Crochet Along: Afghan Sampler – Part 2 Basket Weave
Pattern 2 of 10
Pattern is Property of The Inspired Wren.
You can click on this link to go their page for original post. I am going to change the verbiage a little but this is completely their design and CAL.
The square pattern for this week is the Basket Weave. This stitch is completed using front-post double crochet and back-post double crochet. You achieve the weaved look by alternating four post stitches on the front of the fabric, then four post stitches on the back for three rows; then work the next three rows starting with four post stitches on the back followed by four post stitches on the front. The fabric is made by continuing those 6 rows until the size desired.
I want to note that this is a Sampler Blanket and you will make mistakes and things may not be the exact size.. That’s okay. Once you finish all the stitches in this CAL you are going to have expanded your skill-set ten fold. Literally (there are 10 stitches for this sampler afghan.)
To get the most out of this experience, you’ll want to head on over to Savvy Kingdom’s I Love Crocheting Facebook group to join the Royal Hookers, where you can ask questions and share pictures of your progress! Please jump right into the discussion and don’t be shy!
How to Determine Your Crochet Skill Level
Notes: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
Supplies and Tools:
Hooks: H/8 – 5.00MM, or size needed to obtain the same size as your 1st square from the last pattern.
Yarn: Colors B and C — For this example that means Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue (Color B) and Country Blue (Color C)
Notions: Darning/Tapestry needle and scissors
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
fdc = foundation double crochet
fpdc = front-post double crochet
bpdc: back-post double crochet
GAUGE: our goal is a 9″x9″ square however this needs to match up to the same size as your first square in pattern 1. (the single crochet square)
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
The closer in size you make all your squares the easier it will be to join them and you’ll have a consistent look when finished.
Pattern: (When you see the chain amount, use what the amount of chains you need to match the same size as your first square from the first pattern)
Row 1: Working in Color B, ch 39..or 37, fdc in third stitch from hook and each ch across
Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as stitch, here and throughout), turn (fpdc 4, bpdc 4), repeat within () to end; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 3: ch 2, turn, [bpdc 4, fpdc 4], repeat within  to end; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 4: ch 2, turn, [bpdc 4, fpdc 4], repeat within  to end; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 5: ch 2, turn, [fpdc 4, bpdc 4], repeat within  to end ; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 6: ch 2, turn, [bpdc 4, fpdc 4], repeat within  to end ; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 7: ch 2, turn, [bpdc 4, fpdc 4], repeat within  to end ; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 8: ch 2, turn, [fpdc 4, bpdc 4], repeat within  to end ; [hdc in the last stitch]
Row 9: ch 2, turn, [bpdc 4, fpdc 4], repeat within  to end ; [hdc in the last stitch]
Rows 10-27: repeat within *** three times
Border: *work 38 sc along one side of the square, ch 1 (does not count as stitch); repeat from * on each side of the square. Yarn off, and weave in ends.
Repeat with Color C for a second, separate square.
Below you will find links to any parts of this CAL that came prior to this one for your reference.
FAQs – Afghan Sampler
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