Free & Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Are you looking for some beginner crochet patterns that aren’t complicated?

If so, this collection of easy beginner-friendly crochet patterns are perfect for beginners.

You can use these simple designs to begin crocheting a headband, scarf, and even a crochet dishcloth since they all use basic crochet stitches which are perfect for new crocheters.

Easy Crochet patterns for beginners
Beginner Crochet Projects

What Do I Need to Have to Crochet as a Beginner?

Are you new to crochet? Take a look at my how-to crochet series for beginner crocheters. Below you will find easy crochet patterns for beginners that have step-by-step instructions, stitch explanations and pictures!

All the patterns listed use easy stitches, simple to find crochet tools and step-by-step instructions, all of which are perfect for someone who is new to crochet.

Scroll on down to learn about beginner-friendly crochet stitches, crochet supplies you’ll need, including crochet hooks, yarn and more. Next, you will be ready to crochet easy patterns from our list below!

Components of an Easy Crochet Pattern

Learn all about what an easy crochet pattern is and what it entails below.

Crochet Stitches

So, what makes a crochet pattern easy? I hear this questions a lot. For any pattern to be considered an easy crochet project for beginners, it needs to take advantage of simple stitches.

When you are a beginner crocheter, the more you practice basic crochet stitches, the better you get!

That goes for most anything you are just learning! So, practice, practice, practice. Practice makes perfect, and the best way to practice is by using all the crochet tutorials for beginners you can find.

Most beginner patterns will use only basic stitches such as the chain stitch, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, or double crochet stitches in it or a combination of those three crochet stitches.

Learn more about these easy beginner crochet stitches below:

You may have noticed the letters beside the basic stitches above. These are called abbreviations and are used in most crochet patterns.

I suggest taking a peek at my crochet tutorials section if you need a place to start, or take a look through the crochet stitch list below.

Crochet Tools (Notions)

When you first start crocheting, there may be some crochet tools and supplies you require. First, you will need some hooks and yarn.

As for the type of yarn to get: pick a medium weight yarn (aka worsted weight yarn) first. It is big enough to crochet up fast, but not so bulky that it is difficult to handle.


If you are following any of the beginner patterns below, each pattern will recommend a specific yarn to use.

Take a peek at each of these below to explore and find a new favorite yarn.

Crochet Hook

There are also a good amount of crochet hook brands that you can pick from, and my best advice is to just try a few to see which you like best. My favorite is Tulip Etimo brand, but Boye and Susan Bates work just fine as well.

Moreover, be sure to get a set with the correct hook size for the yarn you are using. Each pattern will suggest a hook size, but it is also suggested on the label of the yarn skein as well.

Once you have your yarn and crochet hook, you are ready to get started with finding easy things to crochet for beginners!

I can promise you that this is a great list of crochet patterns for beginners to try step by step, since they are all a great first crochet project.


Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

I’ve seen a never-ending supply of crochet projects for beginners. So, I decided to handpick some of my favorites that use some of the best crochet stitches for beginners. I know when I was first starting, it was hard to find easy pattern ideas to get me started. I always felt intimidated and worried that I couldn’t finish a pattern.

With this list of free and easy beginner crochet patterns, you will not have to worry about whether you crochet them or not. To start on a new crochet project, just read on down to find the full list of free crochet patterns for beginners!

Each of these simple crochet patterns are easy to understand and take a minimal amount of time to work up. Try one or a few – they are all make beautiful projects!

The patterns are broken down into a basic skill level section and an easy skill level section, so you’ll be able to make the perfect free pattern for you!

Basic Skill Level Patterns

Explore all the easy free crochet pattern choices below that were made for beginners!

Crochet Scarf for Beginners

Learn how to crochet a scarf! This easy crochet scarf pattern was made with beginner crocheters in mind. You will only need to know one crochet stitch, which means it is simple to learn and easy to make!

Get the Beginner Scarf Pattern

basic crochet granny square

Granny Square for Beginners

Learn how to make classic granny squares with this beginner-friendly tutorial. Use this free easy granny square pattern to perfect your crocheting skills and expand to making bigger projects like afghans, blankets and more!

Get the Granny Square Pattern for Beginners

Beginner Washcloth Pattern

This is an easy crochet washcloth pattern for a beginner since it uses simple stitches, and it is a small project. As a bonus, you can get quite a few of these washcloths from just one skein of yarn.

Get the Easy Crochet Beginner Washcloth

Fantastic Fall Scarf

Free crochet long scarf for beginners that has only two crochet stitches, the single crochet and double crochet stitch! This easy crochet design combination of simple beginner stitches is great for a new crocheter to try!

Get the Fantastic Fall Scarf Pattern for Beginners

Easy Skill Level Patterns

Next, take a look at the section below of easy crochet free patterns that are great for a beginner who’s like a bit more of a challenge.

quick One hour cowl pattern

One Hour Crochet Cowl

This free crochet cowl pattern for beginners, features simple stitches and takes less than an hour! If you can half double crochet, then you can make this easy cowl pattern for beginners.

Get the Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Oversized Crochet Scarf

This free scarf pattern is perfect for new crocheters who want to make a quick and easy crochet pattern. This easy one stitch scarf uses the double crochet stitch and bulky yarn, which means it works up extra fast.

Get the Oversized Crochet Cowl Pattern

Simple Crochet Washcloth

This free crochet washcloth pattern for beginners uses just a single crochet. This pattern is a little more in-depth than most learning how to crochet patterns because the stitches are working in the front & back loop of every other stitch, creating an interesting texture!

But, because it uses such simple stitches, a beginner should be ok to figure it out.

Get the Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Simple Button Hat

This is a great pattern to learn how to crochet a hat with! You’ll love this simple beginners button beanie that uses a double crochet stitch and single crochet stitch only! Finish this beanie off with a simple button to add a little something extra!

Get the Easy Crochet Button Hat Pattern

Mix it up Double Scarf

Make this free easy crochet scarf for beginners if you want to whip up something extra fast! The mix it up scarf is great to make if you love the double crochet stitch! I promise you can make this one quick because of the bulky yarn and simple stitch.

Get the Double Crochet Long Scarf Pattern

Simple Crochet Headband

You won’t want to stop making this free crochet headband pattern for beginners once you take a look at this pattern. This simple headband is perfect to make with extra yarn leftover from other projects and is a great stash buster!

Get the Easy Crochet Headband Pattern

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

If you’ve been looking for easy crochet baby blanket patterns, then look no further than this color blocked design! This easy beginner crochet pattern uses one stitch to make the entire blanket! Get the free baby blanket pattern and get started today on this easy pattern to crochet.

Get the Color Blocked Baby Blanket Pattern

Even More Beginner Crochet Patterns

I hope you enjoyed and found some useful free and easy crochet patterns. If you want even more, check out some of our other easy projects below, like a crochet blanket pattern and more.

Free and Easy Crochet patterns for Beginners
With a never ending supply of crochet tutorials for beginners I've handpicked some of my favorites that contain some of the best crochet stitches for beginner crocheters! I know when I was first starting it was hard to find easy patterns to get me started. I always felt intimidated and worried that I couldn't finish a pattern. With this list of easy beginner crochet patterns you will not have to worry about that. I handpicked these to be easy to read and to work up. To start your new project just read on down to find the full list of free crochet patterns for beginners!
Free Crochet Patterns for Beginners! 7 FREE Patterns!
Free Crochet Patterns for Beginner Crocheters! 7 FREE Patterns!

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