Basket Weave Crochet Pattern – Baby Blanket

basket weave blanket crochet pattern

Basket Weave Crochet Pattern – Baby Blanket

[Pattern adapted and modified from Crochet Kim]
Difficulty Level: Intermediate, must know how to crochet FPdc, BPdc, dc, hdc, sc & ch
Finished size: approx. 42″ (W) x 33″ (L)

Gauge: Not essential as long as the hook size matches the medium worsted yarn weight.
Basket weave pattern (2 x 2 squares in the weave = 6 sts x 4 row) = approx. 1 1/2″ (W) x 1 2/5″ (L)
Border (3 sts x 6 row) = approx.  1 1/2″ (W) x 1 1/2″ (L)

Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn – Brand: Lion, Range: Cotton Ease, Weight: medium worsted, Color: Lake (Misty Cool Blue), qty: 9 balls x 100g
2. Yarn – Brand: Lion, Range: Cotton, Weight: medium worsted, Color: Natural (Soft Cream), qty: 1 ball x 140g
3. Crochet hook: H or 5 mm
4. Tapestry Needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
5. Scissor

ch = chain
hdc= half double crochet
dc=double crochet
FPdc=Front Post double crochet
BPdc=Back Post double crochet
sc=single crochet
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off

Basket Weave Afghan
[with yarn 1 (blue)]
Starting Row: ch156, turn.
Row 1 : sk 3 ch, dc in the 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch till end, ch2, turn. (Counting the first sk 3 ch as 1dc, there is 154dc on this row)
Row 2 & 3 : skip first st, hdc1 on the next st, *FPdc3, BPdc3* repeat 25 times until last 2 sts. hdc2, ch2 (deem as first st for the following row), turn.
Row 4 & 5 : skip 1st st, hdc1 on the next st, *BPdc3, FPdc3* repeat 25 times until last 2 sts. hdc2, ch2, turn.
Repeat row 2 to 5 until row 85 or until the blanket measure about 30″, ending with either row 3 or row 5 pattern minus the ch2 st.

Determine which side you want as the front of the blanket to crochet the border. There is no turning on the border, all stitches are done on the front.
[with yarn 1 (blue)]
Round 1 : Ch1, 3 sc in the same corner. sc1 on every st around the entire blanket, with 3 sc in each corner. slst to the beginning ch. fo. Don’t turn.
[with yarn 2 (cream)]
Round 2 – 6 : Ch1, sc on back loops only around entire blanket, with 3 sc in each corner. slst to the beginning ch, don’t turn. fo after finish row 6.
Weave and hide all yarn ends.

Crochet Basket Weave Afghan Baby BlanketThis picture shows that after you have done the first row of double crochet and working on the row 2 for the FPdc and BPdc stitches.
Notice the horizontal line created by the BPdc? Keep in mind that when ever a BPdc is done, a horizontal line will be formed by the previous row stitch’s loop.
And, for FPdc, vertical lines will be formed.
By doing FPdc and BPdc follow the pattern creates the basket weave effects.
Also, note that, when turning the crochet piece for the next row, the previous row’s BPdc will look like FPdc.

Crochet Basket Weave Afghan Baby BlanketWhen you crochet the odd number row (row 3, 5, 7, 9,… etc), crochet FPdc when you see FPdc, and vice versa.
After completing Row 3, you will have 2 horizontal lines and this is a set of basket weave row.
To begin the next weave row (even number row, i.e. row 2, 4,6,… etc), all you need to do is reverse what you see on the previous row, i.e. crochet FPdc when you see a BPdc stitch, vice versa.

Crochet Basket Weave Afghan Baby BlanketUpon completing row 4, where you reverse the FPdc and BPdc, the weave effect is more obvious. The BPdc stitches are horizontal and sunken in, while the FPdc stitches are vertical and bulging up. This give an illusion of basket weave appearance.
Continue the basket weave for the entire blanket until your reach row 85 or about 30″ length or until your last balls of yarn is close to finish.

