Learning to crochet is fun. You don’t need many supplies and there are tons of crocheting patterns for beginners.
When it comes to crocheting, there are endless possibilities of patterns and designs that you can create.
However, if you’re a beginner, it might be helpful to start with some easier patterns that don’t require too much intricate stitching.
In this post you can learn how to crochet for a beginner. I lots of easy crocheting patterns.
What is the First Thing a Beginner Should Crochet?
A beginner crocheter should start with a single crochet square. You can use a cotton worsted weight gauge 4 yarn and make an easy dishcloth.
To make the dishcloth you would need to know how to chain and do the single crochet stitch, which you can learn using my resources in my blog post Learn How to Crochet for Beginners.
What is the Easiest Thing to Crochet?
The easiest thing to crochet is a dishcloth, headband or scarf using basic stitch like single, half double and double crochet.
It is even easier if you use just one yarn. You want to pick a yarn that is smooth and consistent. Don’t choose a chenille or fuzzy yarn for your first projects.
What are Crochet Patterns for Beginners to Try – Easy Projects
New to crocheting and wonder what crochet pattern types you should start with? Try easy dishcloths, coasters, ear warmers, kitchen towels, potholders or scarves.
Make a simple scarf or a basic dishcloth would be a great place to start. Look for patterns with pictures or videos to help with the pattern.
You will want crochet patterns using basic stitches like, single, half or double crochet. You will want to pick a crochet pattern that has a basic square or rectangle shape.
how to crochet a baby blanket step by step tutorial
Crochet blanket pattern are great too. You will want to look at the pattern and make sure it has an easy stitch. There are lots of videos on YouTube too.
These crochet patterns are not just for beginners. They are great for anyone. Who doesn’t love a quick and easy project.
Crocheting can be a fun, therapeutic way to spend an afternoon, or a productive way to use spare time.
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced crocheter, there is always something new to learn and explore in the world of crochet.
This roundup of 100 easy crocheting patterns for beginners is perfect for those just starting out, featuring simple projects that are great for learning the basics.
From dishcloths and scarves to hats and baskets, there’s sure to be a project here that piques your interest!
Get hooking—you’ll be surprised at how quickly you improve with practice!
Tutorial & Resources to Learn How to Crochet
- Learn to Crochet
- Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
- Single Crochet Stitch
- How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Step by Step
- 100 Crochet Stitches
- Simple Potholder Crochet Pattern
- Learn the Moss Stitch
In the list below you will find easy and quick crochet patterns that are great for beginners. Try some of these fun free patterns today.
Free Crochet Patterns for Dishcloths
This dishcloth is made using a variation of the double crochet stitch. The variation gives a angle to the stitches.
I made this dishcloth using the even berry crochet stitch and the single crochet stitch.
This free cotton yarn dishcloth pattern makes a pretty diagonal pattern using only single and double crochet stitches.
You can crochet on the bias and add stripes or not to make this dishcloth. There is a video if you are new to corner to corner crocheting.
This cotton dishcloth pattern is made alternating double and single crochet stitches great for beginners.
A modern dishcloth pattern in a solid color.
Make a cluster washcloth using the double crochet together stitch, which is easy to learn. It makes little groups of slightly raised puffs. This stitch would be great for a blanket too.
Try this double crochet dishcloth pattern. It uses the double crochet stitch and a variation the crossed double. Dishcloths are a great beginner pattern or a way to try a new stitch without making a big project.
Make this easy crochet washcloth pattern using the wide double crochet pattern. The stitch is an easy variation of the double crochet stitch. This crocheted washcloth pattern works up fast.
Try a new stitch with this easy free washcloth crochet pattern. The spider stitch is an easy stitch that uses single crochet and the chain stitch to make a pretty texture.
More Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns to try.
- Corner-to-Corner Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern
- Scrubby Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
- Breast Cancer Dishcloth Pattern
- Super Scrubby Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern
- Bobble Crochet Phrases Dishcloth Patterns
- Mesh Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
- Kitchen Towel Set Crochet Pattern
- Cotton Cloths and Crochet Basket Pattern
- Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern
- Donut Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern
- Rainbow Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern
- Hanging Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern
Like videos, try these
- Crochet Nubbly Stitch
- EASY BEGINNER’S Crochet Dish Cloth – YouTube
- EASY Textured Crochet Dish Cloth, by Bonnie Barker – YouTube
- A Pretty Simple Dishcloth – Crochet Quick Fix – Pattern & Tutorial
Crocheting Potholder Patterns
This is one of the first things I learned to make when I started crocheting. It is a free simple single crochet potholder pattern. You just crochet around until it the 2 sides make a square.
Ear Warmer Crochet Patterns for Beginners
This winter headband crochet pattern using the crunch stitch which is an easy repeat of two basic stitches. This makes a thick warm headband.
Scarf Crocheting Patterns for Beginners
This super chunky neck warmer is made using the trinity stitch. There is a matching hat crochet pattern too.
Beginner crocheters would find this to be a great project. This cowl is made using one yarn and the beginner stitch, the moss stitch which is a combination of single and chain stitches in a 1 row repeat. There is a matching free crochet ear warmer pattern too.
Make a bulky yarn scarf with this easy crochet pattern with a basic repeat. This pattern uses a self striping cake yarn.
