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Free Beginner Crochet Patterns

Updated on August 20, 2013
Small Beginner Crochet Bag
Small Beginner Crochet Bag | Source

Free Beginner Crochet Patterns

There is much to learn when it comes to crocheting, and it takes quite a bit of practice to master it. As exciting as it is, however, for many, the first crochet project can also be quite overwhelming. And starting off with a project that is too difficult can cause some to give up on crocheting altogether.

In order to avoid that kind of frustration, you should start off with a beginner crochet pattern. Most patterns are labeled with a skill level from beginner, easy, intermediate and advanced, however, not all patterns follow the same guidelines in determining the skill levels. As a result of that, you might sometimes find a pattern labeled as a beginner pattern, when in fact it is more suitable for someone who knows the basics, and vice versa. Here is an article that will help you figure out what to look for in a beginner crochet pattern.

The following crochet patterns should be suitable for beginners. Most of them only use the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. Some of them also use the double crochet and the extended single crochet. These are considered to be basic crochet stitches, which can easily be mastered by anyone. Once you have mastered the basics, then you can move on to the next level.

Market Bag - Gardners Ramblings

This is an excellent pattern for beginners. It not only is quite lovely, but the pattern is well written and should be easy to understand for a beginner. It starts off in rows, but then it provides detailed instructions on how to work the pattern in the round. - Market Bag

Small Beginner Crochet Bag
Small Beginner Crochet Bag | Source

Small, Beginner Crochet Bag - Crochet N’Crafts

This is an easy pattern to tackle even for a beginner. I would even recommend this pattern for a young child. It is worked in the rounds and uses crochet chains and the single crochet stitch to create the lacy design. Any young girl would love this bag. - Small Beginner Crochet Bag

Simple Scrubbie #3
Simple Scrubbie #3 | Source

Simple Scrubbie #3 - Free Crochet Patterns (ruqqa)

This is a small crochet project for a simple scrubbie. You can use it as a face scrubbie or as a vegetable scrubie. In addition to chains and single crochet stitches, this pattern also uses the double crochet stitch. Furthermore, if you like the scrubbie, then you can also make a dishcloth to match. A link to the dishcloth can be found on the scrubbie page. - Simple Scrubbie #3

Crochet Granny Flower - Cherie Durbin - Factoidz

Here is another small crochet project. This one is for a small crocheted granny flower. It basically starts off with a center similar to a granny square and then has a nice flowery edge. In addition to the pattern, there is also a short list of ideas on what to do with the flower. - Crochet Granny Flower

Crochet Hat - Designs by KN

You can make this hat in several different colors, or in one solid color if you like. The pattern calls for single crochet stitches and is worked in a continuous round in order to make it even easier. Instructions are given for a custom fit around the head. - Crochet Hat

Chunky Beginner Hat - Midnight Knitter

This looks like a super quick hat to make for beginners. You will need three different sized crochet hooks to make this hat. This is an excellent pattern that introduces you to the basic crochet stitches, including the chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and the double crochet stitch. - Chunky Beginner Hat

Crochet A Beginner's Scarf - AOK Corral

This is an excellent scarf to start with as your first crochet pattern. It provides you with instructions on how to make it in medium and thick yarns. The stitches used are the chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet stitches. - Crochet A Beginner's Scarf

Bernat Satin Hooded Scarf
Bernat Satin Hooded Scarf | Source

Bernat Satin Hooded Scarf - CrochetN’Crafts

And if you like hooded scarves, then you will enjoy making this one. It is worked with the extended single crochet stitch, which is a little taller than the single crochet and it adds a nice texture to the design. This is also a great pattern that allows for mindless crocheting. - Bernat Satin Hooded Scarf


Single Crochet Beanie

This single crochet beanie is perfect for someone who is learning to crochet. It starts off using simple single crochet stitches and then has a row of crossed double crochets near the edging. The beanie is suitable for both men and women. - Single Crochet Beanie

Double Crochet Dishcloth

This is a simple double crochet dishcloth suitable for a beginner. It works up quick and easy and allows for good practice with the double crochet stitch. And the best part is that it is a dishcloth and can still be used even if it doesn't turn out perfect. Double Crochet Dishcloth.


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    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Thanks Lisa :)

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      4 years ago from Scotland

      Great beginner Patterns

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Hi Amira, Could you direct me to the pattern and then maybe I could be of more help. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      i want to learn youth crochet boots

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      It is always fun to teach a young girl how to crochet. Hope she enjoys these as well.

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for the easy crochet projects. I'll be working with a little girl who wants to learn to crochet and she will enjoy seeing these.

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Yes it is, it is my favorite way to relax at night. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      7 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good, very relaxing hobby.


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