Basket Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a basket style pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Basket Stitch Pattern," and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a basket style patternThe Basket Stitch is a fun to knit, slip-stitch pattern. In fact, it is perfect for confident beginners who would like to try out a simple color-change pattern without having to learn stranded knitting.

As with all slip-stitch, color-change patterns, you just knit with one color at the time, making it super easy to create lovely, decorative designs.

Actually, you can easily put your own stamp on the Basket Stitch. One way you can do this is by changing the number of rows you knit between each slip-stitch pattern block.

In addition, this versatile stitch pattern works equally well in a single-color version. However, personally, I prefer the 2-color option.

Furthermore, you could also try changing colors A and B around. You will be surprised by how different the effect of the pattern is between a darker background and a lighter background.

Do you want to learn more about slipping stitches correctly? Check out our step-by-step tutorial on slipping stitches: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Additionally, we have a comprehensive article on mosaic knitting that you may find interesting. You can find it here: All You Need to Know About Mosaic Knitting.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for the Basket Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

wyif                                             with yarn in front

wyib                                            with yarn in back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 4 sts plus 3. Color A and Color B.

Cast on with Color A and purl one row (This is the wrong side).

Row 1:  With B, k3, * sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from *

Row 2:  With B, k3, * sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from *

Row 3: With B, k3, * sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from *

Row 4:  With B, k3, * sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from *

Row 5:  With A, knit

Row 6: With A, purl

Repeat Rows 1-6 until the desired length is reached.

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