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BasketWeave Crochet Pattern – Baby Blanket

BasketWeave Crochet Pattern – Baby Blanket

November 24, 2010 /

basket weave blanket

Get the basket weave crochet pattern and tutorial on how to crochet this beautiful baby blanket. Be it as a gift or for own use, it sure warms the heart of your loved one. I made this for my godson and hope that he will love this forever 🙂

basket weave crochet pattern

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 pattern, a well-known yarn company where you can order online or buy them from a shop if they are available.

Crochet basket weave pattern

This blanket is made from cotton medium worsted yarn, the basketweave crochet pattern makes it warm and cozy in cold weather. If you need a very warm version for snowy winter, change the yarn to wool. The dimension is for a baby blanket, you can always blow it up to make a bigger piece. Each weave square repeats at 6 sts, so, to add width to the blanket, just add multiple of 6 sts to the width.

basket weave afghan pattern

 

BasketWeave 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)

ravelry
Gauge: Not essential as long as the hook size matches the medium worsted yarn weight.
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)

Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn – Brand: LionBrand, Range: Cotton Ease, Weight: medium worsted, Color: Lake (Misty Cool Blue), qty: 9 balls x 100g
2. Yarn – Brand: LionBrand, Range: Kitchen 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

Abbreviations:
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

Patterns:
BasketWeave 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.

Border
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.

 

Crochet Basket Weave Afghan Baby BlanketThis 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.

 

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 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.

 

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 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.

 

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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Sandy

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Hi sad to say I don’t know how to figure what the multiples are for any blanket can you explain and can you tell me what the multiples are for this pattern Appreciated Thx Sandy

Rose Devane

Friday 31st of May 2019

Hi there Many thanks for your beautiful basket weave baby pattern. I find it works well on aran or or use 2 strands of dk wool together. Very acceptable for a buggy blanket, It has no holes where little fingers can get caught. Just a suggestion. Many thanks Rose.

Sapna

Tuesday 11th of June 2019

Hi! If using 2 strands of dk wool what hook size do you suggest? Thanks!

Rose Devane

Monday 15th of October 2018

Hi there I have started to do this baby blanket in flutterby chunky and my edges look awful and flabby. I had hoped to add another colour in but doesn't look right. Is it that the chunky wool is not suitable for this pattern which I love. I have done it before in baby aran and had no problem. I think I will have trouble putting a border on this blanket. What should I do. Im using a size 6 to see does it makes the ends neater. Could you or someone on site advise on what to do. Many thanks for your wonderful patterns. Kind regards Rose.

Craft Passion

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Hi Rose, Did you make a small test piece for this blanket by using this yarn? Due to the chunkiness of the yarn, your basket weave tends to be thicker and thus cause the edge to snuggle up and looks flabby. Make a test piece and have it blocked to see if the edge flattens out. If your edge still looks flabby, I would suggest that reduce 1 ch at the end of every row from row 2 to row 5, hope it helps.

Cathy

Saturday 3rd of June 2017

Beautiful blanket. I am going to use your border for a baby blanket I am working on. Thank you for sharing your pattern.