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!
61 Simple Pencil Pouch Pattern
Tutorial and Pattern: persialou
62 Crocheted Stool Cover
Talk about a retro project! This crocheted stool cover is very reminiscent of the 60’s with its bold colors and wild design. I love the fringes on the sides, too. The top has a great quilt pattern that you can easily make by crocheting individual squares of each color. Once you have all the colored pieces done, you just join them together and create the sides and then add the fringe. It’s easy and so colorful!
Tutorial and Pattern: atty-s
63 Crochet And Leather Clutch
Even though you’re going to be incorporating leather into this clutch, it’s still easy enough to make that it’s considered a project for beginners. Really, the crocheting part of this project is a breeze. The leather part isn’t too difficult, either. You end up with a beautiful clutch that’s perfect for those nice evenings out, and you use very little yarn for this one and only need a few hours to complete it – even if you’re completely new to the craft.
Tutorial and Pattern:deliacreates
64 Easy Crocheted Adult Booties
These slippers or adult booties are very easy to make. You only need 10 quick rounds to create them for each slipper, which is amazing considering they are so soft and comfortable when finished. The pattern can be adjusted to fit women’s sizes from five to ten, and you can use any combination of colors to make the slippers that you want. I can’t believe how fast and easy these are to make, and they would make a wonderful gift for someone special.
Tutorial and Pattern: thelavenderchair
65 Crocheted Towel Holder
This crocheted towel holder is so simple and so quick to make. You can probably turn this out in less than an hour – much less if you’ve crocheted before. You just create the ring and then the tab, which folds over and buttons to hold your towels in place. I need this for my kitchen! You could make it to perfectly match your towels or even make a contrasting color.
Tutorial and Pattern: littlebirdiesecrets
66 Easy Owl Basket
This easy crocheted owl basket only requires basic crochet skills. It makes a fairly large basket of 28 by 12 inches, which is perfect for holding any number of things, like rolled up towels in the bathroom. It will hold three full sized towels! And it won’t take you long to create it – even with the adorable owl motif. You use a thick, sturdy yarn so that the basket holds up by itself when it’s finished. It also collapses flat when not in use so you can store it away when needed.
Tutorial and Pattern: etsy
67 Crocheted Snowflake Pattern
Snowflakes are so gorgeous, especially when they’re crocheted and not falling outside amidst freezing temperatures. I love these little snowflakes that you can easily crochet in just a few minutes each. You could use these to decorate mittens, gift bags, pillows, or so many other things. You can also apply mod podge to them when finished to stiffen them up so that they make wonderful gift bag tags.
Tutorial and Pattern: flowergirlcottage
68 DIY Hand Warmers
So, we’ve covered patterns for ear and head warmers, as well as mittens. How about these amazing hand warmers? They’re fingerless, so that makes them much easier to crochet. You could easily have a pair of these finished in an afternoon and if you do them in multiple colors, you have a pair to go with every outfit. I love the look of hand warmers, and I really love how simple these are to create.
Tutorial and Pattern: ing-things
69 Multi-Colored Crocheted Oval Rug
You can totally crochet yourself a nice rug to display in the kitchen or even at the front door! This oval rug uses multiple colors, which gives it dimension but you could stick with just one color if you prefer not to join colors when you’re working. It’s probably going to take longer than an hour to finish, but it’s a nice thick rug that is perfect for standing on when you’re washing dishes – to soften up the floor a bit, or use it in the bathroom to catch water when stepping out of the tub.
Tutorial and Pattern: twilightwoods
70 Colorful DIY Crocheted Stockings
I have to admit, we change stockings every year at my house during Christmas. Honestly, I don’t think we ever use the same ones two years in a row. These easy to crochet stockings however, may just change all that. You could totally embroider names onto them to personalize them, and they are so easy to make. Plus, you have plenty of time before Christmas so you could crochet one for everyone in the family. They have a great jingle bell decoration, too that makes them so adorable.
