Beginner Crochet Patterns

Learn to crochet with these easy crochet patterns for beginners. The free patterns are designed using simple stitches to help you master your basic crochet stitches before moving on to the next skill level.

Crochet Tips For Beginners

Choose a pattern with a medium worsted weight yarn and an H (5mm) or an I (5.5mm) crochet hook. This is the happy medium between the yarn weights and is easiest for most people to get comfortable with the yarn and hook.
Use stitch markers to mark the first and last stitches in each row or round. This can help to keep things even in terms of stitch counts and stitch placements.
If you are a visual learner, YouTube is a great resource for learning how to crochet.

What is the first thing a beginner should crochet? If you are an absolute beginner, choose a simple pattern that is worked in even rows or rounds.

Dishcloths, scarves and blankets are excellent projects for working in straight rows.

Cowls, hats, and bags are excellent projects for learning how to work in round.

Choose a project that is worked in a solid color, or one with minimal color changes.

Also choose patterns with simple stitches such as the single crochet, double crochet, and the half double crochet. These are the basic stitches, and once you are comfortable with them, you can use them to make fancier stitches to create beautiful lace and textured stitch patterns.

A few of my top patterns for beginners include this crochet dishcloth, crochet beanie, crochet bag, and this crochet blanket.

Does Crocheting Relieve Stress?

Absolutely! When I first started crocheting it was stressful sometimes, especially when it came to learning lace and textured stitches. But now that I have it down, it is one of the best stress relievers in the world! It is, by far, my absolute favorite thing to do at the end of the day when everything else is said and done.

Double Crochet Scarf Pattern

Double Crochet Scarf Pattern

This double crochet scarf pattern is worked up with only one skein of yarn. It is beginner-friendly and perfect for both genders.

Front Loop Single Crochet Scarf

Front Loop Single Crochet Scarf

This single crochet scarf pattern is crocheted in the front loops to give a simple, yet nice, texture. It’s perfect for both genders and can be adjusted in size as needed.

Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This moss stitch baby blanket crochet pattern features a few stripes to help use up a partial skein of yarn. It works up quick and easy, and is perfect for both boys and girls.

Single Crochet Bag

Single Crochet Bag

This beginner-friendly single crochet bag pattern is nice and sturdy and perfect for everyday use.

Crochet Square Coaster Pattern

Crochet Square Coaster Pattern

This crochet square coaster pattern is perfect for your kitchen table or your work desk. It works up quick and you don’t need much yarn, which makes this a quick and easy project for making gifts throughout the year! Not only is this the perfect crochet coaster pattern, but you might also be able to…

Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern

Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern

Introducing the Mercerized cotton yarn dishcloth pattern, your new kitchen essential! Trust me, once you try this, you won’t want to go back to regular dishcloths. The crochet dishcloth works up quick and easy, making it great for beginners and crocheters of all skill levels. Finished Size Although square after crocheting, it stretches to a…

Open Stitch Quick Crochet Lapghan Pattern

Open Stitch Quick Crochet Lapghan Pattern

With an open stitch, this quick crochet lapghan pattern can be worked up in a day or two depending on how fast you crochet. It’s great for adding a bit of warmth, and in a cotton yarn it would make for a lovely summer lapghan. The one above is shown in a solid color, but…

Single Crochet Beanie Pattern

Single Crochet Beanie Pattern

FREE single crochet beanie hat pattern. The pattern is easy to crochet as it’s mainly crocheted up in the single crochet stitch. Pattern can be crocheted to fit any head size.

Easy Single Crochet Patterns for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

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…

Clarissa Preemie Blanket Crochet Patternt

Clarissa Preemie Blanket Crochet Patternt

This preemie blanket crochet pattern not only looks quick and easy to whip up, but it’s also super soft for the little ones to enjoy. Plus, it’s a mindless pattern to work on so you’ll enjoy making several of these in different colors. Make this preemie blanket with 2 skeins of Bernat pipsqueak yarn and a P…

Charlie Baby Blanket by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

Charlie Baby Blanket by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

Here is the Charlie Baby Blanket by Cream Of The Crop Crochet. The free crochet pattern is easy and mindless to whip up. As a matter of fact, it is so easy that it’s beginner friendly. This Post Contains Affiliate Links Belonging to Cream Of The Crop Crochet. It is worked up in a thick and…

Small Toy Hammock

Small Toy Hammock

The toy hammock is not just great for stuffed animals, but it can be used to store all kinds of toys and kid’s accessories.

Basic Lace Easy Crochet Bookmark

Basic Lace Easy Crochet Bookmark

This basic lace crochet bookmark is crocheted in a DK weight yarn, which helps to avoid excess bulk. The finished size measures 2.25 inches wide, which means that if you wanted to crochet this in a thread you could do that and still end up with a decent width of the bookmark. As for the…

Easy Breezy Armwarmers

Easy Breezy Armwarmers

Here is my easy breezy summer armwarmers pattern to match my easy breezy beanie and my easy breezy headband. And the neat thing about this pattern is that you can wear them as armwarmers, or as fingerless gloves!

Beginner Chain Stitch Hooded Scarf

Beginner Chain Stitch Hooded Scarf

A free crochet pattern for a beginner hooded scarf. The hooded scarf is crocheted with the chain and single crochet stitches, and is nice and stretchy.

Square Crochet Eye Mask

Square Crochet Eye Mask

This crochet eye mask pattern is beginner-friendly and perfect for blocking the light for an afternoon na

Fashion Doll Vest ~ Vest for Ken

Fashion Doll Vest ~ Vest for Ken

Free crochet pattern for a Fashion Doll Vest. This vest is crocheted with Bernat Satin, which is a worsted weight yarn. This crochet pattern is suitable for beginners.

Fashion Doll Caps

Fashion Doll Caps

A free crochet pattern for Fashion Doll Caps. The caps work up very easy making this a beginner crochet pattern.

Mesh Crochet Cup Sleeve

Mesh Crochet Cup Sleeve

Free crochet pattern for a mesh cup sleeve. The sleeve fits a standard and coffee cup in the medium and large sizes.