Week 9 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Week 9 Of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Basketweave stitch. This stitch is full of texture that has a woven effect just like a basket.

It’s an easy, repetitive pattern that uses front and back post stitches to create the woven effect. Remember that front and backpost dc are the same stitch, the only difference is which side of your work they are made. The basketweave takes full advantage of this, so the front and back are mirror images of each other.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below

UK Translation

Front post double crochet (fpdc) = front post treble crochet

Back post double crochet (bpdc) = back post treble crochet

Double crochet = treble crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 4mm hook

Start by making a foundation chain of 32

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook, make a double crochet. Dc in each chain (turning chain counts as a stitch) – 30 stitches

Row 2
Row 2 – 7 sets of 4 front and back post dc

Turn

Row 2. Chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc in first stitch. *Fpdc in next 4 stitches, Bpdc in next 4 stitches* repeat across row, ending in a set of fpdc. Sc in last stitch – 30 stitches

Row 3 looks the same as row 2
Row 3 will look the same as row 2 even though the stitches are different

Turn 

Row 3. Chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc in first stitch. *Bpdc in next 4 stitches, Fpdc in next 4 stitches* repeat across row, ending in a set of bpdc. Sc in last stitch – 30 stitches

Row 4. repeat row 3

Row 5. Repeat row 2

Row 6. repeat row 2

Row 7 – 16. Repeat rows 3 to 6

The Border

You will need to go down to a 3.5mm hook for the border.

Make 1 sc in each stitch across the top and bottom

In the side of rows 1 and 16 make 1 sc, in the side of all other rows make 2 sc.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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