This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. As always, the free pattern is below or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
This basketweave afghan crochet pattern is a collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.
Growing up, I was under the impression that anything could be made by hand. A quilt out of upholstery scraps? A fully-lit Christmas tree Halloween costume made from a hula hoop? A twin potty chair, complete with a magazine rack?
Of course. All of these projects and so many more were just part of my day-to-day life with my very industrious parents.
Today I'm so proud to share this crochet basket weave blanket pattern with you because it was made by the original "Make & Do Girl"--my mom!
This afghan pattern combines everything I love in a good crochet project--lots of gorgeous texture, a high squish-factor and a new skill that's easy to master. (If you fall hard for the same things, you might like my Dollar Store Twine and Thrifted Belt Basket pattern and my Snowdrifter afghan pattern!)
If you haven't worked the basketweave stitch yet, please do not be intimidated. I was scared of it for so long, but once you get going, it is nothing more than double crochets, simply placed into an unusual spot in your crochet fabric. I'll be sharing a video tutorial soon of how to work this gorgeous stitch. (UPDATE: Check out the Basketweave Stitch video tutorial here!)
We decided to name this lapghan the "Lineage" afghan for two reasons. For one, it was my mom, dad, aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers who patiently taught me how I could create magic with my hands. I am deeply grateful to have come from a lineage of makers. Secondly, the basket weave crochet stitch just flat out looks like lines! So in this case, linage can have two meanings. 🙂
This crochet basket weave blanket has some good weight to it, making it really soothing to snuggle under. I think it would make a great baby play mat as well. In the instructions below, I've outlined how to adjust the size of this free lapghan pattern to suit whatever dimensions you'd like to create.
I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and Hometown USA yarn, but don't be afraid to try a different weight yarn as well. I think Vanna's Choice would be a beautiful option for a baby blanket. (Just be sure to increase your total number of stitches because your gauge will be smaller.)
Okay! Let's make a crochet basket weave blanket!
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Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post and enabling more free patterns on Make & Do Crew. All opinions and ideas are my own.
Free Crochet Basket Weave Blanket Pattern
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35” x 40” (See notes below to adjust size.)
Each “tile” is just under 2.5” x 2.5”.
• (4) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle in “Fisherman” – 212 yards/340 g (MC)
• (1) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in “Fisherman” – 106 yards/170 g (MC)
• (2) Lion Brand Hometown USA in “Monterey Lime” – 81 yards/142 g (BC)
• Size N hook (9.0 mm)
• Size P hook (15.0 mm)
• Tapestry needle
7 st = 4”, 8 rows = 4” when worked in basketweave pattern
Abbreviations (US Terms):
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
ch – chain
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
rs – right side
ws – wrong side
tch – turning chain
rep – repeat
MC – main color
BC – border color
dc/rf – raised double crochet at the front of the fabric: Wrap yarn around hook, insert hook from in front and from right to left (or left to right for left handed crocheters) around the post of appropriate stitch and complete the stitch as usual.
dc/rb – raised double crochet at the back of the fabric: Wrap yarn around hook, insert hook from behind and from right to left (or left to right for left handed crocheters) around the post of appropriate stitch and complete the stitch as usual.
tile – this refers to the visual square that is made from one repeat of the basketweave pattern.
• The blanket is worked first and the border is added at the end.
• To adjust the size of the blanket, work any multiple of 8 + 2, and add 2 for the foundation chain. (ie. 10 x 8 = 80, 80 + 2 + 2 = 84.)
• To work “around the post” of a double crochet, wrap yarn around the hook then insert hook (from the front or back) through the work between the stitches in the row below and back out again (to the front or back) around the stitch to complete the double crochet.
• Check out my Basketweave stitch video tutorial to see this stitch in action. (Note: the video works the repeats in sections of four as is traditionally used for basketweave patterns. The repeat below is worked in sets of three.)
Using MC and size P hook:
Base Row (ws): Skip 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), dc in each chain to end; turn. (66)
Begin Basketweave Pattern:
Row 1 (rs): Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, *1 dc/rf around each of next 4 sts, 1 dc/rb around each of next 4 sts; rep from * to end, 1 dc in top of tch at end; turn. (16 tiles across, 66 st total)
Rows 2, 3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), sk first dc, *1 dc/rb around each of next 4 sts, 1 dc/rf around each of next 4 sts; rep from * to end, 1 dc in top of tch; turn.
Rows 5, 6: Repeat row 4.
Work rows 1-6 a total of 9 times. (Afghan should be 16 tiles across and 18 tiles high.)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
• Work over MC tail as you crochet border to avoid weaving it in.
• Round 1 is worked by crocheting 4 sc into each tile and an additional 4 sc into each corner.
• See photo above for a closer look at the border.
Attach BC yarn in any corner of the afghan. With RS facing and size N hook begin in first st on any side:
Round 1: Ch 1, *work 4 sc into each tile to corner, work 4 sc in corner; repeat from * around afghan, sl st to first sc of round to join. (68 sc on short sides, 78 sc on long sides)
Round 2: * Ch 2, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next 3 sc; repeat from * to end of round, sl st to first ch of round to join.
Fasten off. Weave in end.
Climb under the coziest lapghan in the history of time and start plotting your next crochet project!
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