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“Lineage” Crochet Basket Weave Blanket – Free Pattern

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect baby playmat. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.com

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

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.com 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.

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.comToday 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!)

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basketweave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.comIf 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!)

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.comWe 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. 🙂

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect baby playmat. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.comThis 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.

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.comI 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!

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.com Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell or donate in small quantities with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this post and credit me as the designer. You can view all my policies hereDo NOT use my photos as your own sales photos. ­­Now go make something awesome!

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. 

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect lapghan-sized afghan. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.com“Lineage Lapghan”
Free Crochet Basket Weave Blanket Pattern

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Measurements:
35” x 40” (See notes below to adjust size.)
Each “tile” is just under 2.5” x 2.5”.

Supplies:
• (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

Gauge:
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.

Notes:
• 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.)

Main Afghan

Using MC and size P hook:

Ch 68.

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.

Squishy yarn heaven! This free crochet basket weave blanket pattern is blooming with texture and makes a perfect baby playmat. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in "Fisherman" and Hometown USA in "Monteray Bay." | MakeAndDoCrew.comBorder

Notes:
• 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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16 Comments

  • Charlene Ahrens
    March 4, 2017 at 6:25 am

    You are so awesome. I love your story about the Lineage lapghan.. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 4, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Charlene. Being able to make things alongside my family is really one of my deepest joys. I really hope that my daughters have the same affinity for making things so we can have that shared connection someday too. (My 4-year-old just learned to sew and it absolutely warmed my heart!)

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Jane
    March 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

    This is incredibly beautiful!

    Reply
  • Shirleykemble
    March 4, 2017 at 11:13 am

    This is beautiful and hope I can be successful in trying pattern, have to wait awhile in middle of another project. Thanks for sharing

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Shirley! It’ll be waiting for you when you complete your project. 🙂

      I actually just filmed a video tutorial for the basketweave stitch today, so that outta help too!

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Smilie
    March 5, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Let us know where we should look for when you upload the completed video tutorial of the Lineage Lapaghan! Thanks so very much!??

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Hey there, Smilie,

      I just published the basketweave video tutorial! You can find it here. Please let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Cheryl
    March 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Love this pattern!
    Do you have a suggestion for the beginning chain if I’m using a worsted weight yarn? I’d like it to be a large afghan, not a baby blanket.
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Hey Cheryl,

      That sounds beautiful! My suggestion would be to make a little swatch that is the minimum multiple I outline in the pattern. So maybe something like 12 ch. Then just work a few rows and measure how wide your piece is. You can use that swatch to inform how many total stitches you want to ch for the size blanket you want. (In the pattern right below the stitch abbreviations I describe how to figure out the stitch count if you want to adjust the size–that will be helpful once you know a rough gauge of how your yarn will work.)

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Tina
    July 3, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    This is incredibly beautiful. Do you think this could be made into a square basket? I am trying my hardest to find something for my daughters bedroom but have not found anything I like.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Hey Tina,

      Thank you! Gosh, I hadn’t thought of that. But I do think you could make a basket with it. I’d try making a square to form the bottom and then working a long rectangle to sew around all four sides of the bottom and form the sides of the basket. The suggested stitch multiple above should give you an idea of what number of chains you might want to start with for each.

      Happy experimenting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Amanda
    July 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Love this blanket! A friend of mine just had a baby and I’d love to make this. I noticed you mentioned trying Vanna’s Choice instead of Thick and Quick. Would the Thick and Quick yarn be too rough for baby? I can’t remember the texture of it. Thank you! Also, configuring new chain numbers and dimensions isn’t working with my mombrain these days, which is also why I just want to get the same yarn you used so that I can follow the immediate pattern shared.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Hey Amanda,

      Oh man, I can relate to mom brain. I don’t necessarily think Thick & Quick is too rough for a baby, but the T&Q version is just quite heavy. I think it would make a perfect play mat for an infant though. If you’re interested, the kit for this afghan (using Wool Ease Thick & Quick) is on sale right now at LionBrand.com. (The sale ends July 20, 2017.) It’s a great price for all the supplies!

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sandra Alkire
    May 8, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for your suggestion for the border. I will try that. Love the idea about making a basket with the basketweave design. I think I will make one , so my granddaughter can put her Afghan in it when she isn’t using it.
    Thanks agin.

    Reply

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