How to Crochet the Mini Basketweave Stitch – Pattern & Video Tutorial

The crochet mini basketweave stitch or rice stitch is a textured crochet pattern using front and back post double crochet stitches.

Crochet Mini Basketweave Stitch Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

If you’ve never tried to crochet around the front or back post, this stitch will make you want to learn right now!

The texture of the mini basketweave stitch is solid, and at the same time, soft and squishy!

Same Stitch, multiple textures!

The mini basketweave stitch is a variation of the basketweave stitch.

Using the same stitches, i.e. front post and back post double crochet, you can achieve different kinds of textures.

All textures resemble a basket weave, but each has a different grid size depending on the number of stitches and rows in each repeat of the pattern.

To read more about the different kinds of the basketweave stitch, take a look at this blog post HERE.

Different kinds of basketweave stitch woven fabric - Raffamusa Designs


  • Blankets and afghan blocks
  • Winter accessories, such as scarves, cowls, hats, and headbands
  • Dishcloths, washcloths, and potholders
  • Scrubbies
  • Home decor projects, including baskets and bags
Crochet Mini Basketweave Stitch Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

The basketweave stitch can be crocheted both in the round or in rows.

In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to crochet the mini basketweave stitch flat, i.e. turning your work at the end of every row.

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Crochet Mini Basketweave Stitch – Step-by-step Video Tutorial

Sampler Poncho CAL

The mini basketweave stitch is featured in the Sampler Poncho Crochet Along by RaeLynn of Itchin’ for some Stitchin’ with 24 squares using different stitches.

The Sampler Poncho CAL - Roundup Post

Take a look at all the stitch patterns featured by visiting the main CAL page HERE.

Or get all the patterns at once plus the instructions for joining by purchasing the bundle HERE!

The Sampler Poncho CAL - Pattern Bundle


  • Yarn of choice
  • Appropriate hook

For this tutorial, I used Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran and a 5.5-mm (I/9 US, 5 UK) crochet hook.


Special Stitches

Back Post and Front Post Double Crochet (BPdc and FPdc)
Learn how to crochet the front/back post double crochet stitches HERE.

Pattern notes

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.

Crochet Mini Basketweave Stitch Free – Pattern

Ch a multiple of 2 + 2 for turning.

Row 1. Dc across starting from the third ch from your hook.

Alternatively, FDC the number of sts required by the pattern.

Row 2. Ch 2 (count as a hdc here and throughout) and turn, (FPdc 1, BPdc 1) until you have one st remaining, hdc 1 in last st.

Row 3. Ch 2 and turn, (BPdc 1, FPdc 1) until you have one st remaining, hdc 1 in last st.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length for your project.

You just learned how to crochet the mini basketweave stitch!

I hope you enjoyed this stitch tutorial! Make sure to share your mini basketweave stitch swatches on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns.

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2 thoughts on “How to Crochet the Mini Basketweave Stitch – Pattern & Video Tutorial”

  1. Hi. I am so glad to have found you and your newsletter. You seem so upbeat that it makes me more excited to crochet and learn new techniques.
    If I may, I have a question. Which is the best way to correspond with you? And do you answer questions that ask for help and guidance?

    • Hi Estee,
      Thank you so much 🙂
      The fastest way to contact me is via e-mail at raffaella(at)
      I try to answer every e-mail even though sometimes, it might take me a few days, but I usually make it in the end…
      Looking forward to hearing from you!


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