Hang In There Basket: Free Knitting Pattern

Hang In There Basket: Free Knitting Pattern

This hanging planter is a quick, easy project and the perfect way to show off your hanging plant babies! It’s knit flat, seamed around a metal ring, and cinched at the bottom. Featuring a simple lace pattern and a big, fluffy tassel, this hanging basket is the ideal combination of bold décor and minimal effort. If you’re looking for some easy summer knitting and a quick way to spruce up your home, this planter is perfect for you!

For the printable PDF pattern featuring a full video tutorial for the seaming and finishing techniques and instructions on how to adjust the sizing, you can purchase the pattern here.

If you knit a basket yourself, share your finished projects on Instagram by tagging @juliettepecautdesigns and using #HangInThereBasket. I’d love to share your work!

This design is the property of Juliette Pécaut Designs. Do not copy, distribute, or sell without permission.

About the Pattern


●      Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 106 yds / 170 g). Color “Fisherman”, 1 skein.


●      US 11 (8mm) straight or circular needles, or size to obtain gauge


●      Yarn Needle

●      Stitch Marker (1)

●      1 10” (25cm) diameter metal ring

●      1 2” (5cm) diameter wooden ring


●      12 sts and 18 rows = 4” in lace pattern

Finished Measurements

●      One size

●      To fit plant pots 8-9” (20-22.5cm) in diameter and 6” (15cm) in height


Yo: Yarn over. Wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from front to back.

Sl2: Slip two. Slip two stitches as if to knit.

P2sso: Pass two slipped stitches over. Pass the two slipped stitches over the knit stitch on the right-hand needle.

RS: Right side. The outside of the basket.

WS: Wrong side. The inside of the basket. 

Pattern Instructions


Cast on 22 sts.

Start lace pattern:

Row 1 (WS): K2, (k3, yo, sl2, k1, p2sso, yo) to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Row 3: K2, (yo, sl2, k1, p2sso, yo, k3) to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4: Knit.

Repeat these 4 rows until piece measures 21.5”.

Bind off. 


For a full video tutorial of finishing techniques, you can purchase the printable PDF pattern here.

Seam cast on edge to bind off edge using mattress stitch.

Insert ring into tube, and fold one edge over the ring and sew it down, encasing the ring in the top of the tube.

Thread a length of yarn through the stitches at the bottom of the basket and pull to cinch. Cinch as tight as you can, the bulky yarn will not cinch completely but the hole will be covered later.

Make a tassel, about 6” long. Sew tassel to end of basket.

 Measure how long you want the basket to hang, and then cut three pieces of yarn twice that length each.

Thread a length through the smaller wooden ring, and then through the top of the basket (through the fabric, underneath the ring so the ring supports the weight). Tie ends together and trim. Repeat for other two lengths of yarn, equally spaced around the circumference.

 Add a plant and hang!

Share your finished projects on Instagram by tagging @juliettepecautdesigns and using #HangInThereBasket!

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