In this video, Brenda K. B. Anderson demonstrates how to crochet the Basketweave stitch. This stitch pattern uses post stitches to create a thick, woven-like texture. Be sure to download the chart so that you can follow along at home.
To begin, chain a multiple of 6 stitches, + 2 (one stitch on each end) = 1 stitch for beginning turning chain. In her sample, Brenda starts with a foundation chain of 21 and begins her swatch by working into the bottom of her chain.
Row 1: Beginning with the third ch from hook (the first 2 chs count as the 1st DC of the row), DC into each chain across.
Rows 2-3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st DC of row), turn, [FPDC into each of the next 3 sts, BPDC into each of the next 3 sts] across until one stitch remains (the ch-2 turning ch), DC into the top of this turning chain.
Rows 4-5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st DC of row), turn, [BPDC into each of the next 3 sts, FPDC into each of the next 3 sts] across until one stitch remains, 1 DC into top of ch-2.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.
If crocheted at a tight gauge, this highly textured stitch pattern has lots of structure and is perfect for baskets, pillow coverings, blankets, potholders, and more. If crocheted at a slightly looser gauge, this stitch pattern makes a great scarf, dishcloth, sweater or hat. The fact that this stitch pattern is completely reversible is an extra added bonus.
Brenda shares lots of tips while demonstrating this stitch pattern, and finishes up by recommending to block this fabric for more drape, and softness.
Premium members can download a free copy of the chart to follow along at home.