I love this stitch, I use a double knit yarn and a number 4.5 crochet hook and it crochets up lovely. I am using these squares to attach together to make a blanket.
The pattern is very easy once you get going, I think the difficult part is the beginning, once you have done your chain and the first row, making sure you have the correct amount of stitches, after you have that correct the rest is pretty easy to do.
Saying that, crochet is so easy to fix if it goes wrong as there is always only 1 stitch on the hook so you just pull it undone and re-do your work.
Here is how I did it:
Yarn: Baby DK – 100% Acrylic
Pattern: Basket Weave, multiples of 8 (add 7 at the end of the chain)
Basket Weave Pattern:
- ch 135, turn
- 1 (UK) treble crochet into the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 treble crochet into each following chain to end, ch2, turn
- *1 treble crochet into the 2nd front post (4 times), 1 treble crochet into back post (4 times), repeat * to last st, half treble crochet into last st, ch 2 turn
- Repeat pattern to required length
Once I had the square I wanted I then did 1 row around the square in blue using the same stitch – treble crochet.
If you want to see the videos of this little square being made, you can find them here on my you tube channel: