Crochet Pattern for a Small Basket – Free Basket Pattern with a Handle

This crochet basket pattern for a crocheted basket with a handle is small but has many possible uses – only limited by your imagination!

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern to make this small crocheted basket with a handle. There is absolutely no charge if you are crocheting this basket pattern for personal use.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Basket:
Crochet a Basket with a Handle

Crochet Basket Pattern - Free Crochet Pattern


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


This basket stands about 3 1/2 inches high, handle and all, and the basket part is about 1 3/4 inches tall.

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 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 3/8 inches or is size desired.

Next Row – Ch 4, 1 dc in last sc, * skip 1 sc, make a group of (1dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next sc. Repeat from * around row, join in 3rd ch.

Next Row – Ch 4, 1 dc in 1st space, * make a group in next group. Repeat from * around row, join in 3rd ch.

Repeat this row 7 times (or until basket is as deep as desired) making 2 ch in groups in last row, join.

Finish edge by making 1 sc and 5 dc in each group.

In the last row of bottom of basket, in each sc which was skipped make 3 dc, join.

Using both loops at top of stitch, make 1 sc in each dc, join. Break.

To make the handle fasten thread between 2 shells on edge, ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * ch 3, turn, 2 dc around 3 ch of preceding row. Repeat from * until handle is length desired, fasten it to opposite side of basket.

Embroider a flower on each side of basket just below handle.

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

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