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Basket Weave Dishcloths

Posted on May 1, 2014

Crocheting in a basket weave design creates a nice texture and makes for a pretty dishcloth. I tried my hand crocheting in basket weave to create these dishcloths. My friend Kristy helped me with her pattern for this basket weave design cloth. On the first one I crocheted, I did 4 rows in front post and back post sets.

Closeup of the stitching
Basketweave Stitching

Here is another crocheted dishcloth that I did following Kristy’s 3 row set pattern.

With Kristy’s permission, I have posted the basic crocheted basket weave pattern that she shared with me below. You can either crochet 3 rows of each stitch set or 4 rows depending on which look you want for your dishcloth. The pattern below is written for 3 rows of basket weave in each set.


Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern

Hook:
H (5 mm) crochet hook

Materials:
2-2.5 ozs of Cotton yarn

Description:
8 inch x 8 inch Cotton Dishcloth = 3 Row Basket Weave pattern
9-1/4 inches x 8 inches Cotton Dishcloth = 4 Row Basket Weave pattern

Directions:
Row 1
Ch 32, Dc in 4th chain from hook and then in each chain across. Ch 3 and turn. (30 Dc)

Row 2
*Work FP Dc (front post Dc) around next 4 posts, then work BP Dc (back post Dc) around next 4 posts.* Repeat between * until the end of row and Dc into the space of the Ch-3 turning chain. Ch 3 and turn. (7 sets across)

Row 3-4
Repeat row 2 making sure you FP Dc around the FP Dc of the prior row and then BP Dc around the BP Dc of the prior row to keep the basket weave pattern going by working 4 stitches in each set. End row with Dc into the space of the Ch-3 turning chain. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 5
BP Dc now around the FP Dc of the row below around the next 4 posts, then switch and FP Dc around the next 4 BP Dc posts. Repeat the pattern across and Dc into the space of the Ch-3 turning chain. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 6-7
BP Dc around the BP Dc post of the row below for the next 4 posts, then FP Dc around the next 4 FP Dc of the row below. Repeat the pattern across and Dc into the space of the Ch-3 turning chain. Ch 3 and turn.

Repeat rows 2-7 for 6 rows in each basket weave pattern for an 8 inch square if doing 3 rows in each set or if doing 4 rows in each set cloth is 9-1/4″ by 8″.

Edging:
Ch 1, Sc in between each stitch space along top and bottom edges, work 3 Sc in all corners and then Sc evenly along sides and back around to beginning and join to Ch-1.

Finish edging by working one more row around cloth with a Sc in each stitch. Finish off and weave under ends.

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3 Responses to “Basket Weave Dishcloths”

  1. Jennifer Vo
    May 03, 2014

    Wow, it is really nice. I like it so much and I hope I can make it by myself. Thank you for your post šŸ™‚


  2. Rose
    May 23, 2014

    Hi, how would I reduce the size of the overall square size? Please. Thanks, love the pattern thank you


  3. Cindy
    May 29, 2014

    Rose – Depending on how small you want the overall cloth, just reduce your starting chain and make sure you have multiples of 4. For example, you could have your starting chain 16 or 20 for a smaller square. Hope this helps. Let me know how it works out.



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