Textured Basket (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - February 01, 2019

Good day, fellow crafters!

As an extension of my post about the Knit Stitch Basket (free crochet pattern), I've decided to share another basket creation of mine!  This one has base that is similar to the Knit Stitch Basket, but I've added some additional texture and variations in stitching to make it look more interesting!

Below is a side-by-side visual comparison of the two.

For this textured basket, I used 'Bernat Maker Outdoor' yarn.  It's a bulky, weight 5 yarn that is essentially a chainette tube filled with polyester stuffing.  That makes it super unique compared to most other yarns I've used, and it's so fun to work with!

What's nice about this yarn is that it's also machine washable for easy care.  For this basket in particular, I used the two colors 'Fresh White' and 'Sandy Beach'. A nice and clean color combination, I believe!

If you'd like to make one of these baskets for yourself, please check out my pattern below!


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The Textured Basket pattern provides easy instructions for crocheting a simple, chic, and functional basket featuring various crochet stitches and techniques, including the single crochet, slip stitch, crocheting in back loops only, and the knit stitch.  This basket is relatively quick to work up, yet maintains a lovely look.  While it is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern with video tutorials and photo references, there are many ways to customize it to give it a unique and special look!  For example, play with different yarn colors, or add embellishments (e.g., buttons, flowers, bows) to make it the perfect, personalized item for your home or as a gift to a cherished one!

  • Base diameter: 10 inches 
  • Basket height: 6 inches  

  • Familiar Beginner. Requires knowledge of or willingness to learn the stitches used (below) and changing colors. 

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain  
  • Sl st: slip stitch (insert hook, yarn over, pull through both loops)
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase (insert two sc in one stitch)
  • Dec: decrease (sc two stitches together)
  • BLO: back loops only
  • KS: knit stitch [click here for video tutorial]


Notes About the Pattern (Read Before Beginning!)
  • The base of the basket is done in single crochet, while the sides are done in knit stitch.
  • The pattern is written for the entire basket to be worked in a continuous spiral, meaning the rounds are not joined.  However, if you would like to join rounds, you may do so by adding a "ch 1" to the beginning of each round and finishing with a "slip stitch to join to the first stitch" at the end of each round.
  • Video tutorials available for the: knit stitch 


Base of the Basket

Start with the bottom yarn color (brown).
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Ch 1, inc around. (12 sts)
R3: Ch 1, (sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: Ch 1, (sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: Ch 1, (sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6: Ch 1, (sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts)
R7: Ch 1, (sc 5, inc) x 6. (42 sts)
R8: Ch 1, (sc 6, inc) x 6. (48 sts)
R9: Ch 1, (sc 7, inc) x 6. (54 sts)
R10: Ch 1, (sc 8, inc) x 6. (60 sts)

Side of the Basket

Continue in the bottom yarn color (brown).
R11: In BLO, sc around. (60 sts)
R12-R14: KS around. (60 sts)

(Below is the Knit Stitch video tutorial.)

Change yarn color (white).
R15-R23: KS around. (60 sts)
R24-R26: In BLO, sc around (60 sts)

If desired, use the surface sl st technique (click for video tutorial) using brown yarn between R23-R24.

Basket Handles

Change yarn color (brown).
R27: In BLO, sc 10. Ch 10 and skip 10 sts. Then, sc 20. Ch 10 and skip 10 sts. Then, sc 10.
R28: Sc around. (60 sts)
Note: When you come to the handles (ch-10 space), insert 10 sc in the space.

Fasten off and weave in the ends. 

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing the "Textured Basket" pattern!

For those who are interested in adding personal details or embellishments to this basket, here are some ideas!  You can sew on embellishments or appliques, such as tassels, pom-poms, buttons, bows, crocheted flowers, or more.  Use your creativity to make your basket unique!  Then, fill it up with whatever you'd like!

Remember, if you'd like to try out the Knit Stitch Basket (free crochet pattern), click on the image below to navigate to the pattern page!

Or, if you'd like to try your hand at an extra-large and ombre-colored basket that is perfect for storage and organization of larger objects, try the Blue Coast Basket (free crochet pattern)!

If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

As always, you are more than welcome to SHARE this post with any fellow crocheters who'd like to try this pattern!  Thank you for reading, and I wish you all a wonderful day! 

Best wishes,

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