The crochet mini basketweave stitch or rice stitch is a textured crochet pattern using front and back post double crochet stitches.
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.
WHAT TO CROCHET WITH THE mini BASKETWEAVE STITCH
- Blankets and afghan blocks
- Winter accessories, such as scarves, cowls, hats, and headbands
- Dishcloths, washcloths, and potholders
- Home decor projects, including baskets and bags
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 hosted by RaeLynn of Itchin’ for some Stitchin’.
During this CAL, we will be crocheting 24 squares using different stitches, and at the end, we’ll put all the squares together to make a poncho.
A fun way to learn new stitches and make a beautiful garment for Fall and Winter!
For each one of the squares, you’ll get the instructions to make both a 7″ and an 8″ square so that you can make the poncho in 2 sizes, small and large.
But these sizes fit most, from XS to 5XL!
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 pattern of the mini basketweave stitch will be available for free on Ravelry on August 24th, 2022.
- 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.
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- BPdc – Back Post Double Crochet
- Ch – Chain
- FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- Hdc – Half Double Crochet
- Sk – Skip
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
- St – Stitch
- Yo – Yarn Over
Back Post and Front Post Double Crochet (BPdc and FPdc)
Learn how to crochet the front/back post double crochet stitches HERE.
- 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!
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