Easy Beginner Crochet Basket Pattern

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Are you ready for a super cool and easy project? Get excited about my free crochet basket pattern using the single crochet stitch! It’s the perfect way to make stylish and useful baskets for your home.

With just the single crochet stitch, you can turn leftover or scrap yarn into sturdy and beautiful storage baskets. Trust me, this pattern is top-notch!

These baskets are perfect for keeping your living space neat and tidy. You can use them to store toys, craft supplies, and more! They’re versatile and handy for all your organizing needs.

Don’t worry if you’re a crochet beginner. I designed this pattern to be simple and beginner-friendly.You’ll master the single crochet stitch in no time!

The best part? These baskets add a special touch of handmade charm to any room. Play with different colors and yarn textures to create your unique designs.

So, grab your yarn and hook, and let’s start crafting these awesome crochet baskets! Get ready to impress everyone with your creativity and keep your space organized and beautiful.

If you enjoy this free pattern, be sure to check out my other free crochet patterns before you go! 

Creative Uses for Crochet Baskets

Use crochet baskets in different ways to make your home look awesome! They can help you stay organized and keep small stuff like keys, remotes, or craft supplies in their place. Plus, they look so pretty on shelves or tables and add a special handmade touch to your home.

You can also use crochet baskets as planters for cute little potted plants, making your room feel cozy and natural. They’re even perfect as gift baskets, so you can give personalized presents to your loved ones.

In different parts of your house, crochet baskets have unique jobs too. In the bathroom, they keep things like towels and hair accessories tidy. For new parents, they’re great for storing baby stuff like diapers and toys. And when you go on a picnic, they’re cool containers for snacks and picnic stuff.

If you’re into crafts, crochet baskets are fantastic for holding your knitting or crochet projects and supplies. And in your office, they’re like helpful buddies to keep your pens and office supplies all neat and tidy.

You can use crochet baskets to make your home look festive during holidays. Just fill them up with cute decorations or seasonal flowers, and you’ve got a beautiful display!

With crochet baskets, you can be creative and use them all around your home. They’re practical, look great, and add a special touch to your space. So, go ahead and explore all the fun ways to use crochet baskets and make your home even more awesome!

Skill Level

Beginner. This free crochet basket pattern uses basic crochet stitches in basic form and also simple repeats in rounds.


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Crochet Gauge

Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your sturdy basket will be the right size. It’s like a helpful guide to get your project just the way you want it!

Gauge is not very important for this crochet basket pattern single crochet. 

The first 5 rounds of the basket measure 3.5 inches in diameter.

Finished Size

My finished basket design measures:

Diameter measures 7 inches

Height measures 4 inches

Video Tutorial

Do you prefer a video tutorial? Check out my Beginner Crochet Basket Pattern Tutorial!

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Pattern Notes

  • This free crochet pattern starts with a magic circle (also known as a magic ring or adjustable ring). If you are a beginner crocheter, check out my magic circle tutorial
  • Leave a long tail for weaving in when you make your magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • At the end of each round is the stitch count.
  • Work the crochet basket pattern from the bottom up. 
  • Do you prefer a video tutorial? Check out my Beginner Crochet Basket Pattern Tutorial


US Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet 
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

Crochet Stitches

Single Crochet Stitches (sc)

  1. Insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through both loops.

Back Loop Only (blo)

Worked the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

front and back loops

Crochet Basket Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc, join with sl st (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch, join (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next stitch *, join (18 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 2 sts *, join (24 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 3 sts *, join (30 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 4 sts *, join (36 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 5 sts *, join (42 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 6 sts *, join (48 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 7 sts *, join (54 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next 8 sts *, join (60 sts)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, join (60 sts)

Rnds 12- 21: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (60 sts)

Fasten off and then use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

Crochet Basket Handles

Make 2

I used twine for my basket handles. If you don’t have twine on hand, you could use a darker brown worsted weight yarn. 

Chain 18, sc in 2nd ch from your hook, sc in each rem ch, fasten off (17 sts)

Use a tapestry needle to attach a handle to either side of the basket. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do you make a stiff crochet basket?

To make a stiff crochet basket, try thicker or stiffer yarn, a smaller hook, tight stitches, and firm tension. You can also use fabric stiffeners or spray starch. Have fun experimenting to find your perfect stiffness!

What is the best yarn for crochet baskets?

Worsted weight yarn is perfect for crochet baskets because it’s just the right thickness and easy to work with. It gives the basket a strong structure without making it too bulky. You can also pick from lots of cool colors, and the finished basket will be sturdy and practical.

What are some recommended stitch patterns for crochet baskets?

For crochet baskets, we suggest using the single crochet stitch. It’s tight, making the basket sturdy, and keeps its shape well. Plus, it prevents small stuff from falling through. It’s easy for beginners and gives a smooth surface.

Are there any specific techniques for joining rounds in crochet baskets?

To connect rounds in crochet baskets, you have three choices: slip stitch join, seamless join, or invisible join. They make the transitions smooth and seamless, making your basket look great. Pick the one that fits your pattern and style best.

Can I line my crochet basket to make it more sturdy?

Lining your crochet basket is a smart idea! It adds stability and stops things from poking through. Cut fabric or felt to match the basket’s shape and sew it on by hand or machine. This makes the basket stronger and more useful.

What is the best way to clean and care for crochet baskets?

Taking care of crochet baskets is easy! For small stains, spot clean them. When needed, gently handwash with mild soap. Let them air dry and keep them away from direct sunlight.

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