If you’re wanting to learn how to crochet a basket, it doesn’t get any simpler than this. But just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it isn’t cute! This small crochet basket pattern for beginners is made with super bulky yarn, making it work up quickly and the perfect catch-all decor piece. This free crochet basket pattern is perfect for beginners who are looking to start making the cutest crochet baskets.
One of the concerns for crocheting baskets is ensuring that the sides stay stiff. There are a few tricks to keeping the sides of your crochet basket stiff enough to stand up on their own.
The first is to use a hook size smaller than the yarn you’re using recommends. In today’s simple crochet basket pattern, we’ll be using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. This yarn recommends a 9mm hook so we will be using an 8mm hook for this crochet basket tutorial.
Using a smaller hook size will give you tighter stitches which will make your crochet basket more stiff. However, it also means more strain on your hands. If you struggle with arthritis or carpal tunnel and this is an issue for you, try these compression gloves.
The second way to ensure stiff sides for crochet baskets is to work through the back loop only after you’re finished with the base of the basket. This will be explained later in the tutorial.
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- Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (super bulky #6; 80% acrylic, 20% wool; 106yds)
- 1 skein in Wheat
- 8mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms *
- Ch – chain
- BLO – back loop only
- Rep – repeat
- Sc – single crochet
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Yo – yarn over
|US TERMS||UK TERMS|
|Single Crochet (sc)||Double Crochet (dc)|
- Reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch): Insert hook into next st to the right, yo pull up loop (2 loops), yo pull through 2
- **If you’re left handed, you will do the opposite
- 6 inches diameter x 4 inches tall
- Single Crochet Tutorial
- Magic Circle Tutorial
- How to work in the front loop/back loop only
- Small Crochet Basket Pattern Video Tutorial
- To make a bigger basket, continue increasing the base until you reach your desired circumference. For more explanation on crocheting in the round, watch this tutorial.
- If you can’t work the reverse single crochet, try finishing it with a slip stitch edging instead.
Small Crochet Basket Pattern for Beginners
Round 1: 6sc magic circle, sl st to join (6)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2sc each st around. Sl st to join (12)
Round 3: Ch 1, 2sc first st, sc next st, *2sc next st, sc next st. Rep * around. Sl st to join (18)
Round 4: Ch 1, 2sc first st, sc next 2 st, *2sc next st, sc next 2 st. Rep * around. Sl st to join (24)
Round 5: Ch 1, 2sc first st, sc next 3 st, *2sc next st, sc next 3 st. Rep * around. Sl st to join (30)
Round 6: Ch 1, 2sc first st, sc next 4 st, *2sc next st, sc next 4 st. Rep * around. Sl st to join (36)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc BLO each st around. Sl st to join.
Rounds 8-13: Ch 1, sc each st around. Sl st to join.
Round 14: Reverse sc each st around
Tie off, weave in ends
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make a small crochet basket pattern for beginners! If you made this basket, I would love to see it! Tag me over on Instagram @sigonimacaroni or post your photos inside our community Facebook group.
Check out the rest of my quick, crochet gift ideas for the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas here!
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