Get your crochet hook ready for these easy crochet patterns for beginners. You don’t need to be an expert on what st ss, st dc, or sl st stand for to start crocheting (which are actually just single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, and slip stitch). To get good, you have to start small with some basic stitches! These free crochet patterns for beginners are great starts to your crochet journey.
Easy and Simple Crochet Patterns for Beginners
1. Twist Crochet Headband
You and your daughter will love wearing these crochet headbands especially during the winter season. It's cute and helps keep your ears warm too. Once you master this free pattern you can also give it as gifts to your friends! They’ll love it!
2. Marion's Cozy Mug Warmer
Isn't winter the best time to sip your favorite coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? It’s time to bring out the yarn and crochet hook to make this mug warmer and keep your tea warm and your hands safe.
3. Gorgeous Infinity Scarf
Beautiful fall colors make this infinity scarf irresistible and perfect with any beanie hat. If you're fond of wearing winter scarves, then this DIY infinity scarf project is a must-do! This DIY project will also teach you how to do a chain stitch.
4. Easy Crochet Snowflake Pattern
These easy crochet snowflakes can be used as tree ornaments or even co-opted into seasonal earrings. Not only do these snowflakes look great as decor, but it can also serve as your coasters. If you’ve had enough of snowflakes, move on to crochet flower patterns!
5. Beginner Crochet Leg Warmers
There's no need to buy a pair of leg warmers anywhere else. You can make your own with the right weight yarn and a 6mm crochet hook. These DIY crochet leg warmers can easily be paired with jeggings, leggings, or jeans.
6. Crochet Chained Ear Warmer Pattern
As temperatures drop, you'll want to keep those earsies warm! Check out this earsies crochet pattern and make one for your little tots. Make sure to choose a type of yarn gentle on their skin.
7. Soft Blanket | Ultimate Beginners Crochet Pattern
Because winter is a lovely time to snuggle up in your bed, this crochet soft blanket is the best partner for that! You can warm up your crochet hook with this easy pattern for a crochet blanket. If you're up for it, you can move up to crocheting a mermaid tail!
8. Easy Crochet Heart Pattern
Give them as gifts, use as room decor — the options are endless. Use red yarn and this DIY project will be the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! Try this very easy crochet heart pattern; it's practically as easy as breathing!
9. Simple Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern
This slouch hat pattern is great for beginners and easy to whip up for seasoned crocheters. This is one of those projects anyone will love doing. It's fun to do and a great gift idea!
10. Jingle Bell Stocking
Use as Christmas tree ornaments, table settings, or even gift tags. Actually, it doesn't have to be Christmas to display these cute little socks at home. You can also adjust the size and make these socks for little babies!
11. Oval Rug | Easy Crochet Pattern
Rugs can be very expensive. Instead of buying, why not just make these crochet oval rugs you can personalize in style and color? Some yarn and a few crochet stitches and you’ll have your own rug without hurting your budget!
12. Crochet Owl Basket
Can you believe this chic owl basket is a beginners crochet project? It may look difficult at first, but once you start, it’s actually easy! Go beyond worsted weight yarn and use the heavyweight kind to make this owl basket stand on its own.
13. Unique Crochet Bathing Suit
Okay so it may be snowing in your area but you might have a planned vacation somewhere sunny soon. Don't worry about finding the best swimsuit, crochet one for yourself instead. It's sexy, totally unique, and custom-made to fit your body perfectly!
14. Easy Crochet Bows
These easy-to-crochet bows are so darling, you'll want to put them on everything! They're so cute and versatile too. Use them as a hair accessory or even as a brooch. It will be a big hit with your friends and your daughter's friends too!
15. Easy Crochet Mini Octopus
It's the perfect bedside companion. This crochet pattern for the mini octopus is fun to do, and come to think of it, you'll never be alone this winter too! Plus, who can possibly resist their adorable size and pastel colors!
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16. Easy Snow Fall Mittens
Get a leg up on winter with these easy-to-make mittens. These super adorable snow fall mittens are more snug than your average hand warmers and are easy to stuff into pockets.
17. ‘Beginners Luck' Puff Stick Slouchie Beanie
This easy crochet beanie makes a great holiday gift for friends, family, or yourself! Beanies are the ideal hats during winter and that is why this is a DIY project you can't miss out on!
Do you want to learn how more simple crochet projects? Learn how to crochet a granny square from Bella Coco in this video tutorial!
Crocheting is fun, creative, and most of all, it doesn’t have to be difficult! You don’t need to be a pro to start out because practice makes perfect and everyone has to start somewhere. These crochet patterns for beginners is the perfect start for any newbie and it will really help you in improving your crocheting skills.
Sit back, relax, and cast on! It's time to reap the meditative benefits of crocheting.
Which of these easy DIY crochet patterns will you start with? Let us know in the comments below!
Editor's Note – This post was originally published on January 30, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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