Basket Weave Stitch 8 inch Afghan Square
I have wanted to try this stitch for a very long time – but I always thought it would prove to be difficult to crochet.
I was SO wrong!
This stitch is very easy – although it does use up a little more yarn than other stitches.
The finished fabric is super squishy and soft and thick. Absolutely lovely!
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Stitch: Basket Weave Stitch
Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Chain Multiple: 8 + 4 (for the starting ch)
Finished Dimensions: 8 inches x 8 inches
Abbreviations: R – row, RS – right side, ch – chain, dc – double crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, FPdc – front post double crochet, BPdc – back post double crochet, hdc – half double crochet, sc – single crochet, * to * – repeat the instructions between the two *s as indicated
Video from Clare of bobwilson123
FPdc (Front Post Double Crochet): yarn over the hook, insert the hook around the post of the stitch indicated, from front to back to front; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop (3 loops on the hook), yarn over the hook and draw through 2 of the loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), yarn over the hook and draw through 2 of the loops on the hook (1 loop on the hook)
BPdc (Back Post Double Crochet): yarn over the hook, insert the hook around the post of the stitch indicated, from back to front to back; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop (3 loops on the hook), yarn over the hook and draw through 2 of the loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), yarn over the hook and draw through 2 of the loops on the hook (1 loop on the hook)
R1 (RS): begin in the 4th ch from the hook (the three skipped chs count as 1 dc): 1 dc in each st across (26)
R2 & R3: ch 2 (counts as a hdc), turn, *1 FPdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 BPdc in each of the next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * across to the last st of the row, 1 hdc in the last st (26)
R4 & R5: ch 2 (counts as a hdc), turn, *1 BPdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 4 sts*, repeat from * to * across to the last st of the row, 1 hdc in the last st (26)
Repeat R2 to R5 three more times – do not finish off, proceed to Edging
Edging: sc around the entire square evenly – my square has 25 sc on each side (including the 3 in the corner).
Finish off and weave in ends. For help with the invisible join technique please see this tutorial: Invisible Join Technique
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Thank you Carol 🙂 Amy has that one! Here’s the link: https://www.thestitchinmommy.com/popcorn-stitch-tutorial-and-afghan-square/
Ditto all comments above! excellent tutorial and very easy and clear to follow and understand.
Now I need to find an 8″ popcorn crochet square pattern, do you have that also?
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Rhondda, I remember learning this stitch from my crochet teacher. It took a while but once I understood what a post stitch was I was able to do it.
It works out to be a very warm blanket when done in a soft baby yarn.
p.s. I enjoy your tutorials – nice big letters and clear instructions.