Get the basket weave pattern and tutorial on how to crochet this beautiful baby blanket. Be it as a gift or for personal use, it sure warms the heart of your loved ones. I made this for my godson and hope that he will love this forever.
WHAT IS A BASKET WEAVE PATTERN?
The first time this term popped up on my favorite Youtube channel, I was fascinated. The thumbnail of the video tutorial showed a cosy looking blanket with patterns of a woven basket. It piqued my interest as I have never seen such a beautiful textured stitch on a blanket and I wondered how basket weaving was related to a crochet pattern.
As the name suggest, the stitches of this basketweave stitch pattern resemble the texture of a wicker basket and also similar to a basket weave dishcloth pattern. A wicker basket is a basket which has been woven from a stiff fiber such as plastic, twisted paper fiber, willow branches, canes, or reeds. Basket weaving is a rural craft and is done all over the world. The art of basketry is applied in everyday objects such as floor mats, bags, home décor and of course, baskets.
In knitting or crochet patterns, the simplest form of the basketweave pattern is made up of a checkerboard pattern of identical rectangles. The dimensions of the rectangle can be modified with the number of stitches across and the number of rows long. This basket weave stitch pattern can also be constructed in seed stitch, cables or lace.
IDEAS FOR BASKETWEAVE PATTERN
This free crochet pattern makes a baby blanket with a basketweave texture. The finished size is 42” wide and 33” long. There are also free knitting patterns for this design for those who prefer knitting rather than crocheting. Besides blankets, this great pattern can be made into a variety of crochet items such as mug cozies, pillow covers and scarves. There is plenty of free patterns online for you to try out. You can also make winter wear like beanies, mittens and neck warmers for your family member during the winter season.
FREE BASKET WEAVE CROCHET PATTERN
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MATERIALS FOR CROCHET AFGHAN BLANKET
Often, I received feedback from readers asking me where to get the yarns I used for my crochet and/or knitting projects. Frankly speaking, I bought most of my yarns from the local yarn shops around here and I do understand that it is hard for many of you to get the exact one. This time, to make my pattern more yarn-search-friendly, I used Lion Brand for this basketweave crochet stitch, a well-known yarn company where you can order online or buy them from a shop if they are available.
This blanket is made from cotton medium worsted weight yarn. This textured fabric makes it warm and cozy during cold weather days. If you need a very warm version for a snowy winter, feel free to change the yarn to wool.
The dimensions used in this easy tutorial guide is the perfect size for a baby blanket, you can always add extra stitches to make a bigger piece. Each weave square is made out of 6 sts, so, to add width to the blanket, just add multiples of 6 sts to the width. In addition, I used yarn of two different colors. A cool blue yarn for the basket weave paver pattern and a soft cream color for the border of the blanket.
Next, you will need a crochet hook size which matches your choice of yarn. For more information on choosing the desired crochet hook, check out my crocheting guide for beginners. I used a size H / 5 mm crochet hook in this tutorial. Additionally, an easy way to weave and hide yarn ends is to use a tapestry needle. Last but not least, you will also need a scissors to complete the project.
HOW TO CROCHET A BABY BLANKET
This crochet project is of intermediate level of difficulty and is suitable for crocheters who are familiar with the following abbreviations: chain, half double crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet (fpdc stitches), back post double crochet (bpdc stitches), single crochet, stitch, slip stitch (sl st), skip and fasten off. For simpler crochet projects, here are some fun ones I’d like to recommend: woven basket crochet pattern, heart coasters and amigurumi polar bear pattern.
In the detailed written pattern below, I start off with the blue loop of yarn to weave the main portion of the afghan blanket. Upon completion, you should determine which side you want as the front of the blanket in order to crochet the border. There is no turning on the border, all stitches are done on the front with the cream-colored yarn. Finally, I used a tapestry needle to weave and hide all the yarn ends.
Let’s see the project pictures from the Ravelers on this pattern.
- Crochet hook: H or 5 mm
- Tapestry Needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
Not essential as long as the hook size matches the recommendation on the yarn label.
Just for your reference, Here is my gauge on:
Basketweave 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)
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
sk = skip
fo = fasten off
BASKET WEAVE CROCHET PATTERN
[Pattern adapted and modified from Crochet Kim]
in American crochet terms
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 the 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 in 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 the 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.
MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET THIS BABY BLANKET
- This picture shows that after you have done the first row of double crochet and working on row 2 for the FPdc and BPdc stitches.
Notice the horizontal line created by the BPdc? Keep in mind that whenever 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 basketweave effects.
Also, note that, when turning the crochet piece for the next row, the previous row’s BPdc will look like FPdc.
- When 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 basketweave 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.
- Upon 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 gives an illusion of basketweave appearance.
Continue the basket weave for the entire blanket until you reach row 85 or about 30″ length or until your last balls of yarn is close to finishing.
- Single 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.
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