Free Crocheted Basket Pattern – Crochet Basket No. 290

This attractive little crocheted basket can be used as a nut basket or even as a party favor. It is easy to crochet – even for a beginner.

Crocheting this basket is very easy if you follow the simple step-by-step instructions we have laid out below. It is free for personal use.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Basket:
CMC Crocheted Basket Pattern

Small Crocheted Basket - Free Crochet Pattern


CMC Cordonnet, Size 30
1 Steel Hook, No. 9


This basket measures about 1 1/4 inches high and just over 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom. This attractive little basket can be used as a nut basket or even as a party favor.

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 sc.

4th Row – Make 2 sc in every 4th sc.

Continue this way, making 1 sc more between the widenings in each successive row until bottom of basket measures 1 1/2 inches across or is size desired.

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

Next Row – Ch 5, 2 dc in 1st space, * ch 2, 2 dc in next space. Repeat from * ending with 1 dc in last space, join in 3d ch.

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

Repeat the last 2 rows once more (or until basket is depth desired) making 1 ch between the 2 dc in last row.

Finish by making a shell of 5 dc around this 1 ch caught down by a sc around the 2 ch, join. In the last row of the bottom, make 3 dc in each sc between the 2 dc. This makes the bottom wider.

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

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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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