BASKET WEAVE BABY BLANKET
copyright © 12/16/05 Dot Matthews
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
StitchGuide Use this link to see how to do front post and back post double crochet.
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.
ROW 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.
ROW 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.