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20 Crochet Patterns for Beginners

By Elisha Baba


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The process of learning to crochet is a really rewarding experience. Crocheting is a great hobby that allows you to express yourself creatively while also crafting things that are useful to your everyday life. If you’re just starting your crocheting journey, you are in for a wonderful and fulfilling ride. Here are some crochet patterns for beginners that you will enjoy creating.

20 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

1. Gathered Buds Hat

Crochet Life gives us an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to make this cute hat in only an hour and a half. This simple project is the perfect way to show off the new crocheting skills that you’re learning. There are two options for customization when it comes to the designs of this beanie, so you can choose one color or two colors. This crochet hat would also make a really great gift because it’s a handmade item that also happens to be super adorable for people of all ages.

2. Boho Tassel Crochet Bag

This boho tassel crochet bag from Persia Lou may look rather advanced, but this project is actually meant for anyone who can do basic crochet stitches. The free pattern and step-by-step process are accompanied by helpful pictures that will allow you to make this stylish bag really easily. You could choose to go out and buy a similar bag, but crocheting your own handbag with your own hands will definitely make you love it that much more.

3. Amigurumi Bear

Do you have an adorable child in your life who you’d love to sew a stuffed animal for? This crochet teddy bear from Pierrot Yarns makes a great gift for any child in your life. You’ll enjoy crocheting the bear while the child will get to have fun playing with it. The comprehensive guide provided is perfect for the beginner crocheter that may need a bit of guidance.

4. Coasters

Crochet coasters are one of the best options for beginners because the patterns are fairly simple. Lulu Loves gives us this adorable crochet coaster design that has a timeless and classy feel to it. You may enjoy crocheting these little coasters so much that you will end up making several of them, but that’s okay because these would make adorable gifts.

5. Chunky Blanket

Are you looking for a cozy blanket to keep you warm all winter long? This pattern for a chunky blanket from Always Rooney is not only super easy but it’s also a really fun and functional project to complete. You’ll be happy you decided on this one because the outcome of this crochet endeavor is a cozy blanket that you’ll be snuggling with all the time.

6. Simple Puff Stitch Crochet Headband

Novice crocheters will absolutely love this simple and stylish headband pattern from Crochet Life. You’ll be able to flaunt your new crocheting skills out and about while also keeping your ears warm and toasty this winter. The directions are clear and easy to follow, and making this headband is especially great for those who are just beginning their crocheting journey.

7. Shell Stitch Cowl Scarf

This infinity scarf from She Sows Seeds is the perfect option for those who are looking to crochet something that they can make and actually use. There’s no arguing that a scarf is a very useful and stylish accessory. This is a simplistic design not only looks really nice when it’s completed, but it’s so versatile you’ll be able to wear it with everything.

8. Mystic Mermaid Cocoon

Bhooked Crochet gives us this crochet pattern that is absolutely beautiful and would be an ideal project for those super trendy summer mermaid-themed newborn photos. This pattern is simply gorgeous to look at, but it’s also not that difficult and really enjoyable to make. You’ll find the step-by-step guidelines to be quite useful as you crochet the prettiest mermaid tail for a beloved infant who just entered your life. This crochet pattern will help you create the cutest newborn photos you could ever imagine.

9. Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Whether you’re throwing an owl-themed party or you simply know someone obsessed with owls, this crochet pattern design from Repeat Crafter Me is simply adorable. Owls are also a very popular theme in home decor at the moment. With easy-to-follow instructions and using only minimal materials, you’ll be able to create this owl granny square crochet pattern idea that is versatile and customizable depending on your intended use. Although this pattern was originally created as a decoration for a party, it has also become a staple decor piece in bedrooms, and it’s even been multiplied many times to create a cozy blanket.

10. Bella Ruffled Bag

Are you interested in making your own accessories? This lovely crochet pattern from Crochet Dreams will create a really cool ruffled bag that you will become obsessed with. You’ll simply follow the step-by-step guidelines to create the bag, and the process goes by quickly because the ruffles use double crochet stitches. This crochet bag will definitely make a statement as your friends ask where you got the bag from, and your answer is that you made it yourself.

