How to Knit Basketweave Stitch

An absolute classic, Basketweave Stitch is a firm favourite for classic baby blankets in both solid and variegated yarns.

Its simple combination of knit and purl stitches, and a fairly simple 8 row repeat, its great for an adventurous beginner to tackle when they're looking to improve their skills.

For the more visual learners amongst you, a link to my YouTube tutorial is at the bottom of this post.

Stitches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl

Written Pattern

  • Foundation Row: Cast on a multiple of 8 + 5 stitches
  • Row 1 (ws): k all stitches
  • Row 2 (rs): k5, *p3, k5* Repeat from *to* until end of row
  • Row 3: p5, *k3, p5* Repeat from *to* until end of row.
  • Row 4: k5, *p3, k5* Repeat from *to* until end of row.
  • Row 5: k all stitches
  • Row 6: k1, *p3, k5* Repeat from *to* until end one stitch remains, k1
  • Row 7: p1, *k3, p5* Repeat from *to* until end one stitch remains, p1
  • Row 8: k1, *p3, k5* Repeat from *to* until end one stitch remains, k1
  • Rest of Project: Repeat rows 1-8 until project is desired size.
  • Final Row & Cast Off: Knit one final Row 1 repeat, and then cast off knitwise on the wrong side of your work.

Video Tutorial

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