Simple Crochet Hanging Basket – FREE Pattern

Please enjoy this free pattern idea, hanging baskets. Great for in the kids room, at the front entrance, laundry, bathroom or even inside your wardrobe as a space saver idea!!!

Hanging Crotchet Baskets

Materials Needed:
• Heavyweight yarn (Suggested – Red Heart Grande) — it needs to hold up as a basket • Size J (6.00 mm) crochet hook • Yarn needle

ch = chain / rnd = round / sc = single crochet / sl st = slip stitch / sk = skip


Ch 2
Rnd 1: sc 6 into the 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in first sc to join

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc. Sl st in first sc

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st to join

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st to join

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st to join

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st to join

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around. Sl st to join

Rnd 8-16: Sc in each sc around

Rnd 17-18: (sc in next 5 sc, sk 1) around

Rnd 19: (sc in next 4 sc, sk 1) around. Ch 4, sk 2, sl st. Sc in 4 ch sts, sl st

Fasten off, weave in ends!

This pattern can also be used as a recipe if you don’t want them exactly the same size/shape. To make it larger: Add 1 sc between each increase for each new row in the flat circle.

Decreases: If you don’t want it to decrease in the top and instead keep it flat, end it before the increases.

Handle: If you want to have a handle, ch more than 4 and sl st in the opposite side. Get rid of the handle altogether if you want it to!

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  1. Avery

    How many skeins of red heart grande do you need for this pattern

    1. Jasmine

      Hi Avery, We would suggest at least 2 balls would be required.

  2. elouise890

    Given that the red heart is currently out of stock and not available, are there any others you recommend using?

    1. Pauline

      Thank you for your enquiry, we would suggest the Bernat Maker this yarn is really good for baskets.

  3. Helle

    Just found this pattern. So easy to follow.

    If I want a more open/hanging pod, more like the first picture,what should I do?


    Helle, Denmark

  4. Barbara

    want like first pic. is pattern like first pic

  5. lorena

    Hi, i really like this pattern but I don´t understand when to begin the increases if I want it bigger… can you tell me, which round should be? thanks!!

  6. Laura A Price

    Like others I was hoping this was for the first basket pictured. Although I like my basket and the instructions were pretty clear ( stitch count helps us noobs) mine came out more like the second picture.

    1. Whit

      The first basket pictured looks like has a cinched ribbon or tie around the handle, drawing that side together more. Maybe cinch around your handle to see if it makes the basket shaped more like a teardrop than a circle? Cheers!

  7. Jenica Griffith

    Do you know approximately the finished dimensions?

  8. Mary

    It looks like double crochets are used in picture, but there are none in the pattern, is that right?

  9. Shirley

    I’ve just made this as well and I don’t like the shape. It is not a tear drop shape! Can anyone shed some light on what the problem is please?

    1. Emily

      I agree it looks nothing like the photo and I’m confused

    2. Linda

      It’s the angle the picture was taken, still misleading though.

  10. Vickie

    It says if you don’t want to do the decreases on top you can stop. Then on the instruction (Recipe) it says you can add sc on every increase so that it will open up to look larger and will look like a teardrop. You can try it and watch the shape as you go.

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