21 DIY Macrame Basket Patterns

There are many uses for macrame baskets. You can hang plants, keep fruits and vegetables, or store other crafting supplies. There are numerous types of basket patterns available. From quick and easy projects to more complicated designs.

In our list of macrame basket patterns, we have included projects that everyone can enjoy.

DIY macrame baskets come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They make great housewarming presents and Mother’s Day gifts. You can use them for storage or decoration. They are extremely versatile and fun to make.

Below are 21 DIY macrame basket tutorials. We have included both beginner-friendly patterns and advanced patterns. If you are new to macrame, we always suggest you practice the knots before starting the pattern.

1. Hanging Basket Macrame Pattern by PeloteEtCompagnie

Here is a cute little macrame basket that can be used as a plant hanger or a bird feeder. The basket makes for a great gift. It is a beginner level pattern that can be completed quickly.

The tutorial is available in both English and French. Included are the supplies list, detailed instructions, pictures of the process, and knot instructions. The pattern uses 4 mm rope.

Once complete, the hanging basket measures approximately 15.75 inches (40 cm) high x 3.94 inches (10 cm) wide.

Hanging Basket Macrame Pattern by PeloteEtCompagnie

Find the Tutorial by PeloteEtCompagnie HERE

2. DIY Macrame Basket Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot

You can use this macrame basket pattern to create baskets of all sizes. These baskets can be used to store many types of items.

This is a beginner-friendly macrame project that has pictures and detailed instructions. The pattern is in two parts. The first part is the instructions for making the small pattern.

The second part is a detailed description of how to make the large basket, as well as baskets of all sizes and shapes. The small basket will measure approximately 7.48 inches (19 cm) high and wide.

The large basket will be around 9.45 inches (24 cm) high and wide.

DIY Macrame Basket Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot

Find the Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot HERE

3. Macrame Hanging Basket by MarchingNorth

You can use this macrame basket as a plant hanger or use it in your kitchen to hold fruit and vegetables.

This downloadable PDF pattern has step-by-step instructions with photos. It walks you through the entire process. There is also a link to a video walkthrough. It is a great pattern for someone new to macrame.

Macrame Hanging Basket by MarchingNorth

Find the Tutorial by MarchingNorth HERE

4. Macrame Dollar Tree Hanging Basket DIY

If you are looking for a free macrame basket macrame pattern, check out this informative video tutorial.

The basket uses many items you can find at your local dollar store. The pattern basically uses double hitched knots. To finish the bottom of the macrame basket, you can hot glue the cords into the centre of the basket, brush out the cords to create fringe, or directly macrame the ends to the wire basket.

Find the Tutorial by KB Décor Crafts HERE

5. Macrame Basket Pattern by WhiteOwlKnot

This adorable little macrame basket would look stunning hanging from your porch or sitting on a stoop. This is a beginner-friendly project.

This pattern is easy to follow with many explicit pictures and detailed instructions. You can use any size cord you choose. If you use the 5 mm braided cotton cord, the macrame basket will measure approximately 9.45 inches (24 cm) in height and 6.3 inches (16 cm) in diameter.

Macrame Basket Pattern by WhiteOwlKnot

Find the Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot HERE

6. Hanging Macrame Basket Tutorial by DavidandCharles

Create this decorative macrame hanging basket in any colour. The basket is multi-functional and can be used as a plant hanger, fruit bowl, or craft caddy.

The macrame basket pattern includes instructions and full-colour pictures.

Hanging Macrame Basket Tutorial by DavidandCharles

Find the Tutorial by DavidandCharles HERE

7. Macrame Basket Wall Hanging Tutorial by ilovecreateStore

Use this amazing basket as a decorative wall hanging. It will surely be the centrepiece in your room. You can use it all year round by changing out the flowers to match the season.

The pattern includes a supplies list and a step-by-step video tutorial on how to complete the project. Even a beginner can easily make this macrame basket.

Macrame Basket Wall Hanging Tutorial by ilovecreateStore

Find the Tutorial by ilovecreateStore HERE

8. Macrame Hanging Fruit Basket by OrangeDonkeyCrafts

This beautiful fruit basket will look stunning hanging in your kitchen. Or you can use it as a plant hanger.

The pattern is suitable for beginners. It includes 14 pages of step-by-step instructions with pictures. Also included is a knot guide. The macrame basket pattern uses approximately 270 feet of 3 mm cord.

Macrame Hanging Fruit Basket by OrangeDonkeyCrafts

Find the Tutorial by OrangeDonkeyCrafts HERE

9. DIY Macrame Basket Pattern

Here is a free macrame pattern for a large basket. You can hang this basket or set it upright.

This tutorial is rather quick. So, we would recommend it for an intermediate to advanced level macramer. The pattern calls for 4 mm single ply cotton cord. The finished basket measures approximately 12 inches (30 cm) high x 12 inches (30 cm) wide. 

Find the Tutorial by Soulful Notions HERE

10. Digital Pattern for Knotwork Cat’s Head Basket by fredasbaskets

To complete this project, you will need both macrame and basket weaving experience. This is a striking basket that would make a great decorative piece for your home. Or fill it with flowers to make a gift basket.

The completed basket will measure approximately 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep. Once the basket is weaved, it is overlayed with reed using an alternating square knot.

Digital Pattern for Knotwork Cat's Head Basket by fredasbaskets

Find the Tutorial by fredasbaskets HERE

11. Pod Planter Macrame Basket Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot

Use this double hanging basket anywhere in your home. Use it for plants or storage. Make it with classic white or have fun and use some brightly coloured cord.

