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. Use these simple designs to begin crocheting a headband, scarf, and even a crochet dishcloth!
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
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. Most beginner patterns will use only chains, single crochet, half double crochets, or double crochets in it or a combination of those three crochet 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. You may have noticed the letters beside the 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.
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 suggest a specific yarn to use.
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice is a perfect medium four weight yarn that works in many projects.
- Wool-Ease Thick + Quick (also by Lionbrand 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.
Also, 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 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 pattern for you!
Basic Skill Level Patterns
Explore all the easy free crochet patterns below that are perfect 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!
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!
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.
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 cowl pattern for beginners, featuring simple stitches and takes less than an hour ! If you can half double crochet, then you can make this easy cowl pattern for beginners.
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.
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.
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!
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!
- How to Crochet Cables for Beginners
- How To Crochet The Moss Stitch – A Step-by-Step Guide!
- How to Crochet a Granny Stitch 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
- How to Corner-to-Corner Crochet (C2C) for Beginners
- How to Crochet Back Loop Single Crochet
- How to Half Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (Half Double Crochet Decrease)
- Must Try Textured Crochet Stitches
- How to Make a Slip Knot in Crochet
- How to Triple Crochet (tr)
- Bobble Stitch Crochet Pattern
- Learn the Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) Stitch
- Half Double Crochet Third Loop Tutorial
- 28+ Amazing Crochet Stitches to Learn