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Crochet hanging basket – free pattern

Cute little crochet hanging basket for all your knick-knacks. Easy and quick free crochet pattern.

I don’t have a large yarn stash, I really don’t. I have never been a hoarder of anything, even things I like very much. I consider myself a minimalist and try not to own lots of stuff. That is not always easy, of course, and these days I try to get rid of things that I have since I was a child.

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Easy and quick free crochet hanging basket pattern. This small crochet basket will hold all your knick-knacks for you. #freecrochetpattern #crochethangingbasket #crochetbasket #doorknobbasket

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The past month or so, I have decided that I have owned some yarn for quite a while, and it’s about time to make something with it. It will take dedication and several projects (more patterns for you, yeah!), but I am determined to reduce the size of my yarn stash. And maybe make room for new stuff to come?

So, these small crochet hanging baskets came out of necessity again for two reasons. The first one is mentioned above, the second is that I needed a hanging basket. Well, two.

Free crochet hanging basket pattern

You may know by now my love for crochet baskets from these projects below. From left to right: Crochet oval baskets, crochet baskets set, Maja large crochet basket.

I had a smaller one that I used for my little one’s socks. It was very convenient as they tend to be tiny and get lost easily. I had it hanged in the closet beside her clothes, so it was easy to grab a pair of socks with her clothes.

Now that we are expecting a second little one (I don’t think I have mentioned this before, have I?), I needed a second hanging basket. I changed the design a bit from the original one – I have never published this pattern – and I think I like it more.

It’s a little bigger but still not too big that will not fit well into the closet. I used leftover yarn for both of them and I even frogged the old one to finish the grey basket.

Crochet hanging basket pattern

I think their size and shape is ideal for small things, plus I think they are cute enough to hang in places that people will actually see them. It’s a very quick and easy project and I bet you can make it in less than an hour.

It uses super bulky yarn and a US/N 10.0 m crochet hook, so this small crochet hanging basket can be easily done in an afternoon.

Seven easy crochet patterns for the modern woman

Let’s see what are you going to need:

Approximately 70m (76 yds) of super bulky yarn⁠
US N/10.0 mm crochet hook⁠
darning needle⁠


R: round⁠
MR: magic ring⁠
hdc: half double crochet⁠
sl st: slip stitch⁠
ch: chain⁠
inc: increase⁠
dc2tog: double crochet 2 together (decrease)⁠

Free crochet basket pattern

Crochet hanging basket pattern⁠

R1: MR, 8 hdc in ring, sl st, ch 1 (8)⁠
R2: hdc inc in each st around, sl st, ch 1 (16)⁠
R3: * hdc, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (24)⁠
R4: * hdc 2, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (32)⁠
R5: * hdc 3, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1 (40)⁠
R6-11: hdc in each st around, sl st, ch 1 (40)⁠
R12: sl st 13, (dc2tog) x7, sl st 13, ch 8, sl st in first sl st of the round to join, ch 1, turn, 16 sc into chain loop, sl st to join.⁠

Leave at least 25″ (63 cm) tail, cut yarn, wrap yarn around the base of the chain loop as many times as you like. Secure yarn, weave in all ends, and you are done!

How easy was that? Don’t you just want to make more? Go ahead! I find it to be a great stash-busting project. Enjoy!

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Free crochet hanging basket pattern, so easy and quick that can be easily done in an afternoon. Hold all your small stuff in one place. #freecrochetpattern #crochethangingbasket #crochetbasketpattern #doorknobbasket

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Friday 21st of July 2023

Love your patterns, easy to read and make. Thank you.


Monday 31st of July 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am always trying to make them easy to read and follow. ;-)


Sunday 29th of August 2021

Hi, I am fairly new to crochet and I am confused on what it means when it says * hdc 2, hdc inc * repeat from * to * around, on rows 3 - 5. I am also confused on what it means when it says, sl st, ch 1, at the end of the row. Do you start the next row with that or do you leave one stitch open at the end of the row to do that? Thanks for the help!


Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Can you please send me an email through my contact form so I can help you?


Friday 13th of August 2021

I have made 2 of your baskets, so useful and fun to make, your instruction was really good, thank you so much for this cute basket instructions.


Saturday 21st of August 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Tenna. It makes me really happy that you enjoyed making my crochet hanging basket. ;-)


Monday 29th of March 2021

Since I don't have any bulky yarn, can I use 2 or 3 strands of ww yarn together? These baskets are adorable,,,,thank you for sharing this pattern with us . Thank you


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Yes, of course, go ahead! It will be a great stash-buster!


Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I'm new to crochet and am a little confused by row 12. Any chance you can write it out so it may be easier to follow? Do I slip stitch 13 times or in the 13th stitch?


Thursday 5th of November 2020

You will make one slip stitch in every stitch for 13 stitches. Is that better or did I make it more confusing?

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