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39 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Look no further for the best beginner crochet patterns. This page has simple crochet projects for any skill level!

By: Kara Huen, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated September 23, 2019
Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Learn how fun and simple it can be to teach yourself how to crochet with these easy crochet tutorials and beginner-friendly crochet patterns. If you have the basic crochet stitches down, then you are ready to move on to real projects that you can work up without any fuss. It can be hard to find crochet patterns for beginners that are truly for those new to the hobby, but you can count on these projects to really help you learn to crochet.

You'll be glad you found these crochet patterns that are easy to follow, too, because there are so many fun projects for you. These easy things to crochet range from tote bags to flip flops to an organizer for your crochet hooks, and all of them use those simple crochet stitches you know.

Take pride in the fact that you can make your own fun with these patterns for beginners, even as a newcomer to the crochet world. Whether you're looking for a crochet scarf to wear when the temperatures start to dip, or a cute accessory to bring to the beach, one thing is certain: there are plenty of crochet patterns for beginners to learn and enjoy!

PLUS! Before you begin, watch our video on picking the right crochet hook for the job below, or you can read our guide to choosing the right hook sizes

Crochet Tutorials For Beginners

Before you even get started on your crochet projects, you might need a quick refresher on various crochet stitches.

From discovering different crochet stitches to learning how to weave in your ends, these crochet tutorials will help every crocheter starting off in the hobby. Keep these tutorials in mind the next time you need a little assistance with a crochet pattern.

Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns

Besides a simple little dishcloth or washcloth, crochet scarves are the easiest things to make as you just work a pattern in rows. There's no shaping or increases and decreases, and you can scale the difficulty to match your experience level in terms of stitches used and your color choices.

Whether you want to crochet a scarf for your own use or as a special present for someone, you'll love taking a look at these beginner crochet patterns. 

  • Gradient Granny Scarf

    Granny stripes look sophisticated on a small scale in a luxury wool, and the beautiful Fiber Optic Kashmir Paintbox make it even prettier. 

  • Simple Skinny Scarf

    The skinny design of this particular crochet scarf makes it the perfect accessory for the warmer months of spring and summer.

  • Classic Crochet Infinity Scarf

    Editor's Pick: "This scarf was my first crochet project ever, and it was very easy and fun to complete. I've since made it several times to give as a gift, and it is always a hit with the recipient!" - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet

  • Stained Glass Scarf

    Although this looks like a tough pattern, fortunately, it's for advanced beginners, so just about anyone can crochet one.

  • Hand Chain Sashay Scarf

    You can complete this in just a few minutes, and you don't even need to use a crochet hook!

  • Beginner's Crochet Scarf

    This free crochet scarf pattern works up quickly using three simple crochet stitches.

Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners

If you're new to crochet, you may have thought "I can't possibly crochet a hat!" With these crochet patterns that are just for beginners, though, you'll learn the basics of how to create a hat using just a crochet hook and some yarn (and OK, quite a bit of practice!).

These crochet patterns are the perfect project for a weekend. You'll want to show off your hard work when you finish one of these crochet hat patterns!

Beginner Crochet Bag Patterns

The next time you make a trip to the library, bring your books home in style by using a crochet bag you made on your own!

These bright and colorful crochet bag patterns are also the perfect challenge for those who are new to crochet. Consider making extra to keep on hand for impromptu gifts for family and friends.

  • "Suzette" Tote Bag for Beginners

    Neutral colors and a beautiful texture combine in the perfect modern tote or oversized purse.

  • Large Buckle Tote

     You don't have to line this bag or add fabric handles but you should if you want it to keep its shape.

  • A Beginner Purple Crochet Tote Bag

    Start out crocheting something easy like this beginner crochet tote bag. The belt buckle closure adds the perfect embellishment.

  • Mary Poppins Inspired Magic Crochet Bag

    Combine the magic of t-shirt yarn and mesh stitching for a bag that'll stretch out to fit all of your stuff on days you can't go out without bringing half your house with you. 

  • Single Skein Market Bag

    The double-crochet stitch means that this bag will end up being very roomy and perfect for shopping.

  • Chunky Button Bag

    This bag is worked in single crochet stitches and the mesh stitch. The buttons are a fun way to add design to your project.

