This week we are learning to crochet the Mini Basket Weave Stitch. Join us for our Totally Textured Tuesday series, where you’ll learn a new crochet stitch every week!
BQUEEN COLLECTION #TOTALLYTEXTUREDTUESDAY
Hi again! Makenzie from BQueen Collection sharing another Totally Textured Tuesday stitch for our 12 week series. I’ve handpicked my favorite 12 stitch patterns that are full of texture and dimension – no flatwork here! First, a quick a recap of what we’ve done so far:
Week 1: Single Crochet Back Loop Only (sc BLO)
Week 2: Blanket Stitch
Week 3: Even Moss Stitch
WEEK 4: Crochet Mini Basket Weave Stitch
Any yarn or hook will do, but here is what I am using:
- WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Superwash / Oyster Heather
- BQueen Collection Blend Hook I – 5.50mm / Pink Ivory
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- rep: repeat
- FPdc: front post double crochet
- BPdc: back post double crochet
- CSdc: chainless starting double crochet (this substitutes a chain three turning chain for the beginning of every row, which if you’re not familiar with – check it out HERE. This will count as your first stitch for every row, and you’ll work in to the top of this stitch when finishing your next row.)
We are dipping our toes in to some front post and back post double crochets, which if you’ve never practiced before, create lots of texture without much thought. The trick with these stitches is to ignore the normal V that you’d crochet in to, and instead work around the post of the specified stich. By alternating a “front” and “back” post double crochet, you get a weave!
Here’s a visual if you’re new to this technique:
How to FPDC and BPDC:
MINI BASKET WEAVE STITCH INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1: Ch a multiple of 2 to desired length, dc in 4th chain from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2: CSdc, *BPdc, FPdc; rep from * to last st, dc, turn.
Row 3: CSdc, *FPdc, BPdc; rep from * to last st, dc, turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired measurement.
This is our first swatch using FPdc and BPdc, but it absolutely won’t be the last! See you next week for another Totally Textured Tuesday.
Hi! I’m Makenzie from BQueen Collection and my husband I make custom wood crochet hooks while I also dabble in pattern design. We live in eastern Colorado, enjoy fishing and the outdoors, and have three young boys who keep us very busy (plus eight chickens because we eat soooo many eggs). We’d love to connect – follow us on Instagram @bqueencollection and see what we’re up to!