Nautical Basket

Crochet Basket made with T-shirt Yarn

Don’t you just love baskets? I don’t think you can ever have too many!

We have them all around my house, holding various things; Pens, Paint, WIPs, and of course, yarn!

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I’ve been seeing the Hoooked Zpagetti yarn on Instagram a lot lately. I immediately knew I would need to try making a basket with it. I knew exactly the theme: Nautical! 

I really have the Summer feels right now and I don’t want Summer to end, so I’m sprucing my house up with Summer themed items. 

But, once I went to order my yarn from Love Crochet, the Navy Blue yarn was gone. Bummer! I quickly rethought how to make this work and I grabbed the Coral, Anthracite, and White. Yarn review coming soon! 

So, let’s get to making a basket of your very own. 

Side Note: This yarn did not hold stiff for this basket as written, so if you’re looking for it to hold shape, I have a couple of suggestions: 1) Use plastic canvas (or cardboard) and line the inside of the basket to hold it’s shape. 2) Use a smaller hook and make the base wider, by continuing the increases on the base. You would need to reconfigure the handle placement if you change the stitch counts. I am going to stuff mine with yarn, so I wasn’t as concerned about this.

Nautical Basket 

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Free Crochet Basket Pattern Nautical


T-shirt Yarn

  • Color A (70 yds)[Gray]
  • Color B (75yds)[White]
  • Color C (40yds)[Coral]

15.00mm Hook

4 – 7/16” Grommets

40″ x 7/16” Rope Handles



Not important for this project

Finished Measurements
11.5”W x 7.5”H approximately


Stitch Guide

arnd = around

BPdc = back post double crochet

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level




  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • Tutorial photos are on the last page

Special Stitches

Third Loop Only (TLO) = The third loop can be found on the backside of a hdc; it runs parallel to the front and back loops. AKA Camel Stitch. For this pattern, you will tilt the front and back loop forward to work in the third loop.


With Color A,

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

2. 2 sc arnd (12)

3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)

4. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (24)

5. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (30)

6. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (36)

7. *2 sc, sc x 5* arnd (42)

8. *2 sc, sc x 6* arnd (48)

9. *2 sc, sc x 7* arnd, sl st x 2 to join (54)

10. Ch 1, BLO sc arnd, sl st to join (54)

11-12. Ch 1, sc arnd, sl st to join (54)

With Color B, 

13. Ch 1, hdc arnd, sl st to join (54)

With Color C,

14. Ch 1, TLO hdc arnd, sl st to join (54)

With Color B,

15. Repeat round 14

With Color C,

16. Repeat round 14

With Color B,

17-18. Repeat round 14

19. Ch 1, TLO hdc x 10, ch 1, sk 1, TLO hdc x 5, ch 1, sk 1, TLO hdc x 20, ch 1, sk 1, TLO hdc x 5, ch 1, sk 1, TLO hdc x 10, sl st to join (50 hdc, 4 ch-1)

20. Ch 1, TLO hdc arnd, placing hdcs in the back bump of the chs, sl st x 2 to join (54)


  • Insert grommets, as instructed on package, into the handle holes made on round 19.
  • Cut rope into 2- 20” pieces.
  • Insert handles into grommets and tie a knot into each end.
  • Hide all strings.
Tutorial for the Nautical Basket Crochet Pattern from Blackstone Designs

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Written pattern and photographs © 2018 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.  

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