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How to Crochet a Basketweave Stitch


Updated September 12, 2016
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The basketweave stitch is a dense stitch with an interesting texture which looks like a basket. This stitch is also called the waffle stitch. Follow this great tutorial to create your very own basketweave stitch. In order to make the Basket-weave stitch, you will need to know the chain stitch, and the double crochet stitch. This stitch is achieved by manipulating a double crochet stitch, first in the front of the stitch of the previous row, and then in the back of the stitch. These stitches are referred to as front post stitch, and back post stitch.


  1. First make a foundation piece on which to make your stitches: Chain 22.

  2. Double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook, and in each stitch of the chain.

  3. How to do the front post stitch: Chain 2 and turn.
    • Yarn over, insert the hook under the post of the next double crochet of the previous row.

      *Then yarn over, and complete a double crochet stitch.

      Repeat from * in the next 2 stitches. This gives you a total of 4 front post stitches. (The first chain 2 takes the place of the 1st double crochet.)

  4. How to do the back post stitch: *Insert the hook behind the next double crochet of the previous row, and complete a double crochet.
    • Repeat from * for 3 more times.

      (4 back post stitches completed.)

      (Photo above shows the foundation row of double crochet, and one row of alternating front post and back post stitches.)
      When you arrive at the end of the row, chain 2 and turn. Repeat steps 3 and 4 throughout the construction of your project.

(You will always begin with only 3 double crochet stitches, as the chain 1 takes the place of the first double crochet. Then continuing across the row, you will alternate 4 front post stitches, and 4 back post stitches.)

YOU WILL ALWAYS BEGIN WITH THE SAME STITCH AS THE LAST 4 STITCHES OF THE PREVIOUS ROW. That means if you finished with 4 front post stitches, you will begin the next row with 4 front post stitches.

(The photo above shows two rows of alternating front post and back post stitches, plus the foundation row of double crochet stitches.)

(Above photo shows 6 rows completed of basket-weave stitch, plus the foundation row of double crochet stitches.)

These examples were shown using a larger than usual hook to show the stitches clearly. When completed with a smaller hook, you will achieve a more dense, textured stitch.

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puedo verlo en espaol?

Thank you for and easy way to learn this. Wish it had been in a vidieo, it took me a few times to get it right.

For anyone who has specific questions about the patterns or materials, your best bet is to contact the pattern designer directly (specified in the byline). Good luck! --Editors of AllFreeCrochet

i cannot understand it

I need help!!! but not with the basket weave stitch but with figuring out how many skeins (50g or 126 yards) do I need to order or buy in order to make a 60" by 60" throw - I don't want to make a mistake because if I don't order enough and need more the dye lot might not be the same.. I can't figure this out and no-one can help me unless I give them a pattern - I realize that the basket weave stitch requires more yarn but how much more????? Can someone please help me figure this out - I love the basket weave stitch and had never seen it before - I am quite the amateur but it lookes easy enough - I know all the stitches and the tutorial was easy to follow.. Again thanks in advance to someone who can tell me how much yarn I would need (using the same size hook as the tutorial.

Thank you so much for your visual aide, and not just words it was so helpful and I hope that you teach agian can't wait to try it. ( going to do it now)

Super job of teaching this! I'm new at crocheting and am thrilled to find someone who can teach stitches in such easy terms with easy to follow pictures. Outstanding tutorial!

Thank you so much for posting the instructions with such great photos. I can't wait to try it. I will make it with a smaller hook though, looks like it would be a pretty baby blanket.


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