Tiny Basket Crochet Pattern

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small black bowl holding stitch markers next to DGY's knitting needles and crochet hook

Where Have I Been?

Some of you may have noticed that I was MIA for the past month or so. I tried so hard to keep up with this website! But, in my real-life, I was leaving a full-time position and making a plunge towards a new job. Between ending my old job (finishing files, finishing client visits, etc.) and preparing for my new job, I was a wreck! Really, June 2019 was a trying month for me. I realized what I am capable of accomplishing, and when I need to take a step back. Unfortunately, I had to take a step back on my blog and shop, but now I’m back!

About the Tiny Basket

I designed this pattern over a month ago. It is so simple that I feel silly even calling it a pattern! As an affiliate for Darn Good Yarn, I received a free Cotton Yarn Sample Card. The cotton yarn is very similar to t-shirt yarn, which I have never used personally. To be honest, I was not sure what to do with it! I let myself think about it overnight.

The next day, I figured I’ll make a cup cozie out of it! I love making cozies and figured it would be a fun challenge to create a new design. Sadly, the sample card only included 5 yards of yarn, and the cup cozie looked so narrow and so sad. I had to change my path and frankly, I was at a loss.

Then I remembered some designs I saw online of full-size baskets made from t-shirt yarn. I never made a basket before, but I figured it was worth a try! It ended up looking cuter than I imagined.


The Tiny Basket can be used to hold paperclips, thumbtacks, stitch markers, and many others!

tiny basket holding paperclips




Stitches and Techniques Used:

  • Magic circle
  • Ch = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • Inc = increase (doing 2 stitches instead of 1)
  • Crocheting in the round

Skill Level: Beginner

The magic circle and crocheting in the round may take some practice for some beginners! It took me a long time to master both!


Rounds are crocheted continually. Do not slip stitch and do not turn.small black crocheted bowl holding stitch markers against a crocheted multicolor background


  • Using the 8mm crochet hook, create a Magic Circle
  • Still using the 8mm hook, Ch 1, 5 SC in center of the circle. Place a stitch marker at final stitch.
  • Switch to 6.5mm crochet hook. Inc in each stitch until end of row. Place stitch marker.
  • SC around continually until the basket is your desired size

And that’s it! It is a great stash-buster project and is so quick to make! Personally, I use mine to hold my stitch markers, but I’m sure you’ll be able to find other uses too!

I would love to hear if you tried this pattern and what you would use it for! Comment below or contact me here.


Lover of all things yarn and crochet. Maker behind Young Granny Boutique.

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