Crochet Basketweave Rows - Square or Scarf


Crochet Basketweave Rows - Square or Scarf
Written by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Crochet Basketweave Rows - Square or Scarf

FPDC =Front Post Double Crochet:

  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook.
  • From the front of your work, insert your hook to the right side of your next stitch.
  • Bring it up on the left side of the stitch.
  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook.
  • Pull your yarn through. You will be pulling it behind the post of the previous double crochet. This will give you 3 loops on your hook.
  • Complete your double crochet the same way that a double crochet is created.
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet:
  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook.
  • From the back of your work, insert your hook to the right side of your next stitch.
  • Bring it up and around to the left side of the stitch inserting the hook to the back of your work.
  • Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook.
  • Pull your yarn through. You will be pulling it in front of the post of the previous double crochet. This will give you 3 loops on your hook.
  • Complete your double crochet the same way that a double crochet is created.
Materials
Size H Crochet Hook
4-Ply Worsted Weight Yarn

Abbreviations
FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch

Chain 22
Row 1: DC in the 2nd CH from the hook. 1 DC in ea of the next 19 CH's. (20 DC total) The first 2 Chains will not count as a stitch.

Row 2-15: CH 1, 1 FFDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 BPDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 FFDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 BPDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 FFDC around ea of the next 4 St's. The beginning post stitch will be completed around the Ch 1 and first FPDC.

This will create a complete a 6 inch by 6 inch square. You can continue on to create a scarf.

Rows 16-120: CH 1, 1 FFDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 BPDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 FFDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 BPDC around ea of the next 4 St's, 1 FFDC around ea of the next 4 St's. The beginning post stitch will be completed around the Ch 1 and first FPDC.

Comments

  1. Hi - sorry to barge in but you seem to be very interested in having people learn to crochet. I am an expert knitter but I have spent a total of probably 5 hours in the past 2 days, trying to learn how to crochet a flower! All I get is a tangled lump. I watched your tutorial but I am still stuck -- it happens every time after the inital chain stitch and joining it together in a ring.

    If there is any way you could help - either by email, answering on your blog...I would be so appreciative. incidentally, I knit for charity and the mittens will be donated to a school. I would like to decorate some regualr handknit mittens with some crochet flowers. Thanks so much for reading. Heidi
    Greenswardplan at yahoo dot com

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    1. Have you tried making a chain to form a loop instead of using the "magic ring/circle"? I've never been able to get the hang of it, so I always replace the loop with a chain of about 4 to 6 chains, depending on the patten (how big the hole in the middle should be).
      It might be helpful to learn how to crochet something like a traditional granny square to get the hang of crocheting in a ring.
      If you're hacing trouble chaining or need extra help, you may want to find Bethintx1 and/or Mikeyssmail on Youtube since some people need to hear an instructor explain things in a different way. I hope this helps!
      Check out my crochet blog at www.dustybobbin.weebly.com

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  2. Heidi,
    What kind of help do you need? What flower are you working on? I have several posted.

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  3. HEIDI,
    You insert the crochet hook through the center of the chain, working each stitch around the chain. I have 220+ video tutorials posted on Youtbe, most of them for beginners. You can post a comment on the specific video on Youtube so I know exactly which video it is. I also provide links to the written and symbol instructions on the right side of the video under "More Info".

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  4. Hi
    I have what I think is a quick question. Can the basketweavebe done alternating colors (blue, red, blue, red) and if so would it make it any more hard to do the pattern?

    I'm figuring it may make it longer in time but not sure about difficulty.

    Thanks

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  5. Bunnitaz,
    Changing color will not make the project any more difficult. it will be done the same way. Changing color will add a little extra time but not that much.

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  6. Teresa, thanks for your patience. I have now made the inner flowery thing, the thing with 3 chains,then a single crochet, and when you repeat 5x it is the beginning of a flower. THat is enough for me. Rather than strain my brain, I am going to crochet up a dozen or so of these mini flowers and attach them to the mittens. That will be cute enough.

    Uhh -- is there a simple answer, how do you end off a project so it doesn't unravel? I clipped the yard a few inches off the project and if my research doesn't turn anything up, I will use my darning needle and send it through the loop to lock it off, leaving thetail end to use as an anchor when I attach it to the mittens.

