Beginner Crochet Patterns

It can be hard to start a new hobby, but we are here to make it easier. Browse our collection of popular beginner crochet patterns to find stylish patterns that weren't made just for kids. Snuggle up this winter with a our free patterns and develop your skills while making gifts and winter accessories. If you don't know where to get started, try this Gossamer Lace Afghan or just look through the beginner crochet patterns below.

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Classic Aran Afghan
Traditional and stylish! Afghan size: 45" x 60"

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Angela Tate
Claude and Claudia Bear
Crocheted with worsted weight yarn and sizes F and G hooks.

Finished size: 13 1/2" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Robin L. Murphy
Clothespin Angels
This Halloween Angel makes a great party favor and is a great choice for trick-or-treaters. Size: 4 1/2" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Angela Tate
Confetti Afghan II
Confetti afghan - Accent your home with this cheerful, quick-to-stitch afghan. Afghan is worked with 2-ply mohair-look yarn using a size K/10 1/2 crochet hook. Size: Approx 45" x 59", without fringe.

Skill Level: Beginner.
Designed by
Melissa Leapman
Confetti Evening Bag
This charming little bag is simple enough for a beginner, but includes an optional flower with just a bit more challenge. This e-pattern was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Crochet! magazine.

Size: 4 3/4" tall, excluding strap. Made with light (light worsted) weight yarn and size F (3.75mm) hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Ellen Gormley
Cornflowers Afghan
This pretty afghan features a collection of summer's softer colors worked into floral motifs joined together. Size: Approx 56" x 68".

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by
Patons Design Studio
Country Cables Afghan
Crochet this vibrant afghan in as many or few colors as you have on hand. It's a great scrap project stitched in worsted weight yarn with a size G crochet hook. Size: 66" x 75".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Hazel Osburn Jones
Cozy Shrug
Garment is made with super bulky and medium worsted weight yarns. Size I and J crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge are used. Size: 31 1/2" x 60".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Shirley Zebrowski
Crochet 'n' Weave - Heart Strings Afghan
Crochet 'n' Weave a comfy afghan for your sweetheart. Size: About 48" x 58". Each Grid: About 9" square before weaving.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Andy Ashley
Cuddly Confections
Weave little angel dreams in every stitch when you crochet this sweet and simple blanket for baby! Blanket size: 27 x 36 inches, excluding fringe

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Aline Suplinskas
Darling Daisies
Add a fanciful touch to a little girl's outfit with beaded daisy hair clips and a sweet matching bracelet. This e-pattern was originally published in the April 2012 issue of Crochet World magazine.

Size: Bracelet: About 5 1/2" to 7 1/2" circumference. Large Flower on Hair Clip: 1 3/8" diameter. Made with size 10 (lace weight) crochet cotton thread and size 5 (1.9mm) steel hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Diane Stone
Deluxe Lap Robe
Delight an older friend with this thoughtful gift -- a lap afghan with pockets for the hands and feet. It's just right for keeping warm! Afghan size: 30" across top; 40" long

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Irene Stock
Denim Bag & Belt Crochet Pattern
Make this cute crochet handbag and belt combo to go with anything ... anywhere! This beginner crochet pattern is so easy! Bag size: 11" across, belt is 1 1/4" wide x desired length.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Darla Hassell
Executive Sweet
Designed to hold a netbook or tablet computer, this business case gets a punch of girly glitz when stitched in shimmering ribbon yarn. A different yarn, color and button make it great for guys, too. This e-pattern was originally published in the Winter 2011 issue of Crochet! magazine.

Size: 9 1/2"W x 7 3/8"H x 3/8"D. Made with light (light worsted) weight yarn and size G/6/4mm hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Debra Arch
Finger Puppets
Cute finger puppets will keep your little ones amused for hours! Set of five is stitched with worsted weight yarn and a size F crochet hook. Size: Alligator: 5" long. Chicken: 4" tall. Bee: 3 1/2" tall. Elephant: 3" tall. Frog: 3 1/2" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Michele Wilcox
Flower Bookmarks Easy Crochet Pattern
Enjoy summer reading with this lovely, flower-themed crochet bookmarks.

This set of easy crochet patterns is made with size 10 cotton thread and a size 7 steel crochet hook. Size: Pansy Bookmark: 7 1/2". Daisy Bookmark: 8 1/2 ".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Laura Gebhardt
Flowering Pineapple Afghan
Delicate pineapples form petal points in the motifs of this crocheted afghan. Stitched with knitting worsted yarn with a size G crochet hook. Size: 58" x 72".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Agnes Russell
Garnet Purse Crochet Pattern
Make this beautiful beginner crochet handbag pattern for a friend. Size: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Dawn Goodan
Gingerbread Checkboard Easy Crochet Pattern
Enjoy family night with a game of checkers! This Gingerbread Checkerboard crochet pattern is easy and festive. It was originally published in Chain-Free Crochet Made Easy.

