Jewelry Catchers – Crochet Baskets Pattern


Crochet Baskets Pattern Mama In A Stitch Guest Post

Several months ago, I shared this crochet pattern for some simple baskets for Stitch & Unwind’s Blog that make for an easy summer project.   Right now, I am using these baskets in my daughter’s bathroom to hold her barrettes and little pony tail hair bands (which are literally everywhere, but these do help a little bit!).   I think the small basket in particular would be great to keep next to the kitchen sink to throw rings or jewelry in when you’re doing dishes or cooking.  They would also be great in my bathroom to place my jewelry into rather than just tossing it about on the counter (yes, I tend to do that).

Crochet Baskets for SAU

Quite frankly, the smaller basket is so very simple that I almost hesitated to call it a pattern. But simple is what I like best, so here’s to the easiest basket you’ve ever made!  Like so many knit and crochet projects, what’s neat about these is that you can change up the colors to match your home decor.

Crochet Baskets MIAS for SAU

If I made these again, I might try to make them with an even smaller hook.  They are nice and soft, but not quite as stiff as some cotton baskets that I’ve made in the past.  Maybe it’s the type of yarn as well? I do like them as is, but it would be fun to see if you could get them a bit firmer.

So here we go….


You should be comfortable with single crochet, sc in front loop only, crocheting in the round and basic

color changes. If you’ve got those skills down, you are good to go with these baskets! Large basket

measures approximately 5” wide (diameter), 3” tall. Small basket is approximately 3.5” wide and 2” tall.

You will need:
Size J 6.0 Crochet Hook (Note: if I made these again, I’d try with a smaller hook)
Super Bulky Yarn – I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Houston Cream (white) and Phoenix Azalea (pink)
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

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Easy Crochet Baskets Pattern:

Small Basket Crochet Pattern (easier of the two baskets)
With your size J crochet hook, chain 3
Round 1 Sc 6 times into second chain from hook (mark your rounds if needed)
Round 2 Sc 2 times into each sc around (12 stitches)
Round 3 *Sc 2 times into 1st sc, sc into next sc* Repeat around (18 stitches)
Round 4 *Sc 2 times into 1st sc, sc, sc* Repeat around (24 stitches)
Round 5 *Sc 2 times into 1st sc, sc, sc, sc* Repeat around (30 stitches)
Round 6 Sc around
Round 7 – until basket reaches 1 3/4 inches – 2” tall, sc in continuous rounds ( no need to slip stitch to join)
Final Round – Change color to pink, sc around, slip stitch to join, tie off and weave in ends.
Large Basket Crochet Pattern
With your size J crochet hook and white yarn, chain 3
Round 1 Sc 6 into second chain from hook (place a stitch marker to mark the end of your round if you prefer – work in continuous rounds. No need to slip stitch to join)
Round 2 Sc 2 into each stitch around (12 stitches total)
Round 3 *Sc 2, sc 1* Repeat from * to * around (18 stitches total)
Round 4 *Sc 2, sc 1, sc1* Repeat around (24 stitches total)
Round 5 * Sc 2, sc 1, sc1, sc1* Repeat around (30 stitches)
Round 6 * Sc 2, sc 1, sc1, sc1, sc1* Repeat around (36 stitches)
Round 7 *Sc 2, sc 1, sc1, sc1, sc1, sc1* Repeat around (42 stitches)
Slip stitch in next stitch to join
Sides of Basket
Round 1 With same yarn, sc in front loop only around
Round 2 – until basket reaches 1.5 inches tall – work single crochet in continuous rounds
Next Round (Once basket is 1.5 inches tall) -Change color to pink – Sc in 1st stitch, *chain 1, skip stitch, sc in next stitch* (In other words, make a single crochet, then chain one, skip a stitch below and single crochet into the next stitch – repeat this around)
Next Round – Change color back to white, sc 2 times into each CHAIN stitch around ( you are only working into the chain stitches below and single crocheting 2 times into each chain. Skip the single crochet stitches and ONLY work into the chain stitches)
Next Round and until basket reaches “ 2 ¾ “ inches tall TOTAL – single crochet in continuous rounds
Once entire basket measures approximately 2 ¾ “ to 3” tall, skip stitch, slip stitch to join, tie off and weave in all ends.

Free Crochet Pattern Baskets


Have you knit or crocheted baskets before?

I hope you’ve enjoyed these today.



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  1. What perfect timing! I’m on a basket binge at the moment. I came across some cotton yarn that I had a few
    regrets about having bought. It was some cotton twist from a brand I use often. I did like the yarn at the
    time but things change I guess. I used another color yarn with it to make the baskets sturdier and was pleasantly
    surprised at how the shades developed. A whole new look! I swore I wouldn’t do anymore baskets
    after making a nesting set for Christmas once. I tend to crochet on the tight side and working with
    chunky wool yarn meant for some very sore fingers. I love your larger basket with the hint of color showing.
    I’m thinking of all the possibilities already! I also love that your designs are always so clean and
    crisp looking. It makes them really stand out!

    1. Thanks for the kind words Laurie! Too funny that you’ve been on a basket binge! I like the idea of a nesting set that you mentioned. I do think that the cotton tends to make the baskets stiffer, which is more of how we imagine baskets to be. I’m glad you like the pop of color on the larger one! There’s a lot you can do to make it your own. Thanks for taking the time to comment Laurie!

  2. Very pretty Jessica. I too have been on a basket kick. I have made several of the pattern you shared with the thrift store belt. Made one for my sister and she loved it. Your cute little ones I’m thinking of making a few for my grandsons when they are on a Lego kick. They can put the different colors in several of the baskets and they will be just the right size to put their chubby little fingers in to grab the Lego. Thanks again for a great pattern!

    1. Hi Kathy! I’m so glad you’ve gotten use from that pattern. Those baskets are so pretty! Oh I hear ya with the Legos. While my girl doesn’t have Legos, we have our fair share of tiny plastic toys.

    1. So true Patty – always trying to figure out how to get organized around here!

  3. I made one for a gift. I used beads that I threaded onto the yarn and then put them on the basket randomly as I crocheted the basket. I thought it was very pretty.

    1. I’ve always been curious about crocheting with beads. What a great idea to use them on a basket. Thanks for sharing Doris!

  4. Love, love, love! Just a clarification though…row 3 should be row 2 in the small basket, correct? The pattern doesn’t really look like it’s missing a row. I have a lot of this yarn in really pretty colors, so thank you for these adorable baskets!

    1. Yes, it’s been corrected! Thank you for letting me know Joan – I hope you enjoy them!

  5. I found your delightful blog via Pinterest. I pinned many of your designs. I’m wondering what the maximum diameter for this basket would be. I’ve never even thought of knitting or crocheting baskets. But it seems a fun idea now.

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