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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice is a perfect medium four weight yarn that works for many projects.
- Wool-Ease Thick + Quick (also by Lion Brand yarn) is a great super bulky yarn to begin with too!
Take a peek at each of these below to explore and find a new favorite yarn.
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!
Basic Skill Level Patterns
Explore all the easy free crochet pattern choices below that were made for beginners!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- The Puff Stitch: A Simple Guide to Crocheting It Right
- Whip Stitch Crochet Seaming Technique
- Easy Guide to Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch (hdc slst) for Beginners
- Guide to Increasing with Single Crochet (sc inc)
- Creating Seams Using the Mattress Stitch
- Single Crochet Two Together: A Step-by-Step Guide
- How to Crochet a Cable Stitch
- How to Crochet Moss Stitch Tutorial (aka Granite, Woven, Linen Stitch)
- How to Crochet a Granny Stripe in Rows
- How to Make a Crochet Rib Stitch (Photo Tutorial)
- How to Crochet the Shell Stitch (Step-by-Step Instructions)
- How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch
- C2C Crochet (Corner to Corner) for Beginners: Video + Photos
- How to Single Crochet Back Loop Only (SC BLO)
- Half Double Crochet Decrease (Half Double Crochet Two Together)
- Textured Crochet Stitches You Need to Try: A Guide