The basketweave crochet stitch creates a highly textured dense fabric that has a classic look that will never go out of style. Use this stitch for cozy blankets, hats, homewares and more.

To make this stitch you’ll need to be familiar with making front and back post double crochet stitches. I have a tutorial here. Groups of front and back post double crochets are alternated across multiple rows, then you will do the opposite sequence for a few rows before switching back to the original sequence. This gives a woven look to your project.

The basketweave stitch can be made in a variety of different sizes, this is why you may see different starting chain multiples needed for this stitch depending on the tutorial you are looking at.

How to Crochet the Basketweave Stitch

Abbreviations

  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Fpdc: front post double crochet
  • Bpdc: back post double crochet

Notes

  • Ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • the pattern is reversible, looks the same on both sides.

Instructions

Ch multiple 6 + 1

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, *fpdc in next 3, bpdc in next 3. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after 3 fpdc. Hdc in last. Turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, *bpdc in next 3, fpdc in next 3. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after 3 bpdc. Hdc in last. Turn. 

Row 4: as row 3

Row 5: as row 2

Repeat rows 2-5 until project is desired size

2024 Crochet Along: Square 12

We are working on block 12 of our Terrific Textures Crochet Along. This is a year-long CAL running here on The Unraveled Mitten, we are learning a new textured crochet stitch every week other week. Around the end of October, we will join our stitch sampler squares into a cozy blanket.

You can find more info here.

Pre-Order the Entire Pattern Here

You can purchase a pre-order of the Terrific Textures CAL in my shops. Each time a square is released you will automatically receive the PDF copy of that pattern.

You can find written instructions for this stitch above. You’ll notice that the instructions are written so you can use this stitch in other places besides this CAL. You can find my notes on how I made my 12-inch square listed below.

  • 135 yds worsted weight yarn, Red Heart Super Saver used in sample
  •  5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors + Yarn Needle
  • Gauge: 7 sts x 4 rows = 2 in using pattern stitch
  • Finished Size: 11 x 11 in
    • After blocking: 12 x 12 in

This is what I did:

  • Ch 37 to start
  • Follow stitch instructions above until your square is the desired size. For me this was 25 rows. You may need more or less.
  • After final row do not finish off, move on to border.

Border Instructions: Do not finish off, working on front side of square, ch 1, sc evenly around placing (sc, ch 2 sc) in each corner space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off weave in ends. Block to 12 inches. (Each side should have 38 stitches)

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