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Create Beautiful Woven Texture With This Basketweave Stitch Tutorial

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.

close up of crochet basketweave swatch in orange yarn

At first glance the crochet basketweave fabric looks complicated, but it’s really very easy to create!

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • 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.

If you’re unfamiliar with post stitches, take a peek at this tutorial to master the technique.

Let’s get started!

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

Row 1:

Row of Double Crochet Stitches Made With Orange Yarn

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:

Front Post Double Crochet StitchThree Front Post Double crochet Stitches in Orange YarnBeginning of Basketweave Crochet Stitch

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:

Two Rows of Crochet Basketweave Stitch

Repeat Row 2.

Row 4:

Adding more rows of basketweave crochet

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.

Finished Basketweave Crochet Swatch Made With Orange Yarn
TWo Color Granny Square

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2013 and was updated in March 2018.

9 Comments

Verpmica Przybyla

I am going to try to make a broomstick lace shawl for my grand daughters wedding in February and hopefully will have sucess, thanks for the info, very explicit directions, I hope I can do as well, thanks again

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Rene N Debbie Cadene

I’d like to make a rug using jute, and the basketweave stitch, but also want to have a border around it with the basket weave inside. I’d like to include the border with the pattern, so I don’t have to go around and pick up stitches on the side. If I used single crochet as the border…say I have 6 rows for the bottom, but also want to have 6 rows for the sides…how would I jump from the 6 single crochets on the side to the start of my basketweave, then jump off for the last single crochets on the other side for the border?

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Winne Peterson

You might try using an extended single crochet which is a little taller than a regular single crochet. After bringing up a loop (2 now on the hook), instead of yo and going through 2; yo, go through 1 and then through 2.

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Denise

Just leaning to make this pattern i love it

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Sarah

This stitches up so nicely. I used it to make a car seat size blanket for a grand nephew. It turned out real nice.

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Karen

I wanted to get the free guide but the link is broken and it won’t let me get to the right place

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Kathy

I love this color yarn! Can you tell me the brand, weight and color please?
Lovely stitch pattern! Thank you!

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