Crochet baskets are one of the cutest ways to organize your home. Whether you need a place to throw your wallet and keys, want more toy storage for your kids, or need a hanging basket next to your door for hats and gloves, there’s a crochet basket design for that! In this post, we’ve put together 25 free crochet basket patterns that are great for beginners and intermediate crocheters.
Baskets always come in handy – who doesn’t need more storage? And homemade baskets crocheted with your favorite colors and textures are the best of all.
Why crochet your own basket? Here are a few reasons.
Super useful. We love that baskets are so adaptable. You can use a crocheted basket to cover up a plastic pot for your houseplants, switch it out and store your yarn in it, or even use handles to carry it around with you while you’re out and about. You can crochet large baskets for storing blankets or small, modern baskets for your countertop. They can even be used as wall decorations. The possibilities are endless!
Great gift idea. These free crochet basket patterns below also make excellent gifts or projects to sell. Everyone can use a basket somewhere. They’re perfect for housewarming gifts, birthdays, or holidays.
Quick and easy project. Lastly, most of these patterns use basic crochet stitches, so they’re perfect for beginners. In fact, many of the patterns on this list can be crocheted in just a couple of hours, and only use two or three skeins of yarn.
Crochet Techniques to Know for Making Baskets
Most circular crochet basket patterns are worked in the round. To do this, you’ll start by making a circle and then continue to broaden your circle by adding stitches.
Lastly, some crochet basket patterns are made by holding several strands of yarn together as you crochet. Crocheting with multiple strands helps to give the basket stability. To crochet with multiple strands of yarn, hold your strands closely together and then just crochet as normal. They will naturally wrap around each other a bit, and that’s totally fine.
Supplies You’ll Need for Crochet Baskets
The most common supplies you’ll want to gather for making crochet baskets include:
Yarns in the heavier-weight categories generally work best for crochet baskets. Look for chunky, super bulky, or jumbo yarns to create a stable basket. You can also use multiple strands of yarn held together to create a thick, sturdy basket. Most crochet baskets require two or three skeins of yarn to complete.
In the patterns listed below, we’ve included recommended yarn weights and suggested yarns so that you can easily find the yarn that suits your specific pattern the best.
Tips for Making Sturdy Crochet Baskets
We love that there are a variety of crochet basket patterns for both stationary baskets and more flexible, foldable baskets. If you want to make your basket sturdy, here are some tips.
How Do You Make a Crochet Basket Stiff?
Choose the right yarn. Heavier yarns tend to make a stiffer basket than lightweight yarns.
Hold multiple strands together. Crocheting with more than one strand is another way to create a thicker, more dense fabric.
Use a smaller hook. By using a smaller hook than normal, you can create tight stitches that are less flexible.
Keep odds and ends together neatly with this simple, minimalistic piece. Choose your favorite accent color for the inside of the basket. For this pattern, you’ll just need to know how to crochet in the round, single crochet, and slip stitch.
Not only can you use up your scrap yarn with this large crochet basket, but practically any yarn will do! The bag is made by crocheting with several strands held together, which means you can use any yarn weight, color, and fiber combination, and it will still look great.
Why buy a basket when you can make your own sturdy crochet basket with handles? This basket is super practical and is simple to make, even for beginners. Because the yarn is thick and bulky, this chunky basket works up quickly.
You’ll crochet this sturdy basket by holding two strands of yarn together, which gives it an extra stiff shape for storing your belongings safely. Crochet your own handles or add leather handles depending on the look you want!
This crochet basket is excellent for hanging near your front door as a catch-all when you go in and out. Fill it with hats and gloves, keys, your wallet, or whatever you need to grab on the go! It’s also perfect for keeping smaller items well-organized in your closets.
The bottom of this square crochet basket is worked in rows to form the base, while the sides are worked in the round. Make sure you grab some plastic canvas before you start to give this basket stability. It’s inexpensive at craft stores, and the pattern includes detailed instructions for adding it in.
This easy crochet basket pattern is worked with two strands of yarn and uses only single crochets. The spike stitch that gives it a fun texture is very similar to a single crochet stitch - it just requires inserting your hook in a slightly different location. It’s easy!
This simple crochet basket pattern can be worked up quickly and is formed in the round. It’s easy to adjust if you’d like a basket that’s bigger or smaller. The suggested multicolor yarn gives this pattern a natural hombre.
You could find all kinds of practical uses for this crochet basket, but it works exceptionally well for holding houseplants. Just don’t forget to add a plant tray under your pot so that your basket stays dry.
Kids love this giant dinosaur crochet basket, and it makes toy cleanup easy! It makes a perfect, thoughtful gift for a new baby. There’s a video included to show you how to work the tapestry single crochet technique. Yarn weight: Super Bulky Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hometown Yarn
Traditions are just a little more special when they’re homemade. Gather your pretty pastel yarns and get ready for Easter! Don’t forget to grab some heavy-duty plastic canvas to help your Easter basket keep its shape.
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