1.15.2009

Basketweave Square


Basketweave Square

By Elisa Purnell

Copyright November 2008



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Materials:
Worsted weight yarn,
Size “H” crochet hook

Each block measures about 10 inches square.


Stitches:

Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc): chain 4, YO, insert hook in first chain of chain 4 (nearest slip knot), *YO, draw up loop (3 loops on hook); YO, draw through first loop (ch 1 made - still 3 loops on hook); YO, draw through 2 loops; YO, draw through remaining 2 loops (dc made). YO, insert hook in ch 1 of previous stitch repeat from *.

Front post double crochet (FPdc) – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch in row below, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice.

Back post double crochet (BPdc) – Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of stitch in row below, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice.

Pattern:

Row 1: Fdc 42 (multiple of 8 plus 2) (start of 4x4 rib)

Row 2-4: Ch 2, turn; *FPdc around next 4 stitches, BPdc around next 4 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

Row 5-8: Ch 2, turn; *BPdc around next 4 stitches, FPdc around next 4 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

(change to 2x2 rib)

Row 9: Ch 3, turn; dc in each stitch across (including last stitch).

Row 10: Ch 2, turn; *FPdc around next 2 stitches, BPdc around next 2 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

Row 11-12: Ch 2, turn; *BPdc around next 2 stitches, FPdc around next 2 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

Row 13-14: Ch 2, turn; *FPdc around next 2 stitches, BPdc around next 2 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

Repeat Rows 11-14 twice more.

(change to 4x4 rib)

Row 15: Ch 3, turn; dc in each stitch across.

Row 16-18: Ch 2, turn; *FPdc around next 4 stitches, BPdc around next 4 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

Row 19-22: Ch 2, turn; *BPdc around next 4 stitches, FPdc around next 4 stitches; repeat from * across, end with half double crochet in last stitch.

Edging:

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, do not turn. Working on edge of block, *42 sc evenly to corner, 3 sc in corner, repeat from * around; join with slip stitch. Do not turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, * dc in each stitch to corner, (dc, ch-1, dc) in corner, repeat from * around. Fasten off.

2 comments:

Gigi said...

I just love the combination of basket weave in two different scales! Never would have thought to try that. =-)

cg7471 said...

I have decided to be selfish and crochet a blanket for myself. I love how your pattern switches from multiples of 4 to multiples of two and then back again. I'm gonna try it.