How to Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Tutorial

The basket weave stitch creates an illusion of a woven knit. It looks like a complicated stitch; however, it is very simple and only requires you to know how to knit and purl.

Basket Weave Stitch
Bordered Basket Weave Blanket from KnitSewMake

When is the Basketweave Stitch Used

If you are a beginner, the basket weave stitch is a great stitch to learn. It will give your knitting projects depth by simply alternating between simple knit and purl stitches. The results resemble a woven basket.

The basket weave knit stitch is commonly used when making:
  • Washcloths
  • Blankets
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Sweaters
  • Cowls
  • Pot holders
  • Coffee cup sleeves
  • Easter baskets
  • Etc.

Using the Basket Weave Knit Stitch

The basketweave stitch is a very versatile stitch. Once you learn the basics, you will be able to adjust the scale to fit your specific needs. Like other stitch patterns, the basket weave knitting patterns can be altered to create varying patterns. Continue reading below to learn one of the easiest and basic basket weave patterns.

Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Techniques

For the most part, the basketweave stitch uses a simple combination of knit and purl stitches. It looks complicated, but it is very easy. To make the basketweave stitch, you will only need to know:

  • Cast on
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Cast off
  • Weave in yarn ends

How to Crochet the Basketweave Stitch on Straight Needles

Cast On:

Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches plus five stitches.

Row 1:

Knit all stitches (right side).

Row 2:

Knit 5, Purl 3, Knit 5, Purl 3 (repeat until you reach the end)

Row 3:

Purl 5, Knit 3, Purl 5, Knit 3 (repeat until you reach the end)

Row 4:

Knit 5, Purl 3, Knit 5, Purl 3 (repeat until you reach the end)

Row 5:

Knit all stitches (right side).

Row 6:

Knit 1, Purl 3, *Knit 5, Purl 3* (repeat from * to * until you reach the end)

Row 7:

Pearl 1, Knit 3, *Peal 5, Knit 3* (repeat from * to * until you reach the end)

Row 8:

Knit 1, Purl 3, *Knit 5, Purl 3* (repeat from * to * until you reach the end)

Create the Pattern

To create the basketweave pattern, repeat rows 1 through 8 until you get the desired length.

We hope you have enjoyed learning the basket weave stitch.

We hope that our how to create the basket weave stitch tutorial has inspired you to try a new stitch. The basketweave stitch is a stitch that will come in handy for all types of knitting patterns.

Happy crocheting with your new basket weave crochet stitch!