Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch

Blossom Lady
Feb 16, 2021 07:20 AM
Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch

Crochet is an art form, a passion, a therapy, whatever you want to call it, to me it is the most fun you can have with yarn. So, let’s continue to create yarn magic, one stitch at a time! Today’s

stitch is Basketweave Stitch. The crochet asketweave stitch consists of sets of front and back post double crochet stitches, creating a fabric with a gorgeous woven texture. It’s a wonderful stitch to use for crocheting patterns like scarves, blankets and washcloths — make sure you know how to do it in time for your next project.

This stitch is perfect for blankets, cushions, shawls, scarfs and cowls, hats and gloves, and any accessories.


ch: chain

dc: double crochet

fpdc: front post double crochet

bpdc: back post double crochet

Pro Tip: This stitch is done using a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4. Our swatch started with 16 stitches and used worsted weight yarn. For a scarf, you may want to try chaining 28 or 34.

Row 1

Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch
Dc in the 4th chain from hook, dc in all chain sts across. When you get to the end of your row, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch
Skip the first dc, *fpdc in next 3 sts, bpdc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to the end of your row, dc in top chain of turning chain from the row below, ch 2, turn.

Row 3

Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch
Repeat row 2.

Row 4

Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch
Skip first dc, *3 bpdc, 3 fpdc; repeat from * to end, dc in top ch of turning ch from row below, ch 2, turn.
Row 5: repeat Row 4.

Work rows 2-5 until your fabric is the desired length and you see that gorgeous texture!

Crochet Basics: Basketweave Stitch
Mastering this technique gets you one step closer to understanding how cables are made. Try it out! And good luck.
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Sylvia Earle
Feb 16, 2021 11:24 AM

thank you  great illustrations