{FREE} Basket Knitting Pattern : Imagination


Grab this Imagination basket knitting pattern, The basket and bottom are knit-in-the-round separately and then crocheted together. There’s a video for all the visual learners like me.



Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Videos


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Knit in the Round + Magic Loop Method

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitches

Sew Seam



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 65 – 75 yards {60 – 74 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {41cm} Cable

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {41cm} Cable

Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle, Crochet Hook J10 {6mm}


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements: 6 1/2″ wide x 6″ {16cm x 15cm}

Gauge: 10 STS & 17 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 3.9oz {110g}



Not reversible.

Knit top down.

Knit using the seed stitch.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

I knit the basket using small needles to get a tight stitch, so it will stand up on it’s own.



I create this like I end a hat, which I’ve created a video for and I do it all with my circular cable needles.


Basket Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Using size US 10.5 {6.5mm} needles with 16″ {41cm} circular cable

CO 43 STS, PM, join in the round

Round 1: *K1, P1*

Round 2: *P1, K1*

Repeat rounds 1-2, 11 more times or until desired height.

Round 25: BO in all knit stitches

Bottom Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using size 11 {8mm} needles with 16″ {41cm} circular cable

CO 43 STS, PM, join in the round.

Round 1:  *K1, P1, K1, P1, K2TOG, P1, K1, P1, K2TOG* {3 times} K1, P1, K1, P1, K2TOG, P1, K1, P1, K1 {36 STS remain}

Round 2: *P1, K1, P1, K2TOG, K1, P1, K2TOG* {28 STS remain}

Round 3: *K2, K2TOG, K1, K2TOG* {20 STS remain}

Round 4: *K1, K2TOG, K2TOG* {12 STS remain}

Round 5: *K2TOG* {6 STS remain}

Don’t bind-off. Cut thread leaving about 12″ {30cm}, pull through the remaining STS, pull tight, push it through the center into the inside and weave in the ends.


I used a crochet hook to sew the bottom onto the basket.

Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place marker

STS – stitches


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