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5 Simple & Free Projects to Crochet for Beginners

If you’re a crochet newbie and looking for things to crochet, then you’ve come to the right place. I have made a list of 5 super fun, really easy projects to crochet for beginners!

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Watching tutorials and reading blogs about the latest patterns can be so inspiring as a beginner crocheter… but it can also be a little intimidating! I know I often get caught in the rabbit hole of searching for easy things to crochet.

The last thing you want when searching for projects to crochet for beginners is to get overwhelmed. How do you know which project will be beginner-friendly or not? Some claim to be, but when you actually get into them you get crosseyed just looking at the first line of instruction!

If you’re not sure where to start with your crochet journey, then you’re in the right place. I’ve made a list of 5 super simple, super fun, and (mostly) FREE crochet projects for you! Each one of these projects is most definitely aimed at the beginner crocheter. (And if you’re still struggling when you start your project, check out this article for some helpful hacks to get you started. )

Grab your hooks and yarn, and let’s dig right in.

1. Mock Granny Stripe Baby Blanket – Crochet Dreamz

First up is this absolutely adorable squishy baby blanket from Crochet Dreamz! Using a super chunky, really soft yarn and a 10mm hook, this blanket works up in just six hours! How is that for a quick, simple crochet project for beginners?

2. Karen’s Winter Scarf – Oombawka Design Crochet

With fall coming up fast, (Pretty please!?) Who doesn’t need a cute scarf? This adorable free scarf pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet would be the perfect accessory to any fall outfit!

Just imagine this in some beautiful rust and gold colors for fall? Yes, please! Grab her free beginner-friendly pattern, and get stitching.

3. Crochet Twisted Ear Warmer Headband – Just Be Crafty

Can you tell I have Autumn on the brain? This amazingly simple twisted headband pattern looks so comfy! While it looks complicated, it’s super beginner-friendly! The free pattern also has a video tutorial to go along with it, so how can you go wrong?

4.  Crochet washcloth Kit – Craftaboo

While it might come off slightly self-serving, I promise this one is a great project to start on. I have written this pattern for a washcloth in plain English with no abbreviations to contend with. It’s the absolute best way to start your crochet journey.

Crochet patterns for beginners can’t get any easier than a washcloth.

And this link will take you to my Etsy shop where I’ve put together everything you need to start this project. The pattern, the hook, the yarn, and how-to videos all in one place.

Or you can access the free pattern here on the blog.

5. Sunflower Coasters – Hooked on Patterns

And finally how adorable are these sunflower coasters? I love how bright and cheerful they are! The best thing about these is you can make and use them for the end of summer, or add them to your fall decor.

(I definitely have autumn on the brain!)

If the color change is something you struggle with, I’ e got a great tutorial you can use right here on the blog. They also go through the color change in the pattern so you’re all set!

Final Thoughts:

Which one of these adorable patterns was your favorite? Have you tried any simple crochet patterns that you think I should have included on this list? Let me know in the comments what you think. If you’re in the mood for some more easy patterns, check out this post on some free-market bag patterns I’ve got rounded up for you!

And don’t forget to show me your current WIP’s or finished projects, I’d love to cheer you on!

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