Christmas Basket Crochet Pattern

Make gifting fun this festive season with this Christmas basket crochet pattern.

I love gift giving and how a gift is presented just adds another layer of fun to the process. Fill this basket with goodies for a quick gift or use as a festive decor piece.

About the Pattern

This Christmas basket crochet pattern is quick and easy with minimal sewing.

For extra sturdiness, the basket is worked using 2 strands of yarn held together. You can do this by using 2 separate skeins of yarn or a single skein and pull yarn from both the inside and the outside (this is my preferred method).

I’ve included how much of the main colour you need in the materials list. However, you may require more or less depending on the yarn you use and your own personal tension.

Why You’ll Love This Christmas Basket Crochet Pattern

  • Easy gifting: Fill with goodies for a quick gift.
  • Crochet cruise control: Doesn’t require much focus.
  • Beginner friendly: Uses simple stitches with minimal sewing.

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Christmas Basket Crochet Pattern


  • Worsted weight yarn in red (approximately 80g), black and yellow (I used 4 Seasons Spot Saver USA Style in Red and Black and Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Mustard Yellow)
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • BLO – back loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished basket measures approximately 4.25″ (11cm) tall. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge = 4.25″ after R7


  • The basket is worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • The basket is worked holding 2 strands together throughout.
  • The belt buckle uses a 3.5mm crochet hook and only a single strand of yarn and is worked in the back bump of the chain.

Identifying the Back Bump of a Chain

If you look at the front of your starting chain you will see the front loop and back loop of your chain stitches. Flip your chain over so you’re looking at the back. You will see a line of stitches running down the center, these are the back bumps of each chain.

Starting chain: front view
Starting chain: back view

Pattern Instructions

Basket (5mm hook, starting with red, 2 strands held together)

R1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)

R2: [Inc] x8 (16)

R3: [Sc, inc] x8 (24)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x7, sc (32)

R5: [3 sc, inc] x8 (40)

R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x7, 2 sc (48)

R7: [5 sc, inc] x8 (56)

R8: [BLO sc] x56 (56)

R9-13: [Sc] x56 (56) 5 roundschange colour to black in last st of R14

R14-16: [Sc] x56 (56) 3 roundschange colour to red in last st of R17

R17-22: [Sc] x56 (56) 6 rounds

R23: [Sl st, ch 1] x56

Sl st into the same st as starting sl st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Belt Buckle (3.5mm hook, yellow, single strand)

Ch 22, join ch without twisting to the back bump of the 1st ch.

R1: Working in the back bump of the ch – ch 1, hdc in same space, [hdc] x2, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch, [hdc] x4, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch, [hdc] x5, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch, [hdc] x4, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch, [hdc] x2 (26 hdc + 4 chs)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.


  • Pin the belt buckle to the front of the basket over R14-16. Gently stretch into a rectangular shape. Sew in place around the outer edge (you can sew the inner edge down too if you feel it needs it). Weave in ends.

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