22 Quick & Easy Beginner Crochet Patterns
Want to learn how to crochet for beginners? This list of free crochet patterns is full of exciting crochet ideas. Once you start making them, you won’t want to stop.
Beginning crochet can seem intimidating but it’s so easy and fun. With this range of patterns and projects, you’ll master the crochet basics in no time. Get started with beginner crochet now!
Rainbow Mini Mandala Earrings
Looking for some statement earrings? The Rainbow Mini Mandala earrings are for you. But if you’re not into crochet earrings, you can definitely make these into something more your style – maybe some cute motifs to hang from a garland? Or secure them together along the last row to make a lovely crochet doily table runner? Or even a large lapghan can be made if you use thicker yarn. It’s all up to you and your amazing creativity!”
Via Divine Debris
Sal the Seahorse
Learn how to make crocheted seahorse! This easy crochet seahorse tutorial teaches you how to crochet a seahorse with a video! Why do seahorses live in salt water? Because pepper water makes them sneeze!
Via Club Crochet
Learn to crochet something special. These hangers can be used as several crochet ideas. Plant or candle holders come to mind. I immediately think “Outdoor Wedding”. Safety Note: If using real candles and a flame, make sure you are using a deep cup and there are no hanging branches (if using outdoors) and make sure indoor items like curtains are not in the way. Be mindful of the flame and do not leave unattended.
5-Hour Baby Blanket
Who doesn’t love a fast crochet blanket pattern that is perfect for making last-minute gifts? This blanket was designed using the squishy Bernat Blanket yarn. You can’t beat the softness of this chunky yarn. The pattern uses extended single crochet stitches that add texture to your blanket. I modified the regular Moss stitch to work up to this design. The stitch pattern is easy to work and grows quickly too. I finished this blanket in less than 5 hours!
Via Crochet Dreamz
Simple Spiral Eyewear Pouch
This soft drawstring crochet pouch protects eyewear from scratches. Use bright colors so you never lose your glasses again. It can also be used to hold the cords for small electronics, pens and pencils, etc. This free crochet project is worked in a spiral and requires very few joins. Works up in one to two hours, so it’s great for a last-minute gift.
Crochet Game Boy Keychain
Are you an OG (Original Gamer)? Do you have one in your life? Did you and your friends have the original Nintendo when it was originally released? Well, whether you love to play video games or simply have a penchant for old school memorabilia, this adorable Game Boy crochet keychain will dangle delightfully from any key ring or backpack. Your kids might even think you and your crochet hobby are cool if you whip up this nugget of ’90s nostalgia for them! And with a pattern this easy, when their friends ask where they got it, you can work up a few more to pass around.
Via Ahooka Migurumi
Dainty Flower Crown
This dainty flower crown beginner crochet pattern will help you create the perfect accessory for that special occasion or photo shoot with your little lady! The asymmetrical elegance of the flowers adds unique flare and will perfectly complement any outfit, though you can add as many or as few flowers as you like to customize as you see fit. And, it’s so lightweight, even the most finicky of kiddos will barely notice it, ensuring you get the pictures you want without any fuss. Well, at least not because of this pretty crochet crown!
Crochet Mini Bows
These Crochet Mini Bows are another heart-shaped project. The crochet bow is made with two connected hearts.They’re crocheted with cotton thread size 10 and they turned out really small — only about 1.” You are welcome to experiment with different sizes of threads, yarns, and hooks to get different sizes of the bow. These Crochet Mini Bows would be perfect for such crochet projects as to embellish baby clothes or a baby blanket, decorate picture frames, or photo albums.
Decorative Crochet Potholders
These beautiful crochet potholders are the perfect beginner pattern for a quick and fun project to show off your crochet skills.
Via Leelee Knits
Caffeinated Coffee Cozy
Caffeinated Coffee Crochet Cozy uses only a little yarn and makes a great scrap-busting project. It was designed for the crocheter who doesn’t have much time to crochet but wants to make something fun. Easy to work up in an evening, or in just 5-10 minute intervals over the course of a few days, whatever time you can carve out for yourself to crochet and unwind!