This is a beginner-friendly macrame basket tutorial. This pattern is easy to follow with many pictures and detailed instructions. You can use any size cord. The cord used in the instructions is 3/16″ (5 mm) braided cotton cord.

Pod Planter Macrame Basket Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot

Find the Tutorial by WhiteOwlKnot HERE

12. Easy Macrame Basket Pattern by ilovecreateStore

Here is a gorgeous macrame basket you will want to show off. It would be perfect for holding your magazines, or your macrame cord.

It is a pretty simple pattern that can be completed in 1 to 2 days. The pattern includes a supplies list and a step-by-step video tutorial.

Easy Macrame Basket Pattern by ilovecreateStore

Find the Tutorial by ilovecreateStore HERE

13. Free DIY Plant Macrame Basket Pattern by The Green Mad House

Use contrasting macrame cord to create this beautiful macrame plant basket. This basket was designed with no bottom, so you can slide it over a large pot.

To make this pattern, you will need to know how to make the clove hitch knot and larks head knot. You can use this pattern to make the basket in any size you choose.

If you are making a smaller basket, use 3 mm or 4 mm cord. For a larger macrame basket, use 5 mm or 6 mm cord.

Free DIY Plant Macrame Basket Pattern by The Green Mad House

Find the Tutorial by The Green Mad House HERE

14. Macrame Basket Pattern by HangingAroundMacrame

If you are looking for a classic hanging basket pattern, this one is perfect. The basket is long as striking. You can leave the cords hang at the bottom, cut them shorter, or brush them out to create fringe.

This macrame basket is suitable for beginners. However, you will need previous knowledge of the larks head, double, and gathering knots.

Macrame Basket Pattern by HangingAroundMacrame

Find the Tutorial by HangingAroundMacrame HERE

15. DIY Macrame Pods Pattern

Use this free macrame basket pattern to make an adorable pod basket. This is an intermediate level pattern that requires previous knowledge of square knots and alternating square knots. 

The size of the finished pod is 29 inches (74 cm) long and 7 inches (18 cm) wide. You will need 196 feet of 5 mm single ply cord. 

Find the Tutorial by Soulful Notions HERE

16. Macrame Fruit Basket Pattern by OrangeDonkeyCrafts

Here is another gorgeous macrame fruit basket pattern. This basket will add a touch of boho chic to your kitchen.

Included are step-by-step instructions with pictures for every step. There is also a knot guide. This is an intermediate to advanced design.

This macrame basket is made with approximately 3 mm cotton cord and an 8-inch metal hoop. The finished basket measures approximately 30 inches from the top to the end of the tassel.

Macrame Fruit Basket Pattern by OrangeDonkeyCrafts

Find the Tutorial by OrangeDonkeyCrafts HERE

17. Easy Macrame Basket Pattern by WiresAndKnotDesign

Create this two-tiered macrame basket in just an afternoon. This is an extremely easy beginner-friendly pattern.

Included in the PDF download are a knot guide and pattern. The basket requires 112 feet of 4 mm cord, 2 8-inch hoops, and 1 wood ring. Completed, the fruit basket measures 8 inches (20.32 cm) wide x 34 inches (86.36 cm) long.

Easy Macrame Basket Pattern by WiresAndKnotDesign

Find the Tutorial by WiresAndKnotDesign HERE

18. Woven DIY Macrame Basket by Macrame School

Here is another free macrame basket pattern. It is a video tutorial and there are no written instructions. The pattern uses the collecting knot which gives in an interesting basket-like texture.

To make this cute little basket, you will need 5 mm braided cotton cord. One 71 inch (180 cm) piece and twenty-seven 55 inch (140 cm) pieces.

Find the Tutorial by Macrame School HERE

19. Macrame Hanging Vegetable Basket Pattern by ButOneString

Make this macrame vegetable hanging basket for yourself or as a gift. This piece is ideal for a modern kitchen. It will save you space while being ecologically sustainable.

The approximate size once completed is 36.22 inches (92 cm) high and 8.27 inches (21 cm) wide. The PDF download contains detailed instructions, a step-by-step guide, and 100 colour photographs. It is suitable for beginners to intermediate level macramers.

Macrame Hanging Vegetable Basket Pattern by ButOneString

Find the Tutorial by ButOneString HERE

20. Macrame Basket | Step by Step Tutorial

Use this free video tutorial to learn how to make a stylish macrame basket. This is a video only. There are no written patterns or verbal instructions. 

To complete this pattern, you will need 5 mm cotton rope. The basket will measure approximately 5.12 inches (13 cm) high, wide, and deep.

Find the Tutorial by Home Decoration Love HERE

21. Macrame Hanging Planter Tutorial by OrangeDonkeyCrafts

With this PDF macrame pattern, you can make this fabulous lace macrame plant hanger. It is a fun project you will want to show everyone. It will fit a pot that measures 6 to 7 inches in diameter.

There are step-by-step instructions with pictures for every step. It is an intermediate to advanced design. However, included is a visual knot guide for beginners.

This plant hanger is made with a wooden ring and approximately 128 yards of 3 mm cotton cord. The plant hanger measures approximately 35 inches from the ring to the bottom of the tassel.

Macrame Hanging Planter Tutorial by OrangeDonkeyCrafts

Find the Tutorial by OrangeDonkeyCrafts HERE

Are you looking to create a plant hanger or want to add more storage? If so, you will love the macrame basket patterns we have listed.

Whether you are looking for ways to hang your plants or want decorative storage baskets for your home, try macrame. Macrame baskets let you store crafting materials, magazines, fruits, vegetables, and plants in style.

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Have fun making these macrame baskets.