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.)
These next pictures show how you work FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET.
The pictures below show how you work 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.)
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...
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?