Mini Crochet Basket Pattern

Are you looking for a quick & easy basket pattern? If so, you’ll love this little small basket!

I designed this mini basket to hold all my crochet hooks and needles. I promise this free crochet basket pattern will help keep all those knick-knacks & desk supplies in one spot!

Read on down to find the free crochet pattern for this T-shirt yarn basket!

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Mini Basket Pattern

I finally finished this mini basket crochet pattern I was working on (for what seemed like forever)1 It was my fault since this is a quick project but, I was putting off weaving in the ends! The worst. Right?

I know that everyone’s favorite part of working with yarn is weaving in the ends. Just kidding, I know it’s not! It’s really not that bad, promise!

The Yarn For This Basket

I used less than a skein of bulky T-shirt yarn that I found at my local craft store to make these T-shirt yarn crochet baskets.  Yay! I love fast and quick projects!

I have found some great tutorials online, like this one from Mollie Makes about How to Make T-Shirt Yarn if you aren’t able to find any in your local yarn stores.

You could also use Bernat Maker yarn as a substitute, and it will work just as well.

I also love the fact that because this tee yarn is bulkier, it is the perfect solution to the age-old questions how do I make a crochet basket stiffer and sturdier?

Mini Crochet Basket Pattern
Simple Crochet Basket Pattern can be found below! Keep on Reading!

Use Bulky Six Yarn Instead!

This crochet basket pattern takes minimal yarn and could even be made with a bulky 6 yarn as a substitute if you have trouble finding T-shirt Yarn.

Weight 6 – Super Bulky

Weight 6 - Super Bulky Yarn Weight

This yarn weight is also known as Super Bulky or Roving. The best hook sizes to use with this weight of yarn are 9 mm (M/N-13), 10 mm (N/P-15), 15 mm (P/Q), 16 mm (Q) & 7 mm.

Patterns Using This Yarn Weight →

I recommend using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick as a great substitution.

Ready To Get Started?

If you like this basket pattern, you may also like my Chunky Crochet Basket Pattern too! Read on down for the full, FREE crocheted mini basket pattern and tutorial!

Don’t have time now? Save the design to Ravelry, so you can make these mini storage baskets later on.

Happy Crocheting Basket Making!

Small Basket Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


  • About 100 yards of -T-shirt Yarn or Bernat Maker or any bulky 5 yarn
  • Crochet hook size J 6.00 MM
  • Large yarn needle
  • Scissors

Crochet Abbreviations


  • Gauge = 4 ST’s for every 2″
  • Finished Size = 3″ Height & 12″ Circumference
  • Written in standard US terms
  • You are working in the round for this basket (not rows)
  • Work the stitches that are between { } in the same stitch.

The Pattern Steps

Round 1: CH 2, in the 2nd CH from the hook make 10 HDC’s, SL ST to first HDC. (10)

Round 2: CH 2, in first ST {HDC, HDC}, {HDC, HDC} in every ST around, SL ST to top of the first HDC (20)

Round 3: CH 2, in first ST {HDC, HDC}, *HDC in next ST, {HDC, HDC} in next ST, repeat from * around, ending with 1 HDC in last ST, SL ST to top of the first HDC (30)

Round 4: CH 1, in the first ST SC, SC in every ST around, SL ST to top of first SC. (30)

Round 5-8: Repeat round 4. (30)

Round 9: CH 1, Sl ST into first ST, SL ST into every ST around, SL ST to top of first SL ST. (30)

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends throughout your mini crochet basket.

Crochet Mini Basket Pattern by Easy Crochet. Click to Read or Pin and Save for Later!

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  1. Hi Krista,
    I’m still a beginner in crocheting, however, I have mastered all of the basic stitches thus far. But, I’m confused on this particular pattern. How many chain stitches for the base do I need? Also, I don’t have bulky yarn, will light weight yarn be okay to use?

    1. Hi Jessica,

      This basket is crocheted in the round, and you will start with a ch 2 and work your first round into the second chain from the hook.
      I’d also suggest using bulky yarn like suggested, otherwise your basket will turn out pretty small.

      Happy Crocheting!


      1. Thank you for clarifying. The information was there. I am new to crochet and had not yet seen a pattern starting with so few chains. Looking forward to trying this. I appreciate your patience with me.

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  4. Can you recommend a yarn besides tshirt that may work well? I don’t have any tshirt but I have tons of other kinds!

  5. Thank you, Krista! I’ve never worked with T-Shirt Yarn before… always looking to try something new 🙂

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