N.C. Basket Works, Craft Freebies and The Country Seat all offer free basket patterns, as of 2015. Additionally, links to free basket patterns are available on About.com.
N.C. Basket Works provides free printable basket patterns with the stipulation that the patterns may not be sold or copied. Additionally, the company name and address must remain on the basket pattern. Examples of patterns from this company include a bakers basket, serving trays, totes and berry picking baskets.
Examples of patterns provided by Craft Freebies include country, summer, holiday and towel baskets. This site recommends using flat or round weed, sea grass or cane to make these patterns.
About.com offers links to companies that provide free crochet patterns for everyday baskets. The everyday baskets are good for storing art supplies and other household items, says Amy Solovay, craft expert for the site. Patterns for holiday baskets are also available directly from About.com. These are great for gift giving during Christmas and Easter, according to Solovay.
Examples of companies suggested by About.com for free basket patterns include Crochet Spot, Chickpea Sewing Studio, Crochet 'N' More and Crochet Me. Solovay also provides an article on using different crochet techniques to make a perfect basket.