This week’s stitch is the Basketweave Stitch! I love this textured stitch and the design it creates. I’ve used this stitch in some of my designs like the Chunky Basketweave Throw and the Basketweave Market Bag.
– Get the free pattern below or download the printable PDF for free HERE
130g Worsted weight yarn + small amount for the border (the same color that will be used for sewing – optional)
H/5.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet: Yarn over. Insert your hook front-to-back through your work, around the post, so that the post you want to crochet around is in front of your hook. Yarn over again and work like a dc
bpdc – back post double crochet – Yarn over. Insert your hook back-to-front through your work, around the post, so that the post you want to crochet around is behind your hook. Yarn over again and work like a dc
· written in US terms
· ch 3 counts as dc
· starting ch needs to be a multiple of 6 + 4
Approx finished size: 12” x 12”
Watch How to Crochet the Basketweave Stitch Video Tutorial Below
· If you’re having trouble getting the sizing right, remember that it’s easier to adjust a square that’s too small than one that’s too big.
· If a square comes out too small you can add an additional round for the border, go up a hook size, and/or steam block and stretch the square to the size you want.
· The edges might curl. This can be fixed with some steam blocking. It won’t be noticeable after sewing.
· Each square has at least 2 rounds of border. For the last round of the border I used the same color for each square (the dark gray). This is the same color used for the sewing.
· The squares will be released in sewing order, starting with the bottom left. I left a long end for sewing on each of the squares. The long end is approximately twice the length of one side.
· Each square does not need the same number of stitches for the border.
PART 7 – BASKETWEAVE STITCH
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from the hook and in each across (44 dc)
Row 2: ch 3, turn, *fpdc in 3 stitches, bpdc in 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across, dc in turning ch from previous row (44)
Row 3: repeat row 2
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: ch 3, turn, *bpdc in 3 stitches, fpdc in 3 stitches* repeat from * to * across, dc in turning ch from previous row (44)
Row 6: repeat row 5
Row 7: repeat row 5
Row 8 – 31: repeat rows 2 – 7
With the same color used for the square, work around the entire square
Round 1 (rs): ch 1, sc evenly along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch to last, 2 sc in last stitch, join to first sc
Change to border/joining color
Round 2 (rs): ch 1, *sc in each stitch across to corner, 3 sc in corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.
Weave in the other ends.
See you next week for Part 8!