Basket Weave Afghan

Basket Weave Afghan
Basket Weave Afghan

MATERIALS: Crochet Hook H/8 or 5 mm hook

10 balls of Medium Weight/Worsted Weight yarn

12 sts = 4" with Size K hook.

Raised DC at the front (FP dc): Wrap the yarn around the hook, insert hook from in front and from right to left around the post of the appropriate st, complete dc.
Raised DC at the back (BP dc): Wrap the yarn around the hook, insert the hook from behind and from right to left around the post of the appropriate st, complete dc.

THROW:
Ch 112. Foundation Row (WS): Skip 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each ch to end, turn.
Rows 1, 3, 6, 8:Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), skip first st, *FP dc around post of each of the next 4 sts, BP dc around post of next 4 sts, rep from *, end FP dc around post of each of next 4 sts, 1 dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rows 2,4,5,7: Ch2 (counts as 1 dc), skip first st, *BP dc around post of each of next 4 sts, FP dc around post of each of next 4 sts, rep from *, end BP dc around post of each of next 4 sts, 1 dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Rows 1-8 until throw measures approx 50".
Border: Beg at top of throw, 3 sc in corner, *sc in each of next 2 sts, dec 1 sc (pull up lp in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 lps)*, rep from * to * along top of throw to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc along the side of throw to next corner keeping throw edge flat, 3 sc in corner, rep from * to * across bottom of throw to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc along rem side of throw keeping throw edge flat. Next rnd: Work even in sc, working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off