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Basketweave Baby Blanket: Dot Matthews (Bythehook)

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#1 bythehook


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:25 AM

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.

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#2 Arlinka


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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:47 AM

Beautiful afghan - one of my favorite stitches to do when I knit. Never tried it in crochet - always thought it was too hard for me to do. I will be trying this as my personal 2010 new stitch pattern challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:21 AM

Are you the "Dot Matthews" that everyone has been asking after? If so welcome back. I have used alot of your patterns from your site "By the Hook" and just love them. I will give this blanket a try as I love the basketweave look.:)



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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:46 PM

I just completed this blanket for my sister's baby that will be born in June. I chose a pretty ecru color. I can't wait until she sees it, it's beautiful. I have a very tight stitch so it actually was smaller than I expected, I just added more rows. Thank you for this pattern, my 5 year old girl loved it too, she wants one of her own. I couldn't believe that such a nice looking blanket could be so easy! I haven't picked up my crochet needle for 12 years until now.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 05:12 PM

Lovely blanket, nice color too. I love the basketwave stitch.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:58 AM

I love the look of a simple basketweave. Thanks for sharing this!

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:30 PM

Looking for a simple beginning to a simple basketweave got the chain down can't get the weave started.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:31 PM

Oh almost forgot it's a 10 inch square to sewn together when all squares are done.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:45 PM

I have made a lot of baby blankets with this simple stitch over the years and they always turn out really pretty.

Edited by Beverooni, 11 September 2010 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:33 PM

Like the pattern, but would not use this type of yarn for an infant, baby, child, teen, adult, nor the elderly. Just too rough. This is okay for a 'baby-doll'. You may want to rethink this part. Thank you for reading. Peace.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:21 PM

Thanks for the pattern. I plan to use it to make a blanket for my first Grandchild.