Basketweave Baby Blanket
© 12/16/05 Dorothy “Dot” Matthews. All rights reserved.
Originally published at http://patbythehook.blogdrive.com
This pattern is intended for personal use only. You may do what you want with the items you make, as long as you give Dot credit as the designer, with the following restrictions: you may not sell your items online and you may not sell to retail or wholesale stores or businesses. You are welcome to direct people to this pattern by posting a link to it. This pattern may not be posted on any other site or distributed in any other manner.
SIZE: approximately 45" x 45" – don't stress over the size it's a square baby blanket. I could have stretched it to about 60" or scooched it up to 35". Just make it the size you like it.
SKILL: intermediate – because of the front post and back post double crochets
HOOK SIZE: L-11/8mm (M optional for foundation chain)
YARN: 2 skeins Caron One Pound Sky Blue – 28 oz/1428 yds. 100% Acrylic worsted weight, 4 ply
GAUGE: 5 dc and 3 rows = 2"
STITCHES USED: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); front post double crochet (fpdc); back post double crochet (bpdc); reverse half double crochet (reverse hdc)
ABBREVIATIONS: st = stitch; ea = each
Here's a link to the front post and back post stitches
Pattern stitch is a multiple of 8 + 4
Foundation row: ch 116, (switch to L hook if you used the optional M hook for the chain) Work in the "hump" on the back of the chains
sk 3 ch, (counts as 1 dc) dc in next ch and ea ch across to end. Turn
ROW 1: ch 2 (counds as 1 dc), sk first st,
*fpdc around posts of next 4 sts,
bpdc around posts of next 4 sts. Repeat from * across, end with 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.
ROWS 2 thru 4: Repeat row 1.
ROW 5: ch 2, (counts as 1 dc), sk first st.
*bpdc around post of next 4 sts,
fpdc around post of next 4 sts. Repeat from * across, end with 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.
ROWS 6 thru 8: Repeat row 5.
ROWS 9 thru 68: repeat rows 1 thru 8.
ch 1, working in ends of rows and ea stitch, sc evenly around. Place 3 sc in the corners. Join in first sc.
ch 2, reverse hdc in ea single crochet around. Join in first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.