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!
81 Easy Beginner’s Camera Bag Pattern
Tutorial and Pattern: hopefulhoney
82 Crocheted Children’s Fox Mittens
These adorable little mittens resemble foxes, especially if you do them in reds or greys. I love the details on his face, which are really easy to do. As adorable as they are, these mittens classify as easy crocheting projects for beginners, so you are going to be able to make them no matter what your crocheting skill set. Your kids will adore wearing them as much as you love making them.
Tutorial and Pattern: craftfoxes
83 Broomstick Lace Crochet Top
I love the thought of crocheting my own tops and when I get to that point, this lovely broomstick lace top will be one of the first things I try. You can easily increase the size of the top by just adding stitches to your initial chain. I love how breezy this looks and how easy it is to crochet. You make two pieces and then join them with the cap sleeve to finish off the project.
Tutorial and Pattern: mamainastitch
84 Ombre Poncho
This Ombre poncho will cost you around $20 or so to make. You won’t be able to buy it anywhere for that price. It’s a gorgeous five colored poncho that rides a bit shorter than some others. The pattern is really easy, even when you’re switching colors, and the finished project is absolutely gorgeous. You can adjust this one as well to make it longer or shorter by altering your initial stitch count.
Tutorial and Pattern: garnstudio
85 Chunky Scarf With Leather Accent
This chunky scarf is so easy to make and it’s gorgeous when you add the small leather accent, which is really easy too by the way. You simply create an infinity scarf, which is much easier than it sounds, and then clamp it together on one side with a piece of leather. This is a really good project to try your hand on if you’re just beginning to crochet. If you mess up stitches, you can easily hide them under the leather piece.
Tutorial and Pattern: sisterswhat
86 Tapered Crochet Scarf
I love the colorful pom poms at the ends of this scarf. You could totally leave those out, but they give it such personality, don’t you think? You begin with chunky yarn, crocheting a triangle and then work out from there. It really is one of the easier scarves to crochet and it’s the perfect beginning project for you or your teen if she wants to learn as well.
Tutorial and Pattern: saintcardigan
87 DIY Boho Tunic
This boho tunic is absolutely fabulous. I love the colors intertwined in it, and the fact that I can make it even though I’m not terribly skilled at crocheting. You can adjust the size easily by adding or subtracting stitches, so it can be made to fit virtually anyone. I love the fringe at the bottom which is also really easy to do.
Tutorial and Pattern: ravelry
88 Heavy Hooded Cape
How much do you want to make this hooded cape right now? I love how heavy it is. This would be great for taking along when you’re going to be outdoors and not sure what the weather will be. I especially love the hood, which is not difficult at all to create. This really looks like a complicated crocheting project but fits perfectly with beginning patterns. It’s easy and can be so versatile.
Tutorial and Pattern: thewhoot.com.au
89 Baby Bunny Hat
These little bunny hats are so easy to create that you’ll definitely want to make more than one. The patterns fit sizes from preemie to newborn and up to six months. They’re so adorable with their little bunny ears, and you can easily do one of these in just an hour or so. The ears are done separately and then sewn on, which makes it a bit easier than crocheting them in as you go.
Tutorial and Pattern: beginner-crochet-patterns
90 Beginner Crochet Market Bag
Keep your produce fresh and display your crocheting talents at the same time with this cute little market bag. What’s really great about this one, and what makes it such a wonderful beginner’s project, is gauge doesn’t matter. You may end up with extra yarn which is fine. You can finish off with a single crochet edging around the top and handles. The bag is plenty sturdy enough to hold produce and gives you so much wonderful practice for harder projects.
Tutorial and Pattern: Ravelry
91 Easy Crocheted Wash Cloths
I typically knit my homemade wash cloths, but I’m really anxious to try this crochet pattern, since it’s super easy. This is a great way to practice your gauge and a project that really doesn’t have to be perfect. You can make these in just minutes, depending on your skill set. Even the newest crocheters in the crowd should be able to finish one in under half an hour. Not only do you get loads of practice making these, you also get great, thick new wash cloths.
Tutorial and Pattern: dabblesandbabbles
92 Cozy Cocoon Crocheted Cardigan
This short cardigan has a bit of slouch, which makes it stylish and it’s light enough that you can wear it during any season. You’ll use about five skeins of yarn, depending on the size and whether you want it longer than the pattern. I love the stylishness of it – you’ll find similar cardigans at department stores for more than $45 each. Making this one will save you money and it’s just so gorgeous!
Tutorial and Pattern: domesticbliss2
93 Super Easy Crocheted Cat Toy
This cat toy really is the perfect beginning crochet project. I mean, your cat won’t mind if you mess up a stitch or two, and the more you make the more practice you get – and the happier your cat will be. You could probably turn this out in less than an hour even if you’ve never crocheted before. It’s a cute toy that contains a ball at one end, and it gives you a few different stitches to practice on.
Tutorial and Pattern: babytoboomer
94 Easy To Crochet Bun Beanie
You’ve surely seen the newest in beanies – the bun beanie. This little beanie allows you to wear your hair in a messy bun and have on a beanie at the same time. It’s a great concept. Unfortunately, those things are a bit expensive…unless you crochet your own. And, you can make this one in about an hour, maybe less. Use contrasting colors or just one color of yarn if you prefer. These are so easy you may want to make more than one.
Tutorial and Pattern: sewrella
95 Crocheted Dust Mop Cover
Forget about replacing your dust mop when it gets too dirty or buying replacement heads. You can just crochet a cover for it, and then drop the cover in the washer when you need to. This dust mop cover is not at all difficult and you can do it in colors that match your duster or something completely different. Use a heavy yarn so that you grab more dust when your cover is completed.
Tutorial and Pattern: ravelry
96 Rope Crocheted Bath Mat
I adore this crocheted bath mat – which is made from rope, by the way. It’s gorgeous and so soft and cushiony under your feet. You can use clotheslines that you get at the Dollar Store for a dollar or so each. You’ll also need a rather large crochet hook. The process is relatively simple, and you can alter the pattern to make the rug as small or as large as you would like it to be.
Tutorial and Pattern: mamainastitch
97 Crochet Fish Scrubbie Wash Cloths
Kids are going to go crazy over these little fishes that double as wash cloths. Whether you crochet them for the kids at bath time or make them for dish cloths, they’re just as cute as they can be, and so very easy to crochet. This uses mostly basic stitches, although there are a couple of special ones in there – don’t worry though, they’re really easy. Everything about these fish wash cloths is easy, and they are really cute when they’re finished.
Tutorial and Pattern: 1dogwoof
98 Swiffer Wet Mop Cover
If you have a Swiffer wet mop, you can crochet covers for that mop that saves you from having to buy disposables. These mop covers are really easy. They’re basically a triangle and you’ll need a little extra on the sides to hold it on. I love the thought of being able to just take them off and drop them in the washing machine when they get too soiled.
Tutorial and Pattern: ravelry.com
99 Fun Animal Shaped Wash Mitts
Kids really are going to love these animal shaped wash mitts. These are great if you know someone who is expecting. You could do an entire gift basket of handmade items and add things that you’ve crocheted just for the little one’s arrival. These look so easy and they’re so colorful and fun.
Tutorial and Pattern: gosyo.co.jp
100 TMNT Pattern
Oh my goodness – I can’t believe I even found this one. It’s crochet patterns for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I can’t tell you how many kids in my family have always loved the TMNT. These are so easy and perfect for beginners. They’re also going to make wonderful gifts for any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan you may know. Have fun with this one – I know I will!
Tutorial and Pattern: craftster.org