Crochet Basket Weave Stitch – Blanket

Crochet Basket Weave Stitch – Blanket

In this tutorial we’re going to learn
how to do the basket weave in the basket weave is called the basket weave because
it kind of looks like the concept of a wicker basket this concept is actually very simple
idea and it’s actually the same on both sides so no matter what you do on one
side it’s going to look like the basket weave on the other there’s advantages of doing that basket
weave in kind of ideas it actually makes your yarn a lot more
thicker and because the lines are overlapping each other it causes it to double its thickness
there for being a bit warmer plus giving it some pretty cool ideas as far as
design effects so let’s get started on learning how to
do the basket weave. So let’s start off with a slip knot hey everybody its Mikey from Mikey’s
mail, in today’s tutorial on behalf of all free crochet and I, we would like to
introduce you to the basket weave so starting off with the slip knot and for
more free patterns or crochet ideas check out so we want to look at
this pattern it’s in sets of four sets of eight so this is it for 4,4,4,4,4 but when you look at two together it’s a
eight so once you want in order to make this happen look like this you need for
to go down so that’s why they say it’s sets of 8 so
8 8 + 8 but we need to pay attention to is we need extra on the sides of each
side there’s a little bit too much extra in this particular example but what we
want to do is we want to keep it in sets of eight and then add 2 at the rest end
of the line so let’s keep that so let’s get going so
this is not one so let’s go one two three four five six seven and eight There’s your first set so 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 &
8 there’s your next step 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 & 8 so you just want to keep going to the
distance keeping them in the sets of eight and at the very end what we want
to do now is that we want to add one or two extra one is for this side and one
is for the other side of this basketweave so one and two and now what
we want to do and I’m holding my finger and my thumb strategically right here so
that I remember because what’s going to happen is that the video is going to
flip and I’m going to tell you to go to the third from the hook but if you hold
your finger there right now and just go one two three you won’t need to worry about counting
the third back from the hook because your finger is, and thumb is indicating
where it is so let’s move on to your next set so what we want to do now is that we
want to look at this in order to create this pattern we need to double crochet
to give ourselves a stability of a line to come back across so all we need to do is grab the
material and Counting either third from the chain so the third one down or where you left
your finger and your thumb and it go down into the actual chain driving
through pull through two and two so I was a double crochet so let’s do it
again so into the next chain through pulling it through two and two so grabbing it so do this play it
through – – so do this now into the end of the
line we’ll catch back up we’ll turn around and we’ll get you started on your first
line of doing a basket weave. ok we now come to the end of the line it
certainly doesn’t look like the basket weave does it but this is our
established foundation row we need to now then turn it and begin now we need
to understand terminology and we have posts and the posts are the gaps in between
each of the the bottom layer so you see like a roll of string it’s almost like a train track and then
you see another one on the top well the things that are joining the top
and the bottom are called the posts and we’re going to be working on the front
post and the back post so in order to create this next line we
need to double crochet and normally when we started line we actually double our
chain 3 but in this case we’re only going to
chain two and the reason for it is that because we’re working on the back post
way down here and not up here just like this is started up here because we’re
coming down if you chain up three you’re going to have your material
create creating like this on the edges creating your work to be distorted so let’s grab the material and we’re
going to start you can see this is on the and post you can see that because the
other one is sunk in behind so it’s the back post or front back front back so let’s grab it from the front so it,
slip in, so pulling apart grabbing the material and going into the
one side of the post and then back out the other side pulling it through pull
through two and two and now remember I said it’s in groups of four so you want to do that at least four
times so it’s going into the very next one poppin popping it through so i’m making
it look a lot easier than it is getting used to working with the back and the
front post can be a little bit challenging so you want to be able to just get used
to actually doing it yourself so let’s do four in a row so that was
number three and you can see clearly that that’s only three done so far so the pattern that doesn’t get easily
lost in the in the ideas. ok so the next one we’ve just done our
four so now we’re going to work in behind just like so and we’re just going to
grab the material and now coming from the behind sticking your needle out
through the front of your work popping it back out to the back to grab
the back post pulling it through two and two, so now you can see that that pulled this
string the string now looks distorted as it being pulled backwards and you’ll
see that a line is now forming right in the front and that’s what those lines
are here so let’s do that again we want to do that four times so grabbing that
from the back answer – 27 number two so you’ll notice that that line in the
front looks a really unusual doesn’t it because it looks like it’s sticking
right out your face and looks like it’s all messed up but in actual fact it’ll
settle down within the next line to pull itself backward. so now we just did the four back post so
now let’s do the front post again for another four of wrapping material going
