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25+ Free & Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

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Do you want to learn how to crochet? Are you a beginner looking for easy crochet patterns? If so, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will share 25 free and easy crochet patterns that are perfect for beginners. These patterns are simple and easy to follow, and they range in difficulty level from beginner to intermediate. So whether you are a newbie crocheter or someone who is just looking for some new and easy patterns, we have got you covered!

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Are you looking for some easy crochet patterns that are perfect for beginners? This post has got you covered.

In the list below, you’ll find beginner-friendly crochet patterns that are simple and easy to follow. You can start with the simplest pattern and work your way up to more difficult ones as you gain experience. So whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve been crocheting for years, we’ve got a pattern that will suit your needs.

New to crochet? You may want to start with our free How to Crochet Guide, or this guide to the 6 Basic Crochet Stitches.

With these patterns, you can create everything from hats and scarves to blankets and sweaters. And since they’re all designed with beginners in mind, there’s no need to be intimidated – even if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before.

25 Free and Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

A list of 25 free and easy crochet patterns that are perfect for beginners.

What to look for in an easy crochet pattern

So, how do you if the crochet pattern you’re considering is appropriate for your skill level? Here are a few things to look for to tell if the pattern is easy enough for beginners.

  • The pattern uses chains, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches or a combination of those three stitches.
  • The stitch pattern is repetitive so that you can easily follow the pattern without getting lost.
  • The project is made from basic shapes (squares, rectangles, circles) that don’t require too much shaping.
  • The pattern includes a lot of instructions and pictures to help you along the way.

What is the first thing a beginner should crochet?

The first thing a beginner should crochet is a simple scarf or another small rectangular project. These projects are a great way to practice your crocheting skills and try out new stitches and techniques.

Don’t miss this helpful guide to the best crochet supplies for beginners – so you get the right yarn and tools to help you on your crochet journey.

Once you have mastered the basics of crocheting, you can start working on larger or more advanced projects like Afghans, beanies, or even sweaters!

What are some easy crochet patterns for beginners?

Some of the easiest things to crochet are small rectangular projects that are worked back and forth in rows. These projects are perfect for beginners because they are easy to follow and don’t require a lot of experience or skill. A few of our favorite easy crochet patterns for beginners include:

What are some intermediate crochet patterns for beginners?

Once you’ve made a few easy pieces, try a larger project – or a project that’s worked “in the round.” Some intermediate crochet patterns for beginners include:

Remember, these are just a few examples. There are endless possibilities when it comes to crochet, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things!

Now that you know what to look for in an easy crochet pattern, let’s get started with the list!

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Monday 28th of August 2023

Good evening After a lot of attempts and failures - This Autumn I hope to master basic crochet !!!!!


Monday 23rd of January 2023

I'm new so I just think maybe you could just help me send some beginners basic stitches and others

Sarah Stearns

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Hi Abigail, You might like this post we have all about the 6 basic crochet stitches that beginners should learn first: Basic Crochet Stitches


Friday 13th of January 2023

Hi Sarah

I am new to crocheting and i am going crazy over it i even i want to make it a business, now there are patterns i am trying out every day like the cable stitch wow its bit hard for now but i will get there. Right now i am trying to make a bag for my project my fingers are crossed.

Thanks Sarah


Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Hi8! I'm a newbie to crocheting & I love a lot of the beginners patterns especially the fingerless gloves! But I'm going to start my first project with the cute wash cloth pattern! Wish me luck I'm praying i catch on to crocheting I'm so excited


Sunday 30th of October 2022

Hi Sarah, Could you put the instructions for your very first Baby Yoda back on your web site please as they have mysteriously disappeared. I have made him a few times, but still need to follow your instructions. Thank you so much, Wendy (: