Bird Baskets

crochet square bird baskets

I’m pretty hooked on Flamingos right now (pun intended…now that I realized there is one!)

Crochet Basket Flamingo Pelican Seagull

So shortly after I made the Flamingo Friend, I thought of these super cute baskets! 

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I use mine for crochet hooks and pens, but they really are a great desk mate. You can throw paperclips, sticky notes, candies, or any other small office supply in them!

The basket itself is approximately 4″ x 4″.

Ready to get started? 

Crochet Pattern for Flamingo Basket Pelican Basket


Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

  • Color A (2 oz)

Pink [Flamingo] / White [Pelican]

  • Color B (1/2 oz)

Black [Flamingo]/Yellow [Pelican]

  • Color C (1/2 oz)

White [Flamingo] / Black [Pelican]

K/10.5/6.50mm Hook

Poly-fil Stuffing

9mm Animal Eyes


Not important for this project


Approximately 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

FLO = front loop only

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level


Free Crochet Pattern for Flamingo Basket and Pelican Basket from Blackstone Designs


  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • Double strands of worsted weight yarn can be used in place of super bulky yarn.



With Color A,

1. Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (10)

2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (10)

3-8. Repeat row 2

9. Ch 1, sc in the end of each row and in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (36)

10. Ch 1, sc in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (36)

11-17. Repeat round 10

18. Ch 2, FLO dc in each st arnd; Fasten.

Fold down round 18.


With Color A,

1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)

2. 2 sc arnd (12)

3. sc arnd; Fasten. (12)

LEGS (Make 2)

With Color B,

Ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn and work in the end: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same space as ch, 2 hdc in end of ch; Fasten. (9 sl st, 4 hdc)

WINGS (Make 2)

With Color A,

1. Ch 3, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in last ch, turn (4)

2. Ch 1, sc, 2 sc x 2, sc, turn (6)

[Pelican Only] Change to Color C,

3. Ch 1, sl st in each st across; Fasten. (6)


With Color A,

Ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, *sl st, (sc, ch 3, sc)* 2X; Fasten. (3 feathers)


With Color B,

1. Magic ring, ch 1, 2 sc in ring (2)

2. 2 sc arnd (4)

[Flamingo Only] Change to Color C,

3. sc arnd; Fasten. (4)

Free Crochet Pattern for Bird Baskets


  • Insert safety eyes between rounds 2 & 3 on head (centered on the sides).
  • Attach beak over round 1 of the head.
  • Stuff head slightly (I used yarn scraps) and attach to the center of one side of basket, over rounds 12-15 approximately.
  • Attach legs to bottom of basket, one on each corner, on the same side as the head.
  • Attach tailfeather to side opposite of head, center over round 10.
  • Attach wings centered on the sides over rounds 12-14 approximately.
  • Hide all strings 

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Pelican Basket Free Crochet Pattern

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