Whip up this crochet basket pattern in minutes! In no time at all, you will have a darling crochet basket. I filled them with paper grass and chocolate covered eggs for Easter. They would also be super cute for May Day filled with some crochet flowers.
If you like to crochet and are always looking for a new project I have collected some amazing crochet patterns. You will find loads of free crochet patterns for every holiday and occasion.
How to crochet a basket
Wouldn’t these cute mini crochet baskets be cute on the plate of each dinner guest at Easter? What a special favor for each guest. This crochet basket pattern is perfect for a beginner crochet project.
Crochet Basket Supplies
H (5.00mm) hook
Worsted weight yarn
Crochet Basket Pattern
Ch: chain St: stitch SC: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch HDC: half double crochet
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle and secure with an anchor st. Ch 2. Work 8 HDC in magic. Circle. Join with Sl st to top of ch 2.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 1 HDC in same st. Work 2 HDC in each remaining st in round (16 sts) Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 1 HDC in next st *2 HDC in next st, then work 1 HDC in next st* repeat steps between * until the end of round (24sts).
Join by sl st into front loop of chain 2.
Rnd 4: 1 HDC in front loop of each st in the round. This will create a small ridge on the outside of the basket (24 sts). Join with sl st to front loop of chain 2. Chain 2.
Rnd 5 & 6: Repeat round 4. When it comes time to join with sl st at the end of round 6 sl st into the top of ch 2 (both loops).
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each st in the round. Join with sl st in top of ch 1 (24 sts)
join with sl st & chain 17 & attach to the basket with a sl st. Work 1 sc in each st back across the handle (17 sts). Fasten off and weave in ends. The handle can easily be made longer, just add a few more stitches to your beginning chain.
Option 2 for basket handle
If you would like a wider handle try this pattern.
Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st. Ch 1 and turn your work so your working yarn is on the right. Work 1 sc in each st (2) ch 1 and turn your work. Repeat previous steps until the handle is about 5 1/2 inches long.
Cast off leaving about an 8-inch tail. With tapestry needle pull the tail down through 1 st on the basket, then up through the next st on the basket and 1 st on the handle. Continue to weave in the tail down through next st on the handle and next st on the basket, end with pulling yarn up through the end of the handle to secure in place. Weave in ends to complete basket!
The above pattern is free. If you would like a printable version you may download for $1.99.
Pattern by Aimee C. Be sure to visit her darling Etsy Shop.
Crochet basket with the wider handle
These crochet baskets have the slim handle and are made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn cotton yarn.
Let me know what you think about this crochet basket pattern!