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 🙂
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.
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.
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)
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)
ch = chain
hdc= half double crochet
FPdc=Front Post double crochet
BPdc=Back Post double crochet
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off
[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.
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.