Via Goddess Crochet
Rainbow Daze Dishcloth
This cute Rainbow Daze Crochet Dishcloth can also be used as a crochet washcloth or whimsical coaster. At a length of 7 inches, it can cover quite a bit of area and clean a lot of little faces or even glassware. It’s super easy to work up and you can finish one in about 15 minutes! Make a set for your craft fair inventory or for baby shower gifts.
5-Minute Jersey Tee Bracelet
Are you in need of a quick gift or accessory for your evening out? Do you have a couple of yards of t-shirt yarn on hand? How about an easy crochet bracelet pattern? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is just the project for you! The 5 Minute Jersey Tee Bracelet, as the name implies, works up in only 5 minutes (or less) and uses only 2-3 yards of t-shirt yarn. It’s a perfect way to use up those extra scraps of t-shirt yarn while creating a stylish little accessory in the process.
Pretty Lace Crochet Bookmark
Keep your place with this pretty lace crochet bookmark pattern. An elegant outcome for such a super quick and easy crochet pattern, this crochet bookmark would make the perfect gift.
Via Petals to Picots
Reusable Cotton Balls or Spa Scrubbie
Quick and Easy project. Have several of these crochet scrubbies completed quickly for craft fairs or baby showers. Poofy and soft, perfect for little hands or to remove makeup. This is one of the fastest free crochet projects.
Curb Chain Necklace
The crocheted necklace is one of my favorite accessories! You can whip one up in a coordinating color just minutes before you need to leave the house. The crochet curb chain necklace is one of those crochet projects that is more of a concept than a pattern. Once you’ve mastered this concept, you can apply it to any curb crochet chain!
Mini Flower Ball Cat Toy
This free crochet cat toys pattern is easy to make and will keep cats busy for hours. You can choose to use the selected yarn colors as shown, or make these mini pet toys more personalized with your own favorite yarn colors. If you have several cats, why not make a toy for each of them? Practice your crochet skills with this fun crochet flower ball pattern that is quick to make and will keep your cats entertained.
Via With Alex
Reusable Sandwich Wrap
This reusable sandwich wrap is crocheted cotton on the outside and lined with an easy-to-clean food-safe PUL liner. The wrap opens into a placemat and folds neatly back to go into your lunch bag. You can use any cotton yarn and resize this to fit your favorite sandwich sizes. Hook and loop fasteners are sewn on to keep your crochet wrap closed without squishing your sandwich.
Quick and Easy Winter Scarf
Add this Quick and Easy Crochet Winter Scarf to your winter wardrobe this season. Made with soft medium weight yarn, this crochet scarf pattern will be a breeze to make and handy to have when the snow comes. Easily use this free crochet scarf pattern to make a comfortable winter scarf for a friend, husband, or relative.
Quick Crochet Laptop Sleeve
Keep your laptop protected with this Quick Crochet Laptop Sleeve Pattern that you can easily take with you on all your travels. Made with soft yarn and featuring multiple textures, this free crochet laptop cover pattern will be a handy piece to have while on-the-go. You can even customize your project to fit any size of a laptop and the best part is that this free crochet cover pattern is quick to make!
This easy clutch crochets up quickly because you will be holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together to create a chunky yarn. The front flap of the bag comes down far enough to keep the crochet bag closed so you don’t need any hardware or buttons. You just need yarn, which I know you have plenty of! Ha-ha. When the bag is open the full glory of the design is revealed. The complete circle is visible from the back, thus the name. So be prepared for oooohs and aaaahs when you reach in to grab your phone.
Itty Bitty Kitty
The Itty Bitty crochet kitty is the cutest little crochet cat pattern. It works up very quickly (in less than an hour, which is great for beginner crochet!) and would make the sweetest gift for any cat lover. Have a look at the Itty Bitty Christmas Kitty and Itty Bitty Valentine Kitty for some fun modifications to this cat pattern.
Via Thoresby Cottage
Baby Bandana Bib
So cute and works up so fast! Great for leftover cotton yarn! Just tie on the back of your little one for a very simple crochet scarf look! It’s one cute free crochet pattern to try.
Learn how to crochet using basic crochet stitches and simple patterns. These beginner crochet projects are easy and completely free. Make something everyone can use, like a crochet potholder, or make something a little more fun like a crochet cat toy.
These easy crochet projects are so diverse in style and content. This is a really fun list to learn how to crochet with. You’ll never run out of things to crochet.