If you're looking for easy crochet patterns, this list features many possibilities. The free patterns featured here are all good choices for confident beginners who are familiar with the basic crochet stitches.
If you're a total beginner, be sure to check out our tips for learning how to crochet for newbies. For your very first crochet project, starting off with the granny square is a recommended first step, although there are plenty of good alternatives if you'd rather try something else. Want to see the easiest of the easy patterns featured on our site? If so, check out these free crochet patterns for beginners.
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Easy Afghan Patterns
The fast, easy crocheted baby blanket pattern pictured is an ultra-simple design that's simple to crochet, and reasonably quick to complete. It's suitable for either boys or girls, as it works well in gender-neutral colors.
For other baby blanket ideas, you can also check out this list of patterns.
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Easy Afghan Squares
You can create an afghan, scarf, or another project by making squares. They are easy to do and a way to get started with crochet. Once you've mastered the square, here's how to join granny squares and other crocheted afghan squares.
- Rainbow Outlines Granny Square Pattern: Use colors to build a rainbow in each square.
- Easy Flower Granny Square: This square has a flower emerging from the center, a fun variation.
- Summer Bedspread Granny Square Pattern: This is a more airy design than the usual granny square, suitable for a lightweight summer bedspread.
- Easy Baby Afghan Square in single crochet stitch is a great project for a beginner. You can choose colors to match the nursery color scheme.
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Easy Crochet Flower Patterns
It's fun to make crocheted flowers to attach to hats, scarves, and other items. You can make an easy layered rose that will look lovely wherever you decide to use it. You can vary the color combination to suit the occasion. You can also make daisies and sunflowers. You'll have fun making these blossoms.
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Easy Baby Clothes and Accessories
Crochet projects can outfit a baby from head to toe. Start with the Beginner's Easy Baby Cardigan Sweater Pattern or the Sweet Potato Baby Sweater Pattern to keep the baby snuggled up cozy. Make some coordinating baby slippers. Then make a lovely baby beanie.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Simple Crochet Accessories Set
You can be on your way to making a full set of accessories for winter. These would make a great gift set or simply enjoy them for yourself. They include a Beanie, Fingerless Gloves, Scarf, and Headband. You can make them in your team colors or to match your ensemble.
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Easy Scarf Patterns
A scarf may be one of the first clothing items you crochet. A beginner can work most of these very easily. Three to start with would be a basic pattern, a simple jeweled neck warmer, or a men's winter scarf.
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Easy Hat Patterns
It doesn't get more classic than a winter hat for guys or a slouch hat for gals. These are wardrobe staples for the cold season and always a welcome gift. You can make them in your team colors or to coordinate with your winter wardrobe.
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Easy Clothing Patterns
An easy scrap yarn shawl is a fun fashion accessory as well as a way to use up leftover yarn. For a more complex pattern that is still easy, see the lace stole with flower accents. It would look great with a little black dress.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Easy Kitchen Patterns - Potholders, Dishcloths, and Placemats
You can make a kitchen set for yourself or to give as gifts. They would be perfect for a wedding shower or a housewarming party, but also welcome as holiday gifts. Start with the Beginner-Friendly Half-Double Crochet Placemats, Easy Afghan Stitch Potholders, and Easy Double Rainbow Crocheted Dishcloth.
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Easy Patterns for Edgings and Trims
When you're finishing your projects, you'll need some edging and trim techniques. Start with the easy single crochet afghan edging and the beginner-friendly shell edging pattern.
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Simple Crochet Slippers
Keep your feet warm with this simple pattern. Have fun and make a set for the whole family, from babies to grandparents.