These beautiful crochet baskets are a great way to add some storage to your living room and bathrooms. Creating baskets in different colors and different sizes is fun way to customize your home decor.
From tiny and cute to large baskets that use a big hook size and bulky weight yarn there are so many crochet basket patterns to choose!
If you find you have a lot of scrap yarn to deal with then crocheting your own basket is perfect. Stripes make a beautiful basket, as you can see in many of these patterns.
These free crochet basket pattern can be made by any skill level crocheter. So you are sure to find something you will love to make. There are plenty of simple, beginner friendly basket patterns on this list. And for those who like special stitches there are some of those too!
What Yarn to Use for Crochet Baskets?
These patterns include a variety of yarn weights and fibers. The ideal choice for your basket will depend on its function.
For home decor baskets that will get a lot of use like for toy storage, use t-shirt yarn. For baskets in the bathroom, kitchen or dining room, cotton yarn is a great choice for its absorbency.
For all purpose baskets you can use acrylic yarn. Aim for anti-pilling yarn for best results.
There are baskets for medium weight yarn through super bulky weight yarn on this list. Holding two strands of yarn together is a great way to “create” a bulkier yarn and use up more of your stash.
I made a couple baskets with Bernat Home Maker Dec yarn years ago and they have held up so well.
How Do You Crochet a Basket?
Most crochet basket patterns are worked in the round. You start with the base with a magic ring and increase it to size.
Each pattern will vary here based on what size basket you’re making. The bottom of the pattern is where you will also set the shape of your basket.
There are many round crochet baskets, oval baskets, square baskets and rectangle baskets. These shapes can be made by strategically placing your increases.
Once the bottom of your basket is ready, you’ll start crocheting the sides. Here a basket pattern is similar to a hat.
When you stop increasing and only crochet around the sides take shape. It’s the sides of the basket where pattern designers add texture, stripes or go for the flat uniform look of the waistcoat stitch.
What Do You Store in Crochet Baskets?
The two large baskets I made we for soft toys, plushies and stuffed animals. With four kids, they are both brimming. And that does not include all the ones on their beds!
Stuffing the large baskets helps them keep their shape. Smaller baskets can hold their shape all on their own.
Small crochet baskets are great for storing different things like barrettes, stitch markers, small toys. The small sizes also make great display baskets.
You can decorate around the house with these for little candies and trinkets. If you have lots of kid’s art supplies crochet baskets are a win for sure.
Scroll down to browse all these beautiful basket patterns!
Free Crochet Basket Patterns
These crocheted baskets are free patterns in a variety of styles and yarns! Browse through to find inspiration and your next home decor crochet pattern.
This free crochet basket pattern is a textured basket pattern in 3 nesting sizes. These baskets are the perfect way to store little things.
To make these baskets you'll need:
#4 medium worsted weight yarn, I use Big Twist Value. This is a 100% acrylic yarn that comes in 380 yd / 347 m, 6 oz / 170 g. The color of these small stacking baskets is cream.
For the small basket pictured you only need about 20 yd / 18 m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn. The medium basket requires 32 yd / 29 m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn. To make the large basket you will need 51 yd / 47 m of #4 medium worsted weight yarn.
I use a 5mm US Size H-8 crochet hook for the baskets. To helps to use a 4mm US Size G-4 crochet hook for last round, to tighten it up.
Other supplies you will need: yarn needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch marker.
There are so many ways to use these hanging baskets for storing plants and toiletries. This crochet basket looks great in neutral or bright colors. That means you can use this in your office or a kids bedroom.
These woven look crochet baskets are perfect for your plants. These crochet plant holder basket can be made with a bulky tape yarn, or by holding 2 strands together of worsted weight yarn. I love that she gives you options on the yarn and they have a similar look.
This simple basket crochet patterns is creat for storing your small balls of yarn, or even Easter eggs! This chunky yarn works up quickly too. And the basket handles are very easy to make. Plus they are so useful.