    Thanks again. I know this is a teeny tiny thing for an expert crocheter, but it is being done from the heart, and the mittens will be sold on auction to benefit a public school. I am hoping to improve at the crocheting, and be able to decorate some more stuff before the auction happens.

    So now you know your videos are benefitting public education, thanks again. The tutorial i used, is done with red thread, I will comment there as well. THx HEIDI

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    1. Oh, I didn't realize so many people had helped you already! Haha. Well, more friends the better!

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  7. HEIDI,
    I cut a length of tail about 8", pull it through my last stitch. That alone will keep it from unraveling. Then I do other knots at various places throughout weaving it in. I have included 3 video tutorials on knotting and securing yarn tails so you can see how this is done.

    Lace Tails

    Yarn Tails

    Secure Yarn Tail

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  8. Teresa , thanks for your help and generosity. THis project has been driving me nuts and I finally cracked the code and was able to make the 'real' flowers. I made 3 per mitten and I am going to sew them on today. As it turned out I figured out I was doing single crochet wrong. So that adjustment has made it much easier. Thx for your help. HEIDI

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  9. Teresa, thank you for your helpful blog and all the time you put into updating it and answering questions of your readers and followers. I am a man actually. My mom taught me to crochet about 25 years ago and I recently got back into it as a relaxation kind of thing!

    I live in Thailand with my girlfriend so it may sound odd when I tell you that I am making her a scarf (my first) for Valentines day. "Thailand is super hot" you might say and you would be correct! We are planning a trip to South Korea this spring, and it is going to be cold there! It took me a couple "restarts" to finally get the basketweave rows, but now I'm just plugging right along and am almost to 40 rows already!

    Thank you again!
    Guy in Thailand

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  10. Pae and Guy,
    Thank you for commenting. Have fun on your trip. It sounds exciting. It is always great to hear from crocheting men.

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  11. Hi Teresa

    I am a big fan of ur blog and videos..I wanted to ask youif i can make a flat pouch with this stitch...if yes then how many chain should i begin with??

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  12. Hi, i really like your lessons, but i have one question im trying to make a basket weave scarf for my son and i want to make it with 2 colors , so i start with white and then i add blue and when i add blue=the result= it doesnt look professional, because i have white lines on blue color when i connected them, so my question is what should I do, how to connect 2 colors because i just continued with basket weave pattern but maybe i should do smth else to connect them????? Thanks a lot.

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  13. Hi Teresa! I have made my first Crochet beret following your tutorial and I love it!! Now I'm trying to do the basketweave scarf. I like to use both you're written instructions + your youtube tutorials. For this project however I am a bit confused. On the video you say to do a DC in the 3rd chain from the hook(after the 22 chains.) But on the written instructions it says to DC in the 2nd chain from the hook. Is one wrong or does it matter? Thank you in advance for your time! Here is the link to the youtube video I am speaking of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWu2zXz8gdQ

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  14. WendyMarie,
    It really does not matter. The less chains that you have when making the first stitch, the less the chances of making a big gap or hole on the edge of your work. Sometimes I try to keep the distance as short as possible.

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  15. Thank you for the response! I'm on row 6 now. It's looking really good! Can't wait to finish it. It's so awesome that you have these tutorials and everything!

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  16. Teresa, If I wanted to make something larger, like a blanket, with this pattern, would you recommend doing more than 4 of each of the front and back post stitches so that the scale is bit more balanced on a larger project? If so, how many?

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  17. Hi there, Christine here. I've followed your video and the instructions, while I can achieve the texture, I seem to have holes where I change from front to back post. Is there anything I'm doing wrong, or is there a way to make the front to back post more seemless?

    Thanks for your time and suggestions.
    Christine

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  18. When you get to the end of a row, do you chain one then flip..or flip then chain one?

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  19. Love It. Thanks so much for your dedication and for sharing your talents with the world. May God bless you.

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  20. Hello Teresa!
    I love your blog! I could spend ages looking around for wonderful patterns!
    I'm wondering--I'm trying to make a 12 inch square with this stitch. Do you have a multiple for this stitch? Thanks in advance!

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