Here is a short list of easy single crochet patterns for beginners and advanced beginners. The single crochet stitch is the most basic stitch in crochet. Aside from making the chains, it is the easiest stitch for beginners to learn and work with.
For some of these easy crochet patterns, the only skills you need are to make the chains and the regular single crochet stitch.
Others require you to know how to make simple color changes, increases and decreases and working into the back loops, making them for excellent patterns to build upon your beginner crochet skills.
It is the perfect collection of beginner crochet projects for the absolute beginner.
But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of these single crochet patterns. They are perfect for all crocheters and make for great gifts for yourself or anyone else.
Simply start small, learn the crochet basics, and before you know it, you’ll be making these crochet beginner projects for all your friends and family. And you’ll be so good that they won’t even know that they are beginner projects!
So, are you ready to dive in with your first crochet project?
We have some projects for home decor and organizing. And then there’s also a few blankets, bags, and a few wearables, including hats, cowls, and a headband or earwarmer.
First, A Few Tips For Beginners
Choose a simple pattern with simple stitches and next to no shaping for your first project. A crochet blanket, coaster or dishcloths are great options for your very first projects.
Also, take baby steps and stick with a solid color. Changing colors is not hard, but it can make this a little more stressful when you’re still trying to get the hang of the stitches, not to mention holding your yarn and hook. So my advice is to learn the basic crochet stitches and become one with your hook and yarn.
Another tip is that many crocheters find it easiest to learn with a worsted weight yarn. This yarn is not to bulky and not to thin either where it becomes like super awkward to hold onto.
Red Heart Super Saver is an awesome yarn for beginners to work with. It is not only comfortable in the hands, but it is easy to ravel if you make a mistake. And, it doesn’t get all funky on you, even after a few unravels, the yarn is still good to go, unlike many other yarns. Vanna’s Choice, Bernat Premium and any similar yarns are also a good choice for first-time crocheters.
Not only are worsted-weight acrylic yarns easier to work with, but the hook size for a worsted weight is also easier to hold onto. A 5 or a 5.5 mm crochet hook is usually the easiest for many.