to the very next post available grabbing it from the front. we want to do that four times so you
just want to keep going back and forth four to the front four to the back and we
want to keep doing that until the end of the line so the next one ever is your 4 so let’s
go and do the back so grabbing it coming from the back side coming into the full
front and then flipping it back up to the back again for a double crochet and
continue to do that you’ll find that once you do one back and pulling it from
the back the other one kind of actually pulls
itself backwards on its own making it easier to grab so you’ll notice that
there is it’s actually really easy pattern because once you do that one
post the other post tend to follow suit and now we’re going to come back and do
the front again so just come in from the front side but
in pop out and keep doing that please until the end of the line and I’m going
to pick back up just before you finish and we’ll show you how to do the edging.
Now in my case I and i have now three back post here and now I still have two
more to go and the edge and I’m like okay well I
got a mistake here means that I’ve got one extra post here so what am I going
to do? Am I going to panic attack? Nah! you know what I’m going to do I’m going
to come from behind and not only am I going to grab one post but i’m going to
grab both of them and drag them both together just like so and yes I am so
cheating right now but it’s okay and what I want to do is I want to pull
those together so that my pattern looks consistent as I go along so now we just have the last chain to go
and we’re just going to grab the material and we’re going to have double
crochet do not go into this gap because that are separate your work go into the
side chain putting it through and then pull through so that that was my way of fixing my
very bottom edge so that my edging and the bottom looks consistent so yes it’s
cheating but you know sometimes you can’t get it
right always the first time and there’s more viewers that do that then get it
right the first time so let’s continue on to your next line ok so we’re just going to turn our
material just like where we left off and now you can really see that this
line is really popping out here and again that will settle down as we go
along now each one of these basket weaves are
actually three lines so we just completed one of the lines of the three okay so every time we good so what I
would do it on a piece of paper right one two and three and let’s check off
every time you complete a line and then just keep doing that so we want to look at it now and we’re
going to start off and so then these ribs are kind of like facing towards you
and when you turn it back around you can see that that is indeed coming forward so let’s chain up our two, we are always going to chain two when we go to turn and because these ribs are on the
front side I want to maintain them on the front
side for at least three lines so this is the second line of the actual
three lines ok so if it’s on the front now you want
to maintain it on the front and if it’s on the back you want to maintain it on the back so
just grabbing it from the front posts on the front side ok so that was the last of the fourth so
everything still remains in groups of four ok it’s very hard to miss these stitches unless you miss count right up to the
very beginning so you can see that the next one appears in behind so we want to
maintain that so grabbing it and now just popping it in through the front and
back out through the back ok so we’re grabbing the the back post
going through and we want to do that again so just go across this line some
matching exactly what you have so if it’s on the front maintain the front it’s on the back maintain the back and
at the very end we’ll meet back up so i’m going to switch got one more in the
back here and then we’re going to switch back to the front side it’s so obvious that it’s that you can
tell where everything is so you can see them now its you how these two lines are
like this the next one is right in front of you so it’s obviously on the front side so
continue that will pick back up at the end of the line and then we’ll turn it
and carry on so this is the second of the three lines so this is the end of the second pass
and so basically you got one more posts and behind and again we’re coming to the
side chaining because that’s the last one lap and again we’re just going to
have double crochets grabbing the material going right into the chain do not go
into the gap pulling it through and then pull throughout three that’s a half
double crochet and you can see the half double crochet equals it nicely even
though you are double crocheting so now you can really start seeing it
but we’re not done this is only the second of the three ok so let’s turn our material going up so now we want to maintain this exact
stitching again for the last time before we make everything opposite in order to
create the weave so let’s chain up two, one and two and
then going back across this pattern this is the next one was right in front
so you want to come in from the front side and then just continue to go the
matching exactly what’s already in your line as stitch by stitch and work your
way across the end and we’ll meet back up at the end and we’ll flip it and then
we’ll reverse everything on starting to really create the effect of the weave so
the next one’s in behind so we’re going to continue that and just
match exactly what you have so now coming to the end of this is the
pass of the line of three and we’re just got one more back one to do let’s do that and we have our side chain
yet to do so that’s a half double crochet so going into the chain itself
on the side pulling it through playing throughout three so now it’s time to opposite everything
that we’ve just done and the opposite then is what’s going to create the next
batch of basket weave so let’s turn our material and now what we’re going to do
is opposite everything to what we’ve just done so let’s chain up two, one and
two and we’re just going to go in and look at it ok so these posts in the front instead
of matching it from the front I want you to grab the material and