Size: 14 1/2" x 20 1/2". Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size G (4mm) hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Jocelyn Sass
Gossamer Lace Afghan
Crocheted with soft and fluffy yarn, this beautiful afghan is perfect for snuggling up in while relaxing! Size: 42" x 70" excluding fringe.

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Melissa Leapman
Jenny's Christmas Dress
Crochet this pretty Christmas dress for a special little girl's favorite doll. Worsted and sport weight yarns make stitching easy. Size: Dress fits a 19-inch baby doll.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Beverly Mewhorter
Jiffy Shells
Snuggly afghan is quickly stitched with double strands of medium (worsted) weight yarn and size Q hook. Size: 42" x 65", excluding fringe.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Tammy Hildebrand
Jolly Santa
This chubby crocheted Santa stands a full three feet tall! Stitch him with worsted weight yarn and a size G crochet hook. Size: 36" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Colleen Sullivan
Kids Kaleidoscope
Like the dazzling, fascinating color pattern in a kaleidoscope, this bright and cheery kid's afghan is sure to color any child's world with pure delight! Afghan size: 43 x 61 inches

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Carol Alexander
Kitchen Dress-Ups
Dainty but durable hot pad, coaster and magnet set is made with size 10 thread and size 5 steel hook. Size: Hot Pad: 8" long. Coaster: 4 1/2" long. Magnet: 2" long.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Lori Zeller
Kitty & Puppy Neck Nuzzlers
These adorable furry friends will gently hug your neck to keep you company or chase away the chill on cold, winter days. Size: Kitty: 31" long. Puppy: 29" long.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Michele Wilcox
Kitty Note Holder
Leave notes for your on-the-go family with this clever note holder!

Size: 8" tall.
Skill Level: Beginner.
Designed by
Beverly Mewhorter
Lewis and Lucy Duck
Crocheted with worsted weight yarn and sizes F and G hooks. Size: 12" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Robin L. Murphy
Light & Airy Poncho
Extra-lacy, extra-easy poncho is made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size P hook. Size: One size fits most.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Eleanor Shnier
Little Sweetheart Bonnet & Booties
Dress up your little cutie in this delightful sweetheart bonnet and bootie-set!

Size: 3-6 months.
Skill Level: Beginner.
Designed by
Sandra Abbate
Lucky Irish Crochet Hat Pattern
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a festive crochet hat. This free crochet hat pattern makes a hat sized for an adult, using medium (worsted) weight yarn and size I hook. Size: Adult.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Sandy Abbate
Nautilus Shells Headband for Baby
A dainty band of beaded shell motifs makes a sweet hair accessory for a summertime baby. This e-pattern was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Crochet World magazine.

Size: 12 1/2" circumference. Made with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size F (3.75mm) hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Catherine Owsianiecki
Navajo Shell Ripple
This free beginner crochet afghan pattern is easy to stitch! Featuring a textured, Navajo-inspired ripple design, this blanket is perfectly cozy. Its warm desert shades are sure to look great in your home. This afghan is worked from end-to-end in two half sections using worsted weight yarn.

Size: 45" x 59".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Katherine Eng
Northern Reflections
The beautiful colors and softness of this gorgeous afghan make it a perfect gift idea. Stitch a matching pillow for a fabulous finishing touch! Afghan size: 46 x 62 inches

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Charlene Finiello
Ombre Stripe Afghan
Ombre Stripe afghan - Delight friends or family with this striking, quick-to-stitch afghan. Afghan is worked with 2-ply mohair-look yarn using a size K/10 1/2 crochet hook. Size: Approx 44" x 67".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Melissa Leapman
Outdoor-Ready Child's Hat & Scarf
Chase the cold with this kid-size hat and scarf. Hat: 21" circumference; scarf: 8 1/2" x 52". Worsted weight yarn and size G (4.25mm) crochet hook. Size: Hat: Child medium/large. Scarf: Child.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Stephanie Hill
Peach Blossoms Doily
Pineapples and popcorns combine in this exquisite doily stitched with size 10 crochet cotton and a size 8 steel hook! Size: 16 1/2" in diameter.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Agnes Russell
Peaches and Cream Throw
Curl up with a cozy afghan on a cool summer night. Use this free crochet pattern to stitch a pretty, peachy afghan. It's easy enough for a confident beginner! This would make a great wedding gift or a housewarming present!

Size: 32" x 45".

