5 First Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Are you new to crochet and looking for some easy crochet patterns to make as a first timer to crocheting? Is so, then you are in luck!

Below, I’ve put together a few of my favorite easy patterns that were made with new crocheters in mind because they use beginner crochet stitches and are all basic crochet patterns.

best first crochet patterns for beginners

Scroll on down to find the free crochet patterns that are the best for beginners. Enjoy and as always, happy crocheting!

First Picks for Beginner Crochet Patterns

Below, you’ll some of the best beginner crochet ideas for those that are eager to learn more about crocheting. Plus, I’ve included links to free patterns that I think you’d benefit from as a person new to crochet. Have fun!

Dishcloths or Washcloths:

These are square projects that let you practice basic stitches like single crochet or double crochet. Plus, they work up quickly!


A simple scarf using single or double crochet stitches is a great way to practice your tension and get comfortable with the yarn and hook.

Granny Squares:

These are classic crochet projects that can be used to make blankets, bags, or coasters. They’re a fun way to learn different stitches and color changes.


Small and quick to make, coasters are perfect for practicing basic stitches and working in the round.

Beanies or Hats:

Once you’re comfortable with the basics, a simple beanie is a great next step. It introduces shaping and working in the round on a bigger project.

Top Tip: Remember to start with a light-colored yarn and a comfortable hook size, so you can easily see your stitches!

Beginner Guides for Crocheters

Want to learn more about crocheting? Take a look at some of my recommended crochet guides for beginners below to help with the easy beginner crochet projects above!


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