11. Giraffe Lovey

This crochet pattern from Ravelry is quite possibly one of the most adorable designs ever. Using the step-by-step guide will make the process of creating this adorable giraffe buddy easy. Not only will you enjoy creating this pattern, but it will also make a meaningful gift for a baby or small child. After you’ve completed this project, you’ll get great satisfaction by watching your small friend play with their new handmade toy.

12. Rustic Fringe Infinity Scarf

Yarn and Chai gives us this rustic fringe infinity scarf idea that is perfect for those who are just learning to crochet. Infinity scarfs are super trendy these days, and this specific design is way too cool to not list. What’s great about this stylish design is the fringe is optional, so you can choose to leave it off, but why would you want to? You simply follow the instructional video as you crochet an infinity scarf that you’ll enjoy wearing time and time again.

13. Aluren Crochet Bag

The perfect summer bag can be hard to find, so why not make it yourself? This amazing crochet tote bag pattern from Crochet Life is really easy to make and you’ll thank yourself for taking the time to make it. The dimensions of this bag allow you to carry everything you’ll need this summer: sunglasses, swimwear, goggles, chapstick, etc. So, it’s both cute and functional.

14. Crocheted Leather Flap Clutch

How cool is this clutch from Delia Creates? It’s important to note that there is an extra element involved when crafting this clutch: the leather flap. It’s totally worth taking the additional time to incorporate the leather because the final product is to die for. This crocheted leather flap clutch looks like something you’d see when browsing through the mall, but you’ll be proud to say it is handmade by you.

15. Crochet Cozy for Jars or Cans

If you’re looking for a quick and easy crochet pattern, check out this jar and can cozy idea from Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart. This project is a really great way to hone your crocheting skills. They are intended to be made in bulk, so do your thing and make a ton of these to give away as thoughtful handmade gifts or place them on cans and jars all around your home. They will add elements of comfort and style to your home that you and your family will love.

16. Easy Crochet Throw Pillow

This adorable crochet throw pillow from The Craft Patch will be a lovely addition to your home if you’re looking for a nice textured decorative piece. You’ll simply follow the step-by-step guide before throwing the throw pillow onto your couch. You can choose a pop of color to brighten up your space or choose a more earthly tone to make your living room feel homier.

17. Customizable Poncho

Who doesn’t love a good poncho? This easy crochet pattern from Ravelry is super cute and completely customizable. Flaunting a garment that you created by-hand is one of the best feelings in the world. With the simple instructions, you’ll create a fashion-forward poncho design that you can wear day or night.

18. Crochet Bangle

Bangles are one of my favorite accessories to add a bit of flair to any outfit. This crochet bangle pattern from Lebenslustiger is the perfect option for beginners who would love to create an adorable accessory. The step-by-step guide will seamlessly guide you through the entire process. It won’t be long before you have a statement accessory that you’re sure to love styling.

19. Crochet Floor Pouf

This chunky knit crochet floor pouf from The Whoot is a really innovative idea that works well in most spaces. You can customize the color and size of your pouf before adding it to the desired part of your house. It does seem like kids are just dying to have these pouf balls in their room. These floor poufs make great seats for kids’ rooms or footrests for adults. The choice is yours!

20. Camera Satchel Bag Crochet Pattern

Hopeful Honey gives us this really simple camera satchel bag crochet pattern that will end up becoming one of the coolest bags you own. The design is not only unique but it’s also an original looking bag that will never go out of style.

If you’re just learning to crochet, these patterns will surely help you gain knowledge and experience around the craft. The twenty design patterns listed have been carefully chosen for beginner crocheters, but they’re also patterns that you’ll be proud you created. You will love the outcome of any of these crochet patterns because they’re made for beginners like you. Whether you choose to crochet a new home decor item or a fun fashion accessory that matches your style, you’ll enjoy the process while making a product that you will love using too. Happy crocheting!

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