Home decor is probably one of my favorite areas of crochet. You don’t have to worry about sizes and then you immediately get to use it! Apparently, I’m not the only one with this adoration as you all loved my last post about my nesting crochet basket pattern. I’ve finally written it up and made sure to include some clear instructions for not one, not two, not three, but four sizes of baskets that all happily nestle into one another. You can keep them together, divide them up, make one of each, make several of one. It’s totally up to you!

The other thing about home decor patterns is that they are great to keep in your back pocket for when you need a quick gift to whip up. Each of these baskets takes between 15-40 minutes to make for an average crocheter (so long as you don’t get as distracted as I do). So this nesting crochet basket pattern is great for a last-minute present!

Nesting Baskets

What you'll need

  • 900g T-Shirt (textile) yarn (I used 450g each in two colors to add some flair)

  • 10mm crochet hook (the baskets will nest as long as you use the same size hook for all of them)

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • CH Chain

  • DC Double crochet

  • HDC Half double crochet

  • 2DC Increase

  • SL ST Slip stitch

Gauge

First 3 rounds in double crochet = 5"/13cm diameter

Directions

If the basket isn’t automatically taking the shape you want, you may have to tug at it to make sure it molds how you want it to. T-shirt yarn is quite easy to shape and stretch.

Chains at the beginning of rounds never count as a stitch.

If you want solid colored baskets, just ignore the notes on when to switch colors.

R1: Using Color #1, start with a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc 10 in the ring, sl st to join [10]

R2: Ch 2, 2dc in each stitch (increase around), sl st to join [20]

R3: Ch 2, *dc 1, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [30]

R4: Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [40]

R5: Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [50]

R6: Ch 2, *dc 4, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join with Color #2 [60]

R7: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [60]

R8: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [60]

R9: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [60]

R10: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join, fasten off and weave in ends [60]

R1: Using Color #1, start with a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc 10 in the ring, sl st to join [10]

R2: Ch 2, 2dc in each stitch (increase around), sl st to join [20]

R3: Ch 2, *dc 1, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [30]

R4: Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [40]

R5: Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [50]

R6: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st with Color #2 [50]

R7: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [50]

R8: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [50]

R9: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join, fasten off and weave in ends [50]

R1: Using Color #2, start with a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc 10 in the ring, sl st to join [10]

R2: Ch 2, 2dc in each stitch (increase around), sl st to join [20]

R3: Ch 2, *dc 1, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [30]

R4: Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [40]

R5: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st with Color #1 [40]

R6: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [40]

R7: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join, fasten off and weave in the ends [40]

R1: Using Color #2, start with a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc 10 in the ring, sl st to join [10]

R2: Ch 2, 2dc in each stitch (increase around), sl st to join [20]

R3: Ch 2, *dc 1, 2dc* *repeat until the end of the round, sl st to join [30]

R4: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join with Color #1 [30]

R5: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join [30]

R6: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join, fasten off and weave in ends [30]

Before you go, please consider buying the pattern!

I want your experience using my patterns to be as easy as possible, so I try to keep them ad-free. This means I rely on people like you to support my business by purchasing a pattern so I can keep designing! This basket crochet pattern PDF comes with photos for clarity and a beautiful design layout.

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I hope you enjoyed this nesting baskets crochet pattern! I’d love to see your version, so tag me on Instagram and use the #nestandstackbaskets hashtag!

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Hi, I'm Madeline.

As both an avid reader and passionate crafter, I aim to combine my passions and share them with the world through ofbooksandhooks . Here, you'll find book and crochet pairings, season's readings, and more. Please feel free to reach out to me directly on Instagram if you have any questions. Enjoy!