This easy unisex winter striped crochet scarf is an great beginner project. The yarn all comes on one spool or bobbin. This a lighter weight scarf made out of worsted weight yarn.
More Crochet Winter Scarf Patterns Free & Easy
- 7.Cluster Stitch Scarf Crochet Pattern
- 8. Enchanted Moments Puff Stitch Infinity Scarf
- 9. Fluffy Clouds Infinity Scarf Pattern
- 10. Aspen Infinity Scarf
- 11. Unicorn Tracks Scarf
- 12. Wrap me in Diamonds scarf
- 13. Wanderlust Scarf
- 14. Malia Infinity Scarf
- 15. Textured Infinity Scarf
- 16. Boho Tassel Scarf
- 17. Snow Puff Ribbed Scarf
- 18. Heidi Hooded Scarf
- 19. Winter Melancholy Scarf
- 20. Alpine Nights Scarf
- 21. Super Simple Vanilla Wrap Scarf
- 22. Buffalo Plaid Scarf
- 23. The Hopewell Crochet Scarf
- 24. Winter Woods Scarf
- 25. Simple Scarf for Men
Easy Crocheting Blanket Patterns for Beginners
Try this beginner stripe baby blanket blanket using the half double crochet stitch. It uses just one stitch and a easy repeat. This yarn is soft and there is an variety of colors to choose from great for a boy or girl.
Try this baby afghan pattern. It will make a soft baby gift. The pattern is great for beginners to learn how to crochet a blanket.
This is a quick and easy baby blanket with a simple repeat. This blanket uses the double and single crochet stitch to make the box stitch. It works up quickly with this easy to use soft yarn. This crochet pattern is great to learn how to crochet a blanket.
Looking for a soft chunky throw blanket? A gift that is soft and practical but not too hard to make?
This easy free gray stripe Bernat yarn chunky throw blanket crochet pattern will be a great project to try.
It only has 3 stitches, single, double and the even berry, which makes the textured square. This super chunky throw blanket works up fast too using super bulky yarn.
This crochet blanket pattern is an easy repeat using self-striping baby yarn. The beginner crochet pattern works up quickly and is great for a beginner. Learn how to make this crochet blanket today.
This crocheted throw or crib size blanket is made with Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn colors in Raspberry Kisses, White, and Buttercup. These colors are my daughter’s favorite colors.
This free crochet blanket pattern is an easy repeat that works up quickly. This pattern too 6 skeins of yarn.
A free modern throw blanket pattern using the herringbone stitch and Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn. This is a great beginner pattern using just one stitch and self-striping bulky yarn.
This is a great beginner blanket crochet pattern. It uses just one stitch in a simple repeat with a self-striping cake yarn.
This crochet blanket pattern for beginners is a great step by step tutorial on how to make a baby blanket. It shows all the steps to make a crocheted beginner blanket. It uses two of the most basic crochet stitches, single and double crochet. This crochet pattern is great to learn how to crochet a blanket.
Make a colorful striped crochet afghan pattern. This stitch is an easy repeat. There is a free printable PDF pattern available.
This easy crochet blanket pattern for beginners uses basic stiches to make the pattern. The colors could be any combination you like.
Try this super chunky Caron Cakes blanket. It would be a great size for lap blanket or for a toddler bed. The yarn is soft with pretty flecks of the different colors mixed into the yarn.
This crochet throw pattern works up fast and easy. It uses the double crochet together stitch in a simple repeat.
Make this easy and quick baby blanket using self-striping cake yarn. This pattern uses double crochet in the front and back post in an easy repeat pattern which makes it great for beginners.
This free babies crochet blanket pattern is made with the classic shell stitch using double crochet.
The yarn is a lovely coral pink ombre. It is from the Dapple Bernat Blanket Yarn color line.
This yarn make a soft chenille blanket. It works up quickly with this super chunky gauge 6 yarn.
This easy bulky yarn blanket is made using a chenille variegated yarn. This blanket is a combo of single and double crochet stitches in the front and back post, using a simple repeat.
A simple bulky free Bernat yarn blanket using ocean, a pretty multicolored yarn. This pretty chunky crochet baby blanket pattern uses just 2 easy stitches so it would be great for your first beginner project using Bernat Blanket Yarn.
A free modern crochet blanket pattern using the spider stitch and Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn. This yarn is a soft super bulky gauge 6 yarn that is easy to work with. I love the mix of the grays and how there are touches of the other colors in the color before it.
The pattern is an easy repeat that gives the unique pattern of the spider stitch in lines. I love cake yarn, because it give you lots of colors without lots of ends to weave in.
More Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners
- 14. Crochet Simple Pink Baby Blanket
- 15. Crochet Beginner Grit Stitch Baby Blanket
- 16. Jane Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 17. Crochet Modern Moss Stitch Blanket
- 18. Color Block Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 19. Cozy & Quick Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
- 20. Beginner Fall Throw Blanket
- 21. Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
Learning to crochet can be a fun and rewarding experience, and with the right patterns it can be easy too! This list of 100 easy crochet patterns for beginners has something for everyone. You’ll find simple projects for those just starting out, as well as more intermediate patterns that will keep you challenged. So grab your yarn and get started today!
More Crocheting Patterns for Beginners
- Granny Square
- Easy Double Thick Potholder
- Knotted headband
- Face scrubbies
- Pretty flowers
- Cup cozy
- iPhone case
- Flower coasters
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