Do you crochet? Crocheting and knitting are such wonderfully relaxing pastimes. Even if you’ve never held a crochet needle, there are so many wonderful things that you can create. I know, because although I love the thought of crocheting, it’s not my best talent. It took so long for me to figure it all out, and that’s why these 100 crochet patterns for beginners are so great – they’re all easy and perfect for you if you haven’t been crocheting long, or if you’re like me and find yourself struggling with the task a bit.
Crochet is a very versatile project and can be so much fun. You only use one crochet hook, as opposed to two needles with knitting, and the finished product is always so gorgeous. There are seriously so many things that you can make if you learn to crochet, and I’ve found a great collection of easy patterns for pillows, hats, bags, hanging baskets, and so many other wonderful things, like these 20 free crocheted hat patterns that I shared previously.
Whether you crochet for yourself or to give as gifts, you are sure to find a pattern in this collection that is perfect for what you want. Imagine giving a hand crocheted baby blanket as a gift at your next baby shower or maybe making a new headband for your little girl. Most of these patterns take very little time so you could finish a couple in just a couple weeks, or even more than that if you’re pretty good at crocheting. Be sure to also check out this gorgeous mermaid blanket crocheting pattern. It’s sure to be a favorite with girls of all ages.
I have a great pair of crocheted shorts that I bought for vacation this summer and let me tell you, they were not cheap. Luckily for you, there’s a pattern in this collection that replicates those same shorts, and the cost of yarn is much less expensive than what I paid for my shorts! Seriously, you’re going to find something in this collection that you just have to make and I can’t wait to hear which pattern you tried. Because they’re all so easy, I’m even going to dig out my crochet hook and try a few of them myself!
40 Little Girl’s Valentine Head Warmer
Tutorial and Pattern: creatiknit
41 Easy Customizable Poncho
I love ponchos. They are just so versatile and stylish at the same time. This great poncho is really easy to make and can be done in so many different colors – you could have a poncho for virtually every outfit. These look great when paired with boots or you could just have it on hand in case you get chilly at outdoor sporting events. The one piece pattern makes it a cinch to crochet, and you can totally have it done in just a few hours.
Tutorial and Pattern: ravelry
42 Crocheted Fabric Baskets
Here’s another way that you can crochet nice baskets. This pattern doesn’t call for yarn however – it calls for fabric. Use fabric scraps or upcycled blankets to create them. You use a larger crochet hook for these and they are absolutely gorgeous when finished. Fabric baskets are so great for storing all sorts of things and these are really simple to make. You can have a basket finished in about an hour or so.
Tutorial and Pattern: we-are-scout
43 Easy Crochet Throw Pillow
I love crocheted pillows. They make me think of my grandmother’s house with their retro charm. These pillows are very easy to make and you can make several to have them all over the house. Each pillow needs just two skeins of yarn and some pillow filling – or use upcycled fabric if you prefer. Do these in any number of colors for the couch and living room chairs, and you can even adjust the pattern to make them different sizes.
Tutorial and Pattern: thecraftpatchblog
44 DIY Crocheted Roses
Imagine having lovely roses all over your house! You can easily create these with a bit of yarn and your crochet hook. These are great for practice and once they’re finished, you can display them in a vase or use them to add embellishments to your headbands, pillows, or anything else you want to add a bit of vintage style to. The pattern is so easy to follow and the roses themselves can be made in less than an hour each.
Tutorial and Pattern: skiptomylou
45 Easy Crocheted Hats – Two Ways
Here are two different ways that you can easily create a crocheted beanie type hat. One has a pom pom on top and the other doesn’t, so you can choose which one you want and get to crocheting. This is a good project for your first crocheting experience as the pattern is super easy and they don’t take long to create. You’ll get loads of experience with the crochet hook, which will get you ready to tackle those harder projects.
Tutorial and Pattern: gatheringbeauty
46 Crocheted Edge Baby Blankets
Flannel baby blankets are great and all, but they can be so boring with regards to style and design. Here’s a great tutorial on how to add a nice crocheted edging to otherwise plain blankets, giving them a great new look. If you’re attending a baby shower soon, this is a great way to make your receiving blanket gift a bit more personal. Plus, it’s really easy and gives you loads of practice with crocheting.
Tutorial and Pattern: sewchic
47 Crocheted Bath Pouf
A crocheted bath pouf? I love this idea! Imagine how soft this would be in the shower, and you can throw it in the washing machine as needed, too. The great thing about this is you can’t really get it wrong. Even if this is your very first crocheting project, you won’t be able to tell if you mess up a stitch, so it’s a wonderful project for practicing with your hook. Plus, who wouldn’t just adore getting a personalized crochet bath pouf as a gift?
Tutorial and Pattern: thestitchinmommy
48 Crocheted iPhone Case
This crocheted iPhone case is really stylish and really easy to make. It will only take you about an hour, even if you’re new to crocheting. You can do two colors or stick with just one if you’re a beginner. It keeps your iPhone snug and protected – and you could adjust the pattern a bit if you need to make it fit a different smartphone.
