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Monday, February 25, 2013

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern: Baskets

Basic Oval Basket and Picnic Basket

Finished Dimensions:

Approx. 3” tall x 3 1/2”wide

Worsted Weight Yarn Colors:

Your choice (I would suggest using cotton yarn for a stiffer basket)

Other Supplies:

F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook

Yarn or tapestry needle





Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)

Rnd 3: (Inc 3, Sc 3) rep 2 times (18 sts)

Rnd 4: (Inc 6, Sc 3) rep 2 times (30 sts)

Rnd 5: (Sc 3, Inc 6, Sc 6) rep 2 times (42 sts)

Rnd 6: (Sc 3, (Dec, Sc 2) rep 3 times, Sc 6) rep 2 times (36 sts)

Rnds 7-8: Sc 36

Stop here if your are making the Basic Oval Basket. Continue for Picnic Basket.

Rnds 9-11: Sc 36

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Lid Sections

These are worked as a half circle. The first step is done as a round; all others are rows. Stitch counts do not include the turning chain. Make 2.

Rnd 1: Sc 3 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 3 in 2nd ch from hook. Ch and turn.

Row 2: Inc 3, Ch and turn (6 sts)

Row 3: Inc 6, Ch and turn (12 sts)

Row 4: Sc 3, (Inc, Sc) rep 3 times, Sc 3 (15 sts)

Row 5: Sc 3, (Inc, Sc 2) rep 3 times , Sc 3 (18 sts)

Finish by chaining 2 for the corner and working sc sts across the flat bottom to make it even.  Fasten off and weave in ends.


Row 1: Ch 21

Row 2: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, Sc 20.

Fasten off; weave in ends.

For the Basic Oval Basket, sew the ends of the handle to either side of the basket.

For the Picnic Basket, sew the flat edges of the two lid pieces together so they form a circle/oval that is hinged in the middle.  Sew either side of the hinge to either side of the basket so that it can open and close.  Then sew the ends of the handle to either side of the basket.

This is an easy pattern to add variation to.  Try decorating with crocheted flowers or cute buttons or add an edging or some ribbon.  I’d love to see your pictures!

All designs on this blog are my original work.  Please do not sell these patterns.  Feel free to sell items made from these patterns  if you credit me as designer.


  1. These are so cute. I added them to the directory at


  2. Thanks! I was going to submit them but couldn't decide if they were amigurumi or not:)

  3. what do you mean inc ?it makes no sense when u read the pattern!

  4. Inc means increase or do two stitches in the stitch or space indicated. For instance, in the first round you sc 6 times to get 6 stitches. In the second round you increase 6 times (work two sc stitches in each stitch of the first round) to get 12 stitches.