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Basket Weave Stitch

By: Michael Sellick The Crochet Crowd

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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