Crochet Basketweave Stitch
For Warmth And Texture.

Crochet basketweave stitch

Look at this great picture of crochet basketweave stitch. Don't youjust want to curl up under a lovely cozy afghan worked in this beautiful versatile stitch?

No, it's not difficult as long as you follow my instructions and put your hook in the right places. Yes - that's the only secret - it'sall about where you work the stitches - that's what gives the lovely relief effect.

Ok - I know you're dying to find out how, so here we go with the infoyou need...

You'll need to know these stitches...

This stitch will work for you in multiples of 8 - that means any multipleof 8 - 24, 48, 96, etc. As long as the number you choose can be evenlydivided by 4 with no spare stitches, you're onto a winner.

I'll suggest you start the crochet basketweave stitch with a sample of 16 stitches to get the feel of how this pattern is formed.

Here we go...chain 18, turn (the last 2 chains form the first of the double crochet stitches.)

  1. Work a double crochet into 3rd chain from hook, then double crochet into each chain to the end (16 stitches).
  2. Turn, chain 2, work 1 front post double crochet, *4 back post doublecrochets, 4 front post double crochets, repeat from * to last 2 stitches,then work 1 front post double crochet, then 1 double crochet into turningchain of previous row.
  3. Turn, chain 2, work 1 back post double crochet,* 4 front postdouble crochets, 4 back post double crochets, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, work 1 back post double crochet, 1 double crochet into turning chain of previous row.
  4. Repeat row 3, then repeat row 2.

These next pictures show how you work FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET.

Front post double crochet

The pictures below show how you work BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET.

Back post double crochet

Back post double crochet

These 4 rows form the pattern. Why not continue as long as you want and make a skinny scarf from your sample of the crochet basketweave stitch. Whenyou get to the length you want, just work the rope edgingaround, finish off the ends and you have a simple cozy new scarf - allfrom just a sample swatch!

Oh - here's the instructions in abbreviations...Ch 18, turn (last 2 ch form first of dc sts.)

  1. dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in ea ch to end (16 sts).
  2. Turn, ch 2, 1 fpdc, *4 bpdc, 4 fpdc, rep from * to last 2 sts,1 fpdc, 1 dc into turningch of prev row.
  3. Turn, ch 2, 1 bpdc,* 4 fpdc, 4 bpdc, rep from * to last 2 sts, 1 bpdc, 1 dc in turning ch of prev row.
  4. Rep row 3, rep row 2.

These 4 rows form the pattern. See I said this crochet basketweavestitch was easy and effective, didn't I?

So - the abbreviations I used were...

  • bpdc - back post double crochet
  • ch - chain
  • dc - double crochet
  • ea - each
  • fpdc - front post double crochet
  • prev - previous
  • rep - repeat
  • sts - stitches

This is a very cozy stitch because of the texture. It traps the heatin the bumps and dents. Snuggle up in an afghan, a poncho, scarf or sweater in this oh so lovely crochet basketweave stitch.

Well - that's it for this lesson - why not try the granny squaresnext?

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