Step-by-Step Guide: Crochet a Stunning Basketweave Blanket

Crocheting gives off a certain charm that mixes the beauty of traditional handcrafts and modern aesthetics. One such pattern is the basket weave crochet blanket.

The detailed interweaving can also be seen in old handwoven baskets; this crochet design creates a unique experience that is both visually appealing and amazingly cozy. For the newbies, the basket weave pattern may seem a bit difficult.

The alternating raised and lowered squares and the stitching may look complex. The reality is actually quite surprising. The beauty of the design lies in its simplicity.

A newbie can recreate this beautiful weave-like texture with a few stitches and patience. In this tutorial, we aim to explain the basket weave crochet blanket in its most accessible form. Whether you are making one for yourself, making it for someone as a gift, or looking for a piece of art for your home, a basket-weave blanket is your way to go. Join us to learn more about this blanket, stitch by stitch.

Why Choose a Basket Weave Crochet Blanket?

In the expansive world of crochet, with its number of stitches and patterns, the basket weave crochet blanket stands out while holding a special place in the hearts of crocheters. But what is it about this pattern that makes it one of the most used and sought-after for crafters?

1. Texture

Texture

At the core of the beauty of basket weave, the texture stands out the most. The basket weave, as the name suggests, covers the over-and-under pattern of woven baskets. This results in a sophisticated blanket that is luxurious to the touch.

2. Versatile Design

Versatile Design

The basket weave crochet blanket works in all seasons. The dense design helps keep you warm during the cooler months, working as an ideal snuggle companion. The breathable design makes it suitable for warmer seasons as well.

3. Skill Enhancement

Skill Enhancement

For people who want to progress from basic stitches quickly, the basket weave gives a superb challenge without being overly complex. This blanket is a great way to improve your skills, especially in understanding how post-stitches can be manipulated for enhanced depth and texture.

4. Timeless Piece

Timeless Piece

The basket weave remains an all-time favorite of all crochet enthusiasts. Whether the blanket is draped over a modern couch or a vintage chair, the basket-weave crochet blanket elevates the aesthetics of your room effortlessly.

Preparing for Your Basket Weave Crochet Blanket: The Essentials

To start your journey for crafting a basket-weave crochet blanket, the path to success includes both skill and the right tools. Before you begin the stitching dance, it is important to ensure you have everything required to complete the project efficiently. Let us have a look at the items that are essential to create your masterpiece. You need to invest time in preparation to ensure that the process goes smoothly.

1. Yarn Selection


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Lion Brand Yarn (1 Skein) 24/7 Cotton® Yarn, Mint, 558 Foot (Pack of 1)
  • COTTON YARN FOR CROCHETING AND KNITTING: Each skein of this worsted-weight yarn weighs 3.5 oz. (100 g) and is 186 yd. (170 m) long
  • BULK YARN PACK: This cotton yarn has incredible color, magnificent stitch definition, and a sheen that will last through multiple wash cycles
  • FIBER COUNT: This worsted-weight yarn for crochet and knit creations is 100% mercerized cotton and CYC #4 Medium weight
  • CARE INSTRUCTIONS: This is good yarn for making clothing because it is machine washable. Use warm water and a low-to-medium dryer setting
  • LION BRAND YARN: The perfect yarn for knitting and yarn for crocheting. We are committed to providing high-quality yarn to both beginner and expert crafters

Lion Brand Yarn (1 Skein) 24/7 Cotton® Yarn, White
  • COTTON YARN FOR CROCHETING AND KNITTING: Each skein of this worsted-weight yarn weighs 3.5 oz. (100 g) and is 186 yd. (170 m) long
  • BULK YARN PACK: This cotton yarn has incredible color, magnificent stitch definition, and a sheen that will last through multiple wash cycles
  • FIBER COUNT: This worsted-weight yarn for crochet and knit creations is 100% mercerized cotton and CYC #4 Medium weight
  • CARE INSTRUCTIONS: This is good yarn for making clothing because it is machine washable. Use warm water and a low-to-medium dryer setting
  • LION BRAND YARN: The perfect yarn for knitting and yarn for crocheting. We are committed to providing high-quality yarn to both beginner and expert crafters

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Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn, Soft and Bulky Yarn for Knitting, Crocheting, and Crafting, 1 Skein, Fossil
  • COLORFUL YARN: Each cake of this thick yarn weighs 6 oz. (170 g) and is 87 yd. (80 m) long—large cakes of soft, chunky yarn!
  • FIBER COUNT: Made from 80% acrylic and 20% wool and rated CYC #6 super bulky, this blended wool yarn is great for any craft kit.
  • CARE INSTRUCTIONS: This soft yarn can be dry-cleaned or is machine washable in cool water. It can also be dried at a low temperature. Do not iron.
  • LION BRAND YARN: We are committed to providing high-quality yarn to both beginner and expert crafters.

