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Basket Knitting Patterns

by | Apr 1, 2017 | Decor

Knitting Patterns for Baskets and Bowls. Most patterns are free.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Fringed Basket

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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Bulky Basket

Chunky Basket

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Ombre Baskets

Ombre Baskets

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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Hanging Basket

Hanging Basket

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Matching Basket and Rug

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Felted Flower Bowl

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.


Free Knitting Pattern for Gennaio Basket

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ridge Basket

Ridge Basket

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

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Free Knitting Pattern for Basketweave Cable Basket

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.


Free knitting pattern for basket and more household knitting patterns


Designed by DROPS these baskets make perfect gifts or house decor. Height: approx. 10 cm / 4”  Diameter: approx. 20 cm / 8”

Free Knitting Pattern for Moebius Bowls

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Dotty Pots

Dotty Pots

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bike Basket

Bike Basket

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Tidy Up Basket and Dishcloths

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].

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Free Knitting Pattern for Button Up Boxes

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!

Free knitting pattern for Garter Ridged Basket and more household knitting patterns

Garter Ridged Basket

Designed by Yarnspirations. Small: Approx 7″ [18 cm] diameter x 6″ [15 cm] tall. Medium: Approx 10″ [25.5 cm] diameter x 7” [18 cm] tall. Large: Approx 14″ [35.5 cm] diameter x 8″ [20.5 cm] tall.

Free Knitting Pattern for Felted Pods

Felted Pods

Designed by Olivia Sherwood, these small containers are nnit top-down in the round, starting with a smallish opening, and increasing regularly at four points.


Free Knitting Pattern for Aubrey Spa Set

Aubrey Spa Set

Pampering spa set includes patterns for face pads, washcloths, and a matching basket. Fill it with handmade soaps and you have the perfect gift!

Free Knitting Pattern for Arm Knit Cat Bed

Arm Knit Cat Bed

BeCozi created this video tutorial for an arm knit pet bed that could also be a large basket.

Free knitting pattern for Bug Infested Bowl

Bug Infested Bowl

Nancy Anderson designed this fun decorative treat bowl for Red Heart. easy by Red Heart and Ravelry knitters. Not just for Halloween! Bowl Finished Size: 5½”(14 cm) wide x 4″ (10 cm) tall

Free Knitting Pattern for Sari Ribbon Basket or Bag

Sari Ribbon Basket or Bag

10 hours or less designed this Dusk to Dawn striped tote with a cable rim for recycled sari ribbon yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Ellenesque Felted Bowl

Ellenesque Felted Bowl

Easy pattern featured by Americo Originail in Canadian Living for storage baskets in any size.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cestino Hanging Basket


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

Knitting Pattern for Modern Cubist Baskets

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

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Knitting Pattern for Gradient Utility Basket

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

Knitting Pattern for Oodles Basket

Oodles Basket

Easy pattern and quick project in super bulky yarn. 28″ around x 9″ high

Knitting Pattern for Entangle Basket

Entangle Basket

The braided detail and handles are knit as the basket is made. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 8″ high x 26″ around

Knitting Pattern for Owl Basket

Owl Basket

Size 26 inches around by 9 inches high. Easy knit in super bulky yarn.

Knitting pattern for Triplet Baskets

Triplet Baskets

3 sizes of oval baskets with handles. Finished measurements: Circumference: 23 (29, 34)” Height: 9 1/2 (7, 12)”

Knitting Pattern for Baskets With Lids

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.

Knitting Pattern for Jersey Storage Basket

Jersey Storage Basket

This basket is seamless construction and created using short rows in garter stitch. Height x circumference: 18cm x 18cm

Knitting pattern for soft porcelain style bowls and more household knitting patterns

Soft Porcelain Bowls

Make small felted ornamental bowls with fun lace edgings. Sizes  14 (17, 21)” circumference and 3″ (3, 4 )” high after felting.

Knitting pattern for Wheatland Baskets

Wheatland Baskets

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

Knitting pattern for Entrelac basket that can be used for home decor or newborn baby photo prop

Entrelac Basket

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.

Knitting pattern for Triangle Convertible Bowl

4-Way Bowl

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 Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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