This post covers how to make the basket weave stitch. We will cover the three different weaves from the Nativity Kings hoop. Each weave is made up of a different combination of over and under stitches. It’s all in the way you combine and repeat them. We will cover how to set up the weave foundation stitches, tips for weaving and how to read/understand the weave diagrams.
Weave 1 uses a basic pattern of over 2, under 2 stitched in pairs. The end result is a chevron like texture. It’s also a great place to start learning the basket weave stitch.
Weave 2 is another basic pattern. It is built of over 1 under 3’s. This pattern finishes to feel mostly vertical with diagonal lines. This pattern is great for small spaces.
Weave 3 is the most complicated weave. It is built off of 3 different lines of pattern. The combination of patterns makes two distinct shapes a 3X3 checker board, and a diamond of lines. This pattern can be tricky to work with. First, try to make and understand this weave. Then, if it is too much for you, unpick your woven stitches and choose a simpler weave instead.
The basket weaves are what make this pattern unique. Each King ends up looking like and individual, while the group blend together. The beauty of the basket weave is that you can change it to fit your needs. Feel free to adjust these weaves to to fit your hoop and stitching style.
If you have any questions about these stitches or anything else in your Nativity Kings hoop, you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the full Nativity series of hoops here. This series of three hoops gives the spot light to the original family, the shepherds, and kings. Each hoops adds to the to the story. The neutral pallet works well with any Christmas decor.