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Basketweave Afghan Square


Basketweave Afghan Block

A Basketweave Afghan Block.

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Woven Wonder:

Basketweave is a really fun and easy knitting stitch that comes in a bunch of different variations. This is one of my favorites because it keeps you entertained pretty well and knits up really quickly.

This is a great block to add to a sampler afghan because of the texture and visual interest it brings to the party.


  • about 100 yards of the worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Plymouth Encore color 1231)
  • one pair size 8 US knitting needles
  • scissors and yarn needle


19 stitches per 4 inches, or 4.75 stitches per inch.


12 by 12 inch block.


  1. Cast on 59 stitches.
  2. Work in Basketweave as follows:

    Row one: Knit across.

    Row two: K4, P3, *K5, P3; repeat from * across, end K4.

    Row three: P4, K3, *P5, K3; repeat from * across, end P4.

    Row four: Repeat row 2.

    Row five: Knit.

    Row six: P3, *K5, P3; repeat from * across.

    Row seven: K3, *P5, K3; repeat from * across.

    Row eight: Repeat row 6.

  3. Continue in pattern until piece measures 12 inches.
  4. Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends.
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