How to Make a Basket: DIY Basket Making Ideas and Patterns

Would you like to get organized? (Of course you would!) Storage baskets can help you to accomplish that goal easily. Another nice thing about them is that you can see right into them — which eliminates the “out of sight, out of mind” phenomenon that’s such a hindrance to visual people.

Would you like some unique ways to package up your gifts? Baskets can help with that too. Take a random assortment of candies, coffees, gourmet goodies, bath items, or baby products (etc!) and group them together in a basket. Voila — a gift basket.

Of course, you can vary your gift baskets to include fun holiday themes and color schemes: Christmas gift baskets, Easter baskets, Valentine candy baskets, Halloween candy baskets…

Whatever your reason for wanting to have some baskets on hand, it’s wonderful if you can make your own. Wondering how to make a basket? Check out these fantastic basket making ideas and patterns:

How to Make a Basket: Use Any of These Crochet Basket Patterns

When you crochet your own basket, you can create exactly the design you want, in exactly the size you want, for exactly the occasion you’re celebrating — or for everyday use.


If you’d like to find an abundance of lovely basket patterns, tutorials and instructions, keep reading for bunches of links to different creative designs.

Overlay Crochet Basket Pattern

Overlay Crochet Basket Pattern

Overlay Crochet Basket Pattern


This fabulous basket is made using the overlay crochet technique. You’ll find the pattern for this basket included in Kristi Simpson’s lovely crochet book called Overlay Crochet, published by Leisure Arts.

Lacy Easter Basket Digital Crochet Pattern

How to Make a Basket: Download the Pattern to Crochet This Lovely, Lacy Easter Basket From the Leisure Arts Website

How to Make a Basket: Download the Pattern to Crochet This Lovely, Lacy Easter Basket From the Leisure Arts Website


The pattern designer intended this pretty, lacy basket to be an Easter basket design – and it would, indeed, be ideal for that purpose. However, I could see using this basket for other purposes, too. It would be a fantastic design to use for organizing and decorating. Click here to download the digital pattern at the publisher’s website.

Free Crochet Basket Pattern:

DIY Gift Basket for Christmas or Any Occasion

DIY Gift Basket Crochet Pattern

DIY Gift Basket Crochet Pattern

You can crochet this pretty basket and then fill it with Christmas cheer to give to a friend, family member or colleague. If you need ideas for what to put in it, don’t worry, I’ve included plenty of suggestions along with the free basket pattern.

If you aren’t working on Christmas projects at the moment, feel free to crochet this basket in different yarn colors — because it would work well for other occasions (and non-occasions) too. In springtime, it would make a fantastic Easter basket if you re-color it into spring-friendly pastels. It would also make an outstanding Mother’s Day gift basket; just choose Mom’s favorite color, or colors, for making it, and then fill it with beautiful things she would love.

So there you have it: Those are some fantastic ideas for how to make a basket. Best wishes with your basket making endeavors.

Related Resources:

Holiday Patterns

More Crochet Patterns for the Home

Posted By: Amy Solovay

This page was last updated on 6-30-2021.