Tuesday, January 12, 2010

basket weave crochet neckwarmer

I decided to have a play around with some crochet to see if I could rustle up a quick neckwarmer design and this is what I came up with. I do plan to write this pattern up.

You can find the pattern here at favecrafts (or reproduced below). note, the instructions are for american stitches, but you can easily convert them using this chart


  • Approx 100g DK yarn
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 3 buttons

Approx gauge 11 stitches and 6 rows to 2”
Stitches need (US stitches)
Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (FPDC), back post double crochet (BPDC)

Stitch explanations
FPDC : yarn over hook, insert hook behind stitch below : go from the front of the work, behind the stitch and back out to the front of the work so you are crocheting around the post of the stitch. Yarn over, pull through, finish as a normal double crochet
BPDC: similar to FPDC but go from the back of the work around the front of the stitch.

Chain 30
DC in 4th chain from hook (counts as a dc) dc in next 27 ch. (28 stitches)
ROW 1: Ch2 (counts as a stitch) FPDC round 2nd 3rd and 4th stitches * BPDC next 4 stitch, FPDC next 4 stitch. Repeat from * to end
ROW 2 Ch2 (counts as a stitch) BPDC round 2nd 3rd and 4th stitches * FPDC next 4 stitch, BPDC next 4 stitch. Repeat from * to end
Repeat row 1

Repeat the sequence
20 times.
Then repeat row 1
Next row : buttonhole row a: ch 2 BPDC x3 (FPDCx4, BPDCx4) twice. FPDCx1 ch2 fPDCx1 BPDCx4
Next row: button hole row b : ch2 FPDCx3 BPDCx1 sc into chain space x2,BPDCx1 (FPDCx4, BPDCx4) twice

Repeat rows 1, 2, 1
Repeat row 1, buttonhole row a, buttonhole row b

Repeat rows 1, 2, 1
Repeat row 1, buttonhole row a, buttonhole row b.

Repeat rows 1, 2, 1

Fasten off, sew in ends and attach buttons along cast on edge to fasten as shown.


  1. u clever thing! looks lovely and cosy. are you going to model it for us then?? LOL

  2. You are so clever! I do knit but have never crocheted! This is just lovely.
    Lesley x

  3. Another great reason to learn to brush up on my crochet skills! Looks fab, Joanne.

  4. these are such a fab idea! love it ;-)

  5. Looks Victorian don't you think. Fab.
    The corner shop has ordered me a copy of that mag :0)

  6. That looks so cosy, Joanne, love it. Like to see you modelling it, too, LOL!

  7. Love this pattern. I do love crocheting, it's so quick and easy (well, for me, I could never get the tension right when knitting!!). I especially love pieces that require little or no stitching together :)

  8. wow wow wow = absolutely love it. When are you starting on etsy!!!!

  9. How did you make it look like checkerboard like that? So darling! Send me the pattern! :)

  10. Well you did say you would give it a go - they were great for quick gifts at Christmas. The basket weave looks great Joanne - a good alternative to cables. Lovely work

  11. Hello,
    I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more scarves and neckwarmers as well as other crochet patterns, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.
    Editor, www.AllFreeCrochet.com


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