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!
20 Easy Crochet Tank Top For Beginners
Tutorial and Pattern: cre8tioncrochet
21 Easy Crocheted Ear Warmers
Ear warmers are so in style right now, and you can save yourself about $20 if you make one as opposed to buying it. I really love the big crocheted flower on the side of this one. I bought one similar a few months ago and paid way too much for it, considering I could have made it in a couple hours and for just a couple of dollars’ worth of yarn. I also like the grey color, but you could do this in any color that you want – or several colors and have one to match every outfit.
Tutorial and Pattern: growcreativeblog
22 Cute Baby Turban
How adorable is this little turban for little girls? This is honestly the cutest thing I have ever seen. It’s really easy to make, and would be a wonderful gift for anyone you know who is expecting a girl. You can easily make this in just a couple of hours, and in so many beautiful colors. You may also be able to adjust the pattern to make it a bit larger if you need something that’s not just for newborns.
Tutorial and Pattern: crochetforchildren
23 Crochet Peppermint Swirl Afghan
Christmas may be over, but it will come again and you can really be ready when you take the time to crochet this beautiful peppermint swirl afghan. The red and white coloring is gorgeous and this is such an easy pattern. You’ll need two colors of yarn of course, and you can even make a pillow to match – there’s a pattern for that, too. You have plenty of time to get this done before the holidays roll around again. Go ahead and make more than one – keep one for yourself and use the others as gifts.
Tutorial and Pattern: thewhoot
24 Summer Beach Tote
You could use this great tote for the beach or make one to use as a reusable market bag. Either way, it won’t take you long to create and the finished project is just beautiful. I love the contrast in the coloring, but you could do this in a single color if it’s easier, especially if you’ve never done multiple colors when crocheting. This really is a breeze for beginners and doesn’t take nearly as long to make as you may think.
Tutorial and Pattern: thestitchinmommy
25 Crocheted Coasters
These little crocheted coasters are really pretty and they don’t take long at all to create. You could make an entire set of four in just a few hours. I love how vintage they look – think iced tea at grandma’s house. You could also do these as gifts – just give a set to anyone who you know would love them. They look like little flowers when they’re finished and have such a wonderful retro appeal.
Tutorial and Pattern: lululoves
26 Peekaboo Crocheted Flip Flops
Flip flop season is my absolute favorite. I love how comfortable these shoes are, and I really love this crocheted version of my favorite shoes. You’ll need a pair of flip flops to begin, which you can pick up at the Dollar Store for a dollar. You crochet a really stylish top to the shoes, which instantly transforms them into a dressier style. I love how easy these are to make. You can have an entire set of flip flops done in just a couple of hours.
Tutorial and Pattern: cre8tioncrochet
27 DIY Teddy Bear
I bet you didn’t think crocheting a teddy bear would be easy, but it is. The bear is crocheted with two strands of yarn held together while you work, which isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Once you’ve finished with the crocheting, you just stuff him with pillow stuffing, or use up some old rags or clothing, and he’s all done. The mouth and nose are embroidered and eyes are buttons. This is such a cute little bear and any child is going to love him.
Tutorial and Pattern: gosyo
28 Lace Shorts
I have a pair of lace shorts and let me tell you, I paid a lot for them. You don’t have to though, because you can crochet your own. These shorts are very in style right now and are so gorgeous. They’re perfect for casual or even dressier occasions. If you wanted, you could sew in something so that they’re not see-thru, or just use them as a cover up for your bathing suit when you hit the beach. The pattern makes it look so easy to create them, and I really love that wide satin ribbon at the waist.
Tutorial and Pattern: dougthewookie
29 Crocheted Basket
This pattern isn’t just for one, but three baskets. You can create an entire family of baskets, which would be perfect for holding sewing and crocheting projects, yarn, and needles. I love these for storage options, as well. If you don’t want an Ombre or striped look, you can just use one color of yarn for each basket. They are super easy and won’t take long at all to crochet. You could have all three finished in just a week, even if you don’t work on them for hours every day.
