Learn how to crochet your own large crochet basket! This free pattern is easy to follow and works up quickly so you can make custom baskets for every room in your house! I originally shared this pattern at Crafts Unleashed. This post contains affiliate links which help to support this site. Thank you!
I remember as a kid thinking it was weird that my mom had so many baskets. Like what are all these baskets for? What do we need these things for? Why are their baskets on the walls? On the floor? Everywhere? While it baffled me a bit as a kid, I now definitely understand the appeal of a good basket. In fact, I would definitely say I’m becoming something of a basket lady.
There’s just always so much stuff, and baskets are the perfect pretty solution for
hiding organizing that mess. Plus I love the texture that baskets bring into a space! Beautiful natural fibers and woven details – swoon. Of course, I have my fair share of crocheted baskets around my house, but most of them are on the small size. Today, I’m sharing my latest basket pattern, and this time it’s a nice, large crochet basket. The finished basket is about 14″ in diameter and 14″ tall, which means it’s perfect for holding extra blankets or corralling stuffed animals in a kids room.
I used large macrame cord to make the basket, which comes in lots of fun colors, so you can change the basket to fit any room in your home. I did my basket in three colors, but you could totally do it in a solid color too. Ready to crochet?
Large Crochet Basket Supplies:
- About 300 Yards of 6 mm Braided Macrame Cord (I used white, silver grey, and navy blue)
- 15 mm Crochet Hook
- Finishing Needle
Large Crochet Basket Pattern
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This pattern uses American crochet terms.
Basic Stitches Used:
- Chain (ch)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc). The front post double crochet is worked just like a regular double crochet. But instead of working the stitch into the top of the stitch from the previous row, the stitch is made by inserting the hook around the post of the previous row’s stitch from front to back. (See image below.) This raises the stitch up above the rest of the stitches.
Round 1. With Color A, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nc ch from hook OR work 6 sc in magic loop, sl st to join (6 sc).
Round 2. Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join (12 sc).
Round 3. Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc, *sc, 2sc, repeat from * four times (18 sc).
Round 4. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * four times (24 sc).
Round 5. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * four times (30 sc).
Round 6. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * four times (36 sc).
Round 7. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * four times (42 sc).
Round 8. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * four times (48 sc).
Round 9. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, *sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2 sc, repeat from * four times (54 sc).
Round 10. This round is worked in the back loops only (see image below). Ch 1, sc in same st, dc, *sc, dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (54 stitches, alternating sc and dc).
Note: The basket’s sides (excluding the handles) are worked in what I call a lemon peel stitch. The Lemon Peel stitch alternates single crochet and double crochet stitches always working sc in dc and dc in sc.
Round 11. Ch 3 (counts as dc), *sc, dc, repeat from * 4 times, fpdc, dc, sc, dc, fpdc, dc, **sc, dc. Repeat from ** 9 times, fpdc, dc, sc, dc, fpdc, ***dc, sc, repeat from *** 5 times, sl st to join.
Round 12. Ch 1, sc in same st, *dc, sc, repeat from * 4 times, fpdc, sc, dc, sc, fpdc, sc, **dc, sc. Repeat from ** 9 times, fpdc, sc, dc, sc, fpdc, ***sc, dc, repeat from *** 5 times, sl st to join.
Rounds 13 – 21. Alternate Rounds 11 & 12, ending with Round 11. I changed to Color B at Round 13 and to Color C at Round 19.
Round 22. Ch 3 (counts as dc), *sc, dc, repeat from * 4 times, fpdc, ch 8, skip next 3 sts, fpdc, dc, **sc, dc. Repeat from ** 9 times, fpdc, ch 8, skip next 3 sts, fpdc, ***dc, sc, repeat from *** 5 times, sl st to join.
Round 23. Ch 1, sc in same st, *dc, sc, repeat from *4 times, skip fpdc, work 12 sc over ch 8 sp, skip fpdc, sc, **dc, sc. Repeat from ** 9 times, skip fpdc, work 12 sc over ch 8 sp, skip fpdc, ***sc, dc, repeat from *** 5 times, sl st to join. Finish off. Weave in ends.
That’s it! Fill up your basket with blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, or whatever you need to store.
It would be pretty cute holding a plant too. That’s kind of my favorite way to use baskets lately. Well, one of my favorite ways. I’m telling you – total basket lady!
If you make your own large crochet basket using this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share it on my facebook page or tag me on instagram. It always makes my day to see people using my patterns. 🙂
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Comments + Project Love
I really need a laundry basket. This is just what i would like to try. Thank you
I really would love to crochet this basket. I like the colours you used. I also liked the Beanie patterns you shared on Darice Craft blog. You are really talented.
Susan Woo says
How do you make it stiff.. mine is floppy
If you go down a size with your crochet hook or use a bulky chunky yarn it works up stiffer.
it seems that I loose the dc, sc alternating correctly when the fpdc sequence begins?
I love this basket but just like another person, I’m wondering how to make it stand up? Would love if you could make a video on this pattern, you explain so well! Thank you for your time in answering my question.
Did you use the cording? I’m thinking about using double strand yarn. Wonder if it would work
Please make a video for this basket! I’m better with watching than reading as I’m new to crocheting and I’m trying to learn the stitches. I always refer to the written pattern with the video to learn. I made the 30 minute hat both with double strand (for me) and single strand as a gift. They both turned out great. You explain so easily. Thank you.
Could I use a 12mm hook with this cord? Would doing so make the basket more sturdy?
Debbie Hall says
I made the basket , and like everyone else it flops down. PLEase help .
Laura A Price says
I am hopeful for an answer from either the author or another crocheter. As I go around, my count is right but I keep ending up a few stitches short of meeting up with the slip stitch. Is this right? I have restarted twice and dont want to start again. I love this pattern but want to know im heading in the right direction lol. Any help would be amazing.
I’m new to crocheting. What’s a good resource to learn so I can someday do this project?
Confused by ch1, sc same st
Denise B Nico says
How do you join new lengths of the cording so it looks nice? I’m new to crocheting plus left-handed. I’d like to make this basket but a bit larger I suppose I would just add extra rounds to the base and to the height. Thanks for any tips!
Can you give instructions to make it even larger?
On row eleven, do you continue working in the back loop as you do in row ten? Thank you.