Watch how to knit the basketweave pattern (video & written pattern)

The basketweave stitch is a pattern that is used to make many different projects and is best known for its use in many blanket and afghan patterns.
You can use this pattern with different colors, make squares of different sizes and put them together for an eye-catching blanket. This pattern also works well for a scarf or a market tote.
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Materials
Yarn of any weight (I used a cotton yarn)
Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn (in the video I used 6mm needles).
Abbreviations
CO - Cast on
P - Purl
K - Knit
Pattern
Cast on multiples of 8 stitches, plus 5. In my video I CO 21 stitches.
Row 1: Knit all stiches
Row 2: K5, P3
Row 3: P5, K3
Row 4: K5, P3
Row 5: Knit all stitches
Row 6: K1, *P3, K5 repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 7: P1, *K3, K5 repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 8: K1, *P3, K5 repeat from * to last stitch, K1
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