How To Best Crochet The Basket Weave Stitch

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What is the basket weave pattern?

The basket weave crochet stitch is a creative crochet pattern that resembles a woven basket. It comprises alternating squares and horizontal lines, using front post and back post double crochet stitches, making it an easy-to-follow stitch pattern.

The result looks beautiful and creates a gorgeous texture and interesting texture in the fabric.

Like any other crochet technique, the crochet basketweave stitch requires practice in order to perfect your skills. However, the pattern is easy to memorize once you get the hang of it and can be used for various projects. This makes it an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced crocheters alike.

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That's because of its versatility. It can be used to make anything from dishcloths to blankets, depending on the size of your project and the type of yarn you choose. Plus, it's a great advanced beginner stitch that's easy enough for those just learning how to crochet post stitches.

Crochet basketweave stitch is an interesting way to add texture and dimension to your work and provides a practical purpose. The weave helps create a more durable fabric, making it the perfect stitch for items that will be used frequently.

Plus, its tightness is excellent for creating warm and cozy pieces like hats and scarves.

In short, the crochet basketweave stitch is ideal for those looking to add texture and durability to their projects. On this post you can practice with this free pattern, anyone can become a master at this popular stitch!

Creative Crochet Projects to Try Out with This Stitch

There are many creative projects you can make with basket weave crochet. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Making a basket to store your favorite yarns or notions.
  • Use it for home decor projects such as pillows.
  • Creating a cozy baby blanket or afghan to cuddle up in.
  • Crafting durable placemats.
  • Crafting potholders for the kitchen.
  • Making a sturdy tote bag.
  • Crafting cute and stylish headband accessories.

No matter what project you choose, basket weave crochet can add an interesting texture to your work, making it stand out. So get creative and give this popular stitch a try! You won’t be disappointed.

The Supplies for the Basketweave Crochet Washcloth

Crochet Hook:

Crochet Hook Size 5mm


Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends



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Approx 220 yds per washcloth.


Bpdc - back post double crochet
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
Fpdc - front post double crochet
pm - place marker
rnd- round
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
Stsc - stacked single crochet (this stitch eliminates an need for a turning chain)


Gauge is not critical for this basketweave crochet stitch project.


Washcloth finished is 12 inches x 11 inches

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner Crochet

Basket Weave Crochet Stitch Notes:

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the next st, yarn over, pull through work, {yarn over and pull through 2 loops} 2 times. 

Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the next st, yarn over, pull through work, {yarn over and pull through 2 loops} 2 times.

How many chains do you need for a basket weave stitch?

The wonderful thing about this stitch is it's easy to modify in size for baby blankets or larger crochet throws.

This stitch count is easily modified in width by crocheting a starting chain in increments of 6 + 2. This is for a basket weave stitch with 3 front post double crochet stitches and then 3 back post double crochet stitches worked alternatively with a stitch on each side of the pattern for a straighter edge.

If you want to modify the thickness of the basket weave pattern, you can create your starting chain in increments of 8 + 2. Then work 4 front post double crochet stitches, and then 4 back post double crochet stitches worked alternatively with an edge stitch on each side of the pattern.

Video Tutorial Stitch Instructions

How to do the Crochet Basketweave Stitch:

Row 1: Stsc in first, dc in each stitch across, turn. -This can be replaced by a foundation chain if you prefer. Tutorial Here: How to Easily Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

Row 2: Stsc in first, *Fpdc around the next 3 sts, Bpdc around the next three stitches*; repeat from * to * until the last st, dc in the last st, turn. Below are images of these steps broken down.

These are the next 3 sts to be worked as Front Post Double Crochet.

These are the next 3 sts to be worked as back post double crochet.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2. (these two rows will be worked the same way as the previous row)

Row 5: Stsc in first, *Bpdc around the next 3 sts, Fpdc around the next three stitches*; repeat from * to * until the last st, dc in the last st, turn.

Rows 6-7: Repeat Row 2.

Basket Weave Section Repeat Rows: Work Rows 2-7 for the pattern repeat. The pictured washcloth was repeated four more time, but you can make your crochet washcloth as long as you would like. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Want to learn more about crochet textured stitches?

If you can't get enough of exploring new crochet patterns and stitches, why not try out the free patterns like the How To Do The Extended Single Crochet Stitch (esc) In 4 Easy Steps or the Even Moss Crochet Stitch Tutorial + Pattern.

And if you love creating home decor crochet baskets, the Herringbone Single Crochet Basket Free Pattern is an intermediate stitch that has a really cool look. Plus you can use it as a basket for your plants if you have a green thumb.

Thanks for checking out the basketweave crochet stitch tutorial, happy crocheting!

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