How to Basket Weave & Treble Stitch Crochet

Updated April 17, 2017

Crocheting is a form of weaving yarn by using a hooked needle to create a series of knots on a single strand of wool. Whether you are crocheting a baby blanket or a pot holder, the basket weave pattern is a useful and beautiful stitch. This weave creates a waffle texture to the fabric and only requires using a double crochet stitch. A treble crochet stitch can be used to add length to any crochet project by simply including an additional loop into a double crochet stitch.

Tie a slip knot by looping the yarn over and pulling the long end of the yarn through the loop.

Insert the crochet hook through the loop in the slip knot and create a chain link stitch by pulling the yarn through the loop and repeating this process 22 times.

Stitch a double crochet after the last chain stitch by looping the crochet hook into the 20th chain and then stitching two more chains.

Reverse the stitch by double crocheting into the near loop on top of the first four chains.

Stitch four more double crochet stitches on the back side of the next chain.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the end of the row. Reverse back on the last row and continue alternating the pattern every four stitches.

Single crochet a loop of yarn for 24 stitches.

Reverse the loop and skip three stitches and yarn over the crochet hook twice by wrapping the yarn around the hook two times.

Insert the hook through the third loop, yarn over the hook, and pull it through the loop. You should have four loops over the hook.

Yarn over the hook and pull it through the next loop. You should have three loops over the hook.

Yarn over and pull through the next loop, leaving two loops on the hook.

Yarn over one more time and pull through the loop leaving only one loop over the hook.

Repeat steps 3 through 6 until you reach the end of the row.

Things You'll Need

  • Worsted wool yarn
  • Size H crochet hook
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Kevin Owen has been a professional writer since 2005. He served as an editor for the American Bar Association's "Administrative Law Review." Owen is an employment litigator in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and practices before various state and federal trial and appellate courts. He earned his Juris Doctor from American University.