How to Crochet a Basketweave Scarf

basket weave crochet scarf on wood hanger

I like the basketweave crochet stitch because it has texture and depth. It is also reversible, which makes it perfect for items in which both sides will be seen, such as a scarf. In the picture below, you can see the pattern closeup of the basketweave crochet scarf. I like the look of this.

I would consider this an intermediate-level crochet pattern.

This scarf is 5 inches wide and 71 inches (almost two yards) long. The basketweave pattern occurs 44 times (rows), which is 176 rows.

I used almost one skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (482 yards); the color is gray heather. Its weight is 10 ounces. I used a 5 mm hook.

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Pattern for basketweave crochet stitch scarf:

For this scarf, chain 24.

Row 1: Chain a multiple of 24. Then, dc in 4th ch from hook (leaving 3 chains for a turning chain) and in each remaining chain for a total of 20 + 1. Turn. Make sure you have 21 posts (not counting the turning chain on the opposite end and the extra post) so you can do 5 multiples of 4.

Rows 2: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Fpdc in the next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 3: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 4: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 5: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Transition

Now you will transition for *Row 6 to reverse the pattern. You will be doing Fpdc in all the Bpdc and a Bpdc in all the Fpdc. Now you can start to see the alternating basketweave pattern.

*Rows 6: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 7: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 8: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 9: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Transition

Now you will transition for *Row 10 to reverse the pattern. You will be doing Fpdc in all the Bpdc and a Bpdc in all the Fpdc. Now you can start to see the alternating basketweave pattern.

*Rows 10: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Fpdc in the next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 11: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 12: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Rows 13: Ch 2. Skip the first post (the 21st post) and Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Fpdc next 4 sts. Bpdc next 4 sts. Dc in the top of the turning ch. Turn your work.

Transition

Now you will transition for *Row 14 to reverse the pattern. You will be doing Fpdc in all the Bpdc and a Bpdc in all the Fpdc. Now you can start to see the alternating basketweave pattern.

Repeat this process rows (transitioning after every 4th row) until your project measures the length you want. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn tail in the scarf to hide it.

Here is a video showing how to crochet this basketweave scarf.

This scarf in the picture below is folded in half and laid in a Z pattern.

Enjoy your beautiful new crochet basketweave scarf or better yet, give this to a friend.

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Happy Crocheting!

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