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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 it only requires the beginner techniques of knit and purl. This vintage texture is a popular choice stitch for visually stunning scarves, hats, and blankets.

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Basket Weave stitch pattern on knitting needle in pink color yarn.
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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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Knitting Instructions

Basket Weave Flat on Straight Needles

Cast On Multiples of 6 Stitches

Rows 1 and 7: Knit All

Rows 2 and 8: Purl All

Rows 3 and 5: * K1, P4, K1 *

Rows 4 and 6: * P1, K4, P1 *

Rows 9 and 11: * P2, K2, P2 *

Rows 10 and 12: * K2, P2, K2 *

Row Repeats: Repeat knitting all twelve rows until your work is the length you desire, then cast off your stitches and weave in your ends.

Knit stitch pattern in basket weave texture in pink yarn color on knitting needle.

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Basket Weave  in the Round on Circular Needles

Cast On Multiples of 6 Stitches

Rows 1, 2, 7, and 8: Knit All

Rows 2 and 8: Purl All

Rows 3, 4, 5, and 6: * K1, P4, K1 *

Rows 9, 10, 11, and 12: * P2, K2, P2 *

Row Repeats: Repeat knitting twelve rows until your work is the length you desire, then cast off your stitches and weave in your ends.

Basket Weave Stitch knitted in the round on circular needles.

Is the Basketweave Stitch Reversible?

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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Printable Knitting Instructions

Basket Weave stitch pattern on knitting needle in pink color yarn.

Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Basket Weave Stitch
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 *

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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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