Easy Single Crochet Patterns for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

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.

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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.

Single Crochet Beanie Pattern
This easy crochet hat pattern is perfect for crochet beginners because it gives you the option to crochet this in single crochet stitches only. And for those more comfortable with color changes can easily add a striped brim.
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The Whimsical Sashay Cowl by EyeLoveKnots
The Whimsical Sashay Cowl by EyeLoveKnots
If you can make simple color changes, then you’ll breeze through this one. If you’re not comfortable with color changes, you can simply make it all in one color. It’s as simple as that.
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Gramercy Shawl by Stitch & Hustle
To make this asymmetrical shawl you get to practice your increase and decrease stitches. The written pattern includes a symbol chart to see at a glance how the stitches are worked.
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Crafty Carrying Case by Moogly
Crafty Carrying Case by Moogly
Not only is this something a crochet beginner (or anyone who enjoys crafts of any kind) might need, but it’s also something a crochet beginner could master very easily. The pattern provides lots of links to helpful tutorials on how to complete this case.
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Sturdy Bottom Baskets by Winding Road Crochet
Sturdy Bottom Baskets by Winding Road Crochet
These baskets are reinforced with straps that go all the way around the bottom of the baskets to keep them from stretching when filled with heavy items. Thus they are perfect for yarn projects and other items that you need to move around a lot.
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Single Crochet Ear Warmer
The free ear warmer crochet pattern is beginner-friendly and perfect for keeping your ears cozy.
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Keychain Bag by Posh Pooch Designs
Keychain Bag by Posh Pooch Designs
This handy keychain bag is the perfect size for chapstick and other small items. It’s easy to hang from your keyring or a bag so you always have those little things at your fingertips when you need them.
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Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Free Crochet Pattern
A moss stitch baby blanket shown in a few stripes and draped over a stool.
Easy Sea Bling Cowl by CrochetKim
Easy Sea Bling Cowl by CrochetKim
This beautiful cowl is worked in the back loops only to give it a nice ribbed texture. It’s easy, but elegant enough for any outfit.
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Summer Boardwalk Baby Blanket by Yarn & Chai
Summer Boardwalk Baby Blanket by Yarn & Chai
This baby blanket is also worked in the back loops only. I love the beautiful stripes, and best of all, you can crochet this to any size that you want.
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How to Crochet a Scarf for Beginners by Amy Solovay for The Spruce Crafts
How to Crochet a Scarf for Beginners by Amy Solovay for The Spruce Crafts
This pattern is written for the absolute beginner with lots of helpful tips and a video.
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Single Crochet Hat by Oombawka Design Crochet
Single Crochet Hat by Oombawka Design Crochet
This simple hat pattern is available in all sizes, which makes it great for making hats for the entire family. It’s a plain hat, but you can easily add your favorite applique and/or stripes to your hearts’ delight.
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Crochet Pear by EllieKayCrochet
Crochet Pear by EllieKayCrochet
This amigurumi pear calls for a few simple increases and decreases, and one color change making this one perfect for those who are comfortable with the basic single crochet stitch.
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Outdoor Picnic Blanket by Maria's Blue Crayon
Outdoor Picnic Blanket by Maria’s Blue Crayon
Now is the time to get started on this picnic blanket to have it done in time for summer picnics. It features a simple striped pattern with a fringed edge.
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Beginner Crochet Dishcloth by CrochetNCrafts
Beginner Crochet Dishcloth by CrochetNCrafts
Crochet this simple dishcloth in a solid or striped colorway. If working it in stripes, the pattern suggests to use three colors in order to avoid having to fasten off after each row.
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Basic 12" Wreath Form Cover by EyeLoveKnots
Basic 12″ Wreath Form Cover by EyeLoveKnots
Decorate this wreath with any of your favorite appliques to match any holiday or season. You could even just crochet this in a pretty striped design and maybe add a bow or ribbon and you’re done.
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Simple Home Basket by Moogly
Simple Home Basket by Moogly
This decorative basket is worked up in a super bulky yarn. And to make it nice and sturdy it’s worked in an outside and inside layer that are joined together.
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Classic Beach Bag (Adult and Child Sizes) by Yarn & Chai
Classic Beach Bag (Adult and Child Sizes) by Yarn & Chai
This solid bag is not only perfect for the beach, but for everyday use. It’s crocheted in a cotton material, so you know it’ll be strong and durable for a long time.
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How to Crochet a Circle by The Spruce Crafts
How to Crochet a Circle by The Spruce Crafts
This pattern includes the mathematical formula on how to crochet a circle to any size you want using single, half doubles, and double crochet stitches.
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Cool Hand Pocket Scarf by Moogly
Cool Hand Pocket Scarf by Moogly
This single crochet scarf pattern is done in finger crochet. The pattern includes step by step images on how to work the stitch using only your fingers.
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Casey Baby Blanket by Cream Of The Crop Crochet
Cacey Baby Blanket by Cream Of The Crop Crochet for CrochetNCrafts
This blanket is worked up in a super bulky yarn. It’s worked in rows using the same color throughout making it a great pattern for mindless crochet.
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Single Crochet Bag
The crochet bag is worked in one piece from the bottom up and is perfect for beginners.
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