23 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Illustration of corchet projects

The Spruce / Ellen Lindner

One of the best things about crochet is that even if you're a beginner, you can make beautiful, functional items. You only need to learn a few crochet basics to be able to make a wide variety of designs.

Crochet scarves, blankets, and some shawls are all simple rectangle shapes. They don't require you to know advanced beginner crochet skills like increasing and decreasing. Even if you're an advanced crocheter, starter patterns are perfect for relaxation and instant gratification when it comes to crafting.