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Caron Little Crafties Acrylic Mini Yarn Multipack 20 Count (Pack of 1) – Knitting, Crocheting & Art Projects – Machine Washable & Dryable – Durable Light Weight Yarn Kit
  • MULTI-PACK OF MINI YARNS: Do not lack choices. This multipack offers 20 individual mini balls of yarn, each 20 grams and 63 yds long. This is ideal to introduce your child to the lovely world of knitting and crocheting.
  • EASY CARE & DURABILITY: Made from 100% acrylic light weight yarn, our mini knitting balls are durable and do not disintegrate as you are using them. Plus, they can go into the washing machine and the dryer safely.
  • GAUGE SPECIFICATIONS: The knitting gauge is 22sts and 28 rows with a 4 mm knitting needle. The crochet gauge is 17 sc and 21 rows with a 4 mm crochet hook. The yarn gauge is 3 DK Light.
  • VERSATILE SHADE RANGE: In this multipack, you get to enjoy 20 varied shades–from vibrant summer hues to cool winter tones, find the ideal match that will resonate with any of your seasonal and event-related creations.
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The heart of each crochet project is choosing the right yarn. For the basket weave crochet blanket, the best option is to choose a yarn that complements the rich texture of the weave. The weight should be medium to chunky, which can improve the depth of the basket weave. With the lighter yarn, you can create delicate basket weaves.

Fiber plays an essential factor in choosing the yarn, as natural fibers like cotton and wool enhance the texture. In contrast, acrylic and blended fibers make the yarn durable and easier to maintain. Color is a crucial factor for the basket weave crochet blanket as, in addition to just feeling great, the color helps accentuate the detailed design by using multiple colors for a unique twist.

2. Crochet Hooks

Yarniss 14 Size Crochet Hooks Set,MultiColor,2mm(B)-10mm(N) Ergonomic Crochet Hooks with Case for Arthritic Hands, Extra Long Crochet Needles
  • 【Great Value】You get 14 Ergonomic Crochet Hooks,9 Yarn Needles,10 Stitch Markers,1 Scissors& Case. Fantastic value for your buck. Stitch markers, scissors and yarn needles are a great bonus in a convenient case. The crochet hook set is a great crochet starter kit.
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  • 【Longer & Smooth Crochet Hooks】These crochet hooks are longer than other competitors' (4.5cm  for size B and 5.2cm  for size N) to give extra space when the pattern calls for more loops. Smooth crochet hooks glide effortlessly, produce clean finish project and avoid snagging yarns.
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To start your project, the next most important thing you require are crochet hooks. The sizes vary according to the yarn you have chosen. For chunky yarns, the best hooks to choose from are in the range of 6mm to 8mm. For light and medium yarns, you can choose a hook size of 4mm to 5.5mm. The end goal is to create stitches that are defined without making the fabric too tight or loose.

3. Measuring Tools

Amazon Basics Tape Measure - 16 Feet, Pink
  • 16-foot retractable measuring tape for personal or professional use
  • Provides both SAE and metric measurements
  • Wide 3/4-inch blade with easy readability
  • Convenient belt clip and lanyard for easy access
  • Molded, impact-resistant case with easy grip-ability

Provided that you want your basket weave crochet blanket in a specific size, it is important that you use a tape measure. This makes sure that the desired size, width, and length are achieved. Whether you are crafting a baby blanket, a full-sized bedspread, or a throw, it is essential for you to use measuring tools.

4. Tapestry Needles

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FIVEIZERO 80/40 PCS Large-Eye Blunt Needles,8 Sizes Stainless Steel Yarn Knitting Needles,Sewing Needles,Crafting Knitting Weaving Stringing Needleswith Threaders for Finishing Off Crochet Projects CJ
  • 【Material】Our darning needles are made of high quality stainless steel, with sharp needles, smooth surface, durable and not easy to bend, not easy to rust, corrosion resistant, the resistance through the cloth is small, it is easier to slip through.
  • 【Different Sizes】You will get 40 Pcs large-eye blunt needles(8 sizes).5pcs x 1.57inch,5pcs x 1.65inch,5pcs x 1.8inch,5pcs x 2.04inch,5pcs x 2.08inch,5pcs x 2.2inch,5pcs x 2.36inch,5pcs x 2.75inch and a needles threader(randomly colors). Perfect sizes of yarn Knitting needls for you to choose to finish your project.
  • 【Box Packaging】Use iron box packaging, compared with plastic tube packaging, the iron box is stronger and not easy to break,you can easily carry、store them and keeping inner things safe and table neat.
  • 【Widely Used】These tepastry needles are suitable for weaving in ends and sewing up seams on your knit & crochet projects. Perfect for needlework, such as crocheting, sewing, threading, embroidery, knitting, craft DIY and so on.
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Finishing the crochet blanket is as important as starting it. A tapestry needle is a must-have to weave in the yarn ends. This makes sure that the blanket looks polished and stays in shape for a longer time.

