The Courtyard Square features a basket weave center bordered by an easy mosaic crochet pattern.  

This is block 11 of our 2023 Stash Busting Crochet Along Sampler. 

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Crochet Basketweave Stitch

This square starts with a center square worked in rows using the basket weave stitch. 

This stitch is made using combinations of front and back post stitches. You’ll do a few back post stitches and then a few back post stitches. Repeat it for a few rows and then do the opposite, front post stitches and then back post stitches. This creates a woven look to your pattern. 

Front and Back Post Stitches Video Tutorial

After you make the center basketweave rows, you will single crochet all the way around it to make a base for the outer rows. It is very important that the stitch count on this first round is correct.

Materials and Pattern Information

Materials

  • 114 yds worsted weight/#4  yarn in 4 colors. Red Heart Super Saver used in sample. Colors: Tea Leaves, Cafe Latte, Real Teal, Buff
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 8 post sts x 5 rows = 2 in
    • Pattern for gauge swatch = same as center square of pattern
  • Finished Size: 12×12 blocked 

Abbreviations

  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitches
  • Dc: double crochet
  • BpDc: back post double crochet
  • FpDc: front post double crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sl St: slip stitch
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Tr: treble crochet

Color Chart

CA: Tea LeavesCB: Cafe Latte
CC: Real TealCD: Buff

Notes

  • Ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • Ch3 counts as dc
  • Post Stitches Video Tutorial
  • Center square is worked in rows
  • Outer square is worked in rounds
  • Join each round with sl st. 

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Courtyard Square Free Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Using CA, Ch 20, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped sts count as 1 dc) and each ch across. Turn. (18 dc)

Row 2-7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, BPdc in next 8, FPdc in next 8, hdc in last. Turn. (18 sts)

Row 8-12: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, FPdc in next 8, BPdc in next 8, hdc in last. Turn. (18 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, FPdc in next 8, BPdc in next 8, hdc in last. DO NOT TURN. (18 sts)

The square should measure approx 4.5 in x 4.5 in at this point

You will now be working in joined rounds.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc 16 along raw edge of square, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, sc 16, (sc ch 2, sc) in next st, repeat from * 1 more time. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off. (each side should have 18 sc sts)

Rnd 2: Using CB, join yarn to 1st st after any corner ch-2 space, Ch 1, working in BLO hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc across to next ch-2 space, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in corner, repeat from * 3 more times. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. Finish off. (20 hdc on each side)

Rnd 3: Using CC, Join yarn to any corner ch-2 space. Ch 3, *dc in next 3, [Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc next 2] 4 times, dc in next, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * 3 more times omitting last dc on final repeat. Join to top of beginning ch 3. (14 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces on each side)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1,  sc in next 3, *[ch 2, skip ch-2 space, sc in next 2] 4 times, sc in next 2, (sc, ch 2 sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 4. Repeat from * 3 more times omitting last 4 sc on final repeat. Join to top of 1st sc. Finish Off. (16 sc, 4 ch-2 spaces on each side)

Rnd 5: Using CB, join yarn to 1st st after any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc 4, * [working in front of chain sts from rnd 3 & 4, tr into next 2 skipped sts from rnd 2, sc 2] 4 times, sc 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc 5. Repeat from * 3 more times omitting last 5 sc on final repeat. Join to top of 1st sc.(18 sc, 8 tr on each side)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *sc to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * 3 more times. Sc in last. Join to top of 1st sc. Finish off. (28 sc on each side)

Square should measure approx 8.5 in x 8.5 in at this point.

Rnd 7: Using CC, join yarn to 1st st after any corner ch-2 space, Ch 1, working in BLO, hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc across to next ch-2 space, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in corner, repeat from * 3 more times. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. Finish off. (30 hdc on each side)

Rnd 8: Using CD, Join yarn to any corner ch-2 space. Ch 3, *dc in next 4, [Ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc next 2] 6 times, dc 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * 3 more times omitting last dc on final repeat. Join to top of beginning ch 3. (20 dc, 6 ch-2 spaces on each side)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 4, *[ch 2, skip ch-2 space, sc in next 2] 6 times, sc in next 3, (sc, ch 2 sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc in next 5. Repeat from * 3 more times omitting last 5 sc on final repeat. Join to top of 1st sc. Finish Off. (22 sc, 6 ch-2 spaces on each side)

Rnd 10: Using CC, join yarn to 1st st after any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc 5, * [working in front of chain sts from rnd 9 & 8, tr into next 2 skipped sts from rnd 7, sc 2] 6 times, sc 4, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space, sc 6. Repeat from * 3 more times omitting last 5 sc on final repeat. Join to top of 1st sc. Finish off. (24 sc, 12 tr on each side)

Rnd 11: Using CD, join to 1st after any corner ch-2 space, ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1. *sc across to next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch-2 space. Repeat from * 3 more times. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off. Weave in ends. (38 sc on each side)

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