If you like decorating with crochet, and having lots of storage solutions, you’ll love the Fast Track Crochet Basket pattern!

The Fast Track Crochet Basket pattern is made using chain, single, and double crochet stitches in an easy-to-follow stitch and row repeat that makes a really interesting design!

This crochet basket pattern is written in one size, but, because this is a decorative project, you can use any yarn colors, fibers, and weights that you like best.

The Fast Track Crochet Basket begins with a solid base of single crochet stitches worked in joined rounds. Then, the sides are worked with alternating repeats of single, chain, and double crochet over 4 repeating rows of work. 

There are handles that can be added last, or you can simply omit them for a cleaner look.

The Fast Track Crochet Basket is a great pattern because:

  • This crochet basket pattern will help you to practice working complex stitch and round repeats!
  • You can use crochet baskets as decoration in any room of your house, and they make great gifts too!
  • This project can be worked with any yarn weight or fiber type you have – it’s a fantastic stash-buster!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, stitch counting and recognition, increasing, complex stitch and round repeats, and more!

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

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Fast Track Crochet Basket Pattern with wooden crochet hook - American Crochet Association

Policy for Individual Use

This crochet pattern is designed by Salena Baca Crochet for the American Crochet Association.

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Ravelry – Purchase a PDF File

For a copy of this pattern on Ravelry, you can purchase a downloadable PDF version right here:

Crochet Basket Resources

Finished Crochet Baskets

Need some inspiration?

Check out other finished Fast Track Crochet Basket projects on ravelry, right here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fast-track-baskets

How To Measure Your Crochet Basket

You can easily find the size of your crochet basket when you measure the diameter!

Here’s a quick calculator tool designed for crochet hats, but it can easily be used to make and measure this crochet basket too: Easy tip + calculator to measure projects in joined rounds!

More Crochet Basket Patterns

If you want to see more crochet basket patterns, here are a few you can also view on our website:

Hanging Crochet Plant Basket Pattern

Easy Crochet Basket

Basketweave Stitch Crochet Tote

How to make a Fast Track Crochet Basket


Lion Brand Yarn Fast-Track, Super Bulky #6 (60% cotton, 40% polyester; 149 yds/136 m per 8 oz/227 g skein): 

  • Go Kart Green x 1 Skein

To find other natural fibers, or other brands that carry cotton yarn, I suggest looking on yarnsub.com and comparing the yarn used to write this pattern.

You can read more about how to substitute yarn, including my best tips to choose yarn alternatives, right here: Understanding Yarn Substitution – An Easy Reference For Crocheters

If you want to use a substitute, here are some yarns I recommend for this project:



  • 10 pattern Sts = 4”
  • 8 pattern rows = 4”
  • Gauge is not crucial for this project.

Sizes and Finished Measurements

  • 28” around x 6” tall

Stitch Key

This crochet stitch pattern is worked with the following basic crochet stitches.

You can see these stitches in action as you watch these video tutorials (just click on the underlined text):

Specialty Stitches and Techniques

With so many different places and spaces to work in crochet, it can be easy to wonder where you should place your hook to work specialty stitches.

Here are some tips and resources to help: Where do stitches go in crochet: All the places and spaces to put your hook

  • BLO = Back Loop Only

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern can be worked in a yarn weight and type of your choosing.
  • Be sure to substitute hook size to coordinate with yarn choice for best results. 
  • When substituting yarn, size will vary. Measure as you go.

Fast Track Crochet Basket – Instructions

Crochet Basket – Bottom

  • Round 1 (RS):  Form adjustable loop, Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), 6 Sc in ring, Sl St to join – 6 Sc
  • Round 2:  Ch 1, 2 Sc in each St around, Sl St to join – 12 Sc
  • Round 3:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next] 6 times, Sl St to join – 18 Sc
  • Round 4:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 2] 6 times, Sl St to join – 24 Sc
  • Round 5:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 3] 6 times, Sl St to join – 30 Sc
  • Round 6:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 4] 6 times, Sl St to join – 36 Sc
  • Round 7:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 5] 6 times, Sl St to join – 42 Sc
  • Round 8:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 6] 6 times, Sl St to join – 48 Sc
  • Round 9:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 7] 6 times, Sl St to join – 54 Sc
  • Round 10:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 8] 6 times, Sl St to join – 60 Sc
  • Round 11:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 9] 6 times, Sl St to join – 66 Sc
  • Round 12:  Ch 1, [2 Sc in next, Sc in next 10] 6 times, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Crochet Basket – Sides

  • Round 13:  Ch 1, BLO Sc in each St around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc
  • Round 14:  Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc
  • Round 15:  Ch 1, Sc in next 2, [Ch 2, skip 2, Dc in next, Ch 2, skip 2, Sc in next 3] 8 times, Ch 2, skip 2, Dc, Ch 2, skip 2, Sc in last, Sl St to join – 72 Sts; 27 Sc + 36 Ch + 9 Dc
  • Round 16:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc
  • Round 17:  Ch 5 (counts as Dc, Ch-2), skip 2, [Sc in next 3, Ch 2, skip 2, Dc in next, Ch 2, skip 2] 8 times, Sc in next 3, Ch 2, skip 2, Sl St to join – 72 Sts; 9 Ddc + 36 Ch + 27 Sc
  • Round 18:  Ch 1, Sc in each st around, Sl St to join – 72 Sc

Repeat Rounds 15-18 until 24 rounds are complete (ending on a round 16 repeat). 

Crochet Basket – Handles

  • Round 25:  Ch 1, Sc, Ch 20 (handle), skip 12, Sc in next 24, Ch 20 (handle), skip 12, Sc in next 23, Sl St to join – 88 Sts; 40 Ch + 48 Sc 
  • Round 26:  Ch 1, [Sc in next 20 Chs, Sl St in next 24 Sc] twice, sl st to join, fasten off – 88 sts; 40 Sc + 48 Sl Sts


Weave in ends, trim excess.

crochet basket with handles

Video Chat

To hear more about the Fast Track Crochet Basket pattern from the author Salena Baca, watch this quick video chat right here: 

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