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Friday, February 5, 2010

Learn to Crochet - Basket Weave Stitch Video Tutorial

Hooray! Finally a new stitch to add to the Library of Video Tutorials! This one is the Crocheted Basket Weave Stitch which I have used many times for projects that needed to be warm and cozy. This afghan, made with Red Heart worsted weight yarn in Ranch Red, is my most recent project using this stitch, and it turned out to be so thick and warm and cozy, the perfect project to work on during the cold winter months here in New England!

Here are a few pictures of the sample I worked in the video, just to give you an idea of what the stitch looks like.


Crocheted Basket Weave StitchThis is one side...


Crocheted Basket Weave Stitch...and this is the other side. As you can see, there really is no right or wrong side to this pattern which is one of the reasons I like it so much.


Crocheted Basket Weave StitchAnd just look at the thickness in the finished fabric. It's almost like getting a double layer of crocheted coziness in one stitch!


Crocheted Basket Weave StitchAnother thing I like about this stitch, for any project but especially for baby blankets, is that it does not produce holes in the fabric. The stitches are worked pretty tightly together just because of the nature of the basket weave pattern and working each double crochet around the post instead of into the top of the stitch.

Take a look at this video and you'll see what I mean...


video

If you are looking for an easy stitch to make a baby blanket or full size afghan, this is a good one to try because once you have established the pattern in the first few rows, there is nothing really to think about. It's all double crochet!

Give it a try in a solid color, or a pretty variegated, in worsted weight or sport or even baby yarn. Any way you work it up will turn out warm and cozy!

Happy Stitching!


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7 Comments:

  • aww crud! After seeing the full blanket I want to do one now. The last time I got this urge I spent a LONG time working on an aran style throw. I will have to bookmark this and come back b/c I promised myself no new projects until I worked through my existing ones. So, thanks... I think. -wink-

    By Blogger Sarcastic Quilter, At February 5, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

  • Thanks for visiting my blog and best of luck in my giveaway!
    Sandy

    By Blogger Vintage Sandy, At February 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

  • Hey Mary Grace!
    Thanks so much for another great video...I like that stitch! I'm making lots of dishcloths with that waffle stitch...you do the front post double crochet stitch and it's lots of fun!
    Have a great week! We got 5 inches of snow last night...yippee!
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At February 6, 2010 at 11:23 PM  

  • hi:
    thank you very much .
    Iam so gratefull for you to spend your time to record those usefull vedeos which I take advantage of them and learn new tecnique in crochet especially afghan stich .
    nadia.email@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 23, 2010 at 6:14 AM  

  • ty so much for your wonderfull videos i have learnt so much from you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At December 26, 2010 at 7:12 AM  

  • That was such a helpful video. Getting back into it after 20 years. Thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 9, 2011 at 6:37 PM  

  • Thanks MaryGrace!

    Love your tutorials!

    Susan

    By Blogger Susan, At August 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM  

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