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Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

The Basket Weave Stitch Pattern gives a complex illusion of a woven knit, but all you need to know is how to Knit and Purl.

This 12-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a great stitch for scarves, hats, and blankets with a simple combination of knits and purls.

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Pattern in white yarn color on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK at the Basket Weave Stitch Pattern

This is not a reversible pattern, meaning that the Right and Wrong sides look different. The Right side (front) has the pattern design and the Wrong side (back) has a smooth inverted texture.

Right and Wrong sides of the Basket Weave Stitch Pattern


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KNITTING MATERIALS

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

The Basket Weave Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN
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Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Pattern in white yarn color on knitting needle.

Basket Weave Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Basket Weave Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

Learn how to knit the Basket Weave Stitch Pattern. It gives a complex illusion of a woven knit, but all you need to know is how to Knit and Purl.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P4, K1 *
  4. Row 4: * P1, K4, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P4, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * P1, K4, P1 *
  7. Row 7: Knit All
  8. Row 8: Purl All
  9. Row 9: * P2, K2, P2 *
  10. Row 10: * K2, P2, K2 *
  11. Row 11: * P2, K2, P2 *
  12. Row 12: * K2, P2, K2 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 6

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2: Knit All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P4, K1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P4, K1 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P4, K1 *
  6. Row 6: * K1, P4, K1 *
  7. Row 7: Knit All
  8. Row 8: Knit All
  9. Row 9: * P2, K2, P2 *
  10. Row 10: * P2, K2, P2 *
  11. Row 11: * P2, K2, P2 *
  12. Row 12: * P2, K2, P2 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 - 12 until your piece is the length you desire.

Pattern Repeat: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

12-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

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