Knitting patterns for baskets of all sizes. Updated 3/27/23.
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Puppy Toy Basket
Adorable basket with dog face knit flat in garter stitch. Perfect for kid's toys, dog toys, or everyday items. Size Basket measures about 10" [25.5 cm] high, 12" [30.5 cm] wide and 36" [91.5 cm] circumference. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Yarnspirations.
Basket knit in 6 round repeat basketweave texture. Size 20cm/8 inches in diameter. Aran weight yarn. Kung Fu Bowl designed by Spotlight Stores.
Round Nesting Boxes
Five round nesting baskets / bowls/ boxes range in size from 8 - 14 cm (3 - 5½“) diameter. They are stiffened with plastic canvas and knitted in a lightly textured slip stitch pattern. Great use for leftover yarn! DK weight yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown.
Benita Nesting Baskets
Soft-sided basket storage knit in the round with a 2 row repeat. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Size 39.5cm (15.5in) to 50cm (19.75in). Designed by Paintbox Yarns.
Slouchy, catch-all basket knit using two strands of yarn of super bulky yarn held together with a simple slip-stitch pattern for lots of textural interest. Approx 11½" [29 cm] diameter x 15" [38 cm] tall (unfolded) but size is customizable. Great quick baby shower gift! Designed by Yarnspirations for Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn.
Garter Stitched Baskets
Easy baskets in 3 sizes. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Finished sizes: Small: 6 3/4” x 6” Medium: 10” x 7” Large: 13 1/2" x 7”. This pattern was featured in Season 9 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s
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Garter Stitch Baskets
3 sizes of baskets knit flat and shaped with short rows. Quick knit in jumbo yarn. Small: Approx 10½” [26.5 cm] diameter x 9” [23 cm] tall. Medium: Approx 12½” [32 cm] diameter x 6” [15 cm] tall. Large: Approx 14” [35.5 cm] diameter x 11½” [29 cm] tall. Designed by Bernat.
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- Get the recommended Bernat® Blanket Extra yarn
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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.
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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.
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
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- Get the recommended Hayfield Bonus Chunky yarn on Amazon
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.
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.
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Designed by DROPS these baskets make perfect gifts or house decor. Height: approx. 10 cm / 4” Diameter: approx. 20 cm / 8”
Now free! 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.
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
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- Get plastic canvas for this pattern on Amazon (Prime available)
- Also available in Knitting Today! #5, June/July 2011
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].
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.
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!
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.
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.
This basket is knit with t-shirt yarn in twined technique that creates a sturdy fabric. Designed by Melissa Somerville
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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!
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
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
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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.
Belmont Basket and Bowie Basket
2 basket knitting patterns. Belmon Basket features a textured stitch in 2 sizes: Large 7"x8", Small 5"x6". Bowie is a 2 colored basket sized 7” x 7”. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Peony Knits who allows sale of finished projects with credit.
Simple Stockinette Basket Bag
This clever reversible container is a fringed basket on one side then turn it inside out for a handled tote or basket. Use a removable plastic liner to stabilize the sides when you use it as a basket. Knit in the round from the top down, this basket bag is made of simple knit stitches and easy color changes. Pattern is worked with 2 strands of bulky yarn held together as one. Designed by Erin Black. One of the 25 patterns in Designer Knit Home.
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- Get the recommended Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn
Basket Stitch Basket
Container knit appropriately with easy basket stitch. Finished measurements are 7" diameter x 5" deep. Designed by Sian Brown Knitwear Design. DK weight yarn held double.
The two-color jacquard design of this all-cotton basket is full of color and texture, but the sophisticated appearance of the design is very easy to work. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by DesignerKnitsStudio who also has other patterns using this jacquard stitch.
3 basket patterns in sizes 3 1/8' h x 7 5/8' dia., 4 1/2' h x 6' dia., and 5 1/4' h x 6 3/4' dia. Designed by Lisa Gentry. One of the patterns in Chunky Home Decor - 11 Bulky Yarn Projects from Leisure Arts.
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.
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.
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