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Basketweave Stitch

Image of crocheted sample of the Basketweave stitch from Handmade by Stacy J

The Basketweave stitch is one of the first stitches that I ever learned how to crochet when I was young and my mom was teaching me. It was so amazing to me how creating a combination of stitches would create such a wonderful fabric; plus, it was fun AND easy!

It’s a combination of front and back post double crochet and it creates a wonderful weave with a reversible fabric that looks like a basketweave! As a result of using double crochet stitches, it works up very quickly, too!

This stitch is very beginner friendly and would be wonderful for a blanket, scarf or a hat!


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To see a video tutorial of the Basketweave stitch, click the video at the top of this post or click HERE. At the bottom of the post there is also a chart for your reference.

Stitch Notes:

  • Chain in multiples of 8 + 4
  • Worked over a 4 row repeat

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Pattern is written in US terms

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double crochet

Ea: Each

Hdc: Half double crochet

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right Side

St(s): Stitch (es)

Tch: Turning Chain

WS: Wrong Side

Yo: Yarn over

Special stitches:

  • BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet – Yo once, insert hook back to front around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] two times
  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet – Yo once, insert hook front to back around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] two times

Directions for the Basketweave Stitch

Note: Ch-2 at beg of row counts as first hdc

Chain in multiples of 8 + 4 for base chain

1 (RS): Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc) and in ea ch across

2: Ch 2, turn; (WS): *1 fpdc around ea of the next 4 sts, 1 bpdc around ea of the next 4 sts; rep * ending with hdc in top of tch

3: Ch 2, turn; (WS): *1 fpdc around ea of the next 4 sts, 1 bpdc around ea of the next 4 sts; rep * ending with hdc in top of tch

4: Ch 2, turn; (WS): *1 bpdc around ea of the next 4 sts, 1 fpdc around ea of the next 4 sts; rep * ending with hdc in top of tch

5: Ch 2, turn; (WS): *1 bpdc around ea of the next 4 sts, 1 fpdc around ea of the next 4 sts; rep * ending with hdc in top of tch

Repeat rows 2-5 to desired length.


Chart showing how to crochet the Basketweave stitch from Handmade by Stacy J

I hope you enjoyed learning the Basketweave stitch as much as I did. When you choose to make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyJ? I’d love to see what you create with this stitch!

๐Ÿ’• Stacy J

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