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11 Simple Crochet Patterns That Any Beginner Can Make

Many crafts require a steep learning curve before you are skilled enough to make beautiful finished items. Crochet is not one of those crafts!

There are many simple crochet patterns available for those of you who have just picked up the hook. Even a very beginner in crochet can make beautiful products of all types using just the basic crochet stitches that you’ll learn right away.

Here are 10 simple crochet patterns that any beginner can handle.

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1. Chain and single crochet cowl

Chained to Infinity Bulky Cowl Crochet Kit

If you’re only comfortable making chains and single crochets, that’s OK! You can still crochet impressive accessories, like this cowl. You might not guess it, but this cute scarf only uses small sections of single crochet fabric joined by long chains.

Get the pattern in the Chained to Infinity Bulky Cowl Crochet Kit

2. Granny square blanket

Beginner Friendly Crochet Granny Square Blanket

Even beginners can crochet the classic granny square motif! In fact, you can even make something to use yourself or even to give as a gift. This easy granny square blanket works up in a flash, and you can use whatever yarn you have on hand.

Get the pattern in Crochet: Basics & Beyond

3. Granny squares patchwork blanket

Blue and Purple Crochet Granny Square Blanket

Here’s a slightly different approach to a granny square blanket that’s equally easy. Instead of making one large square, you’ll crochet a few simple squares and then join them together.

Get the pattern in the Fresh Finish Granny Square Blanket Crochet Kit

4. Basic crochet beanie

If you’re looking for a simple crochet hat pattern, this is it! The pattern includes step-by-step instructions for increasing to create the shape of the hat. As a bonus, if you want to challenge yourself with a little colorwork, the pattern includes a chart for adding hearts to the hat.

Get the pattern in Crocheting in the Round: Mix & Match Hats

5. Easy crochet beret

Yellow Beginner Crochet Beret Hat Pattern

If the basic beanie isn’t quite your style, opt instead for a loose-fitting beret. It still uses basics stitches that you’ll recognize, and along the way you’ll practice working into chain spaces and making increases. 

Get the pattern in Crochet in the Round: Basics & Beyond

6. Beginner shawl crochet pattern

Two Crochet Shawls in Blue Yarn

If you’re not sure where to start when choosing a pattern, pick one that’s designed specifically with beginners in mind, like this crochet shawl. It uses a large hook with worsted weight yarn, which means it works up quickly — you’ll be wearing it in no time!

Get the pattern in My First Crochet Shawl

7. Hudson wrap shawl

Hudson Wrap Crochet Kit

When you pair simple stitches with really lovely yarn, a beautiful color palette and a few professional quality touches (like tassels or pom poms), amazing things happen! This crochet shawl pattern is easy enough for beginners, but it looks so nice, you might think a professional made it.

Get the pattern in the Hudson Wrap Crochet Kit

8. Easy crochet scarf or cowl

Sprightly Easy Scarf or Cowl Crochet Kit

The same goes for this scarf: A little fringe goes a long way in making this super simple crochet scarf look extra special. The best part of this pattern is that it’s a two-for-one: You’ll get instructions to make a fringed scarf and an infinity scarf.

Get the pattern in the Sprightly Easy Scarf or Cowl Crochet Kit

9. Granny stitch vest

Beginner Crochet Granny Stitch Vest

Even beginners can crochet garments that they’ll love to wear! This one uses the granny stitch, so if you can crochet a granny square, you’re only a few steps away from using your skills to make a cute vest.

Get the pattern in Classic Crochet: The Granny Stitch

10. Raglan baby sweater

Raglan Baby Sweater Crochet Pattern

You might be thinking that a sweater is too complicated for a beginner — but we promise you it’s not! Believe it or not, this beginner crochet pattern for a baby sweater uses only double crochet stitches and a few simple decreasing and seaming techniques. Easy peasy!

Get the pattern in Next Steps in Crochet

11. Easy linen stitch blanket

Linen Stitch Striped Crochet Blanket

Linen stitch might sound unfamiliar, but it’s no more difficult than regular single crochets. This stitch creates a more dense fabric, which means you get a cozier blanket.

Get the pattern in the Easy Linen Stitch Blanket Crochet Kit

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and was updated in March 2018.

8 Comments

Joann Bishop

Am looking for a VERY EASY pattern for booties for a lady in the nursing home. I am a beginner and need a pattern that’s easy to understand. So far all I learned is single & double crochet. Can you help me?

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Ranju Ranu Benedek

I really need easy pattern fos caves booties an handbag

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Diane Luther

I’d like to learn different ways to crochet now Please help me to know there’s different ways to crochet

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Vickie

There are many videos on Youtube that you can watch.

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Jazz

Thanks for the inspiration

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FG

Looking for someone who can tell me how to crochet a bra!

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Kestrel

Wishing I could wear crocheted bras.

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ludo king

Thanks to the author for the article! Very pleased!

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