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Basket Weave Stitch

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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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The world makes sense now. I can carry on in life and actually make things *u*

Love the basket weave design, and highly recommend it.

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

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

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?

Where can I get written pattern?

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

Mikey: Yes, written instructions can be found in the back of Crochet Magazines. I suggest "Simply Crochet", "Crochet 1-2-3". The Magazines are from England and have a few unusual terminology. These magazines have a lot of good projects that are fun to do. The expense is well worth the price of the magaizine, I got my magaizines at Joan Fabric's. Have fun.

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

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.

This isn't my pattern but, yes, they are using a double crochet :)

You can find the video here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ilbmzmDGM This is for Part 1, part 2 can be found on the right side of the page.

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!!

I watched the video and he is doing double crochet. It is not trebles. He is only yarn over once. If it was treble he would yarn over twice before going thru stitch.

I have watched this video and it so looks like he is trebels and not doubling his crochet. watch how many times he goes thru stitch when completing the stitch. AM I CRAZY? lol HELP!!

UK calls that stitch a treble, I believe. US calls it a double.

I, too, would like to see step by step written with pics in addition to the video. Offer both.

I didn't care for the video. I'd rather have a step by step using pictures.

Here's a website with some great step-by-step instructions. http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/07/how-to-crochet-basket-weave-stitch.html

Here's one: http://www.coatsandclark.com/NR/rdonlyres/0B76F75A-4618-45AB-A431-560EEE1BDF65/35304/CTAPR07_Basketweave.pdf

This is really awesome! I have been looking for something new to try and this will be quite unique in scarf form for some great christmas presents!

I cant view the videos, is there somthing I need to dl to view them?

Hi -- Excellent tutorial!!!! Now if I could only figure out how to achieve the look of that same stitch same thickness same size crochet hook etc as the tutorial and figure out exactly how much yarn is needed for a 60" x 60" throw so that I have the amount of yarn I need.... HELP!!!! Where can I find someone who can help me figure this out!!! Thanks

http://cache.lionbrand.com/faq/96.html this should tell you all you need to know about how much yarn you need.

The video really helped me picture the steps. Thanks

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