Easy Crochet Basket – Free Pattern

Beginner free crochet pattern basket

I love the bohemian look of this basket. It’s really easy to make, and makes an adorable storage option. My inspiration for this basket was my abundance of macramé cord that I didn’t know what to do with. I had seen these types of baskets when scrolling through Pinterest and thought macramé cord would be the perfect material for these baskets. Stiff enough to hold shape, but soft enough to give it that cozy look and feel.

So I went for it! I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

Crochet Basket

What you will need:

  • Macramé Cord (3mm)
  • Size M Crochet Hook (9.0mm)
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations (US Terms):

  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch

Notes: In my basket, I used a slip stitch to end each round on rounds 1-8, I would recommend skipping the slip stitch (except after the first 7 sc in the magic circle). As it creates a visible line in the work (you can see this line in the 4th photo below)

Use a stitch marker on the first stitch of each round (for rounds 1-8), for me this is crucial to keeping track of where I am.

I went for 22 rounds as that is the height I needed, keep going if you want a taller basket!

Basket Pattern:

Create a magic circle, make 7 sc in the circle and join with a sl st

Magic Circle crochet

Round 1: 2 sc in each sc (14)

Round 2: *2sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next sc* repeat 7 times (21)

Round 3: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc* repeat 7 times (28)

Crochet working in the round

Round 4: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc* repeat 7 times (35)

Round 5: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 4 sc* repeat 7 times (42)

Round 6: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 5 sc* repeat 7 times (49)

Crochet working in the round

Round 7: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 6 sc* repeat 7 times (56)

Round 8: *2 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the next 7 sc* repeat 7 times (63)

Round 9-22 : sc around

Fasten off with ch1, cut string (leaving about 6inch excess) with scissors and weave in loose ends using crochet hook.

Yarn basket, easy crochet basket using macramé cord

2 thoughts on “Easy Crochet Basket – Free Pattern

  1. I have been working on making this basket for a week…..problem is with curling, I’ve changed to a larger crochet hook, practice and practice keeping my tension even…..what is the secret????

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    1. Once there is no more increasing of the bottom portion, and you just continue in pattern stitch… it’s suppose to curl.. this is how it starts to make the sides that go up , to form a bowl like shape, then as you keep going the bowl shape will become high sides to make the basket…. This is based on the same principal as making hats.

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