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.
Once you start on one of these easy crochet patterns, you'll realize how fun and simple it is to crochet. It's a great opportunity to learn basic crochet stitches and start gaining some confidence. Prepare to become a wizard of basic crochet!
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 these beginner crochet patterns now!
Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf
There's no better easy crochet pattern to start on than the humble scarf. This crochet scarf uses the moss stitch which is a basic crochet stitch that uses a mix of single crochet and chain stitches. You may also hear the moss stitch referred to as the linen stitch or the granite stitch. If you want to learn how to crochet, this is a great beginner-friendly crochet project to start on.
1.5 Hour Beanie Crochet Pattern
Whether you’re new to crocheting or just need a project that works up quickly, this free crochet hat pattern for beginners is astonishingly easy. If you can crochet a rectangle, you can make this simple unisex beanie pattern!
Via Make & Do Crew
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
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
Reusable Cotton Balls or Spa Scrubbie
Here's a quick and easy crochet project. You can make several of these crochet scrubbies quickly for craft fairs or stocking stuffers. Poofy and soft, perfect for little hands or to remove makeup. This is one of the fastest free crochet projects.
Quick and Easy Crochet Cowl with Fringe
Learn how to make this colorful Crochet Cowl Scarf with Fringe in one evening! Made this cowl (including the fringe) in less than 4 hours and learn a great trick that will save you time making fringe.
Easy Market Tote
This easy crochet tote pattern works up quickly and is made using Caron Cotton yarn cake. It's made using a combination of shell stitches and double crochet stitches, basic crochet stitches that are simple for most beginner crocheters. It's great for going to your favorite markets, carrying your crochet projects or even taking on a beach outing.
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern
This is a super basic and easy crochet hat pattern. It works up quickly with a skein of bulky weight yarn and is a great hat pattern for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike.
Via Petals to Picot
Cross Body Circle Bag Crochet Pattern
Make this fun crossbody crochet purse that is perfect for summer and date nights! The written pattern and crochet video tutorial below makes it super easy to crochet (and quick!) to make one to add to your wardrobe.
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.
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.
Soft Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern
You’re going to love this free crochet pattern for the Soft Easy Crochet Shawl. It’s a great summer crochet pattern that works up quickly. If you get a bit cold, it’s easy to grab it from your bag & it doesn’t take much space. The Soft Easy Crochet Shawl isn’t going to take long to crochet & the final result is going to be amazing!
Easier Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Crochet dishcloths are PERFECT beginner projects. They're small, simple, and super practical, so you can make a bunch and your “practice” won't go to waste. Prepare to become a wizard of basic crochet! If you're new to crochet and looking for some great foundational videos to help you develop your skills quickly and easily, visit the Crochet Fundamentals professionally filmed classes.
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
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 with these simple patterns. These beginner crochet projects are easy and completely free. Make something everyone can use, like a crochet dishcloth, 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.