Conquer the Basketweave Stitch with Section 6 of the Adventure Blanket CAL

Conquer the Basketweave Stitch with Section 6 of the Adventure Blanket CAL
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Welcome to Section 6 of the Adventure Blanket CAL! Here, we’re diving into the classic Basketweave Stitch. Unlike previous sections, this one offers a more traditional texture, showing how modern and traditional crochet styles can blend seamlessly.

If you haven’t yet mastered front and back post stitches from Section 2, this is your chance to do so.

The Basketweave Stitch adds depth and dimension to your project, creating a timeless look with a cozy feel.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, join us on this adventure as we explore the beauty of the Basketweave Stitch together.

Check out the roundup post for the other sections available in the Adventure Blanket CAL and how this event works.

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Inspiration behind the design and the Adventure Blanket CAL


The decision to include the Basketweave Stitch in Section 6 of the Adventure Blanket CAL was inspired by its timeless appeal and the desire to highlight its often overlooked texture in modern blanket designs. Despite its longevity in crochet, the stitch seamlessly integrates with the theme of the Adventure Blanket, adding warmth and depth without dominating the overall aesthetic.

Its cozy charm contributes to the blanket’s inviting nature, making it perfect for snuggling up on chilly evenings. By incorporating the Basketweave Stitch, crocheters have the opportunity to blend traditional techniques with contemporary design, resulting in a blanket that is both classic and stylish.

Construction of the design


Section 6 of the Adventure Blanket CAL is built using front and back post stitches from the rows below, creating the distinctive texture of the Basketweave Stitch.

This technique is widely recognized among crocheters for its timeless elegance and practicality, making it ideal for blankets and afghans due to its warmth and coziness.

Mastering the Basketweave Stitch is essential for any crocheter’s skill set, offering versatility and depth to their repertoire while crafting enduring and visually appealing pieces.

I also used the basketweave in my Shades of Spring sampler afghan a few years ago.

The Yarn

For this section I used approximately 300 yards of Sirdar Country Classic Worsted in shade oyster.

This yarn blend of merino wool and acrylic offers both softness and durability. While it may be a bit pricier in the UK, its range of lovely shades makes it worth considering.

The Oyster shade I chose complements the blanket’s design nicely.

However, you can use any 4-weight yarn you have on hand to achieve similar results, allowing for flexibility in color selection.

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Included in the e-book are:

  • all 20 sections featured in the free CAL
  • 5 BONUS sections – giving you 25 sections in total and over 33,000 possible blanket combinations!
  • Divider section instructions
  • Border instructions
  • a document with a list of all of the video links for each section should you need it (all videos will be included by 20th May 2024).

During the free crochet along the ebook will be $12.99 but the price will increase to $15.99 once the CAL ends.

The pattern specifics:

Materials:

Any 4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used approximately 300 yards of Sirdar Country Classic worsted.
5mm hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers optional to mark first or last stitch of the row.

Gauge:

Not important for this project – a relaxed tension will work out just fine! You just have to be happy with how it looks.
If you are working this one as part of the Adventure Blanket CAL just make sure that your gauge is the same as for previous sections!

Sizing:

My section was approximately 48” wide by 5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)
St(s)–stitch(es)
rep—repeat
sk – skip
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Fpdc – front post double crochet
Bpdc – back post double crochet
*to* – repeat between the * and *
FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Other notes:

Written in US terms.
Ch1 and ch2 starts do not count as a st unless stated otherwise.
You start this strip on the right side, and end with the wrong side facing you.
The odd numbered rows are the right side of the work.

Video tutorials:

I have video tutorials to talk you through working this section of the Adventure Blanket CAL. You can find them below:

Special Stitches:

Front post double crochets:

This is a double crochet but instead of working into the front and back loops of the stitch below you insert your hook from the front to the back and back out of the front of the post of the stitch below.

Back post double crochets:

This is a double crochet but instead of working into the front and back loops of the stitch below you insert your hook from the back to the front and back out of the back of the post of the stitch below.

This can feel a little awkward until you have done a couple.

The Free Basketweave Stitch Pattern:

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Row 1 (if you are starting a new project)Ch 202 and hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across (200)

OR

Fhdc 200 (200)

Row 1 (As a blanket strip not being used as the first strip): Ch1, hdc in first st and each st across (200)

Row 2: CH1, turn, dc in the first st and each stitch across. (200)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, hdc in first st, *fpdc in the next 3 sts, bpdc in the next 3 sts* Rep from * to * until you have 1 st left. Hdc in last st. (200)

Row 4: Rep row 3

Row 5: Ch1, turn, hdc in first st, *bpdc in the next 3 sts, fpdc in the next 3 sts* Rep from * to * until you have 1 st left. Hdc in last st. (200)

Row 6:  Rep row 5

Rows 7-14 : Rep rows 3-6 twice more.

Row 15: Rep row 3

Row 16: Rep row 4

FO and weave in ends.



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