Create Beautiful Woven Texture With the Basketweave Stitch

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The crochet basketweave stitch consists of sets of front and back post double crochet stitches , creating a fabric with a gorgeous woven texture. It's a wonderful stitch to use for crocheting patterns like scarves, blankets and washcloths — make sure you know how to do it in time for your next project.

Basketweave Stitch

Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • bpdc: back post double crochet

Good to Know

This stitch is done using a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4. Our swatch started with 16 stitches and used worsted weight yarn . For a scarf, you may want to try chaining 28 or 34.

Instructions

Row 1: dc in the 4th chain from hook, dc in all chain sts across. When you get to the end of your row, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: skip the first dc, *fpdc in next 3 sts, bpdc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to the end of your row, dc in top chain of turning chain from the row below, ch 2, turn.

Row 3: repeat row 2.

Row 4: skip first dc, *3 bpdc, 3 fpdc; repeat from * to end, dc in top ch of turning ch from row below, ch 2, turn.

Row 5: repeat Row 4.

Work rows 2-5 until your fabric is the desired length and you see that gorgeous texture!

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