14 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Are you a beginner, looking for easy and fun crochet projects? If so, below you can find free patterns that were made with beginners, in mind.

As a beginner, you can learn how to crochet a washcloth easily, make a cozy scarf to keep you warm, or crochet a hat for the cooler months. I tried to pick patterns for you that were small enough with some small challenges here and there that I thought a new crocheter would enjoy.

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Related: 5 Basic Patterns for Brand-NEW crocheters

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

Common Questions I Get About Beginner Patterns

Take a look below at some of the most common questions I receive about beginner patterns

What is Considered a Beginner Crochet Pattern?

Beginner crochet patterns are ones that use basic crochet stitches. It’s that simple. If you can single crochet or half double crochet, then you can crochet any of these simple designs below.

What is The Easiest Thing to Crochet For a Beginner?

The easiest thing for beginners to crochet is a pattern that involves basic crochet stitches such as the single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) or double crochet (dc). Check out some of the recommended first projects.

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

When you first start learning to crochet, it’s best to work in rows that are in a rectangle shape. This will help you get comfortable crocheting.

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

My Favorite Free and 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

This granny is most commonly the first pattern beginners start with. I don’t recommend this as your first first project because it is a little more complicated than just working in rows like a dishcloth. But if you are confident with the double crochet stitch, then you will be ok.

Make the Classic Crochet Granny Square

More Beginner Tutorials and Guides to Help

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 at a few more of my favorite beginner tutorials.


  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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