Free Pattern for a Crochet Basket – How to Crochet a Small Basket

This crochet pattern makes a small crochet basket that can be used as a basket to hold nuts or for party favors – to name only a few uses…

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage basket pattern to make this classic crocheted basket. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted basket pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Basket:
Crocheting a Small Basket

Crochet Basket Pattern - Small Crochet Basket


CMC Cordonnet, Size 60
1 Steel Hook, No. 12


This basket measures about 1 1/2 inches high and 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom, widening out 1/2 inch at the top.

This little basket can be used as nut baskets or even as party favours.

To stiffen basket, dip with sugar water made in the proportion of 1 spoonful of sugar to 2 spoonfuls of water and pull into shape over a form; a glass of anything the desired size will do.


Chain 2.

1st Row – Make 6 sc in 1st ch.

2nd Row – Working round and round and using both loops at top of stitch, make 1 sc in 1st sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around row.

3rd Row – Make 2 sc in every 3rd stitch.

4th Row – Make 2 sc in every 4th stitch.

Continue this way making 1 sc more between the widenings in each successive row until bottom of basket measures 1 1/4 inches or is size desired.

Next Row – Ch 3, 1 dc in last sc, * ch 1, skip 2 sc, 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * around row, join in 3rd ch.

Next Row – Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st space, * ch 1, 3 dc in same space, 1 dc in next space, 3 dc in next space. Repeat from * ending with 1 dc in last space, join.

Next Row – Ch 3, * make a group of (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in middle of next group, 1 dc on 1 dc. Repeat from * around row, join.

Make another row like this or as many as desired to make the basket the size you wish.

Finish by making 5 sc with 4 picots between in each group and 1 sc in each dc between groups.

To make a picot ch 4, make 1 sc in lst chain.

In the last row of the bottom of basket, between the 2 sc that were skipped, make 3 dc all around row.

This free vintage crochet basket pattern was originally published by Corticelli in 1916, in Lessons in Crochet – Book No. 1.

More Free Patterns for Baskets

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Crochet Pattern Books for Baskets

This collection of crochet patterns for baskets came from the vintage crochet pattern books that we own and are trying to share with other crocheters all over the world. If you want to have the pattern as it was originally published, check out the books below.

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