Free Crochet Storage Basket Pattern

Are you searching for a quick home decor project? If so, then this easy to make basket is the crochet pattern for you!

Use this crochet storage basket pattern to store all your extra yarn in and more! This medium-sized basket will be perfect for storing a few yarn skeins or balls on your work desk.

crochet storage basket pattern

Perfect Yarn Storage Basket

If you are in need of some dire spring-cleaning solutions, then this crochet basket pattern is for you! OK. I should rephrase that…

If you require some yarn spring-cleaning, then this crochet storage basket pattern is for you! More yarn storage equals a happy mamma! Am I right?

Easy Crochet Basket Pattern!

This basket is super easy to work up and is excellent for beginners! Do you have an ever-growing yarn stash? Do you want a little help to get it under control? This pattern will help!

Keep on scrolling down to find the free, easy crochet basket design to get started today.

Materials Needed

Take a look below at the yarn as well as the other tools you will need to have on hand to make this basket. They are easy to find, which will make crocheting this basket simple!


To make this storage basket just like mine, you will need approximately 220 yards of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Slate or if you’d like to make this basket more you then use any color you’d prefer.

I listed out a few of my favorite yarn colors of this line if you’d like to make your basket with those colors.

Tip: Make it Stronger by Using Two Skeins at Once!

If you use only one skein at a time, you will get a looser, not as sturdy basket.

I decided to use one skein because I am using my basket for my yarn stash, and it didn’t have to be quite as stiff. If you are wondering how to stiffen a crochet basket, then I can help!

I would suggest using two skeins of yarn at the same time and working up the basket pattern as written below.

If you prefer videos, take a look at this tutorial on YouTube instead. I hope you enjoy this crochet basket tutorial and happy basket making!

Other Tools

You will also need a 9 mm crochet hook (any brand will work!), yarn needle and scissors. I love my Lion Brand yarn needles, but again, any brand will work!

Video Tutorial for Making this Crochet Basket

If you are more of a video person, you can find the full tutorial for this free crochet storage basket pattern on YouTube!

Crochet Storage Basket Pattern

Skill Level: Easy



  • Written in standard US Terms

Crochet Abbreviations


  • 3 stitches for every 2 inches of the crochet basket.


  • Approximately 6 inches high (not including handles) and a 24″ circumference.

Pattern Steps

Round 1: using the colorway Slate, ch 3, 10 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to top of the first dc. (10)

Round 2: ch 3, starting in 1st st (not the chain 3) do 2 dc, 2 dc in every st around, sl st to top of the first dc. (20)

Round 3: ch 3,  2 dc in first st, 2 dc in every st around, sl st to top of the first dc. (work should measure 7″ x 7″ after this round) (40)

Round 4: ch 3, starting in first st *dc, sc in next st, repeat from * around. sl st to top of the first dc. (40)

Round 5: ch 1, starting in first st *sc, dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc. (40)

Round 6: repeat round 4 starting with the ch 3. (40)

Round 7: repeat round 5. (40)

Round 8: repeat round 4 beginning with the ch 3. (40)

Round 9:  repeat round 5. (40)

Round 10: repeat round 4. (40)

Round 11: ch 1, starting in first st sc, sc in next 7 st’s, ch 8 (handle), sk 3 st’s, sl st in next st, sc in next 15 st’s, ch 8 (handle), sk 3 st’s, sl st in next st, sc in next 7 st’s, sl st to top of first sc.

Round 12:  ch 1, starting in first st sc, sc in next 7 st’s, 8 sc in the ch 8 space (handle) from previous round, sc in next 15 st’s, 8 sc in the ch 8 space (handle) from previous round, sc in next 8 st’s, sl st to top of first sc.

Round 13: Ch 1, Turn your work and work back in the same direction around the basket you came from doing a sl st in each st around. Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle throughout.

Follow along!

That’s it! You made your very own basket, and now you have even space to store your yarn stash! Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.

Happy Crocheting!

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  1. I found this to be a very easy project and one I could finish in a day. Yarn I found easily at Walmart. Have made several already. One that I made a little bigger than pattern is now a small kitten basket.

  2. Hi Krista thank you so much for this crochet basket pattern I only have Aran weight yarn which I am doubling but the gauge is a lot smaller if I make the base larger with more stitches will this affect the handles. Would love your help please.
    Best wishes

    1. Hi Christine,
      If you can maybe try tripling it to see if the gauge is met that way. 🙂 You can make the base larger but I would suggest making the handles longer too to fit.

      Happy Crocheting.


  3. I made a smaller version of the basket. I’m thinking about making them for Xmas and filling with candy, candle, hot cocoa mix, etc. Thank you very much for the pattern. I have a pic if you’d like to see it. And I will be starting the bath mat pattern this week! Can’t wait.

  4. I ended up barely getting to my second skein to make this and they’re only 87 yards each. Seems like the “220 yds” for this project is incorrect. I’ve decided to remake it and adding to the bottom to make it wider and then a little taller.

  5. Love this basket pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it! Actually, I love most of the patterns that you design!

  6. Thank you for this beautiful basket pattern. I just purchased some sale chunky yarn and am anxious et going with this new pattern. I love that your patterns are free. Thanks again.

  7. Good day Krista,
    Thanks for sharing this pattern. I’d like to make it taller, how can I adjust the pattern? My first time making a basket so I’m a little hesitant.
    Thank you,


  8. Hi, the basket looks great.
    I want to make a bigger basket, what should I do in consideration of the pattern?

  9. I love idea of making this basket. I have SO MANY skeins of yarn though and am wondering if using two skeins of regular yarn would work instead of using thick and chunky?

  10. This looks great! But I have one question… are the directions provided to be made with two strands of yarn at the same time or just one? Or will it work for either, depending on the stiffness of the basket you want?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thank you! 🙂 The pattern will work with either 1 or 2 skeins. 🙂 I made it with one because I only needed it for yarn but if you’d like to use it for something that won’t hold up the sides I’d suggest using 2 skeins of yarn.
      Happy Crocheting!

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