10 Easy Free Crochet Patterns for Beginners

These Patterns are Perfect for People New to Crochet

Crochet Headband Free Pattern

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn 

When you are first learning how to crochet, it is helpful to have beginner crochet patterns to work with. Of course, you could just learn the stitches in rows without a pattern in mind but that's not nearly as satisfying as being able to create a finished project.

This collection of easy crochet patterns is perfect for people who are working on their first few crochet projects. Of course, they are also great for advanced crocheters who are interested in working on simple meditative crochet patterns that take them back to the basics

You can work these crochet patterns if you have learned the basics of crochet including how to slip stitch, chain, single crochet, double crochet and change colors.

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    Fast, Easy, Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

    Pink Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern
    Amy Solovay

    This easy design is crocheted using only chains and single crochet stitch. You could crochet this design as either a baby blanket or a lapghan. It is worked with a larger than normal crochet hook, allowing you to easily see your stitches and also allowing for quick crocheting. This is a very satisfying project for a new crocheter to complete. It is also a nice meditative design for crocheters of any level.

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    Striped Single Crochet Placemat Free Pattern

    Striped SC Placemat Free Pattern
    Jessie At Home

    This free crochet pattern is easy because it uses only single crochet stitches. The only thing that elevates it to a more advanced beginner level pattern is the fact that there are color changes. These changes are simple and it's a great way to learn about changing yarns, which is a foundational crochet skill.

    Of course, if you want, you could avoid color changes and make a few of these placemats in a single color as you get the hang of crochet. If you change the yarn and hook to larger sizes, you could use this same crochet pattern to make a rug or blanket.

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    Crochet Headband Free Pattern

    Crochet Headband Free Pattern
    Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

    This is one of those crochet designs that looks far more complicated than it is, which always makes the new crafter feel very accomplished. This crochet pattern uses single crochet stitches and allows you to practice working in the back loop only, which is an advanced-beginner technique. After you make this, you can wear it immediately. It's a very rewarding project.

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    Beginner Crochet Hat Free Pattern

    Beginner Crochet Hat Free Pattern

    The basic beanie is a really good beginner crochet project. This one is designed with detailed photos and instructions, without the use of abbreviations, to help people who are new to crochet feel comfortable. This crochet beanie is a unisex adult beanie that will teach you a lot about how to crochet in the round, which is another advanced beginner skill.

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    Wildwood Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

    Beginner Crochet Cowl Free Pattern
    Unraveled Mitten

    This free crochet accessory pattern combines chains, single crochet, and double crochet stitches to create a beautiful texture. It really shows you how just two stitches, alternated strategically, can create a unique design.

    Change colors periodically to create a striped design that really showcases the stitches. Alternatively, work it in one color for a simpler project.

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    Baby's First Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

    Beginner's Baby Cardigan Sweater Pattern

    Erica Jackofsky

    This pattern is intended especially for beginners. The sweater's simple shapes make the crocheting easy. All the instructions are written out, with no abbreviations used, making it easier for total beginners to understand. If you are ready to crochet your very first item of clothing, start here!

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    Simple Crochet Slippers Free Pattern

    Crochet Slippers Free Pattern
    Erica Jackofsky

    These crochet slippers use single crochet stitches throughout. You will have to do some decreasing (sc2tog) so it's a great opportunity to learn about that. This crochet pattern is worked both in rows and in the round. It is an advanced beginner pattern but don't be intimidated to give it a try.

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    3 Crochet Bags Starter Projects Free Patterns

    Crochet Bags Free Patterns
    Bobble and Knit

    This is a collection of three crochet bags, each worked in a different basic crochet stitch (sc, hdc, and dc), and each designed a little bit differently. Working all three of them will give you a great understanding of the difference between the stitches, some working knowledge of varied ways to construct crochet purses and information about the difference between US and UK crochet terms.

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    Classic Crochet Granny Square Free Pattern

    Crochet Granny Square, Round 3
    Kathryn Vercillo

    The great thing about the classic granny square is that once you've learned it, you'll never forget it, and you can use it over and over again in so many different ways. After learning how to work the first few rounds, you'll know all that you need to create a square in any size so you can use the pattern to make coasters, placemats, cushions, rugs, blankets and more. Once you learn the additional skill of joining crochet squares, you can combine small squares to make almost anything!

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    Other Crochet Square Patterns

    Large Chunky Crochet Granny Square

    Kathryn Vercillo

    After you have mastered the easy classic crochet granny square, you can expand into additional types of squares. There are nearly three dozen crochet square patterns in this roundup, featuring squares as small as 3" in diameter and as large as 12". Although some of these crochet patterns are better for advanced crafters, there are plenty of sweet and simple crochet squares that use only basic stitches and are easy enough for newbies to the craft.