This basket weave crochet blanket is so warm! Because the basket weave stitch is worked on the previous round this makes the perfect stitch for creating a warm afghan. If you’re looking for a yarn eating afghan then look no further! The color options are endless here. It’s beautiful to see the colors blend into one another.
You can find more afghan patterns under the category Afghans
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Basket Weave Granny Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern
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For this project you will need:
YARN: 15 skeins of variegated and 6 skeins of white worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
100 grams / 3.5. oz
240 meters / 262 yards
Another yarn brand with color options
ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
beg = beginning
YO = Yarn Over
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.
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Ch 2 (counts as first st) work 2 dc’s into the ring and ch 2, work 3 dc’s then ch 2, (repeat 3 dc’s, ch 2) 2 more times for 4 sections and corner spaces. 16 sts total. sl st into top of beginning ch 2 to end round.
Ch 1 and pull up to elongate your loop (Does not count as a stitch, just a step up) and FPDC into the first dc post to the left. And do the same in the following 2 posts. (we will be working with sets of 3 every time that we can)
For the corner spaces do, Dc 2, ch 1, Dc 2.
Continue working the front post’s and corners til you reach the end of this round. Sl st into beginning dc of the round.
Example of a FPDC
Example of a BPDC
Ch 1 and pull up to elongate your loop (this does not count as a stitch just a step up)
(Now where you have done FPDC’s from the previous round, you need to do BPDC’s. Remember we are working in sets of 3 here when ever possible.)
Do 1 BPDC’s in the next 3 sts, then 1 FPDC’s in the next 2 sts
then in corner, (you will be working the corners this way for the rest of the project) do DC 1, ch 1, DC 1 in corner space.
Now whatever you did on one side of the corner, mimic it on the other side of the corner. (Stay consistent and mimic corner stitches on both sides)
So we did 1 FPDC in the 2 sts on other side of corner, so we want to do this on the other side of the corner as well. Then 1 BPDC’s In the next 3 sts. Repeat doing this a pattern for the remainder of this round. Sl st in to top of beginning dc to end round.
Ch 1 and pull up to elongate your loop (does not count as a stitch) and do 1 FPDC in the next 3 posts. Then using the new corner st from the previous round do 1 BPDC’s into the next 3 posts, Do the corner as always DC 1, ch 1, DC 1. Then mimic on this side what you did on the other side of the corner, 1 BPDC’s using the next three posts, then 1 FPDC’s in the next 3 posts.
TIP 1: Always use sets of three, as soon as you have your set of 3 done, then start using the opposite’s stitch. This is important for when you are doing corners.
Tip 2: Always mimic what you did on one side of your corner, to the other side of the corner as well.
Tip 3: Corners are always made the same from round 3 on. Always do dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, then mimic what you did before the corner.
Stay Consistent! Pay attention. Just takes one time to mess up your pattern.
Repeat the pattern for 21 rounds total with your variegated yarn. Then switch to your White and do one more round for 22 rounds total. Your project should reach 42 cms or 16 ½ inches.
Now it’s time to make your smaller Grannies.
Repeat pattern for granny for 6 rounds. Colors as follows:
Rounds 1 & 2 use white
Rounds 3 & 4 use variegated
Round 5 use white
Round 6 use Variegated
Make 16 small squares total for this round of grannies. 3 of them will be attached on the sides and bottom. This set of grannies should fit perfectly one next to the other.
Then the last 4 squares will be used to fill in the corners.
When Sewing your squares together, I use the single crochet method to add the nice border between my grannies. Using yarn markers, attach one granny by it’s corner stitch to the corner stitch of the Large center granny.
Repeat this for the other side of the granny as well. Then line up the stitches, make sure you have all your stitches in sets of 3 to the smaller grannies set of 3. Since you are going from the very corner, it should line up perfectly.
Keep in mind the smaller grannies last round ended with the corners consisting of 2 FPDC’s and 1 DC. So you may have to dig to find the DC to line up your granny correctly.
Once you have them aligned insert your hook into the corner of the large granny and the small granny that you are ready to sew on. Remove the marker and single crochet down the grannies to attach them. Working down the side of the grannies until you have all three attached to one side.
Then turn your large granny and attach the next 3 grannies one the side. Continue working this way until you have 3 grannies attached to the large granny all the way around. Once done, leaving enough tail to be sewn in later, cut your yarn.
To sew the corner grannies you connect them the same way, since you ended on a corner, grab your first corner granny and slip your hook through the corner of the last granny attached and to the new granny corner you wish to sew on. And as before, sew it on.
ch 1 cut your yarn leaving a tail to be weaved in later.
Sewing the sides of the granny Shut
To sew the grannies together, you will repeat what you did before, only you will be attaching yarn in a corner and single crocheting the side together, then ch 1 and cut your yarn leaving a tail to be weaved in later. Take your time, do one granny at a time.
Once you’re done, hide all your tails, you can use your tails to close any gaps left in between the large granny and the smaller ones.
Round After Grannies are sewn
This round use white again and slip stitch your color on the first dc after the corner.
This set of stitches should be BPDC’s so to attach it, grab the post and sl st your color on to it. Then ch 2, this will count as the first BPDC. Do 1 BPDC into the next two stitches,
then 1 FPDC into the next 3 stitches. Like you did before when making the grannies.
When you come up a part where the grannies are sewn together. DC into the first corner space, then DC into the stitch in between where the grannies are sewn together. Then DC into the corner of the next granny. These will count as your 3 FPDC’s.
Continue the pattern by doing 1 BPDC into the next 3 stitches. Repeat this pattern until you reach the very corner of your afghan.
TIP~ Be sure to skip the “ch 1 pull ups” ONLY work in the FPDC and BPDC stitches when your not on a corner
Do your corners the same as you did before DC 1, ch 1, DC 1 and then continue all the way around the same way. When you get to the end of the round, place a marker to mark this first completed round. You want 19 rounds total with the variegated yarn. For 20 rounds total including the first round of white you just did. Then your 21st round, switch to white and do the last round.
Now you want to connect the grannies, thought this round your grannies will have to be stretched to fit into place. Let me explain, each granny square has 5 sections where you’ve changed from front post to back post double crochets as shown below.
On the afghan itself this round you will be needing to stretch your grannies to fit over 6 sections as shown below.
Use your markers to attach and hold grannies in place. You will need 7 grannies on the sides and 4 grannies for the corner spaces. For a total of 32 granny squares for this round. The first and last 3 grannies will be stretched and sewn using 6 sections, and the middle granny you will need to stretch it to fit over 7 sections. Once done, sew on your corner grannies.
Once you have all your grannies sewn on as done before, hide your tails and back up and repeat Round After Grannies are sewn by using your white yarn for the next round, 19 rows of variegated yarn, and making the last round with white which makes a nice border for the afghan
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