12 Easy Beginner Crochet Projects

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Aside from pottery, crocheting is my favorite hobby. My yarn goes everywhere with me and I’m always making something (currently a sweater!). Today I’m sharing my favorite crochet projects, specifically for beginners who want to start crocheting.

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In this post I’ll feature the free pattern, ad-free version of the pattern on Etsy, and the Ravelry link if there is one.

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Beginner Crochet Crop Top

For The Frills is one of my favorite crochet bloggers, so you’ll see a few of her patterns in today’s post. This is a great top for beginner crocheters who want a fun summer top. The pattern uses only half double crochets and can fit any body type. There are even alteration instructions if you want to make this a longer top or a more loose fitting top.

Free beginner crochet crop top pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue

The Summer Tote

This summer tote takes just a few hours to complete and mainly uses a two row repeat. I love how simple yet elevated this tote looks.

Free summer tote pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue

Back To Basic Tee

This back to basic tee uses basic crochet stitches and uses two pieces of rectangles that are joined together. If you haven’t crocheted a t-shirt yet, this is the pattern for you.

Free back to basic tee pattern

Easy Crochet Cardigan

This cardigan is oversized and even includes pockets. If you’ve been wanting to make a cardigan, this is the perfect pattern to start with! I love how cozy and comfortable it is.

Free easy pocket crochet cardigan pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

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Summer Cardigan

This summer cardigan uses triple crochet stitches and a unique crochet shell stitch that adds beautiful detailing.

Free crochet summer cardigan pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern

Beginner Boho Coasters

These boho coasters are cute and even have a matching placemat pattern.

Free beginner boho coasters pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

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March Market Bag

This cute market bag can be used to hold groceries, flowers, yarn, or whatever else you’d like. I stopped using plastic bags a long time ago and now use reusable bags, like this market bag. 

Free easy March market bag pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

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Easy Everyday Beanie

This Everyday Beanie uses an easy 2 row repeat. This pattern comes in 7 sizes from baby beanie to adult with the option of pom pom or no pom pom.

Free easy everyday beanie pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

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Alpine Stitch Scarf

This alpine stitch scarf is great for your husband or friend. I love the color choices in this scarf and how foresty it looks.

Free alpine stitch scarf pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

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Easy Chunky Ribbed Beanie

This chunky ribbed bean is easy to make and makes for a great Christmas gift. This hat is made into a rectangle and then stitched into a tube to create a hat.

Free easy chunky ribbed beanie pattern

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Beanie and wrist warmers

This pattern includes a beanie and wrist warmers that makes for a great gift! The pattern uses mostly the star stitch and is simple to create.

Free easy beanie and wrist warmers pattern

Ad-free PDF pattern on Etsy

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Family of Baskets

Baskets are practical and great for organization and they happen to be one of the very first things I crocheted.

Free family of baskets pattern

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