Have you learned to crochet, but don’t know where go next? Maybe your friend taught you to crochet, but now you want to work on a project. There are many great resources out there to learn on your own (try searching on YouTube for some great visual tutorials!). So, if you have started to learn to crochet, you will want to start with some easy crochet projects for beginners. I have created a wonderful collection of easy beginner crochet projects for you to try out.
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If you don’t have a friend to teach you, or you just need some reminders when your friend is not available, this Learn To Crochet – Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Crochet from Crochet in the Sun Shop is a great resource to refer back to remind yourself of a stitch or term that you’ve forgotten, as well as a complete guide for learning how to crochet on your own!
Dishcloths are a great place to start. Dishcloths are small projects that allow you to work on gauge and learning one stitch until you perfect it. The Savon Set of beautiful set of crochet dishcloth/washcloth patterns from DeBrosse NYC is a great place to start. The washcloths work up to be about 10″ x 10″ and you can make a set from a single cake of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton.
You can make a dishcloth in whatever colour you like. So whether you like creamy naturals like DeBrosse is known for or your prefer something with more colour, the beauty of handmade is that you can make your dishcloths in whatever colour you prefer. There are so many washcloth tutorials out there, like this Easist Crochet Baby Washcloth from Daisy Cottage Designs.
Once you’ve got the hang of basic crochet projects, you will be ready for larger projects. Blankets are basically just like large washcloths, but the beauty of this Easy Peasy DC Throw Crochet Pattern from Whistle and Wool is that it is made with a single (large) skein of Lion Brand Cover Story Chenille yarn. This bulky yarn works up quickly, so this blanket is done pretty quickly!
Need a set of crochet hooks? This Crochet Hook Set has everything you need to get started with crochet.
The Easiest Blanket Ever Crochet Pattern from Jonna Martinez Crochet is another super easy beginner crochet pattern with lots of helpful photos and a video tutorial to walk you through making this lovely blanket. If you like fringe, this is the blanket for you. It is also make with super bulky yarn, so it will work up very quickly. There are also instructions to make this blanket in any size, so if you are looking to customize a blanket to a specific size, this is a great pattern for that!
Patchwork blankets are super trendy right now. So, if you like the look of a patchwork blanket, this Easy Scrap Buster Blanket Crochet Pattern from Knitting With Chopsticks is a great beginner project! It’s like making a bunch of washcloths and sewing them together to make a sweet and trendy modern crochet throw blanket! It’s a wonderful way to use up scrap yarn and it’s a great project to bring with you, since you can work on it in small pieces!
Once you’ve got the hang of the basic crochet stitches, you’ll be ready to start crocheting in the round, which means you can start making amigurumi! Your first amigurumi project could be this Squiggles Octopus Crochet Pattern from Ohana Craft Amigurumi. Making stuffed animals with super bulky velour or chenille yarn means that the stitches are easy to see and the stuffed toy works up really quickly!
Then you can make hats!!! How fun is that? The Easiest Worsted Hat Ever Crochet Pattern from Jonna Martinez Crochet is a great beginner hat pattern that you can make in one of 8 different sizes that are included! There is also a free tutorial for reference on their YouTube channel, so you can get a visual guide to making this crocheted beanie pattern!
The Torbeck Ribbed Knit-Look Hat Crochet Pattern from DeBrosse NYC is a trendy hat pattern that is easy, but some experience is helpful. If you are an ambitious beginner with some tenacity, you’ll be able to tackle this project. The Torbeck Beanie features a thoughtfully designed crown with the perfect derease. Get all the stretch and texture of a knit project with the speed and ease of crochet!
Then you can make bags! I love crocheted handbags! They are so useful and there are so many amazing patterns out there. The Farmers Market Tote Bag Crochet Pattern from Knot Monster is the perfect first crocheted handbag pattern. This is a simple basic how to tutorial for a beginner bag. Make it in any colour you please and take it to the farmer’s market to haul all your fresh veggies and market goodies!
Then you can make a poncho!!! How fun is Easiest Poncho Crochet Pattern from Sirins Crochet? You can easily make this poncho to the perfect size by continuing to crochet until it is the length you want! Perfect to try on as you go and have a cozy wearable that you made yourself!
Next you can move on to the Azali Crochet Wrap Pattern from The Easy Design. The design for this wrap is all about easy to make and trendy to wear, using a simple shape and easy texture. You can make it with either a bulky yarn or a medium yarn to make it for the season of your choice. The bulky version will work up quickly and be so cozy for the cold winter months, while a medium weight wrap will be perfectly stylish for the warmer season.
Once you’re feeling pretty confident in the consistency of your stitches and your ability to meet gauge (that means: make your stitches the same size as the designer), you can move on to a more fitted (but still forgiving) crochet pattern, like the Nala Crochet Cardigan Pattern from The Easy Design. You can make it in one of 7 sizes, XS – 3 XL. The basic stitch pattern and the very easy construction of this cardigan make it perfect for beginners who want to make their first wearable garment.
I hope you found some inspiration to get you started with crocheting and learning to make written patterns. There’s no end to the wonderful projects that are available, once you have the hang of the basics. And as you can see there are many lovely projects you can make while learning! Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later!