Tutorial and Pattern: allaboutami
30 Boho Tassel Crocheted Bag
You could easily just head to a department store and purchase this boho bag for around $30 or so, but then again, you wouldn’t have the joy of saying that you made it. Plus, you can easily create this gorgeous bag in about three hours, and with just a few supplies. This is one of the easiest bags to crochet, and is really beautiful with the tassels hanging down. You’ll need leather strips and a few other purse making supplies, but the gist of the work is in the crocheting.
Tutorial and Pattern: persialou
31 Ultra Soft Blanket
This lovely blanket is super soft and super easy to crochet. It’s also huge, which is perfect for beds or for cuddling up on the couch and watching a great movie. I really love the fringe on the ends, but you could probably leave that out if you wanted. This is one of the easiest blankets to crochet so it’s perfect for beginners, and it won’t take you long to make even if this is your very first crochet project.
Tutorial and Pattern: dabblesandbabbles
32 Granny Heart DIY
Okay, if you’re going to crochet then you really need to learn the granny square. These little granny hearts would be perfect for putting together a Valentine’s Day blanket or scarf or even making a throw for someone that’s getting married. It’s not nearly as complicated as I thought it was to make a granny heart, so I’m sure you’ll find it easy, too. You can practice on these if you’re just beginning and see how well you’re improving from heart to heart. Then put them all together and make yourself a nice little blanket.
Tutorial and Pattern: thecrochetcrowd
33 Easy Black And White Throw
Here’s another really easy pattern for a great blanket. I love the black and white stripes. This gives you a chance to work on changing colors, and you end up with a really nice throw blanket that’s perfect to display on the back of your couch. You can use other colors, of course, just choose two different colors so you can practice on those color changes. The yarn will cost around $20 depending on whether you find it on sale, and you’ll need a few hours of work time.
Tutorial and Pattern: becomingpeculiar
34 DIY Swirly Crocheted Cupcake
This cupcake is in the collection just because I think it’s so adorable. This is a great project if you have kids and want to give them play food that’s also soft – perfect for smaller children who still tend to put toys in their mouths. You don’t even have to crochet that much. Once you’re finished, you gather the material up to look like a cupcake. I love the idea of having these in little girls’ rooms for décor or maybe even integrating them into a pillow?
Tutorial and Pattern: allaboutami
35 Easy DIY Crocheted Valance
Yes, you can even crochet curtains for your home, even if you’ve never crocheted before! I love this crocheted valance – it’s easy, colorful, and such a unique idea. You’ll be crocheting separate little flowers and then joining them all together to make the valance. This really works up quickly and is a perfect valance for the kitchen or even bathroom – just wherever you want to display your handiwork and add a nice splash of color.
Tutorial and Pattern: onceuponapinkmoon
36 Pin Up Headband Pattern
This headband looks much like the ear warmers, but it fits a bit differently. I really love the large bow on the side, and it’s great anytime you want that pin up look with your hair. The pattern makes a one size fits all headband, so there’s no need to adjust it for age. It will stretch to fit when you wear it. The pattern looks really simple so you could probably finish this off in just a couple of hours.
Tutorial and Pattern: hopefulhoney
37 Easy Bunny Outfit
This bunny hat and matching diaper cover are just too adorable. You could get your little one all ready for Easter with this matching outfit, and you’ve got plenty of time to finish it. I love the white and pink combination for girls, but you could totally change up the colors for boys. It even has a pom pom tail! I love everything about this, especially the fact that it is so easy to make.
Tutorial and Pattern: repeatcrafterme
38 Chevron Crochet Pattern
So, this chevron pattern is gorgeous and you could make so many things with it. If you’re a fan of the chevron look, you can turn this into a hat, scarf, blanket, or any number of other wonderful crocheted items. The pattern itself is not at all difficult, and teaches you to integrate three different colors of thread into the same project.
Tutorial and Pattern: rescuedpawdesigns
39 Crocheted Star Christmas Ornament
This ornament may be a little late for Christmas, but don’t worry – there’s another one coming soon, and you have time to make enough of these to completely decorate your Christmas tree in retro ornaments. This is an easy project, and great for practice. It’s about four by four inches in diameter, and won’t take long at all to create. If you have a snowy Saturday, this would be the perfect way to pass some time.
Tutorial and Pattern: hopefulhoney