In this post I am going to look at basket weave crochet stitch and also follow with a video with basket weave crochet stitch instructions.
This crochet technique is more advanced so I recommend you master your basic crochet technique and stitches like the double and treble stitches going first before you attempt this one.
Basket Weave Crochet Stitch Instructions for a Basic Square
These are instructions for a 12 x 12 square aproximately, depending on the thickness of your wool.
If you want to make it a bigger square, you need to work on a multiple of 14 plus 4. In this pattern I am working a 7 x 7 basket weave, but in the video below they show it with a 4 x 4 basket weave. The technique however stays the same.
yoh = yarn over hook.
trF = tr at front worked thus: insert the hook from the front to back and round next tr.yoh and draw a lp through, complete st in the usual way.
trB = tr at back worked thus: insert hook from back to front and round next tr.yoh and draw a lp through. Complete st in the usual way.
Using 6.5mm hook and Antique, make 18 ch.
Foundation Row: 1 treble st into 4th ch from hook. The first 3 chain count as the first treble. 1 tr into each chain to end. You should have 16 treble including the first 3 chain at the beginning of the row. Turn
Row 1: 2 ch (counts as first tr – see note at the bottom). trF round each of next 7 tr (this is a treble in front). Yarn over hook and insert hood from front to back between 1st and 2nd treble, round the 2nd treble and to the front between the 2nd and 3rd treble.
Take the yarn over the hood and draw a loop through. You will not have 3 loops on the hood. Yarn over hook and draw through first 2 loops. Yarn over hood and draw through the remaining 2 loops – treble completed. Work trF round each of the next 6 treble.
The next treble is worked from the back – abbreviated as trB. Take yarn over hook and insert hook from back to front between 8th and 9th treble, round the 9th treple and to the back between 9t and 10th treble.
Take yarn over the hook and draw a loop through – 3 loops on the hook. Complete treble as before. Work trB round each of next 6 treble. Repeat these 14 stitches to the end: finish trB round the 2 chain. Turn the work.
Rows 2 to 4: Rep row 1 three times.
Row 5: work 2 chain. trB round each of next 7 tr and trF round each of next 7 tr. trF round 2 ch. The pattern has been reversed. Turn.
Rows 6 to 9: Rep row 5 four times.
To work multiple row repeats you will work 10 rows. So Rows 6 to 9 will be repeated 5 times.
Note: For basket weave stitch, the trebles sit lower than normal as they are worked around the stitches. To create a stitch of the same height, just 2 chain are worked.
Here is a video where they have worked a 4 x 4 basket stitch which just goes to show how versitile this pattern is. The pattern above works in a 7 x 7 basket weave crochet pattern.
They talk about double and not treble stitch here, but this is what I have learnt as trebles so don’t get too confused there. The stitch names change in different parts of the world.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.