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
1. Free Herringbone Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This dishcloth is made using a variation of the double crochet stitch. The variation gives a angle to the stitches.
2. Even Berry Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
I made this dishcloth using the even berry crochet stitch and the single crochet stitch.
3. Single Double Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern
This free cotton yarn dishcloth pattern makes a pretty diagonal pattern using only single and double crochet stitches.
4. Half Double Herringbone Free Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
5. Free Crunch Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
6. Half double crochet dishcloth pattern
7. 123 Sedge Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
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.
15. Crochet Moss Stitch Dishcloth Pattern Tutorial
16. Double Cluster Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
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.
17. Bean Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
18. Crossed Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern – Free Printable PDF
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.
19. Wide Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
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.
20. Spider Stitch Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern
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.
21. Even Moss Stitch Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern
22. Mesh Stitch Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern
23. Half Double Cluster Stitch Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern
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
Simple Double Thick Potholder Pattern – Single Crochet Beginner Pattern
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.
Textured Double Thick Hot Pad Pattern
Double Thick Potholder Crunch Stitch Pattern
Half Double Herringbone Potholder Pattern
Ear Warmer Crochet Patterns for Beginners
Twisted Star Crochet Headband Pattern Free PDF
Candy Lane Chunky Crochet Headband Pattern
This winter headband crochet pattern using the crunch stitch which is an easy repeat of two basic stitches. This makes a thick warm headband.
Moss Stitch Winter Headband Crochet Pattern Free
Black Tweed Ear Warmer
Chunky Herringbone Ear Warmer
Textured Ear Warmer
Two-Toned Ear Warmer
Tie Dye Easy Crochet Headband Pattern Free PDF
Scarf Crocheting Patterns for Beginners
Candy Cane Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern
This super chunky neck warmer is made using the trinity stitch. There is a matching hat crochet pattern too.
Double Dot Chunky Scarf Crochet Pattern- free PDF
Chunky Herringbone Cowl Beginner Crocheting Pattern
Two Tone Cowl
Moss Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern Free
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.
Chunky Berry Scarf Pattern
Make a bulky yarn scarf with this easy crochet pattern with a basic repeat. This pattern uses a self striping cake yarn.
Barcelona Scarf Pattern
Herringbone Chunky Infinity Scarf Pattern
Simple Moss Stitch Scarf
Autumn Striped Scarf Pattern
Easy V Stitch Crochet Scarf – Pattern- Free Printable PDF
Easy Striped Men’s Crochet Scarf Pattern _ Free PDF
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 NightsScarf
- 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.
3. Gray Super Chunky Stripe Throw Crocheted Blanket Pattern
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.
4. Gray Blue Skies Crochet Baby Blanket Beginner Pattern
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.
5. Pink Lemonade Crochet Throw Pattern – Free Chunky Blanket Printable PDF
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.
6. Modern Herringbone Chunky Throw Crochet Pattern with bulky 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.
7. How to Crochet a Double Crochet Baby Blanket Beginner Tutorial
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.
8. Autumn Sunset Easy Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern
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.
9. Tidal Pool Cluster Lap Blanket Pattern
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.
10. Seafoam Striped Crochet Baby Blanket Free PDf Pattern
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.
11. Pink Bubble Ombre Baby Blanket Pattern
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.
12. Ocean StripesFree Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
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 freeBernat yarn blanketusing ocean, a pretty multicolored yarn. This prettychunky crochet baby blanket patternuses just 2 easy stitches so it would be great for your first beginner project usingBernat Blanket Yarn.
13. Gray Modern Chunky Baby Blanket Pattern
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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More Crocheting Patterns
- Big List of Free Crocheting Patterns
- 33 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns – Great for Cleaning
- 42 Free Crochet Washcloth Patterns to Try
- 21 Learn How to Make Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners
- 15 Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners – Pattern Tips
- 15 Easy Coaster Patterns to Crochet
I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old. I have 40 plus years of experience. My blogging journey started in 2013 and I have been writing about crafts and crocheting since then. I started blogging full time in 2019.
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Learning to crochet is a fun and rewarding experience that opens up a world of possibilities for creating patterns and designs. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there are endless options to explore. In this article, we'll discuss the concepts related to crocheting patterns for beginners, including the first thing a beginner should crochet, the easiest things to crochet, and various crochet patterns to try.
What is the First Thing a Beginner Should Crochet?
For beginners, it is recommended to start with a single crochet square. This can be made using a cotton worsted weight gauge 4 yarn to create an easy dishcloth. The basic skills needed for this project are chaining and doing the single crochet stitch. You can find resources and tutorials on how to learn these techniques in blog posts and online tutorials [].
What is the Easiest Thing to Crochet?
The easiest things to crochet for beginners are dishcloths, headbands, and scarves using basic stitches like single, half double, and double crochet. It is recommended to use a smooth and consistent yarn, avoiding chenille or fuzzy yarn for your first projects [].
Crochet Patterns for Beginners to Try - Easy Projects
If you're new to crocheting and wondering what types of crochet patterns to start with, there are several easy projects that are great for beginners. Some examples include dishcloths, coasters, ear warmers, kitchen towels, potholders, and scarves. Starting with a simple scarf or a basic dishcloth is a great way to begin. Look for patterns with pictures or videos to help you understand the instructions, and choose patterns that use basic stitches like single, half, or double crochet. It's also helpful to pick patterns with a basic square or rectangle shape [].
Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners
Crocheting blankets can be a rewarding project for beginners as well. Some easy crochet blanket patterns for beginners include stripe baby blankets, box stitch blankets, and chunky throw blankets. These patterns often use basic stitches like single and double crochet and are designed to be beginner-friendly. They can be made using soft and cozy yarns, making them perfect for gifting or keeping warm during the colder months [].
Learning to crochet opens up a world of creativity and relaxation. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there are endless patterns and designs to explore. Starting with simple projects like dishcloths, scarves, or blankets can help you build your skills and confidence. Remember to choose patterns that use basic stitches and provide clear instructions or tutorials to guide you along the way. Happy crocheting!