Week 9 of The 50 Stitches CAL – Basketweave Stitch

The basketweave stitch is full of texture that has a woven effect.

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.

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

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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

Hook size = 4mm

Chain 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

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

Row 4. repeat row 3

Row 5. Repeat row 2

Row 6. repeat row 2

Row 7. Repeat row 3

Row 8. repeat row 3

Row 9. repeat row 2

Row 10. repeat row 2

Row 11. repeat row 3

Row 12. repeat row 3

Row 13. repeat row 2

Row 14. repeat row 2

Row 15. repeat row 3

Row 16. repeat row 3

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 will have 124 sc in total

The Interlocking Border

If you are joining as you go, we need to add the interlocking border and weave it into the border of the previous square so they are joined together. Use a 4mm hook for this part of the border on all squares.

Start the border in the extra corner stitch on the bottom left hand side with a standing single crochet, and single crochet in the next corner stitch.

*Chain 4, skip the next 3 stitches, single crochet in the next two stitches* repeat this pattern across the bottom edge until you reach the next corner (you should have 6 loops). Make a single crochet in all 3 corner stitches. Carry on the pattern above. Do this for 3 sides.

When you get to the top left corner, single crochet in the 3 corner stitches then chain 4. Pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the top right loop of the previous square. Hook the loop from your chain 4 and pull it up through the seed stitch loop. Pull your loop tight, skip 3 and single crochet in the next 2 stitches of the adjoining square.

You should have joined the first 2 loops together. Repeat this for all 6 loops until you get back to the bottom left hand corner. Single crochet in the corner stitch, and join into the standing stitch.

You can now tie off and weave in your ends.

If you would like to close the gap between the corners of your squares, you can do this with a single stitch. I show you how in this video

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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