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39 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Simple crochet projects for any skill level!

By: Kara Huen, Editor,
Updated March 15, 2018
Learn to Crochet 39 Simple Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Have fun this season by teaching yourself how to crochet with these easy crochet tutorials and some beginner-friendly crochet patterns. If you have the simple 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 beginnersthat 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 easy crochet patterns that are easy to follow, too, because there are so many fun projects for you to complete ranging from tote bags to flip flops to an organizer for your crochet hooks, and all of them use those simple and easy crochet stitches.

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!

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 Patterns for Scarves

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 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

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

  • Beautiful Scarf with Fringe

    The fringe adds a flirty and feminine touch that's perfect for a fancy night out on the town.

  • 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.

Beginner Crochet Patterns: Hats

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!

Crochet Patterns For A Day At The Beach

When you think of beach gear, do you think of crochet patterns? When you look at the selection of beach crochet patterns in this section, you just might!

From crochet beach mats to flip-flop covers, you'll be ready for a day at the beach when you crochet these patterns. There's even a crochet pattern for a travel case so that you can bring your current crochet projects anywhere!

  • Popsicle Snuggy

    With this simple crochet pattern you can make an easy Popsicle Snuggy to keep your hands warm and your popsicle cool.

  • Learn to Crochet a Wine Carrier

    You'll use a magic circle to start this fun, easy project for beginners. After you've mastered this pattern, make some more wine carriers to give to your wine-drinking friends. 

  • Ruffle Double Strand Flops

    Get creative by recycling your old flip flops and some leftover yarn. Using this free crochet pattern from Lion Brand you can make cute ruffle double strand flip flops. It's a beginner level pattern just in time for summer.

  • Baby Tassel Barefoot Sandals

    These beautiful little barefoot sandals take very little yarn and work up in mere minutes!

  • Beginner Beach Mat

    T he 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.

  • Crochet Hook Travel Case

     This is an easy crochet pattern that will protect your hooks and keep you organized while you travel. Add a fun ribbon to give it that finished look.

  • Color Block Tunic

    You can wear this crochet tunic as a cover-up after an afternoon of swimming or pair it with your favorite jeans or skirt for a truly fashionable look.

  • Super Simply Crochet Flower Pattern

    Made in minutes, this crochet flowers is a quick and easy way to add that extra something.

  • Nautical Sailor's Knot Belt

    With two basic crochet stitches, this Nautical Sailor's Knot Belt is as easy to make as it is fashionable to wear.

Crochet Bag Patterns With Plenty Of Style

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

    The Mary Poppins Inspired Magic Crochet Bag harnesses the magic of T-shirt yarn combined with mesh styling to allow the bag to stretch out to accommodate a smorgasbord of items for those days when you can't get to the car without packing 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.

Cute As Can Be Crochet Headband Patterns

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.

  • Pretty Little Headband

    This is a great design to help use up those scrap pieces of yarn.

  • Beginner Crochet Headband Pattern

    All you need is one miniature skein of yarn to complete this Beginner Crochet Headband Pattern. Yes, we said miniature skein of yarn! In fact, LESS than one skein of Lion Brand's Bonbons yarn is used to complete this easy crochet headband tutorial.

  • Simple Crochet Headband

    Once the headband itself is crocheted, finish it off by attaching a cute flower or other embellishment.

  • Dread Head

    It's light and airy perfect for summer-wear while it can still hold hair back. The flower is a fun embellishment you can add if you choose.

  • Sassy Striped Crochet Headband

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

Video Guide to Choosing the Right Hook Size

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


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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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