Tutorial and Pattern: dabblesandbabbles
49 Easy Reversible Boot Cuffs
I love these crocheted boot cuffs. I really love that they’re reversible and that they are so very easy to make. Each one will take you about an hour or less. There’s really nothing to it except your stitching – no fancy stitches or joining colors. You just follow the pattern twice to make two boot cuffs. These are so unique and so much cheaper than buying cuffs in the store – they’re also handmade so you know you’re going to love them so much better than anything from a department store.
Tutorial and Pattern: dabblesandbabbles
50 Crocheted Slippers
I had a pair of crocheted slippers when I was younger, and I really loved them. I believe I’ll make myself a new pair since this pattern is so very easy. You could totally create these in an afternoon, and they’re the perfect thing for lounging around the house on a cold morning. There’s also a tiny crocheted heart that you could make to decorate your slippers or you could leave that off if you prefer.
Tutorial and Pattern: diyncrafts
51 Easy Frozen Inspired Elsa Hat
Every little girl in the world loves Elsa from Frozen. You can make your little girl so happy with this easy to crochet Elsa hat. Or, if your little one prefers Anna, you could make that instead. These hats are so creative with their long braids running down the sides, and they are very easy to crochet. If your little girl loves Frozen, this is the perfect winter hat for you to practice your crocheting on.
Tutorial and Pattern: handiytutorials
52 Baby Flip Flop Sandals
Oh my goodness these little baby flip flops are adorable! If you have a baby coming or know someone who does, these are going to make the perfect baby gift. They are super easy to crochet and the most adorable baby shoes I think I’ve ever seen. The pattern can be adjusted to make sizes from newborn to twelve months, so you can make a pair for every baby girl you know. Remember to make two of the pattern to get a pair of shoes.
Tutorial and Pattern: whistleandivy
53 Easy Face Scrubbies
You can make one of these face scrubbies in about 15 minutes, even if you’ve never held a crochet hook. Make several of them to have them on hand or give them away to your favorite girlfriends. They’re super easy and take very little yarn for each one. I love the idea of putting these in a facial basket to give away as gifts – and they’re perfect for girls’ night out parties.
Tutorial and Pattern: thestitchinmommy
54 Popcorn Stitch Flower
Popcorn stitches are gorgeous and you can easily learn them with this popcorn stitch flower pattern. This is a really easy project and one that will only take you a few minutes once you get the hang of it. You just begin and then crochet into a circle to finish off the flower. Use the flowers to decorate your headbands, pillows, ponchos, or any number of other DIY projects.
Tutorial and Pattern: bhookedcrochet
55 Crochet Jar Cozies
Create these easy to crochet jar cozies for your mason jars and use them to decorate all over the house. You can use them as pencil holders or turn them into the perfect place to store your knitting needles and crochet hooks. They also make great vases – just whatever you want to do with them. The pattern itself is really easy to follow and you can make one of these in less than an hour no matter what your skill level.
Tutorial and Pattern: gratefulprayerthankfulheart
56 Easy Crocheted Bangle Bracelets
A bangle bracelet is a nice accessory for any outfit. These crocheted bangles are perfect for all occasions and are so easy to make. Teens and girls of all ages are going to love them. You should be able to make one in less than an hour, and you can do multiple colors in different bracelets or combine your colors in one if you know how to join colors. This is a really good project for snowy days, and you get a stylish bracelet to show off when you’re finished.
Tutorial and Pattern: lebenslustiger
57 Crocheted Hair Ties
I love hair ties – I love a lot of things actually, but I really do use a lot of hair ties. This crocheted hair ties pattern makes it so easy for you to never run out of those long hair necessities. You can make a hair tie in about 15 minutes or less! Take a couple of hours and make one of every color so you always have something in the color that you need. I love this idea for keeping hair ties in the house – you know, those things just disappear all the time!
Tutorial and Pattern:curiousandcatcat
58 Cute Little Crocheted Octopus
Any child will adore these cute little crocheted octopus toys. They’re very easy to make and you can actually make several in an afternoon. I think they would be great to add to a basket for a baby shower or you could make a few of them for your own kids. Do different colors to get a nice little collection. These are a bit more complicated than some of the crochet projects in this list. You’ll need to be able to crochet in the round and it calls for single crochet and half-double crochet stitches in the pattern.
Tutorial and Pattern: mohumohu
59 Gorgeous Puff Flower Blanket
This beautiful blanket could also double as a nice throw rug. It’s filled with gorgeous puff flowers, which are much easier to crochet than you may think. I love how bright and cheery this is and how puffy the flowers are! This one may take several hours but it will be so much worth the effort when the finished product is this amazing blanket. Use a collection of colors to make it really bright or you could stick to one or two colors to make the pattern a bit easier.
Tutorial and Pattern: thewhoot
60 Textured Bow Tie
Bow ties are cool – or at least they are according to Dr. Who. If your son, hubby, or anyone else in your life feels the same way, you can easily create these textured bow ties with just a bit of yarn and your crochet hook. These would also be really cute dog collars – you’ll need to adjust the pattern a bit for size, or you could make yourself a neat little crocheted bow tie to wear as a necklace.
Tutorial and Pattern: deliacreates