Crochet Pattern: Basketweave Canister

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – 11 Comments
Organizing stuff has always been one of my weakest points. I just don’t see the problem–if I can stand the “organized clutter” around me, how come other people can’t? 

Okay, so admittedly, clutter can be an eyesore. Whip up this quick little canister to store little knickknacks: paper clips, loose change, candies, and what-nots.

Thanks to the basketweave stitch, the interesting and textured design gives the canister a unique look (that is actually easy to make).

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: base is 2.5″ across, canister is 2.5″ tall

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: 8 sc stitches x 8 sc rows = 2″

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart!

Crochet Pattern: Basketweave Canister


Round 1: make an adjustable magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc round, sl st in first sc: 12 sc

Round 3: ch 1, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times, sl st in first sc: 18 sc

Round 4: ch 1, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times, sl st in first sc: 24 sc

Round 5: ch 1, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times, sl st in first sc: 30 sc


Round 1: ch 1, working in back loops only (blo), sc in each st around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc

Round 2: ch 2 (does not count as stitch here and throughout), dc in each sc, sl st in first dc: 30 dc

Round 3: ch 2, fpdc in first 3 dc, (bpdc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc) 5 times, bpdc in next 3 dc, sl st in first dc: 15 fpdc and 15 bpdc

Round 4: ch 2, bpdc in first 3 dc, (fpdc in next 2 dc, bpdc in next 3 dc) 5 times, fpdc in next 2 dc, sl st in first dc: 15 bpdc and 15 fpdc

Rounds 5-6: repeat rounds 3 and 4

Round 7: ch 1, sc in each dc, sl st in first sc: 30 sc

Round 8: sl st around, finish off and weave in ends

If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you when I can. Happy crocheting, everyone!

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  1. Sarah Dee says:

    That’s kind of adorable.

  2. Rachel says:

    Going to make one right now!

  3. What a sweet little pattern!

  4. Nancy says:

    Looks like ti would be a neat can cozy as well! Thanks for the idea

  5. Linda says:

    Please! If you put paper clips in there, you’ll never get them back out!

  6. Peggy says:

    I just made a batch of Plarn cozies using Rachel’s pattern. I agree with Nancy that this pattern would make make nice yarn cozies.

  7. Alicia says:

    I’m making this in the hopes of keeping my scraps of yarn (for stitch marking) all in one place!

  8. Alicia says:

    Neat, although for a true basket weave round 4 should read “fpdc in next 3 dc” instead of “2” ?

  9. Brenda says:

    Thank you Claire! I’ve been wanting to make some more mason jar covers, but I didn’t want to use the same “pattern” that I used before. With this pattern, you have just given me the idea of enlarging this pattern to fit quart size mason jars.

  10. Carmen says:

    I crochet little things like beanies, crafty things, and baby blankets. I would love to crochet an afghan using the basket weaves stitch. Can you help me by telling me how to determine the beginning chain for an average size afghan? Better yet do you have a basket weave afghan pattern? Thank you for sharing your talents! Carmen

  11. Lauren says:

    I made the bottom in a spiral. And used a size G hook with scrap yarn and 108 stitches.

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