Basket Weave Stitch 8 inch Afghan Square

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Basket Weave Stitch Tutorial

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!

Basketweave Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet

Basketweave Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet Symbols

Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch!

LLANCS Basket Weave

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

Special Stitches:

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)

FPdc tut

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)

BPdc tut

 

Chain 28

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)

Row 1
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)

Row 2 and Row 3
Row 2
Row 2 and 3
Row 2 (finished)

 

Row 3 bpdc
Row 3
Row 3 complete
Row 3 (finished)

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)

Row 4
Row 4
4th Row
Row 4 (complete)
Row 5
Row 5 (complete)

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

Basket Weave Stitch Tutorial

 

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8 Comments

  1. 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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  7. 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.