Tutorial and Pattern: redheart
71 Warm And Cozy Crocheted Leg Warmers
No, leg warmers did not go out of style with the 80’s. In fact, they’re so warm and cozy that I think they should always be in style. These easy to crochet leg warmers are going to be your favorite accessory during the colder months – especially since they take so very little time to make. You need two to three skeins of yarn, depending on the size and whether you want multiple colors.
Tutorial and Pattern: tutsplus
72 Crocheted Eye Mask
This eye mask is great with its little owl design. I love how easy this is to make and it’s the perfect accessory for your long, relaxing bubble bath. Everything on it is crocheted, including the eyes, which are closed by the way so that you can block out light when wearing the mask. This is a really easy and fun project, and makes the perfect gift for anyone you know who loves to relax.
Tutorial and Pattern: goodstuffmama
73 DIY Crocheted Fruit Coasters
Here’s another great pattern for creating crocheted fruit coasters. These are little fruits, and they are super adorable. You get patterns for all types of fruit, all of which use the same basic ring shape. Just adjust your colors and you’re making different fruits with each one. I love this idea for outdoor entertaining during the warmer months or you could stick a magnet on the backs of these and use them to decorate the refrigerator.
Tutorial and Pattern: repeatcrafterme
74 Easy Crocheted Black Cat
This little cat is sure to become a beloved toy. You can make it in any color, you don’t have to stick with black, and you will need a 2.5 crochet hook. He’s just too cute with his big ears. Kids are sure to love him and he would make a wonderful gift at a baby shower or birthday party.
Tutorial and Pattern: eserehtanin
75 Relaxing Floor Pouf
This floor pouf acts as an ottoman and gives you a place to rest your feet after a long day of working. I can totally see myself crocheting away with my feet resting on this amazing floor pouf. It takes three skeins of yarn and you’ll need polyester filling to pouf it up. You could also make them a bit more flat and use them as a pet bed. The possibilities are endless, and the pouf won’t take long at all to complete.
Tutorial and Pattern: thewhoot
76 Love Bird Crocheted Toy
You won’t find a more adorable crocheted toy than this little love bird. He’s super cute and so easy to crochet. You have to join each round with a slip stitch, so if you’re not completely sure how to do that, you may need to brush up. Overall though, this one is pretty easy considering how cute it is, and makes a wonderful baby toy since he’s so soft and cuddly.
Tutorial and Pattern: haakensmaak
77 Crocheted Postage Stamp
Why would you want to crochet a postage stamp? Well, why not? I love how creative these are and they are perfect for decorating any number of things around the house. You could make several and join them together to create a postage stamp blanket or pillow, or add magnets and make them refrigerator decorations. Each one will probably take you about 15 minutes minus the decoration, so you could easily finish one completely in half an hour or so.
Tutorial and Pattern: littlewoollie
78 Suzette Crocheted Bag
This crocheted bag is really pretty and so easy. It’s perfect for beginners, even with the two different colors. The bag would be great for when you need to travel light or you could use it as a small shopping bag. The texture is gorgeous but the only crochet skills you need are single and double crochet. You’ll also need to know how to crochet a rectangle, which is really simple.
Tutorial and Pattern: makeanddocrew
79 Whimsical Cactus Pin Cushion
If you want whimsy, this little cactus pin cushion is it. It’s so simple and yet so adorable. You could probably finish this one in about an hour or so, even with the change in colors and the face embellishments. I love the idea of having this little pin cushion sitting around. It’s so decorative while being so functional at the same time.
Tutorial and Pattern: amigurumipattern
80 Easy Crocheted Donuts
Who says you can’t enjoy donuts every day? These cute little crocheted donuts are the perfect things for dressing up your refrigerator – just glue magnets to the back when you’re finished. Or, you could use them for decorating pillows for little girls’ rooms or any number of other décor projects. You could even make just one to use for a pin cushion. They’re super simple to make and so colorful!
Tutorial and Pattern: littlethingsblogged