Crochet Thursday: The Basketweave Stitch
The crochet basketweave stitch is sets of front and back post double crochet stitches that creates a fabric with a woven texture. It’s a wonderful stitch to use for crocheting scarves, blankets and washcloths.
Photo via Craftsy member Ambassador Crochet
At first glance the fabric looks complicated, but it’s really very easy to create! Here’s how to do it:
dc: double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet – yo, place hook around the front of the post of the st you are working, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.
bpdc: back post double crochet – yo, place hook around the back of the post st you are working, yo and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.
Work dc around the back of the post
Let’s get started
This stitch is done using a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4. For my swatch, I chained 16 using worsted weight yarn. For a scarf, you might want to try chaining 28 or 34.
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.
Try this new stitch out with the Preemie Basketweave Afghan Pattern by Ambassador Crochet, the Basket Weave Beanie Hat Pattern by Crochet by Jennifer, or the Crochet Modius Shadow Pattern by MiCrocknit Creations.
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