Basket Knitting Patterns
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Easy Fringed Basket
Knit in the round with multiple strands held together to make it more sturdy. Great baby shower gift! Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart. Rated easy by the designer. Crochet version also available.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Bunches of Hugs yarn
- See knitting books by Heather Lodinsky
Knit with 4 strands of bulky yarn held together this is a fast stash-busting project. 18 cm/ 7″ diameter across the base. Designed by Bonny Bonafilla
Three sizes of striped baskets with optional handles. Large basket measures about 14” [35.5 cm] tall, Medium about 10½” [26.5 cm] tall, and Small about 7½” [19 cm] tall. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart.
This hanging basket is great for small towels or toiletries in the bathroom or mittens and hats in the closet. Only took one skein of super bulky yarn according to the designer Ashley Collings.
Matching Basket and Rug
Self-handled basket with rug by Tina Design. Size depends on yarn and needles. Pictured basket is about 25 cm high and 28 cm in diameter knit on US size 6. Though the pattern is in English, I think the designer’s native language may be Danish.
Felted Flower Bowl
Easy and fun project faccording to Ravelrers. Great first felting project and perfect for stash busting or self-striping wool yarn. You are only limited by your imagination. Designed by Meg Kealey (Myers). Pictured projects from top by sarahsthreads, daydreams, and the designer.
Gennaio Basket / Hat
Here’s a fun multi-purpose project for a mitered container inspired by origami. This versatile project can be used as storage if reinforced with cardboard or even worn as a hat. Dimensions: about cm 20.5 x 12 x 16.5h but easy to adjust. Designed by Alice Liotto. Available in English and Italian.
Simple garter stitch in jumbo yarn is seamed and cinched to create a modern basket that’s a beautiful accent to a planter or vase with flowers. Designed by Love Fest Fibers
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Shop for jumbo weight yarn on Red Heart
- See more Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
Basketweave Cable Basket
Lined Bamboozelle Basket knit with one of my favorite stitches, basketweave cable stitch worked flat and shaped by changing needle sizes. Width at top: 4 inches, Width at base: 3 inches, Height: 3 inches. Designed by Wendy Wonnacott. Pictured projects by the designer, essjay, and qdgirl. Takes about half a skein so it’s a great stashbuster.
Duet Moebius Bowls
These felted moebius baskets feature five twists to get their petaled brim. Video tutorial included with the instructions. Designed by Liat Gat. Two sizes: Large: 8-9 inches across and Small: 6.5 inches across. Free for sign-up to the site’s newsletter.
Colorful baskets that are small enough to hold in your hand but sturdy enough to stand on their own without felting (though you can felt if you want). Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown. Great stash buster! Also great yarn cake / ball holders. Pictured project by OMgirls.
The mosiac colorwork of this basket is easy to knit because you only use one color at a time and makes the basket sturdier. Line with plastic to help hold the shape. Designed by Margie Dougherty. Pictured project by elcarnes
Tidy Up Basket and Dishcloths
Easy pattern suitable for beginners from Yarnspirations. Dishcloth: Approx 8″ [20.5 cm] square. Basket: Approx 5 x 7 x 3″ [12.5 x 18. 7.5 cm].
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn at Michaels
- See more Dish Cloth Knitting Patterns
Button Up Boxes
These reversible boxes button together at the corners and are stiffened with plastic canvas. 3 sizes. Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown. Great stash buster!
This basket is knit with t-shirt yarn in twined technique that creates a sturdy fabric. Designed by Melissa Somerville
Ellenesque Felted Bowl
Easy pattern featured by Americo Originail in Canadian Living for storage baskets in any size.
This hanging basket was originally designed to hold produce, but can be used for other items and holds about 5 pounds per basket. Options for two different sizes and two different depths included. Designed by Jenn Skinner
Patterns for Purchase
Modern Cubist Baskets
Easy basket trio is a quick knit in bulky yarn. Finished measurements: Small basket: 5″ W x 5″ L x 5″ D, Large basket: 6″ W x 6″ L x 6″ D, Rectangle basket: 4″ W x 8″ L x 4″ D
3-Color Ombre Utility Basket
This round storage basket features an ombre gradient effect in three colors of your choice and knitted in handles. 26″ circumference x 8″ high
Easy pattern and quick project in super bulky yarn. 28″ around x 9″ high
The braided detail and handles are knit as the basket is made. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 8″ high x 26″ around
Size 26 inches around by 9 inches high. Easy knit in super bulky yarn.
3 sizes of oval baskets with handles. Finished measurements: Circumference: 23 (29, 34)” Height: 9 1/2 (7, 12)”
Basket With Lid
Two sizes: The small basket is approximately 5″ diameter and 4″ tall and the large basket is approximately 7″ diameter and 5″ tall.
Jersey Storage Basket
This basket is seamless construction and created using short rows in garter stitch. Height x circumference: 18cm x 18cm
Soft Porcelain Bowls
Make small felted ornamental bowls with fun lace edgings. Sizes 14 (17, 21)” circumference and 3″ (3, 4 )” high after felting.
Finger Knit Handy Storage Tubs
Finger knit baskets designed by Laura Strutt for Arm & Finger Knitting 35 No Needles Knits For The Home & To Wear.
Quick knit baskets in 3 sizes. Finished measurements:
Small: 6″W x 6″L x 3″D
Medium: 7″W x 7″L x 3 1/2″D
Large: 8″W x 8″L x 4″D
Designed by Melody’s Makings as a newborn photo prop, this colorful basket is also great for home decor. Knit in super bulky yarn, it’s great for multi-color yarn. Comes with three tutorial videos as well as written instructions.
This colorful Triangle Color-Blocked Bowl is multi-functional. It can be folded and refolded to create a reversible bowl, basket or tray. You can unfold it and refold it based on your needs and at 8 inches in diameter it is the perfect size to be used to hold knitting projects, fruit, bread, or even as a super useful catchall.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!