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Top 12 Crochet Blogs for Beginners

These are the best yarn blogs to teach you how to crochet.

Updated September 11, 2019
Top 12 Crochet Blogs for Beginners

Whether you're a seasoned vet or you're brand new to the world of crochet, you know that jumping into the world of crochet as a beginner can be overwhelming. Learning how to crochet takes skill and patience, but once you get the hang of it you will be addicted.

At AllFreeCrochet, we have the pleasure of working with so many fantastic crochet designers and bloggers, which is why we’ve rounded up the Top 12 Crochet Blogs for Beginners.

The crochet bloggers we’ve featured in this collection are pros at publishing free crochet patterns for beginners with pictures, video tutorials, and clear written instructions.

Once you have learned a few of the basic crochet stitches commonly used in crochet patterns, you’re ready to get started with beginner level patterns.

Some of the easiest patterns for beginners to tackle are square or rectangular designs like dishcloths, granny squares, or scarves. With plenty of pictures for each step and easy to understand instructions, however, beginners can also take on projects like hats, afghans, and even easy amigurumi patterns.

As you take a look at each of the beginner-friendly crochet blogs below, you'll notice each blogger provides amazing, crisp photos, clear and concise directions, and best of all, their patterns are free! Once you learn how to crochet the easy, beginner patterns, you'll want to try some of the more challenging patterns that you were once too timid to attempt.

Creative Crochet Workshop

Rainbow Shells Baby Blanket

Joanita Theron provides some amazing free crochet patterns on her blog Creative Crochet Workshop that are great for both beginners and more advanced crocheters. Joanita loves to design and make patterns for both young and old, which she calls her life passion.

While she says patience is not her strongest virtue, Joanita loves to try and learn new techniques. Luckily for beginners, Joanita tries to design and make her projects so that even a novice can create them.

Visit Creative Crochet Workshop Blog

See more Creative Crochet Workshop patterns below!

Crochet Dreamz

3 Hour Afghan

Shehnaaz Afzar is the blogger, designer, and dreamer behind the Crochet Dreamz blog. Her blog is definitely one of the crochet blogs for beginners as she has so many amazing patterns to look through. Shehnaaz loves designing for babies and plans to write an entire range of baby patterns.

Aside from fabulous photos and step-by-step instructions, she also provides videos for some of her patterns as well. The color choices on her designs are absolutely gorgeous!

Visit Crochet Dreamz Blog

See more Crochet Dreamz patterns below!

Crochet Kim

Basic Slouchie Beanie

Kim Guzman is an award-winning teacher and crochet pattern designer of Crochet Kim. Kim says, "There isn't often a day when you won't find me without a crochet hook or my knitting needles in my hands! Turning these loves into a full-time career that fulfills my desire for creativity is like a dream come true."

Kim writes a variety of patterns including garments, home decor, accessories and gift items. She has also authored 14 books, most of them in her favorite form of crochet—Tunisian crochet.

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See more Crochet Kim patterns below!

Fiber Flux

Colorful Hexagon Crochet Bag Pattern

Jennifer Dickerson is the crocheter and knitter behind Fiber Flux, where she celebrates all things stitchy! Before she discovered the joy of yarn, Jennifer was an abstract painter.

Jennifer aims to design patterns that are easy and fun to make, with a focus on clear instructions and cheerful colors.

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See more Fiber Flux patterns below!

Jenny and Teddy

The Beginner Poncho

Jane Chan is the designer and blogger of Jenny and Teddy, and has been crocheting since she was a little girl. When Jane doesn't have yarn in her hands, she can usually be found in the kitchen baking up a storm. 

Jane is yarn-addicted and loves making things for everyday life. She also loves sharing her cute little creations on her blog and often has free beginner patterns available.

Visit Jenny and Teddy Blog

See more Jenny and Teddy patterns below!
 

Knot Bad

Crochet Jellyfish

Vincent Green-Hite is a crochet designer, self-proclaimed Yarn Punk, and blogger at Knot Bad. Vincent is self-taught from YouTube and draws most of his inspiration from other art forms such as video games and anime.

Vincent's blog shares patterns and tutorials on how to DIY clothing, amigurumi, home decor, and an assortment of wearables. There are lots of free and easy patterns on Knot Bad for beginners to start with!

Visit Yarn Punk Blog

See more Knot Bad patterns below!

Marly Bird

Super Simple Shawl Pattern

Marly Bird is an avid crocheter and knitter who loves to share her passion with students on her YouTube Channel and in classes she teaches around the nation.

Balancing her day as wife, mommy, designer, National Spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, teacher and podcast host is a challenge, but Marly wouldn’t change any of it.

Visit Marly Bird Blog

See more Marly Bird patterns below!

Moogly

Daydream Summer Blanket

Yarn crafting quickly became Tamara Kelly's favorite hobby once she picked up crochet, and she started designing simple patterns and launched her blog Moogly a few years later. In between writing and designing for Moogly, Tamara also takes care of her three children—occasionally crafting for them as well!

Moogly is one of the best yarn blogs you will find on the internet; Tamara's patterns are amazing and you will no doubt want to follow her on the daily.

Visit Moogly Blog

See more Moogly patterns below!

One Dog Woof

Beaded Friendship Bracelets

ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof juggles being a wife, a mother, an engineer and a crocheter. After learning how to crochet on a whim, ChiWei realized there was a huge world of inspirational projects out there and has been crocheting since!

ChiWei enjoys making beautiful and useful items such as scarves, hats, coasters and mug cozies. Her easy-to-follow crochet tutorials feature great photos and clear instructions.

Visit One Dog Woof Blog

See more One Dog Woof patterns below!

Repeat Crafter Me

Cuddly Teddy Bear Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Sarah Zimmerman discovered her hidden talent after teaching herself how to crochet, and quickly began to design and write her own crochet patterns. Sarah shares fantastic fun, cute, and seasonal crochet tutorials on her blog Repeat Crafter Me to inspire other crocheters.

When she’s not crocheting, Sarah loves to share kids crafts, slow cooker recipes, and DIY projects on her blog.

Visit Repeat Crafter Me Blog

See more Repeat Crafter Me patterns below!

Rescued Paw Designs

Ever So Striped Super Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Krista Cagle was introduced to yarn by her sister, which led her to a love of designing patterns and teaching crochet on her blog Rescued Paw Designs.

Other than working with yarn or designing patterns, Krista loves cuddling with her rescue dogs, spending time with her family, and traveling to National Parks, the beach, or Walt Disney World.

Visit Rescued Paw Designs Blog

See more Rescued Paw Designs patterns below!

Underground Crafter

Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat

Marie Segares, proprietress of the Underground Crafter, has been crocheting for over 25 years. Marie is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet Teacher (Level II).

Marie specializes in teaching individual and small group crochet lessons for beginner through advanced intermediate students and knitting classes for beginner students. Our focus, of course, is her collection of free crochet patterns.

Visit Underground Crafter Blog

See more Underground Crafter patterns below!

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