5. Scissors

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Scissors, iBayam 8" All Purpose Scissors Bulk 3-Pack, Ultra Sharp 2.5mm Thick Blade Shears Comfort-Grip Scissors for Office Desk Accessories Sewing Fabric Home Craft School Supplies, Right/Left Handed
  • Definitely household scissors. Great for cutting burlap, paper, cardboard, light line, fabric, tape, photos. Perfect for sewing, tailoring, quilting, dressmaking, cutting patterns, alterations, hand craft.
  • 3 Pairs of Quality Straight Handled Scissors. Allow you to make precise cuts with great control as the blade have the perfect amount of friction, Very comfortable to use. 3 pairs of straight handled scissors for smooth cutting.
  • Premium quality stainless steel blades enables high-density steel that makes 3 times harder than normal stainless steel and are smoother cutting. Comfort-Grip holes let you maintain a comfortable, can be used left or right handed.
  • 8-Inch Comfort-Grip Scissors, 3 special scissors are suitable for most items that need to be cut. It can also be used as a household scissors for cutting open frozen food bags ready for cooking.

Every crocheter knows the importance of a sharp pair of scissors. This helps the artist in more ways than just cutting yarns. The right scissors ensure that your basket-weave crochet blanket remains a masterpiece for years to come. Choose a pair that provides a clean cut and reduces the chances of fraying while being lightweight and compact for easy transportation.

6. Stitch Markers

Stitch Markers Ortarco 120 PCS Crochet Stitch Markers with 4 PCS Large Eye Sewing Blunt Needles 3 Sizes for Knitting Sewing Stitching Weaving 10 Colors with Storage Case
  • The packaging includes: 120 pieces of stitch markers in clear storage box, 4 big eye blunt needles.
  • Our stitch markers are made of quality plastic, mark the stitches securely and will not slip out or snag your knitting easily.
  • You can use these locking ring stitch markers in knitting, weaving, crocheting, DIY arts and craft.
  • Our large eye blunt needles has extra large long eye, the stitching needles are easy to thread yarn through even without a threader.
  • Came with Storage boxes, easy to store.

While stitch markers are not absolutely necessary to make your own basket weave crochet blanket, they are a helpful tool if you are a newbie in crocheting. They help you in tracking the pattern repeats and help in keeping the symmetry.

Mastering the Basket Weave Stitch: Details

At the heart of the beautiful basket weave crochet blanket, the most important aspect hides the basket weave stitch, which is the key to making the alluring texture that reminds one of a woven basket. It may look delicate and detailed at first, but breaking down the elements reveals a logical and satisfactory pattern. The basket weave stitch relies on two fundamental stitches: Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) and Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc).

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)

The stitch involves crocheting around the post of a stitch from the previous row instead of the top loops. The result of this process is a raised stitch on the front of the design that creates a textured effect. To create an FPdc, the first step is to yarn over, then insert the hook from the front to the back and around the post of the stitch from the previous row. You can then complete the double crochet using the yarn over and pull through technique, two loops, twice.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc)

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc)

This process is similar to FPdc; however, the BPdc is executed around the post of a stitch from the previous row but from the back. This creates a valleyed stitch on the front of the design. To create a BPdc, the first step is to yarn over, then insert the hook from the back to the front and around the post of the stitch from the previous row. You can then complete the double crochet using the yarn over and pull through technique, two loops, twice, just like FPdc.

Creating the Weave: Dance of Stitches

The magic of the basket weave crochet blanket is brought out by alternating between FPdc and BPdc stitches. The sequence gives an illusion of woven square patterns that are visible in baskets.

It is important to follow the sequence, making sure that the raised and depressed stitches align correctly. This creates a beautiful interwoven texture that gives a different feel to the basket-weave crochet blanket.

The most important part is patience and practice. Crocheting the basket weave becomes easier once the rhythm of FPdc and BPdc stitches is set. As the pattern becomes visible, row after row, the sense of accomplishment becomes unmatched. Mastering the weave stitch allows you to make a blanket that keeps you warm and shows the elegance of the woven design.

Step-by-Step Guide to Create Basket Weave Crochet Blanket

As you begin creating a basket weave crochet blanket, the journey to create a cozy and textured masterpiece starts. With all the important tools and knowledge of how to create a basket weave stitch, here are the steps that you are required to follow:

Step 1: Foundation and Initial Rows

Foundation and Initial Rows

You start by creating a foundation chain that is in multiples of the required width of the blanket. You can add a few extra chains so that the edges remain straight. Continue by working a row of double crochet stitches across the foundation chain. This provides a groundwork for creating the basket weave pattern.

