Crochet basket pattern

Spring cleaning? Make chunky storage baskets for craft supplies using our free crochet basket pattern. They'll come in handy for all that wool and yarn!

crochet basket pattern

We’ve got a free crochet basket pattern for you so that you can create your very own chunky storage tubs, to tidy up all those loose bits and bobs in your home.

These two free crochet basket patterns will help you keep everything neat and tidy. Hook matching storage tubs in sizes that measure approximately 7cm x 6.5cm and 6cm x 6cm. They’re small enough for popping on your sewing table or desk but big enough to hold fabric in.

You’ll need

• A 1kg (2.2lbs) cone of recycled cotton cord. This will be enough to make 1 large and 1 small storage tub
• 10mm (UK 000, US N/15) crochet hook
• Darning or tapestry needle with a large eye


Please note that UK crochet terms are used throughout

Crochet terms and abbreviations

Ch chain

Dc double crochet

Rep repeat

Ss slip stitch

St(s) stitch (es)

Tr treble

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Crochet basket pattern


You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

Total time:

Step 1

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Make a ‘magic loop’ by winding the yarn around two fingers. Insert the hook under the first strand and pull up a loop from the second strand. Once the first round is complete you can pull the tail end of yarn to close up the hole a bit.

Step 2

Ch 1, 6 dc into loop, ss to the first ch to join. [6 sts] These are the hardest to work with the thick cotton. Check you have the correct number of stitches after each round, and do not count the slip stitch or the first chain when working into the stitches.

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Step 3

Ch 1, 2 dc into each st, ss to join. [12 sts].

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Step 4

Ch 1, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * another five times, ss to join. [18sts].

crochet basket pattern step 4

Step 5

Ch 1, *2 dc, 2 dc in next st; rep from * another 5 times, ss to join. [24sts] If making the small basket skip to step 7.

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Step 6

Ch 1, *3 dc, 2 dc in next st; rep from * another 5 times, ss to join. [30sts].

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Step 7

Ch 3 and count this as an extra st. Work the following round with a treble in each st in the back loops only, starting with the first st of the previous round. Ss to the third ch at the beginning of the round to join. [31(25)sts].

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Step 8

Rep step 7 another 3(2) times, by counting the first ch 3 as the first st, then tr 30(24), working in both loops of the st. [31(25)sts]. For the large basket you will have four rounds in total, and three rounds for the small basket.

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Step 9

Ch 3 (counts as st), 5(3)tr, ch 5, skip 5 sts, 10(8)tr, ch 5, skip 5 sts, 5(3)tr, ss to the third ch at the beginning of the round to join.

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Step 10

Ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 6(4)dc, 5 dc into the space left by the ch, 10(8)dc, 5 dc into the space, 5(3)dc, ss to the ch at the beg of the round to join. Fasten off with a tail of 10cm. Split cord into three & sew each one into the stitches on the wrong side of the tub.

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And you’re done! A crochet basket pattern that’s simple to follow and is ready for you to store all your yarn in.

crochet basket pattern

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