Create Beautiful Woven Texture With the Basketweave Stitch

crochet basketweave stitch swatch

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


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


    basketweave crochet

    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.

    basketweave crochet

    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.

    basketweave crochet

    Row 3: repeat row 2.

    basketweave crochet stitching

    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.

    basketweave crochet swatch

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

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    2 Responses to “Create Beautiful Woven Texture With the Basketweave Stitch”

    1. Deborah Dykes

      How many chains to start a basket stitch blanket?

    2. Victoria England

      I wood like to learn how to do the basket weave Stitch