Crochet Oval Basket (wood base)

Crochet Oval Basket (wood base)


As you can read from my bio, I’m a crochet teacher and I offer the yarn to work with in my classes.

I like offering many yarn colours to choose from, but my class desk was becoming little bit messy, so I decided to create a basket that could contain the yarn for the classes.

So I went from the first photo to the second one, some improvement, isn’it?

Yarn to organize
Yarn_basket crochet classes

I love creating baskets and especially oval baskets.

The one I’m going to show you today is made with a Wood Base (below the details of where to buy it), but the ones I made before are made just with yarn.

You can have a look at the free patterns clicking on the picture:


In the post you’ll find a Video Tutorial on how to create the base (of every size)


Here you can follow the same Video Tutorial to create the base and then you will use double strand

Now, here below you’ll find the free pattern for the black basket with the wood base!

This pattern is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity:

You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.

You should also credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you share the picture of the basket you created or when you sell the final product.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!



I used:

  • 5 mm crochet hook (if you are using a wood base or a leather base, be sure that your hook can pass through the holes with the yarn on it)
  • Ribbon Black (colour n. 7, from Hobbii) – about 180 grams
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning Needle
  • Wood Base: mine is with 45 holes – measurement 25 cm x 12 cm – you can find it on Hobbii at this link

 – What is indicated between * … * in the pattern has to be repeated by the number of times written after “x”: for example – * SC 1, SC INC 1 * x 6 means you will repeat 1 Single Crochet and 1 Increase by 6 times.

– The initial chain of the first round doesn’t count as a stitch.

– At the end of each round you can find the stitch count in brackets.

– You won’t join the rounds with a Slip Stitch, you will work in spiral: you will do the first stitch of your round on the first stitch of your previous round (where you put the stitch marker)


Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) you are going to use for this project.
I would recommend this project for Adventurous Beginners / Intermediate.

If you are a beginner and you don’t want to use complicated stitches you could just us SC all the way and the basket will look like the Oval Basket I showed you at the beginning.

  • CH = Chain
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SC INC (Increase) = 2 Single Crochet in the same stitch
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • FPHDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet * * * see below for details
  • FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet
  • SS = Slip Stitch
  • st = stitches
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
* * * FPHDC

As you will see in the pattern later, you will alternate 2 HDC with 1 FPHDC, in the pictures below I will show you where to go to make these stitches.

The FPHDC, Front Post Half Double Crochet, is a normal HDC but it is worked around the post of the previous HDC instead of being worked on the top.

This picture shows you which one is the post and which one is the top.

Front Post Half Double Crochet post and top

To create the FPHDC you will take the crochet hook behind the post starting from the front.

You will see now two pictures: one with just the graphics and the second one with a needle to show you better where and how the crochet hook will enter 

FPHDC_where needle

After you enter in the post as indicated, you will yarn over and proceed with a 2 normal HDC in the next two stitches.

The first HDC can be tricky because you will have a lot of yarn coming from the FPHDC, but it’s all normal.

In the picture you will see where you will enter for the 2 normal HDC after the FPHDC.

Shall we start? 

Let’s go!!

OVAL BASE + Basket

In this case I used a wooden oval base for my basket, but if you prefer you can create the oval with crochet.

In this video below you can see how to.

If you prefer to try a wood base or a leather base for this project, just go ahead to read the pattern.


  • ROUND 1

Pull a loop from one of the curve sides of the base, CH 1 and then you will do SC INC in each holes starting from the same one where you pulled the first loop. (90)

TIP: insert a stitch marker in the first SC.

The wood base indicated in the material list has 45 holes, so you will have 90 SC at the end of your round.

In the pictures below you will see where to enter (pic 1); where to put the stitch marker (pic 2) and also you will see that you can bring your initial tail with you while you’re working so you don’t have to weave the end later (pic 3 and 4 show the back where the initial tail is taken).

Remember: you won’t join the round with a Slip Stitch, but you will work in spiral: you will do the first stitch of your round on the first stitch of your previous round (where you put the stitch marker)

  • ROUND 2

All round in BLO: SC 90 (90)

TIP: from now on you might prefer working yarn under instead of yarn over if you want your basket to be more sturdy and keep better the shape. 

In case you don’t know the difference between yarn under and yarn over, at this link you can find a post I wrote about it with a video tutorial step by step.

  • ROUND 3

HDC 90 (90)

  • ROUND 4, 5, 6 (3 rounds)

* HDC 2, FPHDC 1 * x 30 (90)

  • ROUND 7

* CH 2, sk 2 HDC, FPDC 1 * x 30 (90) 

TIP: If you are using a stitch marker, as recommended, on the first stitch of the round, now you’ll position the stitch marker on the first CH.

Be careful that, in Round 7 and 8, you will be using a FPDC and not a FPHDC, it will work the same but you’re making a DC instead of HDC.

  • ROUND 8

* CH 2, sk 2 CH, FPDC 1 * x 30 (90)

If you can, substitute just the last FPDC with a FPHDC.

  • ROUND 9

SC 90 (90)

You will work 2 SC in the 2CH space and 1 SC on top of the previous FPDC.

  • ROUND 10

SS 90 (90) + 2 SS in the first 2 SS of the previous round.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and weave the ends in.


Your Oval Crochet Basket is ready to be used!! Well done!

You can find all my other free patterns at this link.

And if you create this basket or any other crochet beauty with my patterns, please share them with me on my Instagram, I would love to see your creation, your choice of colour and your creativity!

Happy crocheting!

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