#17 – Basketweave Scarf

Ever since I saw the basketweave stitch, I knew I was going to have to make something with it. The texture and woven look of the stitch instantly caught my attention, and it’s an amazing stitch because it’s so simple to do, but so intricate to look at!

  • 1 and 1/2 skein of Lion Brand Yarns Heartland – a worsted weight (4) yarn (above: Black Canyon)
  • Size J (6.0 mm) hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: DC = double crochet;  DCFP = double crochet front post; DCBP = double crochet back post)

  1. Chain 28 stitches
  2. DC in the third stitch from the hook (this counts as the first stitch). *Skip one stitch to do chain-1 instead, DC in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. (26 stitches)
  3. Chain-2 and turn. DC in each stitch, starting in the third stitch from the hook. (26 stitches)
  4. Chain-2 and turn. *DCFP in the next four posts. DCBP in the next four posts*. Repeat from * to * three times. DC in the last stitch of the row. (26 stitches)
  5. Repeat row 4 three times.
  6. Chain-2 and turn. DC in the second stitch of the row. (this counts as the first stitch. *Skip one stitch to do chain-1 instead, DC in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. (26 stitches)
  7. Chain-2 and turn. DC in each stitch, starting from the third stitch on the hook. (26 stitches).
  8. Chain-2 and turn. *DCBP in the next four posts. DCFP in the next four posts*. Repeat from * to * three times. DC in the last stitch of the row. (26 stitches)
  9. Repeat row 5 three times.
  10. Repeat from row 2 to row 9 as many times as desired.

Double Crochet Front Post Tutorial

  1. Yarn over. (2 loops)
  2. Insert the hook behind the post (hook inserts from right to left) and pull the yarn through. (3 loops)
  3. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops. (2 loops)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both loops.

Double Crochet Back Post Tutorial

  1. Yarn over. (2 loops)
  2. Insert the hook in front of the post (hook inserts from right to left) and pull the yarn through. (3 loops)
  3. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops. (2 loops)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both loops.
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The two stitches on the outside are DCFP – they are BEHIND the post. The stitch in the middle is a DCBP – it is IN FRONT of the post

When I was learning this stitch, my biggest mistake was not knowing what the post is, so I hope this helps! It’s the vertical part of the stitch, rather than the little “v’s” at the top of the stitch! By working in the posts, you can finally achieve that 3-D look.

I wanted to create a bit more space between the criss-crosses, which is why I introduce the rows of normal DC between the switches in direction for the front and back posts. What do you guys think? Do you like having the gap there, or do you prefer a tighter more unified look?

This scarf was a gift for a friend, so I don’t have too many pictures of it, but I hope you guys like the look of the criss-cross as much as I do! The raised look of each section also adds so much excitement to a scarf, as sometimes the detail of a stitch can get overlooked in the grand scheme of a scarf.

Yarn shopping for this scarf really opened my eyes to the differences in the feel of each yarn, as well as in the importance of having slightly different tones in the yarn. This colour has hints of grey in it, which help to break up the monochrome look of black, and adds some dimension to the scarf, which I really appreciate. I think that if I had gone with a completely black yarn, the scarf would not have come out as nice.

I hope you guys liked this pattern and mini tutorial!

Please let me know if this pattern is hard to understand, or if there’s anything I can change to make it clearer. If you try this pattern out, please let me know or share some pictures with me! You can always tag your work #ticktockhobbies on Instagram – I would love to see what you’ve made!

If you like the look of this scarf but don’t have the time to make your own, I have also listed this scarf in my Etsy shop! It can be customized in terms of colour and length, so feel free to check it out.

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!

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