come in from behind the post ok so these are a little bit awkward and
the reason why they’re awkward do you see that these lines are here are really
close to each other well that’s what you’re doing in behind
is that your have to grab in between these lines and it’s a in the very
beginning of it when getting used to it a little bit of a challenge so grabbing
it and going into the post ok so grabbing it from the back side
because we want opposite and grabbing it and pulling through two and two okay so we just pulled that one back and
now the line that we’ve been creating under here is now starting to form in
the front which is creating the opposite effect so grabbing it from behind so everything
in the front you want to grab from behind in everything in the back you want to grab from the front so
basically you’re just doing the opposite so this will be pass number one again
so just everything is in lines of three for this particular pattern. ok so that was we just grabbed
everything from behind so you can see that there’s kind of a rouche that’s
forming that’s good that’s what we want and now
that these ones are on the back so now we want to grab by the Front’s going in
going into the post flipping it back out and now we want to
pull these forward it doesn’t get any more simpler than
this concept really actually I really really i’ve never done the basket weave
until this tutorial and i think i’m considering doing an entire Afghan of
the basket weaving I think it’s brilliant so that’s going in so that ones that are
in the front so now we want to grab those from behind we just want two opposite to go and do
this round of this role will be back up at the end and we’ll continue along and
this is now line number one of the the the transition i guess you can say that
again write down on a piece of paper 1 2 & 3
you will get used to the look of what one two and three passes will look like that
in the very beginning I would suggest you write it down just to make it easier
for yourself so the next ones are in the back so we
want to pull those forward and continue along for the rest of the line. so this was number line number one of
the transition online so we’re just going to half double
crochet ourselves into the side chain – – to finish that off so you can see
now the transition going from one side of the basket weave to the other is now
taking effect on both sides so let’s flip the material and this will be line
number two ok and let’s chain up our two one and
two and now on this one we’re just going to match exactly what you see so this
one we’re going to come from behind because the first one is in behind so we
just want to match everything so that’s basically the line one of every one of
the transitions you’re grabbing from the opposite side
to change the pattern and then basically number two you’re just maintaining and
number three you’re also maintaining until you get back to number one again
for you do that transition stitch so these ones are now in front so it’s come
from the front so in pop let’s just maintain this line going
across exactly what you see just repeat exactly what you see and just just to
maintain the level of stitching and the next one is in behind so continue to the
rest of the line and we’ll meet back up at the end and we’ll flip we’re coming up to the end of the line
number two and on this particular stretch so I’ve got everything remember
everything is in lines 1 2 & 3 are just coming from the front because the other
ones were in the front and now the very end we’re just going to come into the chain
for a half double crochet so that was line number two and now let’s go to the line number
three so we’re just going to flip it or line number three and we’re just going
to match everything so 1 and 2 to match everything to what you already see so
grabbing it these are in behind these are in front
so we’re just going to come in from behind because those are already in behind the
line number three on every one of these is about matching what is already there just like the line number two it’s only
line number one that we opposite everything we’ve got one more to go so basically you’re going to end up with
three what appears to be three actual lines so
one two and three so you see that one two three so if
you’re getting used to looking at this project you’re just looking for those
three lines ok so there’s these are in the front so
I want to maintain the front to just continue along and we’ll meet back up
the end and we’re going to do a line number one and then finalize this tutorial
because everything is starting to repeat itself ok so we’re just finishing off line
number three and again half double crochet yourselves into the edge so now we’re going to turn it now we’ve
got our three done and now we want to flip and now we want to begin number one
again so one is about oppositing everything
that’s already there so let’s chain up one, two. one and two and now these are in
the back so now what we want to do is pull those forward so grabbing the
material going into the post on the front side popping it ok for double crochet and so
basically this line number one just like it did before in line number one is that
you’re opposite everything that is in there so these were originally in the back so
now we’re pulling them forward by grabbing the front post ok now these are in the front so now we
need to come in from behind sticking the material through popping it
back reversing it so basically you’ve just
learned how to do the basket weave compliments of all free crochet and
Mikey’s mail very simple pattern it’s a bit of a yarn pig as they said in
today’s tutorial we are using a size j-hook i’m using a for Piper naps yarn
for this but this kind of pattern is great for any size hook or or yarn just make sure that your yarn and your
hook complement each other for sizing so it’s a great versatile pattern it’s
actually a lot of fun again i’m contemplating making Afghan
with this so on behalf of all free crochet and I we walking you to the
world of crochet and if you want any further information
and there’s more videos in both Mikey’s mail and on line YouTube channels or talk to you soon and
have a great day.

