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.

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