Step 2: Setting the Weave Pattern

Setting the Weave Pattern

The second row marks the start of the basket weave pattern. With the third chain, you start making the first double crochet. Next, you have to create 3 Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) stitches followed by 4 Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc) stitches. Continue alternating between FPdc and BPdc stitches across the row and complete it.

Step 3: Creating the Weave Effect

Creating the Weave Effect

The third row introduces the interaction between FPdc and BPdc that gives the basket weave its unique texture. Chain 3 and design an FPdc around the FPdc stitch from the previous row. Similarly, work a BPdc around the BPdc stitch from the previous row. Repeat the pattern across the complete row. Ensure that the raised stitches align with the depressed stitches of the previous row.

Step 4: Building the Pattern

Building the Pattern

Rows 4 to 7 follow the exact same sequence as you had followed in step 3 while maintaining the alternating FPdc and BPdc stitches. By the end of row 7, the basket weave pattern will start to make its appearance.

Step 5: Shift and Continuation

Shift and Continuation

With the starting of row 8, a new pattern will emerge that makes sure the weave looks as it should. As you crochet, the steps to continue the perfect stitch are to work an FPdc over any FPdc from the previous row that you encounter. Similarly, for any BPdc encountered from the previous row, another BPdc is to be drawn over it. This reversal stitching pattern creates an illusion of woven squares, making the heart of the pattern.

Step 6: Repeating the Pattern

Repeating the Pattern

From rows 9 to 12, you have to continue the weave pattern that was started from row 8. The alternating FPdc and BPdc stitches maintain the rhythm of the pattern. This repetition enhances the texture and makes you appreciate the woven design taking shape.

Step 7: Setting the Blanket Length

Setting the Blanket Length

Alternate weave pattern rows and shifted rows allow you to set the length of the blanket. Keep your thoughts clear beforehand on what should be the length of your blanket so that you can proceed to work accordingly.

Step 8: The Finishing Touches

The Finishing Touches

Once you have completed the basket weave crochet blanket to its desired length, finish the design with a final row of double crochet stitches. This row makes a neat border that frames the textured weave within. Cut the yarn and leave a tail to weave later. The tapestry needle will help you weave in the yarn end for a clean and polished finish.

As the basket weave crochet blanket gets completed, you get to hold a masterpiece that combines your craftsmanship and artistry. The alternating FPdc and BPdc stitches create a visually appealing textured fabric.

Customizing and Caring for Your Basket Weave Crochet Blanket

Creating a basket-weave crochet blanket is all about passion and patience. Once this masterpiece is complete, you can easily customize it to make it unique and care for its longevity.

Uniqueness

1. Embroidery

Embroidery

You can add personal touches to the blanket by embroidering important details like initials, dates, or small details on the blanket. This adds sentimental value to the blanket while making it a heirloom piece.

2. Applique Details

Applique Details

Add fabric or crochet detailing like flowers, animals, or other details that will add a touch of color and depth to the blanket. This helps in denoting the sense of personal and adorable touch through which you can create a definitive aura of your craft.

3. Fringe

Fringe

A fringe or tasseled edge gives a vintage appeal to the blanket. You can add beads, bells, or other detailings to the blanket to create a bohemian-themed blanket.

4. Memory Patches

Memory Patches

You can stitch in small patches of fabric to the blanket that marks important memories, turning it into a quilted storybook. It is a beautiful and meaningful addition to the blanket to treasure important moments.

Delighting Care

Gentle Wash

Gentle Wash

To maintain the texture and color of the basket weave crochet blanket, you can hand wash the blanket using cold water with mild detergent. Press out the excess water between towels without wringing.

Dry Flat and Storage

Dry Flat and Storage

Lay the blanket flat on a drying rack to avoid stretching or distortion of the weave. You can store the blanket in a cool and dry place, folded or rolled, using a lavender sachet to keep the pests away.

Conclusion

As the details of the basket weave crochet blanket unfold, each weave captures your dedication and creativity. Like every good story, a new chapter unfolds that includes its personalization and care.

The beauty of the classic basket weave lies in its uniqueness and adaptability. The blanket can be made as unique as your imagination allows. As you continue, crocheting is a continuous process of learning and evolution.

Basketweave is one stepping stone in this lifelong adventure. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned crocheter, be inspired and challenged by the beautiful basket-weave crochet blanket.

If the basket weave has interested you, proceed ahead and expand your crochet journey, refine your skills, and create more amazing masterpieces. Check out more tutorials, explore vibrant yarns, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of crocheting. Begin your crocheting journey today with the rhythm of the weave leading the way.

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