If you're searching for some handy and super cute storage ideas, look no further than these free crochet basket patterns. Baskets come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit not just different purposes but to provide appealing aesthetics. It's a total joy creating home essentials according to your own taste and requirements, and sometimes it's almost addictive.
Crochet Basket Patterns Tutorial
Baskets are mostly those essential items in our homes that go unnoticed. I was amazed when I first consciously noted how there were different sorts of baskets in all the rooms at my place - jewelry baskets on my dresser, lingerie and accessories baskets in the drawers, laundry baskets in the restrooms...well, you get the idea.
It was made pretty clear to me that day, that baskets do count as home essentials, but do they really need to be so understated and hidden in the shadows? Not if you try making them with these gorgeous free crochet basket patterns that you are just about to scroll through!
Supplies Needed to Crochet Baskets
- Yarn - Most crochet baskets use one or two skeins of yarn. reinforcement.
- Crochet hook size suitable size for the yarn
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
What is the Best Yarn to Crochet a Basket?
Cotton yarn or t-shirt yarn will give you a dense basket that will stand up without sagging. If you are are beginner or looking to make this project quickly, use chunky or bulky yarn. Some patterns will have you crochet 2 strands of worsted-weight yarn in order to make the basket thicker and stronger.
Using cotton rather than acyrlic or wool yarn, means the texture and stitches show up better.
Crochet Stitches for Baskets
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Half Double Crochet
- Slip Stitch Crochet (sl st)
How to Stiffen a Crochet Basket
How stiff your crochet basket ends up will depend on a number of factors, including the basket size, the yarn type, and weight, as well as the stitch used.
- Smaller baskets will usually stand up by themselves, while larger baskets may need some support. Use pipe cleaners, cardboard, or a pot inside to stiffen a soft basket.
- For larger baskets, use a single crochet stitch. This is the densest stitch and will give your basket more shape.
- Use thicker yarns in cotton for a stiffer basket.
Stitch Gauge for Basket Crochet
When crocheting baskets you don't really need to worry about the crochet gauge. If it ends up a little smaller or larger it doesn't matter. This makes them the ideal beginner crochet project.
How to Crochet a Basket
Most crochet baskets have a round base, so you will need to learn to crochet circles which use increases. From there, it is usually just a case of continuing the stitch without increasing.
What is the Easiest Crochet Basket Pattern?
The Treasurie tutorial for how to crochet a basket uses a circle base and then straight sides. It uses single crochet, which is an easy basic stitch.
Best Free Crochet Basket Patterns
#1 Stash Basket Pattern
Tired of seeing your desk cluttered up with knick-knacks? This easy crochet baskets pattern will guide you in creating an easy and really cute home for all those items, so they won’t be lying around in a mess anymore. You can make it in vibrant colors to brighten up your work pace. Patterns from Yarnspirations.
#2 Apple Basket Crochet Pattern
I love a modern kitchen with minimal marble islands and and a boho, self-crafted crochet basket to hold some fresh fruit. This pattern will help you create a basket that you can keep for personal use, or present to someone, filled up with their favorite fruit and a handwritten note. Patterns from Knotions
#3 Flamingo Crochet Baskets Pattern
This gorgeous free basket pattern is perfect for a bright and playful basket. You can use this as a gift filled up with toys for a little one or filled up with a big bunch of long-stalked flowers and for basically storing up any extra stash of essentials in a gorgeous manner. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#4 Jewelry Catcher Crochet Basket Pattern
If you tend to leave your rings and hair scrunchies lying around everywhere, then this cute jewelry basket will serve more than looks. You can use it to quickly dump your rings when doing the dishes or your scrunchies and hairpins instead of casually dropping them around the place. Patterns from Mama in a Stitch
#5 Crochet Rainbow Storage Basket Pattern
This lovely rainbow basket is made with T-Shirt yarn. Pack it flat when it’s not in use to save space, and when you have lots of yarn or fabric scraps lying around, you can easily dump those inside it. Use the handles to carry around your stuff with ease. Patterns from My Poppet
#6 Clutter Catcher Baskets Pattern
Whip up some of these lovely clutter catcher baskets. Made in bright monochrome themes, these baskets will allow your rooms a quick cleanup with minimal effort. These would also be great for students sharing dorm rooms. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#7 Ombre Basket Pattern
This ombre basket pattern will make you want to create clutter even when there isn’t any justification to have something to dump inside of it. On a serious note, you can use this to store rolled-up newspapers, clean towels, and even dirty laundry. Patterns from Crochet in Color
#8 Santa’s Gift Basket
This fun and festive basket is easy to create and perfect for the holiday season. You can create a cute holiday season sweater for a loved one, or maybe even bake some cupcakes, and use this basket to pack up their present. It is made using bulky yarn, so the basket will be secure enough for a heavier present too. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#9 North Cove Crochet Basket
This basket pattern is one of my favorites, as it is simple to make and really quick. Made in light or neutral tones, it gives off a gorgeous look and complements most of your other home item choices. It almost looks like an upside-down hat, so for those of you who are good at crocheting hats, this project will be a a breeze. Patterns from Crochet Life
#10 Spa Basket
This is one of the most elegant-looking spa basket patterns that I have come across. You can make this basket to store your fresh towels or your pajamas. Try it in other colors if you’re not as bent on whites as the rest of us. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#11 Recycled T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Basket
Such a cute little basket! I love craft projects that involve recycling materials instead of buying new supplies. This particular basket is made by recycling old regular yarn and t-Shirt yarn. You can add a bow, or a pretty applique and keep it on your dresser for holding your favorite accessories. Patterns from Winding Road Crochet.
