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Free Crochet Basketweave Basket Pattern

March 20th, 2011 · 14 Comments

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It’s been a while since I created a new pattern, so I got to work on creating a basket for Easter!  This basket is a pretty quick project and I love the look of basketweave crochet!  I hope you enjoy it!

Basketweave Basket

Pattern created by Gayle

Size: Approximately 4 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches in diameter.


  • I used a medium weight yarn that I got from a bargain bin, in an off-white color.  Make sure the yarn you pick is stiff enough that the basket will stand up by itself.
  • Crochet Hook – Size G-6 (4mm)
  • Stitch markers.  I use pieces of contrasting color yarn to use as markers.

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: ch = chain,  sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, bpdc = back post double crochet


  • I found it helpful to use my stitch markers to mark the top of my turning chains as I made them and I moved the marker up as I went.  I also used my stitch markers when making the bottom of the basket to mark the beginning of each round, moving the marker up to the beginning of each round as I progressed.
  • The basket bottom is worked in rounds.  Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

Basket Wall:

  1. chain 14.
  2. Turn. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 13 each row.
  3. Turn. ch 2 (mark the top of your turning chain), dc across:  12 dcs + turning ch = 13
  4. Turn. ch 2 (mark the top of your turning chain), 1 fpdc, 3 bpdc’s, 3 fpdc’s, 3 bpdc’s, 1 fpdc, 1 dc in top of turning ch.
  5. Turn. ch2,  (mark the top of your turning chain), 1 bpdc, 3 fpdc’s, 3 bpdc’s, 3 fpdc’s, 1 bpdc, 1 dc in top of turning ch.
  6. Repeat basket wall *row #5, row#4* 14 times
  7. Repeat basket wall row #5 one more time.
  8. Finish off leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew the basket wall into a circle.

Basket Bottom:

  1. ch 2
  2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6
  3. 2 sc in each sc around – 12
  4. *2 sc, 1 sc* around – 18
  5. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc* around – 24
  6. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc* around – 30
  7. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc* around – 36
  8. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc* around – 40
  9. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc* around – 46
  10. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc* around – 52
  11. sl st
  12. Finish off  leaving a long tail for sewing bottom onto basket wall.


  • Sew basket wall piece into a circle.
  • Sew bottom on.
  • Weave in all yarn ends.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kelly @ JAX does design // Mar 21, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Your basket is so cute :-) If I knew how to crochet, I’d definitely take a shot at making one :-)

  • 2 Puna // Mar 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I love it Gayle!

  • 3 Kim andersen // Mar 22, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I love the basket …. And I especially love that it’s an Easter basket :) …. We all give each other the illusion that we’re on top of things …. And we’re equally skating by at 90 mph and juggling while skating!

  • 4 Tracy // Mar 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

    That is just sooo, sooo CUTE, Gayle! Thank you for sharing your pretty pattern with us. HAPPY SPRING! ((BIG HUGS))

  • 5 spread your wings // Mar 22, 2011 at 10:27 am

    such a great little Easter basket.

  • 6 Shannon // Mar 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    The cutest Easter basket ever!! I wish I had time to learn to crochet. It is on my top 5 list!!! I will get to it. {Hugs}

  • 7 Ally's Mom // Mar 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    That is adorable. I have been wanting to crochet a basket but just hadn’t found the right one. I love yours–thanks for sharing the pattern.

  • 8 Relyn // Mar 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

    You are always creating beauty. I love your commitment to creativity.

  • 9 maya // Apr 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

    gayle this is adorable! you’re so good! :)

  • 10 sheila pococke // Apr 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i have tried several times to copy this pattern.and it will not let me copy it.i really like the pattern an do alot of crocheting. and would like to try it. but can not get the pattern.

  • 11 Alyssa // Apr 17, 2011 at 2:55 am

    This basket is just adorable! If I had a need for such a basket (and I might have to fabricate one) I would surely tackle this project :)

  • 12 Karen // Apr 20, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Gayle, I just found your blog. Where have you been all my life! This little basket is sooo cute! I have been looking for something small to put on my bathroom vanity and this will be perfect! I’m going to make it in white and keep all the little Tools we women need to stay “gorgeous”. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I will definitely be following your blog from now on! Twitter too!

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