How to Basket Weave & Treble Stitch Crochet

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How to Basket Weave & Treble Stitch Crochet
The basket weave and treble crochet stitches can be used to make scarves and blankets. (Steve Mason/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Worsted wool yarn
  • Size H crochet hook

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Instructions

    Basket Weave Stitch

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    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.

    Treble Crochet Stitch

  1. 1

    Single crochet a loop of yarn for 24 stitches.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

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