working up right edge, evenly space 252 sc. In top left corner (sc, ch 2, sc). Join with a slst to first sc.  Fasten off Color A. (836 sc)

Round 2: Join color B at top right corner in ch-2 sp. Ch 1 (does not count as st). Sc once in ch-2 space. [Make 1 sc every st to ch-2 space. (Sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space] twice. Make 1 sc every st to ch-2 space (top right corner). Sc ch-2 space. Ch 2. Join with a slst to first sc.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.


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