#12 Waistcoat Crochet Basket
What an elegant crochet basket! This basket is sufficiently sturdy to hold heavy items. The leather handles are more than just sturdy, though. The aesthetically pleasing quality of this very well-put-together basket makes this pattern a winner for all those who like minimal patterns that fit into all sorts of home interiors. Patterns from All About Ami
#13 Crochet Storage Basket Pattern
This brick basket crochet pattern is a hard-to-beat design that would serve multiple purposes, besides being an absolutely wonderful addition to any room. You can use it for storing your project supplies or whatever essentials are a part of your everyday work. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#14 Simple Crochet Basket with Handles
This simple crochet basket is very easy to make, and its woven-in handles on both sides make it extra sturdy and convenient for storing and carrying heavier items. You can place such a basket in the corner of a room or even on a plain console. It would make a great gift for someone shifting to a new living or working space. Patterns from Delia Creates
#15 Bunny Easter Basket Pattern
This cute little bunny basket would be great for Easter! Other than that, you can use it for storing your little one’s toys, and once they are not so little anymore, they can still keep such a basket around for storing socks or stationery. Its handles make it convenient to carry around essentials when needed. Patterns from The Lavender Chair
#16 Beginner Crochet Basket Pattern
This crochet basket is beginner-friendly, and the pattern includes instructions for sturdy basket handles. With its strong handles, this rectangular basket pattern is a practical choice. If you are only just starting out, you will find this pattern great since it makes use of bulky yarn that works up quickly. Patterns from TL yc blog
#17 Mosaic Crochet Basket Patterns
This sweet basket pattern has a simple construction, and the pattern comes with a video tutorial making the instructions easy to follow. It uses both a chunky yarn and worsted weight yarn mixed together. Patterns from Yarn and Chai
#18 Easy Crochet Basket Patterns
This easy pattern makes up a simple project that is only worked with two strands of yarn in single crochets and the spike stitch for some fun with texture. Made with cotton DK (size 3) yarn. Patterns from Sigoni Macaroni
#19 Bernat Crocheted Basket Pattern
If you are looking for a quick-fix pattern to help you whip up multiple crochet baskets, then you are in the right place. This simple crochet basket made with chunky, jumbo yarn takes no time to work up. Patterns from Yarnspirations
#20 Square Crocheted Baskets
This is such a modern and minimalistic basket with sufficient space and sturdiness to house your belongings safely. Simply follow the detailed instructions to get the pattern right. You will need some plastic canvas to add stability to this basket at the base. Patterns from Yarn and Chai
#21 Dinosaur Crochet Storage Baskets
Try out this pattern for a giant dinosaur crochet basket to make the perfect storage house for your little one’s toys. It also makes a great gift. The dinosaur is created using a tapestry crochet stitch which is added at the end. Patterns from Winding Road Crochet
#22 Crochet Yarn Basket
This bright and playful basket design makes a fun addition to any creative space. You will be using the spike stitch for this pattern. The designer rates this as an intermediate project as it is made with 2 strands of worsted-weight yarn crocheted together. Patterns from Gleeful Things
#23 Easy Crochet Basket Pattern Free
Learn how to crochet a basket of any size. This easy t-shirt yarn basket pattern uses a basic single crochet stitch, so is perfect for beginners learning to crochet. Using t-shirt yarn for a basket give you one that will stand easily without extra support. Patterns by Treasurie.
#24 Rectangle Basket with Dividers
This free basket pattern is good for making an organizing basket. With dividers inserted inside, you can sort out some essentials neatly. It uses bulky yarn and a 5.5mm hook, so will crochet up very quickly. Patterns from Raji's Craft
#25 Crochet Basket with Handles
Play around with your favorite color combinations to recreate this pattern with your own flair. This pattern will create the cutest little baskets that you can use for multiple purposes. Crocheted with worsted weight yarn, these won't take you long to make. Patterns from Jen Hayes Creations
#26 Easter Crochet Gift Basket
This pattern yields the cutest little baskets in cheerful colors. Since you will be using a plastic canvas to support it, the basket will turn out sturdy enough to hold its shape. While great for Easter, you can use the basket for gift-giving in general. Patterns from Yarn and Chai
#27 Crochet Nesting Basket
The Lobelia crochet basket pattern yields a wonderful basket with textured stitches that really stand out. With its minimal design, it fits perfectly in most spaces and is ideal for using for your house plants. Patterns from Made by Gootie
#28 Basic Crochet Basket Pattern
This pattern is a great choice for anyone on the hunt for a simple and sweet basket project. It uses basic, beginner-friendly crochet stitches, and you can embellish the basket with some pearls, laces, and appliqués. Patterns from Sandra Cherryheart
#29 Himalayan Basket Crochet Pattern
This pattern features some unique stitches that make the basket truly shine through. It is made using t-shirt yarn, and it is great for holding beauty products and toiletries. Patterns from Pattern Paradise
#30 Holiday Crochet Basket Patern
Try out this lovely pattern to make the perfect basket to hold some candy on your mantel during the holiday season. You will need worsted-weight yarn and some pipe cleaners to give it support. Patterns from Petals to Picots
Free Crochet Basket Patterns – In Conclusion
Of all the lovely crochet crafts we can amaze ourselves with, crochet baskets should be at the top of your list. While most of us focus more on crochet wearables when starting, crochet baskets are a great way to learn the basic crochet stitches and don't take up much yarn.
You can do so much with these patterns; organize your living space in the most charming of ways, and experience gratification each time you eye one of your completed baskets gracefully serving its purpose.
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