14 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Looking for easy and fun crochet projects to tackle? Our curated list of free patterns for beginners has got you covered!

Learn how to crochet a washcloth easily, make a cozy scarf to keep you warm, or crochet a trendy beanie for the cooler months. With our step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to complete these projects in no time.

easy crochet patterns for beginners

Keep on reading down to find some of the best beginner crochet patterns that you can make!

Beginner Crochet Projects and Patterns

Learning to crochet is a great skill to have and once you pick up a hook, yarn and learn a few basic stitches then you will be hooked for life! I hope you enjoy all these easy beginner crochet projects!

What is The Easiest Thing to Crochet For a Beginner?

Below you’ll find free and easy crochet patterns for beginners for you to make, so if you are looking for easy things to crochet, then this is the post for you! Start your crochet journey today and explore our collection of easy patterns!

The easiest thing to crochet for beginners is a pattern that involves basic crochet stitches such as the single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) or double crochet (dc) such as…

  1. Scarf
  2. Dishcloth / Washcloth
  3. Small Blanket / Baby Blanket

When you are first learning to crochet, working back and forth in rows that are in a rectangle shape is always a good way to start crocheting until you feel comfortable.

For this reason, I recommend starting your crochet journey with a beginner scarf or washcloth, then working your way up to bigger projects like a cowl, hat, and blanket as you gain confidence.

Free & Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Below, take a look at some of the best simple crochet patterns for beginner crocheters to learn with. I hope you enjoy all these easy crochet ideas!

1. Easy Crochet One Hour Cowl

Use this simple one stitch design to create an easy cowl that uses chunky yarn and works up pretty fast! This is a beginning crochet project that is perfect to start with since it uses just one stitch. You’ll love crocheting this, promise!

Make the Easy Crochet One Cowl

2. Easy Crochet Griddle Stitch Scarf

You will only need to know how to make a single crochet and double crochet to make this beautiful (and simple) scarf design! If you love easy patterns, then this simple scarf is perfect for you.

Make the Easy Crochet Griddle Stitch Scarf

3. Simple Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Grab some cotton yarn, your hook and let’s get started! With just two stitches, you can create this beautiful crochet washcloth set that is great for beginners to tackle.

Make the Simple Crochet Washcloth Pattern

4. Beginner-Friendly Double Crochet Blanket

You will be happy when you decide to make this crochet blanket because it uses only one stitch and chunky yarn, which means it works up extremely fast! Get the beginner pattern below to get started on your new throw blanket.

Make the Easy Double Crochet Blanket

5. Easy Crochet Scarf For Beginners

The single crochet stitch is the only stitch you’ll need to know for this easy beginner scarf pattern! Grab your 9 mm hook, some chunky yarn and the pattern to get started.

Make the Easy Crochet Scarf for Beginners

6. Easy Double Crochet Hat Pattern

With just the double crochet stitch, you can create this easy crochet hat that is simple to crochet. The circle button shown is optional, but adds it does add some great flare.

Make the Double Crochet Hat Pattern

7. Beginner Single Crochet Blanket

With just one stitch; the single crochet, you can create this beautiful easy blanket! This is a great pattern for beginners to make since it uses the single crochet stitch and can be made in any blanket size as well.

Make the Beginner Single Crochet Blanket

8. The Simple Granny Shawl Pattern

With just the double crochet, you can create a granny shawl in no time! This pattern comes with a stitch chart and video tutorial too! If you love quick and easy patterns, then this shawl is perfect.

Make the Simple Granny Shawl

9. Easy Granny Stitch Baby Crochet Blanket

Like the granny shawl, the granny stitch blanket uses double crochets and is a great beginner-friendly pattern to tackle. This baby blanket is available in a stroller size and is small enough for a new crocheter to try.

Make the Easy Granny Stitch Baby Crochet Blanket

10. Easy to Make Double Crochet Square

This is another great, easy pattern that uses on a double crochet! Learn to make this classic double crochet square and join them together to make an afghan or blanket.

Make the Double Crochet Square

11. Easy V-Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

The v- stitch is easy to create using double crochets and skipped stitches! Once you have that down, you will be able to make this blanket in any size you’d like!

Make the Easy V-Stitch Crochet Blanket

12. Fast Crochet Bracelet Pattern

Once you learn to chain, you can make this simple crochet bracelet. Add the feather charm (or any charm you’d prefer) for added fun to this jewelry piece.

Make the Fast Crochet Bracelet Pattern

13. Easy Crochet Beginner Washcloth

Use this simple stitch design to create an easy washcloth that is a great first project for beginners to crochet. This is my go-to washcloth pattern because not only it is easy to make, it has great texture as well.

Make the Beginner Crochet Washcloth

14. Classic Granny Square

Start your crochet journey with a classic granny square pattern for beginners. Follow along with our step-by-step photos and learn how to make a granny square. You’ll love making this one! PROMISE!

Make the Classic Crochet Granny Square

More Patterns for Crochet

I hope you enjoyed all these patterns for crochet beginners, and if you’d like more projects to keep you busy, then take a look below!


  1. Love your site and thank you so much for the free patterns.
    Best wishes from Judith in Bunbury Western Australia.

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