Easy Crochet Headband Patterns

Say goodbye to bad hair days with these cute and easy headband patterns! Headbands are quick and fun to make, so you can have a whole new set for yourself or a loved one in just one evening.

You'll love keeping your hair out of your eyes with these crochet headband patterns! You can likely crochet these cute hair accessories while watching your favorite TV show.

  • Beginner Crochet Headband Pattern

    All you need is one miniature skein of yarn to complete this headband. In fact, you'll use LESS than a skein of Lion Brand's Bonbons yarn to make this easy crochet headband.

  • Sassy Striped Crochet Headband

    Multicolored stripes create a fun design and the crocheted bow gives this DIY hair accessory the perfect feminine touch.

  • Quick and Easy Crochet Headband

    This simple headband is a cute and quick pattern that will use up some of those scraps of leftover yarn and can be a beautiful gift for someone or to wear yourself.

  • Baby Flower Headband

    One tiny flower does it all for this simple Baby Flower Headband. This easy baby crochet pattern is a cinch to work up.

  • Knot Headband

    Jump aboard the adorable knot headband trend with this beginner-friendly pattern. This super easy headband is the perfect scrap yarn project!

  • Easy Crochet Flower Headband

    This easy headband is perfect for folks new to crochet. Crocheted with two worsted strands at the same time, it works up quickly and is an eye-catching accessory.

Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

When you are still new to crochet or do not feel ready to move beyond beginner level patterns, making a crochet blanket pattern might seem really intimidating. You might be surprised by how easy it can be to work up a crochet afghan pattern!

Much like scarves or dishcloths, crochet afghans are usually just large rectangles or squares, so you don’t need to worry about increases, decreases, or other shaping methods. Quick and easy crochet blanket patterns like the ones below are actually great crochet projects for beginners.

  • Toy Box Beginner Blanket Pattern

    Whether you're just learning how to crochet or are a crochet expert, this beginner blanket is a fun project that anyone can make! With the completed project being a neat square shape, you can also choose to use it as a mini rug or even a comfortable lapghan.

  • Tried and True Beginner Blanket

    This blanket was designed with the true beginner in mind. Even if you've only made patterns in single crochet before, you can crochet this pattern with the four basic stitches and how to work in rows.

  • World's Easiest Afghan

    The beginner crochet blanket pattern you've all been waiting for is finally here! The texture of the finished afghan makes it look fancy, well-done, and unique even though it only uses single and double crochet.

  • Beginner Beach Mat

    The bright stripes will definitely add a pop of color to your fun in the sun. It's an easy crochet pattern to complete that's perfect for any beginning crocheter. Make it for long days at the beach, or toss it across your sofa for a touch of the tropics.

  • Grande Metallic Throw

    The simplest designs are sometimes the best and this super chunky knit-look crochet throw is no exception. This easy throw will add a touch of classic simplicity to your home.

  • Easy Beginner Baby Blanket

    This beginner friendly baby blanket is so simple and quick! Rows and rows of half double crochets with a single crochet border. This blanket is the perfect size to wrap up a little cuddly baby!

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I love these ideas and I love to TRY to crochet my problem is I always do it too tight, I cannot figure out a way to not pull so tight. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi rhondh 4838556, you're not alone, this is a common problem! One easy trick is to use one hook size larger than listed in the pattern. If you are not already familiar with gauge in crochet, this guide might have some helpful information: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Basics/What-is-Gauge-in-Crochet. I hope these tips help a bit! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet

This is such a nice little guide. I really appreciate that so many of the stitch tutorials are in video form. People are so used to getting information that way that reading comprehension isnt what it used to be. I also like that the projects are broken down into discrete categories. This broad range of choices are great for even Beginners with very different tastes.

What a wonderful idea. You have no idea how much this is helping me. I try to teach my friends how to crochet and things like this are a huge help. It may just help my getting calls at weird times asking about an easy pattern to try. Thank you for sharing!

i have been trying to get to the dragonfly beach tote bag pattern, and the link doesnt send me to the pattern.

That Fox Bag seems to have gone AWOL as well. This link seems to lead to an expired page, and none of the mystery links on there seem to have anything to do with this particular project.

Hi Jane, It looks like the blogger's site no longer exists. :( I'll be removing the pattern and all of her other patterns momentarily. Thank you! Julia, AFC editor

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