Crochet Basket Weave Afghan Baby BlanketSingle crochet the border with 1 round of blue yarn, then, single crochet back loops only with 5 rounds of cream yarn.
Remember to single crochet 3 stitches in each stitch of the 4 corners.
Fasten off the yarn, weave and hide the yarn ends within the stitches.
~~~Done! Bravo~~~

Crochet basket weave afghan baby blanket with pattern and tutorial

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  1. Cannot get the pattern. No PDF showing available and it will not print otherwise. Please help. This is the blue basket weave afghan baby blanket. Thanks

    • The pattern is written on the “grey sheet” on the second page (not PDF). If you would like to print, click on the green button at the end of the tutorial, it will generate a screen for you to edit, print and save the tutorial.

  2. Looking forward to trying this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great pattern, but you may want to edit row one to indicate that you dc in each stitch across, not just the first two before chaining two and turning. 😎

  4. Love this pattern! Have been in search of a nice looking baby blanket and so pleased with this one. Thank you!

  5. Hi I am Mamta, living in Parlin,NewJersey.
    I am 8th month pregnant and searching for crochet blanket for my expecting baby. So can you suggest me shop for the same? So I can go and purchase it. I tried on google but there is no option except online shopping. I want to go and purchase by my choice and feel,so please give the info as early as possible.

    Thanks in advance.

    Mamta Tare.

    • I love to make baby afghans for new mothers, no charge. If you would like I will make this one for you.

  6. Love this pattern! I’m working on my 4th blanket using this pattern and just realized I’d been making it different the whole time! (I tend to skim directions to quickly!) beautiful and so very warm!
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. I found this pattern on Ravelry, and completely fell in love. My son is about to turn two, but he’s still getting this for his Christmas! Not only is it beautiful, but it is the most addicting pattern I’ve ever worked with; I cannot put it down!


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  9. Such a cute pattern! Ty! Ill be making several for my own 4 kiddos and all my nieces and nephews too!
    Quick question though, I’d like to make it a bit larger for the older kiddos… Say maybe 60wx50l-ish… What is the chain pattern please for making larger? Thank you so much!

  10. At the end of row 2/3 where it says deem chain as first stitch does that mean on 3 you go back into the hdc or that in row four you hdc around it to finish the row? Thanks. I’m confused?.?

  11. Hello!

    I love this blanket and want to make it for a friend who is giving her new baby’s room an elephant theme! I saw this blanket with an elephant on it… is there any way to get the pattern for the elephant?! I think that would be the perfect touch.


  12. I have made this blanket half a dozen times, at least! I love it, have to keep pinning it because I can never remember which board I pinned it to.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I have loved both making and giving this blanket so much, that for my grandma’s birthday present, I gave her yarn and this pattern to make one for herself. She taught me to crochet about 12 years ago and as my passion grew, her time allotted for herself dwindled. I’m so excited to share something she will enjoy making for herself!
    Thank you!!

  13. Lovely pattern. Thank you.

  14. Hello,

    I love this pattern, and I’m going to make it for my 1yo nephew’s christmas present. However, I’m having trouble finding the Lion’s brand cotton ease yarn around my local town. I was wondering what’s a suitable replacement yarn that may be easier to find?? Hobby Lobby doesn’t carry it and I don’t want to drive anywhere.

    Thank you and also for the blog post.

    • I am not sure what other brands that’s available at your locals has to offer. You may ask your local yarn shop if they have anything in the material you like that is closest to the crochet gauge of: 16 sc + 17 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) with size G-6 (4 mm) hook.

  15. Thank you for the quick response. I will check with the stores around here with yarn and anyone with half a craft brain, i.e. not Walmart 😉 I seen several at Hobby Lobby so I’m assuming anything worsted (4) cotton would suffice to be equivalent? I will take note on those numbers and see what I can find. Again, thank you! I look forward to completing this blanket within a week of finding suitable yarn. Is this a place I can post a picture to once it’s completed?

  16. Hello again,

    I was doing some googling and found this site for any of those interested with concerns as did I have about substituting yarns.

    It offers each type of Lion Brand with equivalent substitutions for such yarn for whatever reason unable to be used or found.

    Thanks and have a great week!

  17. im currently making this wonderful blanket, but, my question is…how do you get your single crochet around the blanket, specifically, the sides, so even?? those sides are always weird looking and hard to gauge where the stitches are…is there a secret to it?

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  19. just wanted to say i got the pattern to print as i used my own printer. i had no problem getting the pattern to come up. dont know why a few could not get it to print. thank you for the pattern. i am a grandma and great grandma.

  20. If I wanted to double the width do you know how many ch I would have to make to start?

    • As explained on page 1, “each weave square repeats at 6 sts, so, to add width to the blanket, just add multiple of 6 sts to the width”. All you need to do is just double the current number of chains, 2 x 156 = 312, to get the double width blanket.
