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Basket Weave Stitch



When working on a free crochet pattern you may come across a basket weave stitch. This is a simple technique involving the posts of crochet to create the effect of a wicker basket. This causes material to be more compact and warmer. It required more material than an average afghan because it is compacting the yarn to give it this effect. You can use this pattern for any size hook and complimentary yarn.

Pros & Cons

  • Wonderful as 1 color only. Due to the technique, doing two colours would cause the colors to appear bleeding or mismatching.
  • Compact Design leaving no gaps or holes in your work.
  • Very easily done and can make a beginner look like they are pro.

Watch this free crochet video tutorial below to learn more about the basket weave stitch.


Part 2 of the Basket Weave Stitch


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lennyawesomecat 0398758

Love the basket weave design, and highly recommend it.

strangemomof3 3733806

Thank you so much for the great tutorial. It is very exciting learning new patterns. Mikie does such a great job explaining and showing what to do. He makes learning so much fun. Great job putting him in place to teach crocheting. I would also like to thank you for the free patterns. I will be using this as a tool to learn many more patterns. Again, I really appreciate and thank you so much. from Tammy

strangemomof3 3733806

Okay so I'm brand new at crocheting and I hate everything I make i need help!!!!

brookedaw 0792756

I have been avoiding doing patterns with FPC & BPC because I couldn't understand the instructions. Are the front post double crochet & the back post double crochets shown in the basket weave video the same FPDC & BPDC as appears in numerous patterns?

lindanne 3304444

Where can I get written pattern?

elainebnks557 9971294

I love the tutorial! Demonstrates it slow enough to understand, fast enough enjoy. I liked the comment about a scarf. Thanks Mikey!


Ilove learning new things and this is a great way thank you

jacquipoka 1779306

This is my favorite stitch for afghans. I use a double crochet. I'm not able to view the video (it says its no longer available) so I'm not sure what stitch they are showing. I don't think it would make a difference except for the height of the stitch.

andyida 0590883

Thank you SIRK1959 I am a little rusty and trying to pick up crochet. My mentor is my 91 year old grandmother and I can no longer bump qustions to her as she has alzheimers. Its sad, but this is a great place to get some guidance without her helpful hands. Thank you!!

LaurieEllithorpe 8795268

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