How to Draw Basket Weave

May 29, 2014

Basket weave artBy Alina Bradford

 Drawing Basket weave 1Drawing a basket weave pattern is simply imagining your lines going over and under each other. Okay, so it’s a little more than that. Here’s a step-by-step how-to:


drawing a basket1. Start by drawing four squares that are missing their bottoms.

2. Draw a square over the bottom of the first square you drew. Leave the right side open. We’ll call this Square A.

Draw basket3. Extend the legs of the second square down and extend the open legs Square A to meet with the second square.

4. On the other side of the second square, extend the legs of Square A so that they stretch across Square 3 and meet with Square 4.

Weaving a Basket5. Draw A on the other side of 4 and cap off the end. Draw 1, 2, 3 and 4’s legs longer.

6. Extend 1 down and cap it off.

7. Draw Square B against 1.

8. Extend B across 2. Draw the bottom of 2 on the other side of B.

ink drawing basket9. Draw 3 down and cap it off.

basket weave ink drawing10. Draw B over 4 and cap them both off to finish.


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