pattern preview: stacking crochet baskets with handles

Let me introduce you to the newest crochet pattern available here at and in my Etsy shop. This is the second pattern in the Coiled Crochet Series. As I wrote before, coiled crochet is my absolutely favorite technique to make crocheted baskets. If you don’t know the first thing about coiled crochet, then this pattern would be a great place to start. You’ll learn the basics – all the while making a set of pretty awesome baskets.

Crochet baskets with handles - a DIY crochet project for beginners

Sturdy crochet baskets with handles - a nesting set

When I shared some work-in-progress pictures based on this pattern on a popular Facebook crochet group a couple of months ago, the interest was overwhelming. My fellow crocheters appreciated the same attributes of these crochet baskets as I did. They are colorful, quick and easy to make, practical, durable, sturdy – and they have handles!

Pattern preview for simple yet durable stacking crochet baskets with handles. Leave a comment for a 50% off coupon!

Sturdy crochet baskets with handles - a nesting set

Depending on final edits, the pattern will be around 86 pages long. In addition to patterns for 3 different basket sizes, it features more than 100 crisp, step-by-step pictures and a treasure trough of tips and tricks. I know. It’s a book!

Crochet pattern - a set of stacking baskets with handles

Crochet baskets with handles - a DIY crochet project for beginners

Quite honestly, I’ve struggled with the length quite a bit. On one hand, I feared it was too long for casually printing out a copy. On the other hand, I wanted to create a genuine step-by-step guide. The number of photographs, therefore, was non-negotiable. I considered squishing 8 photos onto a single page. Unfortunately, at that size, they lost much of the detail that makes them so wonderfully helpful!

For now, my solution is simple. Each purchase will include the complete pattern booklet as well as a PDF containing the pattern only for quick and easy printing. You can use the guide in its digital form either on a tablet or a smart phone as a visual reference whenever you need – without having to print it at all.

What do you think? Would you be interested in making these baskets? What are your thoughts on the booklet’s length?

Comment below, and I will send you a 50% off coupon!

Crochet pattern - a set of stacking baskets with handles

Modern crochet baskets - quick and easy crochet pattern

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Janet says:

    I absolutely will buy the pattern. I’ve made your square and your round jute and cotton baskets too. Your detailed instructions and pictures are perfect. I saw you were working on these and have been looking forward to the day you would release the patterns. Thank you!

  2. Carmela F Morrissey says:

    I eill order as soon as it is available…. these,are great looking!!

  3. Barbara Long says:

    I think longer instructions are better, easier to make a project than to try and guess what might be needed.

  4. Lisa Graves says:

    I think the pattern is a great idea. I love the baskets!

  5. Becky S. says:

    I’ve been looking for a sturdy crochet basket made exclusively from yarn, as jute is too hard on my hands, and this looks like what I want! I think a PDF file – even at 30-something pages – is an excellent idea, as I store and use many patterns on my laptop! Can’t wait to get started – these will not only be handy to use, but what great gifts they will make! Who doesn’t need need and use baskets?

  6. Rhonda says:

    Looking forward to trying this!

  7. Maureen says:

    Can’t wait – they look amazing!

  8. Kendra says:

    so beautiful

  9. could you please provide any contact that i could use to get intouch with you? I’d like to purchase a bulk order of these beautiful baskets.

  10. Heidi says:

    I would love to try these baskets!

  11. Kat says:

    I’ve been looking for a basket patterns to try, and these look perfect!

  12. Nikki says:

    These are very gorgeous, I would love to try.

  13. Ompompali says:

    Coiled crochet – never heard of it before and it sounds and looks (!) very interesting. A thorough pattern is what I love, it helps to get every step correctly. I would love to try it all!

  14. Karen Crist says:

    Your baskets are one of the first things I added to Pinterest when I first started using it. I would love to have the pattern. Thank you.

  15. Carmen Massicotte says:

    I really love this pattern! Can the bottom round be continued to make a very large basket? I’d like to make one for the toys I keep under my coffee table. I’ve made your other patterns and given them all away! LOVE THEM!!!! Thanks!

    1. Jana says:

      How wonderful! I am thrilled you like my cotton and jute basket patterns, Carmen. Yes, the basket can be made larger – I’ve made one 2 feet in diameter, and it holds up well. I am sending you an email with a coupon code and some tips on making the basket bigger 🙂

  16. Janet says:

    I’ve got all your wonderful basket patterns and have made all but this one. Have all supplies and will start soon. Your instructions are the best. You are so talented, thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Jana says:

      Oh, Janet; thank you so much!!!

  17. Julia says:

    Is it difficult to make these coiled baskets and the jute baskets bigger? I would love to attempt these two baskets to put all my son’s toys away!

    1. Jana says:

      Customizing the jute baskets is as simple as continuing to crochet the base (be it square or round) past the last round described in the pattern, until you reach desired size. The sides then can be worked as written, even though the stitch counts will be obviously off.

      The same principle can be applied to the basic coiled bowls. As for the coiled baskets with handles, adjusting the pattern would be a little trickier without accurate stitch count. Handles would need to be placed symmetrically, and sized in proportion to the new basket size. With a little trial and error (and math), I’d say it’s totally doable, though!

  18. I will buy your pattern as the basket looks crisp, and neat and I am still learning to make baskets. I don’t mind the length because I appreciate the pics!

  19. Julie says:

    Lovely baskets! Looking forward to learning a new technique!

  20. Raquel says:

    Hi I stumbled onto this while looking for a basket pattern that looked clean and well shaped. I fell in love with how professional they look can’t wait to try the pattern.

  21. Donna says:

    I have admired these baskets for a long time! I think it would be great to have a shorter printable version as well as a full version to refer to. Thank you!

  22. Donna says:

    Love these baskets! Love the idea of two versions! Thanks!

  23. Denise says:

    I love to crochet and I can’t wait to make your baskets! Thank you!

  24. Deborah Hunt says:

    Please I need to make one of these for my granddaughters BD in a month.

  25. Love the look of these! Can’t wait to make them. 🙂

  26. Terry McCormick Workman says:

    These baskets are wonderful! Just what I’ve wanted.Woo hoo 😀

  27. Alison Fitzwilliam says:

    Is this pattern and booklet still available. I would love to make these!

    1. Jana says:

      Yes, Alison; it’s available here:
      Plus, it’s currently on sale!

  28. Vicki Besse says:

    I am so intrigued! Would like to make some to pretty my laundry room shelves!! Thank you!!

  29. Judy Habel says:

    I will buy the pattern…I’m intrigued by the design and appreciate a 50% coupon to give it a try. Thanks!

  30. Kathleen Ault says:

    I love the baskets, and would love to receive a 50% discount.

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