Learn to crochet basketweave stitch with this FREE easy follow, step-by-step video tutorial with written instructions. The basket weave stitch create stunning results with a dense textured finish.
Pattern use ideas
- Scarfs and cowls
- Hats and gloves
Written in UK terms
This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Basket Weave stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
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HOOK SIZE: 6mm
Chain(s): Ch(s): Yarn over and pull up a loop.
Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Front Post Treble(s): fpt(s): Yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from front to back, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Back Post Treble(s): bpt(s): Yarn over, insert hook around post of stitch from back to front, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
CONVERSION CHART LINK: http://bit.ly/Conversionchart
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Basket Weave Stitch Pattern
Foundation Chain: Ch in multiples of 8, , plus 7 for turning
Row 1: Tr into 3rd ch from hook and in every ch along. Turn your work
Row 2: Ch 2, *fptr around next 4 sts, bptr around next 4 sts, repeat from * until you have 1 st remaining. Htr in turning ch from previous row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, *bptr around next 4 sts, fptr around next 4 sts, repeat from * until you have 1 st remaining. Htr into turning ch from previous row. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, *bptr around next 4 sts, fptr around next 4 sts, repeat from * until you have 1 st remaining. Htr into turning ch from previous row. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, *fptr around next 4 sts, bptr around next 4 sts, repeat from * until you have 1 st remaining. Htr into turning ch from previous row. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-5 until you reach your desired size.
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SandyFebruary 4, 2020 at 4:14 am
I would like to use a yarn that is not chunky. What do you suggest and what size needle. Would the Caron soft work?
BellaCocoTeamFebruary 4, 2020 at 1:29 pm
You can use any yarn for this pattern Caron Simply Soft would work well, and it’s recommended to use a 5mm hook with this yarn, hope this helps 🙂
Renee CastiglioneMarch 23, 2020 at 1:37 am
I want to make a basket weave lap blanket that I can give to nursing homes. How can I figure it how much yarn I’ll need based on your pattern?
BellaCocoTeamApril 2, 2020 at 8:15 am
It’s very difficult to say how much you will need as it will depend on the yarn you use, your hook size and your tension 🙂
Esther BartlettApril 19, 2020 at 1:21 pm
I am planning to do a rug with basket stitch using either Bernat Blanket super chunky yarn or James Brett marble chunky. I have not done a rug before! Do you think it would work?
Thanks for your opinion, gratefully received.
BellaCocoTeamApril 23, 2020 at 8:07 am
I think for a rug then chunkier yarns would definitely be better so perhaps the Bernat Blanket super chunky would be more suitable than the James Brett, although I couldn’t endorse one over the other. A basket weave rug sounds lovely though! Happy crocheting
ShariJune 25, 2020 at 11:31 pm
Thank you this tutorial was amazing and it’s really helped me to get my project going – a special 30th birthday present for my son, Roy
BellaCocoTeamJune 30, 2020 at 11:50 am
You’re very welcome 🙂
Mrs Mary JohnstonSeptember 6, 2020 at 4:46 pm
Loved this tutorial. I plan to do a baby blanket. Should I do a border in the sides?
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 7, 2020 at 5:54 pm
Thank you, doing a border is totally a personal preference 🙂
LaurenJanuary 26, 2021 at 9:57 pm
Hi I’m a beginner and would like to try and attempt this blanket. Do you or could you recommend a tutorial for the boarder stitches at the end please. Thanks
BellaCocoTeamJanuary 28, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Hi Lauren I did a row of treble crochet to finish off this sample 🙂