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Basketweave Twists Afghan

Basketweave Twists Afghan

If you haven't seen crochet afghan patterns presented in a beautiful basketweave design, you're in luck. The chunky twists add nice a depth to this Basketweave Twists Afghan. This blanket makes for a great housewarming gift and would look great in a living room or bedroom. Free easy crochet patterns are a great way to test out new techniques and sharpen crochet skills. If you want to try something new but aren't sure how to get started, be sure to work on this pattern. The results will impress you and give you a crochet confidence boost.

This free crochet afghan pattern is especially cozy, making it an essential for your home for chilly times. Whether you need warmth during the winter or are escaping the AC in the summer, this basketweave afghan pattern turns any room into a cozy corner.

Easy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Materials List

  • 5 balls Bernat Softee Chunky Twists (340 g/12 oz) yarn in Thyme Twists
  • 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

How to Crochet the Basketweave Twists Afghan

Stitches

  1. Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work 1 row below, inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice – 1 dcfp made.

  2. Dcbp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at back of work 1 row below inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice – 1 dcbp made.

Why do we call it an afghan?

In the world of knitting and crochet, many of the blankets that we make are commonly referred to as “afghans.” The phrase is so commonplace that many of us don’t question where the word originates. We just crochet or knit the pattern, throw it over the side of the couch, and admire its beauty.

From what we can glean from history, the English language use of the word “afghan” isn’t well documented. Most researchers believe that English speakers adopted the term sometime in the early 1800s. Researchers also note that the term is believed to have originated from the many luxurious and colorful knitted fabrics produced in Afghanistan. At one point in history, Afghanistan was world renowned for its many textiles and fabrics, and the term “afghan” took root. The term was believed to have originated sometime in the 1700s, but as we’ve mentioned, it didn’t become a commonplace English word for blankets until 100 years later. 

Instructions

Size: Approx 46 ins [117 cm] wide x 47 ins [119.5 cm] long

  1. Ch 154.

  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of row. 152 hdc.

  3. **2nd row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in first hdc. *1 dcfp in each of next 10 sts. 1 dcbp in each of next 10 sts. Rep from * 6 times more. 1 dcfp in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn.

  4. 3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). 1 hdc in first hdc. *1 dcbp in each of next 10 sts. 1 dcfp in each of next 10 sts. Rep from * 6 times more. 1 dcbp in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in last hdc. Turn.

  5. Rep last 2 rows for approx 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with 2nd row.***

  6. Beg with 2nd row, rep last 2 rows for approx 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with 2nd row.**

  7. Rep from ** to ** 6 times more, then from ** to *** once. Fasten off.

  8. Pin Blanket to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

Edging

  1. 1st rnd: With RS of Blanket facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner. Ch 2 (does not count as st). Work 150 hdc evenly along top of Blanket, 3 hdc in corner, 105 hdc down side, 3 hdc in corner, 150 hdc along bottom, 3 hdc in corner, 105 hdc up side and 3 hdc in corner. Join with sl st to first hdc. Turn.

  2. 2nd rnd: Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

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english is not my mother language, where can i find meaning of abbreviations as hdc, dcbp ? thanks

Hi Zora! The abbreviations are as follows: hdc = half double crochet dcfp = double crochet front post dcbp = double crochet back post I hope that helps! -Dana from FaveCrafts

I love the look of this Basketweave Twisted Afghan. The pattern is easy to understand and well written. I'm just hopping I can find the yarn it is calling for, I'll go search for it. This will make a great Father's Day gift for the man in my life. Thank you so much for this free crotchet pattern.

I love the fact that I can try this pattern and it isnt going to cost me anything. I love the pattern and it is easy to work up. The directions are clear and easy to follow. Thank you so much for offering these patterns free for all of us. It makes trying a new craft or pattern easier for us to learn.

I love this! Thank you for sharing. I would like to make this longer though, how would I go about making it clozer to a 6ft blanket?

Hi cheldavis1971 1248 170, Check out this awesome article from our friends at Lion Brand on how to make patterns bigger: http://blog.lionbrand.com/2013/08/04/making-sizing-changes-to-scarves-and-throws/ Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

This picture looks Knitted . Are you sure its the right pic??

Hi there, this is the correct image! Enjoy! - Julia from FaveCrafts

I love this pattern and have the perfect yarn already in my stash. How do I re-size the pattern? I'd like it to be closer to 42" wide and 6" long. Thank you.

Hi SDH802, Check out this awesome article from our friends at Lion Brand on how to make patterns bigger: http://blog.lionbrand.com/2013/08/04/making-sizing-changes-to-scarves-and-throws/ Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

It's beautiful but can you tell me what multiples to increase by to make it larger? Thanks. I don't know how old this post is, but could you reply to pinkcaddy7@yahoo.com? I'd really appreciate it. I've been looking for an appropriate "manly" type afghan to make for my grown son and I think he'd like this. Thanks so much. Viki T.

Ocean I see answer to this question please

I want to know what "YOH" stands for? I want to make the Basketweave Twists Afghan

yoh is yarn over hook

Hmm. I would guess dcfp is the same as fpdc.

dcfp is decrease front post and fpdc is front post double crochet.

Love this pattern. I have made it in many colors and given as gifts!

If you Google Bernat you can find the pattern, which says Beautiful, classic blanket in a simple basket weave pattern. Measures approx. 46 in (117 cm) wide x 47 in (119.5 cm) long. Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky Twists Thyme Twists (87243) crochet using size 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) hook

How many Softee Chunky Twists are needed?

Do you have a beginners book I could purchase on patterns eg. granny squares,????? if so please email me at above address, thanks gretchenm@adirondacknursing.com March 18,2010

Hi Gretchen, I suggest visiting CutRateCrafts.com - you'll find tons of great crochet resources! Thanks - Julia from FaveCrafts

Your pattern says for finishing "Pin Blanket to measurements"...nowhere in the pattern, however, do you give exactly what the finished measurements are supposed to be.

Actually at the beginning it says it will come out to approximately 46 x 47. I need to make it larger but don't know how many multiples to increase by. If you could help me out with that, I'd appreciate it as well. Could you reply to pinkcaddy7@yahoo.com? Thanks a bunch. Viki T

Hello pinkcaddy7 ... I also would like an answer to the multiples increase question. Did you ever receive a response? I'd love it if you could let me know. Thank you. Annie M

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