Learn how to crochet the Basket Stitch so that it can be in any pattern that you create!

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The basket stitch makes for a lacy type of pattern. It is a multiple of 6 stitches plus 5 stitches. Any pattern can be adapted by either chaining more stitches or fewer stitches as long as it follows its multiple rule. Two stitches are added to the foundation chain so that it can be part of the turning chain for the second row.

This stitch was found in the 500 Crochet Stitches: The Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible that I purchased on Amazon.

Stitch abbreviations:

ch – chain

ch sp – chain space

dc – double crochet (UK term – treble crochet)

rep – repeat

sk – skip

st – stitch

tch – turning chain

Double V st – Dbl V stitch

V st – V stitch


Stitch explanation:

V stitch – [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in same stitch

Double V stitch – [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in same stitch


Ch 12 (multiple 6 stitches), plus 5 stitches; add 2 stitches to foundation chain

Row 1 – In 5th ch from hook, work a V st, *sk 2 ch, V st into next ch; rep from * until the last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, 1 dc into the last ch. Turn.

Row 2 – Ch 3, sk 2 st, work a Dbl V st into ch sp of V st, *ch 1, sk next V st, Dbl V st in ch sp; rep from * to last ch sp, with loop of the last dc of Dbl V st work a dc in top of tch. Turn.

Row 3 – Ch 3, V st in each ch sp to end, 1 dc in top of tch. Turn.

Row 4 – Ch 3, 1 dc into 1st st, *ch 1, sk next V st, Dbl V st into ch sp; rep from * until 1 V st left, ch 1, sk V st, 2 dc into top of tch. Turn.

Row 5 – Repeat Row 3

Repeat Rows 2 through 5 over and over until you reach the end of your pattern (ending in Row 5).


Check out the video tutorial that I posted on my YouTube channel.

If you would like to check out the scarf that I made using this stitch pattern and crochet it for yourself or as a gift, check out the Cozy Basket Infinity Scarf.

If you have any questions, let me know by commenting below. Also, let me know how you would like for this stitch to be used.

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