The Basketweave stitch is a great textural pattern stitch. It uses front post and back post stitches to create a woven effect throughout the fabric, and works up quite thick. This pattern is great for washcloths, afghan blocks and projects where you want bold texture.
Foundation Chain: Ch a multiple of 8 sts + 4
- Prep Row(RS): dc in 4th ch from hk and each ch across, turn.
- Row 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), *FPdc in next 4 dc, BPdc in next 4 dc; rep from * across to t-ch, dc in top of t-ch, turn.
- Row 2: Repeat Row 1
- Row 3: Repeat Row 1
- Row 4: Repeat Row 1
- Row 5: ch 3 (counts as dc), *BPdc in next 4 dc, FPdc in next 4 dc; rep from * across to t-ch, dc in top of t-ch, turn.
- Row 6: Repeat Row 5
- Row 7: Repeat Row 5
- Row 8: Repeat Row 5
Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.