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by
Daisy Watson
Pink Stripes Splendor Baby Afghan
Cuddly soft baby yarn in girlish pink and white makes for a snuggly baby afghan. Blanket size: 32 x 34 plus fringe

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Aline Suplinskas
Plentiful Pockets Tote Crochet Pattern
Stitch this handy crochet tote with numerous pockets. Size: 15 x 17" excluding handles.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Shirley Zebrowski
Pretty Little Rug
Work this rug up quickly using 6mm craft cord and a size Q hook. Size: 28 1/2" x 36 1/2".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Helen Macoubrie
Pueblo Afghan
Bring a Southwest decorating flair into your home with this eye-catching afghan. Size: 45" x 68".

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Designed by
Diane Leichner
Rainbow Granny Squares
Colorful granny squares adorn a sweet afghan stitched with medium (worsted) weight yarn and size H hook. Size: 36" square.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Helen Boley
Rainbow Stripes Baby Afghan
Stitched with a rainbow of colors, this soft and sweet afghan will delight baby. Size: 39" x 52".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Anne Halliday
Reginald and Regina Elephant
Crocheted with worsted weight yarn and sizes F and G hooks. Size: 14 1/2" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Robin L. Murphy
Rose Bouquet Spare Roll Holder
Rose Bouquet Spare Roll Holder, Mary Layfield, crochet, worsted weight yarn, floral, bathroom decor accessory. Size: 4 1/2" x 23", excluding bow and hanger

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Mary Layfield
Soft Color Stripes Afghan
Another terrific scrap yarn project! Afghan size: 48" x 56", excluding fringe

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Carolyn Pfeifer
Spinning Wheel Doily
This beautiful doily can be made in less than five hours. Size: 10 1/2" in diameter.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Josie Rabier
Springtime Vest
Stitch motifs using fine (sport) weight yarn for a beautiful vest.

Size: Bust sizes 32 1/2", 39", 45 1/2", 52". Made with size C/2 hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Agnes Russell
Surfs Up!
Stitch a beach towel with pockets.

Size: 32" x 56".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Belinda "Bendy" Carter
Tangerine and Kumquat Twins
Crochet these adorable dolls for your special little ones. Dolls - complete with removable saques - are worked with worsted weight yarn using sizes F/5 and G/6 crochet hook. Hair instructions included. Size: 13" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Peggy Johnston
Tapestry Scarf & Hat Crochet Pattern
This crochet hat and scarf pattern looks more difficult to make than it actually is. Originally published in Gifts from the Heart, this free crochet pattern is uses beautiful ombre yarn.

Size: Scarf: 6" x 46", excluding fringe. Hat: Adult. Made with medium (worsted) and bulky (chunky) weight yarns and size G (4mm) hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Katherine Eng
Tasseled Phone Bag
Beautiful metallic yarn does the work in making this easy little bag, created with simple, basic stitches, a stylish and glamorous accessory for your smartphone. This e-pattern was originally published in the Autumn 2012 issue of Crochet! magazine.

Size: 3 1/4" x 4 3/4". Made with light (DK) weight yaqrn and size F (3.75mm) hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Bendy Carter
Tulip Garden Afghan
These geometrical tulips will make an attractive addition to your home.
Size: 58"x78".

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Martha Brooks Stein
Wedding or Anniversary Cake
This lovely crocheted wedding cake makes a great centerpiece for bridal showers or anniversary celebrations! Crocheted in baby yarn with sizes E and G crochet hooks. Size: each layer is 3 deep.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Joyce Byers
Wine Sleeve & Charms Crochet Pattern
Giving wine as a gift during the holidays? Make this gift bag featuring beautiful, crochet edging and charms. This easy pattern, originally published in the December 2009 issue of Crochet World magazine, uses the sleeve of a holiday-pring blouse or dress.

Size: Wine Sleeve: About 6" diameter x 13 3/4" long. Charm: 1" diameter. Made with 1/8" metallic ribbon braid, sizes 10 (1.15mm) and 7 (1.65mm) steel hooks, and size C (2.75mm) hook.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Debra Arch
Winter Wheat Afghan
Stitch this soft afghan to add a touch of homespun, country charm to your house. Size: 44" x 63".

Skill Level: Beginner.
Designed by
Tammy Hildebrand
Young Ladies' Doll Vest
Quick and easy beginner project receives an A+! Fits child sizes: 2(4, 6, 8, 10 and 12)

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Belinda Carter
Zack and Daisy Mae Cow
Crocheted with worsted weight yarn and sizes F and G hooks. Size: 12 1/2" tall.

Skill Level: Beginner
Designed by
Robin L. Murphy
Zebra Flair
Even if you're just learning how to crochet, you can stitch this easy, beginner-level free pattern. Zebra stripes and flashes of color might make you think you're on safari when you crochet this whimsically fun afghan! Afghan size: 48 x 64 inches.

Skill level: Beginner
Designed by
Anne Halliday
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