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.

Beginner Small Crochet Bag

Beginner Small Crochet Bag

A free beginner crochet pattern for a small crochet bag. The beginner bag is easy enough to make that a young child could make it.