Is crocheting a basket weave blanket on your bucket list? If this is the case, then you’ve struck gold.
Everything you need to know about the basket weave pattern may be found here.
We’ll go through exactly what this design is, what materials you’ll need, how to make it, and other helpful tidbits.
What Is A Basket Weave Pattern?
In both knitting and crochet, the basket weave design is a favorite.
Seeing a project with this stitch in it may lead one to believe that it’s difficult to do.
To be fair, there is a lot more going on here than meets the eye.
A simple double crochet stitch is all you need to know to get started!
What Materials Do You Need?
You’ll need a few things to get started on this design. Among the things you’ll need:
- Hooks for crochet
Choosing the right hook size for the weight of yarn or thread you’ll be working with is critical.
You’ll need larger hooks if your yarn is thicker or heavier.
Conversely, a smaller hook will make crocheting easier if you use threads that are thinner or finer.
What Are The Steps On How To Crochet A Basket Weave Blanket?
Crochet terminology is prevalent in the following section. Here’s a cheat sheet for those of you who aren’t too familiar with the lingo:
- CH stands for “chain.”
- SC stands for “single crochet.”
- Dc stands for “double crochet.”
- “Stitch” is ST’s abbreviation.
- HDC stands for “half double crochet.”
- SK is shorthand for “skip.”
- Yarn over, or YO, is the abbreviation for “yarn over.”
- P stands for “front post.”
- Back post is what we mean by BP.
- “Double crochet [#] stitches together” is DC [#] TOG.
- The word “repeat” comes from the acronym REP.
Step one is complete, therefore let’s go on to the next one. Making a basket weave blanket is simple when you know how to do it. They’re all here:
- The first step is to make a number of chains equal to or greater than 8.
- Add four more ch.
- Step 3: In the fourth chain from the hook, do a DC in each stitch across.
- This is the fourth and last step in the chain.
- This is the fifth step in the pattern: FP DC around each of the next four double crochets.
- Next, you should BP DC for the next four steps.
- Step #7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the blanket is the desired length.
- Step #8: There should only be one DC left once you’ve completed your row. Double crochet into the top of this stitch as you would a standard crochet.
- Step #9. Make a third Ch3.
- Step #10: FPDC around the post of the double crochet stitches that succeeded.
- The eleventh and final step. After that, BPDC around the next four posts.
- Repete step 12 till finished.
- The next step is to double crochet into the top of the turning chain.
- Repeat these steps until you achieve the size you desire, then repeat the process.
- Step #15: Chain three to begin a new row.
- Instead of beginning on the front post, begin on the back post. Doing so will make it appear as if your blocks are facing the other direction than they actually are.
- This is the 17th and final step. Make as many rows as you’d like and stop when you’re satisfied. Close the final double crochet stitch to complete the project.
It’s everything here! A bright and festive blanket pattern can be created using these methods.
What Else Can You Use This Pattern For?
In addition to being a lot of fun, this crochet design may be used for a variety of other creative projects. There are a number of activities you could try, including:
It’s a no-brainer here. Basketweave stitches and blankets are essentially inseparable.
Using this pattern, a plain blanket can be given a much-needed facelift.
Because you’re doing it everything yourself, you have complete control over how it looks, how long it is, and what color it is.
A basic basket weave pattern can enhance the appearance of a scarf, just as it can for blankets.
You can’t get the same level of texture with a simple crochet pattern.
If you wear a basket weave scarf in the winter, you will instantly feel and appear more stylish and up-to-date.
Yes, that’s what I meant. You may also use this pattern to spruce up your dull old washcloths into something more polished and exquisite.
A textured washcloth, such as this one, can better exfoliate your skin than plain soap, in addition to being more stylish.
Use only natural fibers like cotton or hemp to ensure a faster and more secure drying process.
You’ll look forward to your relaxing soak in the tub after a long day with this lovely washcloth in hand.
In addition to the above-mentioned enjoyable undertakings, you are free to experiment with various types of creative endeavors. Allow yourself to be inspired!
There’s no limit to what we can do with the basket weave design now that we’ve learned how to crochet one.
In addition, we learnt what supplies to buy, how to proceed, and even about a few more interesting projects to try our hands on..