Using Post Stitches to Create Basketweave Stitch!
Have you heard of the basketweave stitch pattern? It is a fun combination of front and back post crochet stitches that create a woven appearance in your crochet. Here is all you need to know to master the basketweave stitch pattern, plus a few great projects to try!
What do you need to know?
To work the basketweave stitch, you should be familiar with front post double crochet and back post double crochet. Here is how you work each of those stitches:
Front post double crochet (FPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
Back post double crochet (BPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.
What is basketweave stitch?
Basketweave stitch combines a group of front post stitches with an equal number of back post stitches, repeated throughout the row. This is worked for a number of rows, and then you switch so that you begin working back post stitches around what used to be front post stitches and front post stitches around what used to be back post stitches. You repeat this for the same number of rows. Thanks to the combination of front and back post stitches, the resultant series of stitches looks like woven fabric.
Here is an example:
Grab a crochet hook and yarn (affiliate links).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch count as first dc) and in each rem ch across, turn—20 dc.
Rows 2-5: Ch 2, [FPdc around next 3 dc, BPdc around next 3 dc] across to last st, hdc in last st, turn.
Rows 6-10: Ch 2, [BPdc around next 3 dc, FPdc around next 3 dc] across to last st, hdc in last st, turn.
Rows 11-15: Ch 2 [FPdc around next 3 dc, BPdc around next 3 dc] across to last st, hdc in last st, turn.
Rep Rows 6-15 for patt.
Excited to work the basketweave stitch pattern? Try some of these projects!
1. Solstice Cardigan, Interweave Crochet Winter 2019
2. Wonderland Sampler Scarf, Interweave Crochet Winter 2017
3. Basketweave Mitts, Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014
What other projects are you excited to try with basketweave stitch? Let us know in the comments below!
(Featured Image: Basketweave stitch creates the woven-looking pattern at the top of the Solstice Cardigan from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019. | Credit: Harper Point Photography)
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