75 thoughts on “Crochet Basket Weave Stitch – Blanket

  1. I am so grateful i found you guys… i always get lost in terminology. most sites i go on i request simple instructions and never get a clear answer. Been crocheting for years, but only by sight. was never taught terminology. any way, watching your videos have been a life saver. simple easy to follow. Thank you so much…. sbj

  2. Fantastic tutorial.   I tried to figure it out from a written pattern and couldn't make heads or tails of it, but you made this so easy to understand. Thank you!

  3. Hello Again, I also did a huge baby blanket with this pattern for my friends' grandson…oh boy, my friend was speechless when she saw it.  Thank you, great instructions!!!

  4. Thank you so much!!! I love this basket weave stitch, and you made it sooo easy to learn! Now I can make a really nice scarf for my grandpa!! A million thanks xoxox!!!

  5. Great tutorial lov it and I'm going to use it for a afghan. Now I have a question on how to do the following. If I want to change color use lets say 2 or 3 different color I would change after the 3rd row completion of the basketweave. Thank you you make everything look so easy to follow great teacher.

  6. You present so clearly!  Thank you for this demo!

  7. I totally missed the first time I worked this pattern with you I didn't "double" the pattern I just went the other way around the whole time, I am happy to watch this again and now I am doing it just like the tutorial. I am happy that even though I have a brain injury I can still follow his directions. Thank-You Mikey for explaining it just right:)

  8. Nice channel! Very nice! I subscribed, if you could please subscribe to my crochet channel too, thanks!

  9. Hey, is it possible for you to reupload this video? Or perhaps re-film or re-render? Because it seems to have become corrupt/very blocky, just when things start to get interesting on the technique you are teaching, almost through the end of the video. It's like most of your hands-on stuff got ruined somehow. Hard to make sure I'm following your details with the boxes or whatever screwing with the image.

  10. Hi,
    Thank you so much for making this.  I really wish you would remake the video as it seems to have developed some problems and pixilates and blocks through out the video and makes it hard for me to see what your fingers are doing.  I've a progressing case of retinitis pigmentosa and have been gradually losing my vision for the last 10 years.  I'm blind in my left eye and what's left in the right isn't all that great any more. 
    My great aunt taught me how to knit and crochet and she was totally awesome.  There was nothing she could not do.  Retinitis pigmentosa runs in my family & my grandmother & 4 or her sisters lost their vision completely by their early 20's & it is sadly just as prevalent in my generation as I have it & 3 of 12 cousins.  My great aunt was totally blind but could knit or crochet any stitch you please just by feel & she loved doing it so much.  Right up till the day she died.  She was 104 yrs old & completed a doily like cover for the back of a chair which was made with white thread & the smallest crochet hook I've ever seen in my life.  It's a deer leaping & over the deer it says in script….."Have a seat……..and under the deer it says….my dear".  Just beautiful and I keep it in a special place in the living room over the nicest chair.  I loved her dearly and she had endless patience teaching me.  I never did learn this stitch.  My favorite (being Irish) was always the cable knit both for sweaters and afghans of which I've made many, my husband and each of my kids has a cable knit Irish cardigan sweater with our clan cable pattern as well as a nice heavy afghan for their bed and I enjoyed making each of them.
    This is the reason I am hoping you will do this video again.  I just can't see it well enough through all the distortion in the film..
    Thank you again for sharing and I am looking forward to your other tutorials.  I have just discovered your channel and am really having a great time watching and learning.
    God Bless

  11. I totally agree with Aylagh MacAnnadh Come on. The video is degraded. You know you can redo it. Seriously? I guess we can go elsewhere. Right

  12. I had trouble following your on this one. After the chain you started next rows for doubles. When you you were completed with DC row how many chains did you skip and were there additional chains? Thank you.

  13. unlike other comments which complained about the quality of the video, i think the video is quite good. there are many other tutorials than repeating the old ones, or else, people who have good quality camera may start to participate in re-making the video. i love this tutorial, it's better than others and i suggest that u should only add 1 extra chain than 2, because u add another 3 extras which often used to replace a DC. me, i used foundation DC so i only need to add 2 extra DCs. thanks a lot for the video, really helps me to get a fine basketweave scarf!!!!

  14. Loved the video. The video also pixelated for me as well, it was hard to see the front post/back post details when the quality wasn't quite there. Also I hope you can make the video when you don't mess up on the front row so we can see what its supposed to look like without a mistake. Thank you for taking the time to make videos that explain complicated stitches <3

  15. The first row starts off wrong. It should be chain 1 extra not 2 because you are chaining 3 and going into your last chain. I also had to many stitches at the end

  16. Hi, How many posts should there be from a chain of 29. I am doing a test piece to make sure I have the pattern correctly. Thankyou. Kathy

  17. omg i almost cried ….when i finally got it ,after watching several other videos,but i nailed it with you on first try ….thank you master

  18. I can't believe I just saw this video. So much for having a year if less yarn. I will be heading to the store in the am.

  19. This is an awesome tutorial but about 1/3 of the way in it became pixelated till the end. That was too bad.

  20. great video however next time if you mess up go back and insert a clip at the beginning saying that you messed up and explaining how to fix it. i followed along with the video pausing it as i went and when he messed up so did i. i had to take apart everything i had already done and restart to fix the mistake. it was EXTREMELY frustrating!

  21. Did you say multiple of 8 plus 2 I got lost in counting my chains 🤣 can I just count the foundation multiple of 8 Mikey? Please help i don't want to rip it out…
    I'm going to be making a queen size osu helmet inspire them blanket as a gift. 🙊

  22. Thanks Mikey, I am hoping to start a huge blanket for my son (14) in this stich. I am hoping to do it in two colours with the proud 4 set in Black and the back 4 set in White. Hope to come back with a success note!

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