Basketweave Washcloth/Dishcloth Pattern


Basket Weave Stitch Square Free pattern

The Basket Weave Stitch pattern is the third in the washcloth/dishcloth series. It uses both front post and back post double crochet stitches.


The Basketweave Washcloth/Dishcloth Pattern

The Basketweave Washcloth/dishcloth pattern uses both the back post and the front post double crochet stitch. It makes a delightfully nubby washcloth or dishcloth.  This wash cloth pattern is perfect for practicing with these stitches as it is small enough to finish in one day. Need a quick gift for a friend? Whip up this square, along with the other three squares in the series and place them in a nice basket. Add some specialty soaps or spa accessories to create a great handmade gift.


Please note: This square appears to shrink as you crochet it since the texture is thicker and tighter than the other squares. Bear this in mind if you crochet an afghan out of the basket weave stitch.

Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Back Post Double Crochet
  • Front Post Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Chain Stitch

Supplies Needed

  • Sugar’n Cream Cotton or Any #4 Cotton Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Large-eye Needle to Weave in Ends

You may use any yarn in this pattern, but remember: The washcloth will be smaller or larger depending on the weight of the yarn you choose.

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terminology.


Washcloth Dishcloth links

You can find the other three free washcloth/dishcloth patterns here:

Waffle Stitch Pattern:

Ridged Square Pattern: 

and the Textured Stripes Square Pattern: