The crochet basketweave stitch is sets of front and back post double crochet stitches that creates a fabric with a woven texture. It’s a wonderful stitch to use for crocheting scarves, blankets and washcloths.
At first glance the crochet basketweave fabric looks complicated, but it’s really very easy to create!
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- fpdc: front post double crochet — yo, place hook around the front of the post of the st you are working, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.
- bpdc: back post double crochet — yo, place hook around the back of the post st you are working, yo and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.
If you’re unfamiliar with post stitches, take a peek at this tutorial to master the technique.
Let’s get started!
This stitch is done using a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4. This swatch started with 16 stitches and used worsted weight yarn. For a scarf, you might want to try chaining 28 or 34.
Dc in the 4th chain from hook, dc in all chain sts across. When you get to the end of your row, ch 2 and turn.
Skip the first dc, *fpdc in next 3 sts, bpdc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to the end of your row, dc in top chain of turning chain from the row below, ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 2.
Skip first dc, *3 bpdc, 3 fpdc; repeat from * to end, dc in top ch of turning ch from row below, ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 4.
Work Rows 2-5 until your fabric is the desired length.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2013 and was updated in March 2018.