      Hope this help 🙂

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  22. Hi. Just wanted to say thank you for amazing pattern. Making my second one for friends expecting their first 🙂 very addictive and easy for doing while watching a movie! Love it! We live in South Africa.

  23. Thank you for this pattern! I did one like this 34 years ago for my son. I remember I found the pattern in a Women’s Day magazine. I thought I had saved the magazine but I put it in a safe place, never to be found again. Thank you. Next grandbaby will for sure get one like this….

  24. i could not find the pattern-but would love to try it-

  25. Your pattern is awesome thanks for sharing it! A quick question, I want to make this using baby yarn that’s only 4ply, and advises a needle 3.25mm can I still make this following your pattern or should I increase you pattern by 1.5 as it’s thinner thread and a smaller needle? Thanks for your help : )

    • Yes, you can still use the same pattern but your weave pattern will appear to be smaller. Depends on your tension gauge, you will need to increase the number of stitch and row accordingly. Hope this help.

  26. Absolutely love this pattern. Thanks for sharing. Im a little bit confused, for row 2/3 its says to skip first st, hdc1 on the next st, does that mean to hdc into the post where I would fpdc or at the top in the stitch? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but have started crocheting a little while ago with the easy stuff.

    • The skip stitch is in fact the last dc of row 1, the hdc1 is done on the second last dc of the first row, then continue with the fpdc. Hope this explain, otherwise, let me know.

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  28. I have almost completed row 2:
    Row 2 & 3 : skip first st, hdc1 on the next st, *FPdc3, BPdc3* repeat 25 times until last 2 sts. hdc2, ch2 (deem as first st for the following row), turn.

    For row 2 are the last 2 sts. of hdc2 a part of the last BPdc3?

    Also, when I get ready to turn for row 3, I start with *FPdc3, BPdc3* again, does this stack the FPdc and BPdc for 2 rows, then it changes for the next two?

    Can you add a picture of the end of row 2 going to row 3 with the labels?


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  31. Beautiful, love this stitch pattern, it looks cuddly and warm.

  32. Is it compulsory to use the same hook size and yarn or you could use any hook size at all?

    • You have to match the hook size according to the label of the yarn. Th weight of yarn and hook size will affect the gauge of your stitches and hence affect the size of your blanket. If you used a unmatched hook size to the yarn, the tension of your stitches will come out either too loose or too tight.

  33. Hi! Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern. I would like to make this blanket for my friend in size 66″(W) x 57″(L). Could you please tell me what changes should I make on stitch and chain? Such as numbers of chain and stitch. Cheers =)

    • Hi Cheng, I did some math calculation for you, assuming that your gauge is the same as the pattern, to make 66″ x 57″ blanket, you will need to crochet 252 sts for the width and work 155 row for the length.
      Hope this helps. Happy crochet.

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  35. I’ve been looking for this pattern for about 32 years. My Aunt made a blanket for my #3 son with this pattern and my #1 Son claimed this blanket for himself at his brothers baby shower. Now 32 years later he still has this blanket and even though married this blanket goes everywhere with him. Thank you for posting this I’m looking forward to making this.

  36. I’ve finished the main blanket, and the pattern is perfect! However, when I started on the border rows, my blanket is beginning to ruffle a bit. Any advice on how to remedy this? I’m assuming I somehow have too many stitches in the base row of the border, but I’m not sure and I’m also not sure how to prevent it if I unravel and begin again. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for the pattern!

    • Hi Brandi,
      Usually if this happened, it usually is because of the row sides of the blanket. It depends on how serious the ripple is, you may skip a few stitches evenly on the row side of the blanket.
      Hope this helps.

  37. Hi! I absolutely love the look of this baby blanket! I’m still new to crocheting and I was wondering if there was a video tutorial of this particular pattern? Thank you. 🙂

  38. Hello!
    Thank you so much for this pattern. I’ve just completed the blanket without a hiccup until I reached the border. I’ve never crocheted in the round before and struggled with slip stitching to the beginning ch and chaining 1 — my joins look terrible! They don’t align well, are bulky and unsightly!
    I would really appreciated a picture or video tutorial explaining how to join seamlessly.

    • Hi Marie, I understand your frustration. It happened to me when I was still new in crochet. The secret is that, at the beginning of the round after the ch st, sc crochet to the first stitch of previous round. Don’t count the ch st as a stitch. At the end of the round when you are about the do the slip stitch, always remember that the slip stitch is also no a stitch so please do not crochet on the slip stitch of previous round.
      Hope this help.

  39. Hi there!
    I found THE most amazing variegated yarn for my hubby”s TV blanke and now I found THE perfect pattern to show off the yarn and be nice and toasty at the same time! Thank you for the detailed pattern xxx
    I just wanted to check: is your pattern American or English?

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