Bicolor Basketweave Afghan

Bicolor Basketweave Cover 1

Envelope yourself in luxurious merino wool softness with the bicolor basketweave afghan. This design takes a regular basketweave design and adds to it a touch of color by adding horizontal stripes.

Pattern Information

Knitting Loom
Afghan Loom, 198 pegs (Pattern uses 196 pegs).

Approx 1,300 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Sample was worked using Knit Picks Swish,100% merino, 110 yds/50g per skein,  in Dusk and Dove Heather (6 skeins of each color).

Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Skills knowledge
knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting a flat panel.

35 x 35 inches

22 x 30= 4 inches

Advanced beginner

Pattern notes
The item is worked flat.


CO=Cast on

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch



CC=Dove Heather


Using MC, CO 196 sts using the crochet cast on method. Continue with MC.

Row 1-Row 4: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 5-Row 8: *p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 9-Row 12: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 12-Row 16: p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join CC.

Rep Rows 1-16 using the CC. (32 rows total)

Rep last 32 rows 7 more times (or until blanket measures desired length), maintaining the color sequence as established.

Last 16 rows: Rep Rows 1-16.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Weave ends in.

Block lightly.

basketweave close up




7 thoughts on “Bicolor Basketweave Afghan

  1. I just purchased the Afghan loom, however am having a hard time figuring out the tension. I started out loose and it ends up super tight with the flat stitch. what can I do to fix the tension?

  2. I would suggest just practicing with it. After awhile, your tension will even out and then you can begin an actual blanket. It will take a few times on the loom to get used to it.

  3. I have trouble with the tension as well. I have started a blanket I think four times now, both with the e-wrap cast on and the crochet cast on. I just cannot get the tension right on the inner curves with the flat stitch; it’s always too tight by the fifth or sixth row.

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