The basketweave stitch is a dense stitch with an interesting texture which looks like a basket. The basketweave pattern in crochet is also referred to as the waffle stitch. Follow this great step-by-step crochet tutorial to create your very own basketweave stitch.
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It’s a super easy stitch and it creates a beautiful texture that almost looks woven or knit. If you know how to single crochet and make a chain stitch, you are ready to rock and roll with this moss stitch. The crocheted moss/granite stitch can be used for anything from blankets, to scarves to even dish cloths.
Crochet Slip Stitch -- When your crochet pattern says " join with a sl st to form a ring," or "join with a slip stitch to form a ring," this photo shows an example of what your work should look like. Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
5. Repeat Steps 3 through 8 from the previous section in each of the next 14 double crochet (dc) stitches. Be sure to yarn over before inserting your hook in each stitch. 6. Work 1 double crochet in the top chain of the previous row’s turning chain (see Figure 5).