10 Easy Crochet Projects for Beginners – Free Patterns

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If you’re just learning to crochet, you can get started with one of these 10 easy crochet projects for beginners. They look impressive but are made with basic crochet stitches and simple shapes.

Even if you’re a beginning crocheter, you can still produce gorgeous textures by combining basic single, half double, and double crochet stitches. Pair those textures with simple shapes and you end up with an item that looks like you’ve been crocheting for years!

Small projects like dishcloths or decor accents give you an opportunity to learn new stitches and techniques without much time investment. Or if you want to jump on the crochet fashion trend and make a garment, you can choose one with a simple construction, made with one or a few rectangles.

Whether you want to try washcloths, home decor, or even simple crochet clothing, these 10 patterns are easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough to build your crochet skill set.

10 Easy Crochet Projects for Beginners

Try These Easy Crochet Projects for Beginners

In this collection of easy beginner crochet patterns, I’ve included something for just about everyone. Whether you prefer practical items or you’re more of a fashionista, I’ve got you covered.

These projects are not just for beginners, either! If you’re a more experienced crocheter, they make great mindless projects to crochet while binging your favorite show or talking with friends, too!

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With the variety of categories and styles represented, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love to make.

Beginner Crochet Sweater Scarf

Just because you’re a beginner doesn’t mean you can’t make a garment! This wrap around sweater scarf is actually easy to make with only basic crochet stitches.

This scarf with sleeves uses filet crochet (just double crochets and chains) to create an eye-catching eyelet pattern. You make it in one piece with just two small seams. In no time, you can proudly wear a handmade sweater that you created!

You can find the free BEGINNER CROCHET SWEATER SCARF PATTERN on my website.

Filet Crochet Scarf with Sleeves - Horizontal

Durable Linked Crochet Washcloth

Washcloths are a great way for beginners to try out new stitches. At the same time, you’re creating a beautiful and useful object for your home.

This sturdy washcloth uses the linked treble crochet stitch, which is a slight variation of the basic treble crochet that creates a solid fabric with little stretch. And if you get stuck, you can refer to the detailed photo tutorial to get you back on track.

Get the pattern for this fun EASY CROCHET WASHCLOTH PROJECT FOR BEGINNERS for free from my website!

Linked Crochet Washcloth which is a Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts; also showing flowers and bathroom soap.

Reversible Crochet Tote Bag for Beginners

I love practical projects and this crochet tote bag has so many useful features. It’s reversible, compressible, and has a removable pocket. What’s not to love?

It is entirely made with single crochets that form simple rectangles that are sewn together. To help you assemble the bag, I have a full detailed video tutorial for the sewing part of the pattern.

Get the pattern and photo tutorial for this CROCHET TOTE BAG FOR BEGINNERS free from my site.

Crochet Reversible Tote Bag Pattern

Simple Crochet Stars

These cute crochet stars are a great crochet project for beginners who want to experiment. You can make them with different yarns, hook sizes, and stitch heights and observe the different results.

This small pattern allows you to practice working in the round. It starts with the magic circle (linked tutorial included) and is made in only two rounds with single crochets, double crochets, and treble crochets with a picot stitch.

You can find the free crochet pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Simple Crochet Stars by Stitching Together

Mama’s Easy Crochet Dishcloth

Brighten up your kitchen with this beautifully-textured dishcloth. Along the way, you’ll learn another stitch to add to your crochet toolbox.

The texture looks luxurious but it’s easy to make by crocheting a single and a double crochet in the same stitch. For the first row, you’ll also practice working in the back bump of the chain.

CLICK HERE for the pattern for this free dishcloth pattern.

Mama's Easy Crochet Dishcloth by Crochet 365 Knit Too

Lickety Split Blanket

This beginner-friendly blanket has no more stitches than a typical washcloth. The difference is it uses jumbo weight yarn and a 25 mm (S) hook, which make HUGE stitches that produce a whole blanket in a few hours.

The blanket features the linen (or moss) stitch, which is made with simple single crochets and chains but looks impressive and has a nice drape.

You can find this pattern for free ON THIS WEBSITE.

Lickety Split Blanket Pattern by Oombawka

Mountain Trail Hooded Scarf with Pockets

This hooded pocket scarf is as cozy as it is stylish. It’s made with beginner-friendly construction, from four rectangles, and also includes a detailed photo tutorial on how to sew it together.

Although the colors in this crochet “scoodie” look stunning, you can achieve the effect by alternating between two self-striping yarn cakes every second row. And because you never cut the yarn, you don’t have to weave in ends!

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free hooded pocket scarf pattern.

Mountain Trail Pocket Scoodie by Nana's Craft Home

One-Hour Infinity Scarf

Here’s another scarf option for beginners who are short on time. You can make this infinity scarf with super bulky yarn in as little as one hour!

This circle scarf pattern has only five rounds. It uses a simple repetition of half-double crochets and slip stitches to make a cross stitch, another beautiful option to add to your crochet repertoire.

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

One-Hour Infinity Scarf by Made With A Twist

Ridged Crochet Fingerless Gloves

These easy ribbed fingerless gloves will keep your hands warm this fall. They are made with simple rectangles, worked flat and sewed together on the side of the thumb, leaving a thumb hole.

Make these crochet fingerless gloves to practice crochet ribbing, which is just single crochet, except in the back loop only. It’s a useful technique that you can use over and over again.

Find the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

Ridged Crochet Fingerless Gloves by My Crochet Space

Alabama Crochet Crop Top

Crochet garments don’t get any easier than this! You make this tank top from a rectangle then fold it in half. It would look so cute as part of a crochet festival outfit.

The pattern is available in sizes XS to 5XL. The stitch pattern is easy to do but if you need help, it also includes a video tutorial.

You can get the free crochet pattern BY CLICKING HERE.

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