A Basket Case!!

Actually, a basket scarf.
Basketweave Scarf by Bonnie Irene

I saw this tutorial on youtube for a basketweave, and I was thinking about the lovely yarn I’d just gotten to work with, and the thought occurred to me to combine the two!

So, here it is: a Bi-color Basketweave Scarf.

Basketweave closeup

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
sl = slip stitch
st = stitch

Materials
2 colors Peaches & Cream – 1 skein each
J hook

Directions:
Row 1: Holding both colors together, ch 122 (multiple of 8 + 2). Then, using only color 1, ch 2 and dc across. (122 dc) Turn.
Rows 2-5: Ch 2, dc in first dc. [Fpdc in next 4 sts, bpdc in next 4 sts] across until 1 st remains; dc in last st. (122 sts) Turn.
Rows 6-9: Ch 2, dc in first dc. [Bpdc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts] across until 1 st remains; dc in last st. (122 sts) Turn.

Finish off color 1. Repeat rows 1-9 with color 2, working from the middle chain out in the opposite direction.

When you get almost to the end of your yarn (and most skeins of peaches & cream that I can find aren’t very big) simply sl in the st after your last fpdc or bpdc and weave in your ends. Dont worry if it’s in the middle of the row, since it’ll stop at the same point on the other side as well.

Enjoy! 😀

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