Saturday, January 14, 2012

Basket Weave Scarf Pattern

By: Teri Diamond for Diamond Crochet & Crafts © 2012

Abbreviations Used:
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
ST – Stitch
Tutorials available at
Materials Needed:
            Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Red Heart Super Saver for the sample
     K Hook (5.5)
     Yarn Needle
Size: 75” Long & Approx 6.5” Wide
Gauge: No real gauge necessary
Sample - 1 Block = approx. 1 1/4”
     *You will be alternating in a pattern of 3 front post double crochet and then 3 back post double crochet for two rows and then you will reverse it and do 3 back post double crochet and then 3 front post double crochet.
           *If you would like your completed project to be wider you would simply add onto your foundation row in multiples of three (3).

Special Stitch Instruction:
      *BPDC – Yo, insert hook around the post of the stitch below from the BACK side, yo, pull through and complete as a regular double crochet stitch.
      *FPDC - Yo, insert hook around the post of the stitch below from the FRONT side, yo, pull through and complete as a regular double crochet stitch.
      *Beginning FDC – (Foundation Double Crochet) – Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 1st ch, yo, pull through, ch 1, pull through first two loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
      *FDC – (Foundation Double Crochet) – yo, insert hook into the ch 1 space in the Beginning FDC, yo, pull through, ch 1, yo, pull through first loops, yo, pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.

After Row 5 Completion

Row 1 – Beginning fdc followed by 16 fdc for a total of 17 st. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 & 3 – Fpdc in 2nd st from hook and in next 2 st, *bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, repeat from * to * to the end, hdc in last st of the row. Ch 2, turn.
A view of the Body
Row 4 & 5 – Bpcd in 2nd st from hook and in next 2 st, *fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st* repeat from * to * to the end, hdc in last st of the row. Ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 2 through 5 to the end of the scarf.
{Sample uses 139 Rows to complete scarf}


  1. love the picture....can't wait to get going on this...I should be a front/back post pro by the end!

  2. Apparently I am missing something, but how many do I chain for the first row?

    1. Yes, I'm not sure either!

    2. If you want to chain and then do the first row of double crochet you would chain 19, double crochet in 3rd chain from hook... Its explained in the comments below...

      I used the Foundation Double Crochet to begin this project.

  3. I used the Foundation Double Crochet and did a total of 17 stitches, if you would feel more comfortable with a regular chain for the foundation and then a row of double crochet you can do 19 ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook...

    If you would like more information on the Foundation Double Crochet I have a tutorial video:

    And a written tutorial:

    Please feel free to let me know if you need any further assistance! <3

  4. You will have to copy and paste the links, or just click on "TUTORIALS" at the top of the page and they are all listed alphabetically by the stitch name! (There are more coming! lol)

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  6. How would you rate this project in terms of skill level? easy/intermediate/advanced

  7. How would you rate this project in terms of skill level? easy/intermediate/advanced

  8. I'm going to finally try the "basket weave"... I love making scarves and yours looks inviting. Thanks for all your great instructions. You are definitely "bookmarked".

  9. Approximately how much yarn did you use? The skein I am using only comes in 208 yd length (4oz). I want to make sure I have enough yarn! Thank you this is a great pattern!!

  10. I'm just a beginner so forgive the stupid question but when you say double crochet is that US double crochet (UK treble) or UK double crochet (US single)? I wish everyone used the same terminology - it makes reading patterns so much harder when you're just starting out.

    1. I do apologize. These are in us terms. Double Crochet in my patterns would be the US Double Crochet. I definitely understand what you mean about the confusing differences! If you like there are some videos (not long) under the "Tutorials" tab on the top.

      Hope that helps!


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  13. Just started this pattern seems pretty straightforward to me. I used a regular chain to start since fdc confuses me. I love together effect this stitch creates! I'm using it to make scarves for a couple of male family members, and I think that it'll be just masculine enough without losing the prettiness. :) Thank you!

  14. This pattern is beautiful - thanks for it.
    In Beginning FDC instruction, is there a yo after ch 1 or once ch 1 is done, it is pulled through the first 2 stitches also?

    Thank you.

  15. Anonymous, I had the sam question, but the the chain one is actually like just pulling through the first loop of the 3 loops on the hook for the dc. :-) Then you treat the new 3 loops on the hook like a dc and pull through the first two and then the last two. Hope that helps!

  16. Is "hdc" half double crochet?

  17. How much yarn do I use for the scarf? I have lots of one skein colors, but would hate to run out of yarn before finished. Thanks, Linda.

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