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Basket Weave Stitch Ideas

If you are looking for a textured stitch, search no more, because I’ve got a perfect one for you. Basket weave stitch will be a great choice for crochet blankets, pillows and winter accessories. Learn how to crochet basketweave stitch with the help of free crochet patterns and tutorials, and get inspired with my selection of the most beautiful colorways in the Roundup section!

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How to crochet basketweave stitch?

This crochet stitch, as its name suggests, imitates the structure of a woven basket, but it has nothing to do with actual weaving! By working in rows back and forth with your crochet hook, the texture emerges.

Basketweave technique uses front post and back post stitches to create the depth, because it makes some of the stitches stick out toward the front and the other toward the back. It’s actually quite straight forward, but such combination creates the illusion of weaving on both sides of the piece.

Is crochet basket weave stitch hard to learn?

It’s an intermediate level stitch, because, as I’ve mentioned, it uses post stitches. However, once you get a hang of it, the repeat itself is quite easy to memorize and crochet.

Where can I use basketweave stitch?

The most popular patterns that feature this stitch are crochet blanket patterns, but you can find it in many more home decorations as well. This technique results in quite dense and structural texture, so it’s perfect for winter accessories and comfy throws.
Check out Crochet Roundup below for more inspiration, because that’s where I’ve gathered the most stunning projects and free resources!

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This part is definitely my favorite, because I absolutely looove writing about colors. The more I research, the more beautiful creations I find, and this time was no different.

Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Rainbow-colored Basketweave Stitch

Basketweave Stitch Blanket by Kerryandtheboys
*free crochet pattern*

Kerry’s blankets always make me gasp, because her craftsmanship and color choices are so on point. What I love about this version is not only meticulously chosen hues, but also delicate and even stitches. In the photos you can see that basketweave stitch naturally leaves a kind of horizontal line if you change colors every row.

The author of this project used free crochet tutorial by Bella Coco, available on

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Pastel Rainbow Basketweave Blanket by Amy Perry
*free crochet pattern*

Pastel rainbows work great every time and with most crochet stitches, so keep it in mind when making a baby blanket! In this case candy sweet hues make for a truly spectacular striped pattern. The nature of basket weave stitch makes the colors interlock with one another, so it’s a match made in heaven for multicolored designs.

The author of this project used free crochet tutorial by Bella Coco, available on

Rainbow Basketweave Stitch Blanket by Amy Perry

Below you can see yet another stunning piece by Amy, so look closely at her exceptional stitching. Classic combination and order of colors evokes a vivid rainbow, but it’s the subtle color changes that makes this colorway so seamless. Usually it’s better to go for mirrored colorways to get uninterrupted flow, but in this case the color changes work great.

The author of this project used free crochet tutorial by Bella Coco, available on

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Color Blocking and Stripes

Color Block Basketweave Blanket by Holly Visser
*free crochet pattern*

If you have a bunch of yarn skeins, but don’t want to change the colors too often, follow Holly’s example. Simple color blocking results in uniform wide stripes, each one probably made with one skein of yarn. I’m not sure if you can see it in the photos, but Holly added simple trim with crab stitches to finish off her project.

You can make similar blanket by using free crochet pattern for Basketweave Baby Blanket by B.Hooked Crochet & Knitting, available on or

Ukrainian Flag in Basket Weave Stitch by Putl og pø

This simple square can become a part of a bigger project, such as blanket, or a stand-alone crochet dishcloth. Prominent basketweave texture makes it a perfect gentle scrubber, but remember that only cotton yarn will rise up to the expectations of kitchen accessory. Putl og pø’s project celebrates Ukrainian people and is a symbol of solidarity.

See 20+ Ukrainian Crochet Designers You Can Support Right Now to learn how to help. You can also try free crochet pattern for Basketweave Stitch Dishcloth by Erangi Udeshika, available on, or

Autumnal Basket Weave Stitch Blanket by Debbie

Just three colors in rich autumnal colors are enough to make a stunning seasonal blanket, so keep it in mind. As you can see in the pictures, Debbie used a pattern that requires two rows to create one “module” (the “sticking out” element). What’s interesting is that she decided to change the colors in the middle of the module, resulting in thinner stripes.

You can make similar blanket by using free crochet pattern for Basketweave Throw by Breann Mauldin, available on or

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Basket Weave Striped Blanket by Little Cosy Things

I’m always a fan of accent colors, and this project by Little Cosy Things is no exception! Below you can see that the author used creamy white as the backround and introduced colorful stripes now and then. It’s a great idea if you don’t want to go full-on with colors, so keep it in your inspo library!

You can make similar blanket by using free crochet pattern for Basketweave Baby Blanket by B.Hooked Crochet & Knitting, available on or

Delicate Neutrals

Cotton Basket Weave Blanket by Robyn
*free crochet pattern*

We’re all drowning in loud pictures of colorful projects, but let’s remember that neutrals can be stunning as well. Such decorative stitch as basketweave needs no additional beautification, because the texture is eye-catching enough. As you can see, Robyn’s blanket makes the most out of the simplicity, and the border is quite a masterpiece in itself.

You can make similar blanket by using free crochet pattern for Lineage Basketweave Afghan by Jess Coppom, available on or

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Travelling Afghan Square Version by Lindsey Newns
*free crochet pattern*

Basketweave comes in all sizes, so don’t be surprised if you see such delicate and narrow one as this crochet square. Lindsey’s take on a popular free pattern is truly spectacular, because she used a stunning shade of dusty pink. In the top photo you can see how it looks on a blocking station, which is a useful device in any crochet studio.

This square is a free crochet pattern and a part of Travelling Afghan CAL. Designed by Alexandra Tavel, it’s available on, or on

Basket Weave Sweater Vest by Lindsey Newns

Well just look at it and tell me, isn’t this stitch an epitome of comfy winter clothing? Squishy and dense, these crochet pieces will for sure keep you warm this season, so take a minute to learn it! Lindsey’s dusty mint sweater vest will be exactly what your wardrobe needs, especially because it comes in a big range of sizes.

You can purchase the pattern for this sweater vest on

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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  1. Hi. I love your work. You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Looking forward to seeing some of your free patterns as well.
    As much as I would love to support your sales but with the exchange rate it just doesn’t make it possible for me. I’m really sorry about that. Carry on with the good work.
    Kind Regards

    Sharron Campbell

  2. I absolutely LOVE your patterns. I as yet haven’t watched the “basket weave”. Me being anal, have been striving to find all the colors in your lighter colored blanket. My goodness that is a BEAUTIFUL blanket. Any chance you could tell me the brand name of the yarn you’ve used? maybe the name of a couple of colors? maybe THEN I could find some. thank you for all that you do!!!

    1. Hi, Sherrie! These are not my patterns. I always credit the author below the picture and provide any links necessary to find their works online. Please check the links below the picture you like and get in contact with the author 🙂

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