It can be really frustrating when you see a lot of amazing crochet projects that are just too complicated for a beginner to make! Don’t worry, you’ll be a pro in no time. But first, you should practice with easy and free crochet projects that will help you build your skills (and your confidence).
These basic crochet projects are anything but boring. Indeed, some of them are so nice it’s hard to believe the patterns are so easy! If you can single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet then I’m confident that you can make any free crochet pattern on this list! Scroll down for inspiration!
1.Mask Mates Ear Savers
Make wearing a face mask a little less annoying with a Mask Mate Ear Saver that will hold the elastic ear bands for you. This is also a great way to express your personality with bright colors and fun buttons.
2. Amigurumi Bumblebee Pattern
Designer: Hooked by Robin
Get your toes wet with a super easy Amigurumi Bumblebee before you tackle a more complicated project. I love how fat and cute this bumble bee is and he would make a great gift for a kiddo too!
3. The Easiest Crochet Hat EVER
Designer: Yay for Yarn
If you’ve made a dishcloth (isn’t that everyone’s first project?) then you can make this hat, I promise! The Easiest Crochet Hat EVER starts out as a rectangle and is then sewn together to make a hat. It’s like crochet magic!
4. Easy Fingerless Gloves
Designer: You Should Craft
All you need to know to make these Easy Fingerless Gloves is how to chain stitch and how to double crochet. This is another project that is worked as a flat rectangle and then transformed into a beautiful pair of gloves with a couple simple seams.
5. Easy Chunky Scarf
Designer: Zeens and Roger
Practice your half double crochet stitches and use up all the little half skeins you have lying around to make this Easy Chunky Scarf. It’s so colorful! The oversized look is super popular right now and it’s also extra cozy and warm.
6. Super Easy Carrot Bunting
Designer: Eye Love Knots
Buntings are a quick and easy way of decorating your house! They use very little yarn but they pack a big visual impact. Why not make this Super Easy Carrot Bunting to decorate a child’s bedroom, a gardening area or for easter.
7. Easy Crochet Hearts
Designer: Loops and Love Crochet
Easy Crochet Hearts are quick and fun to make and perfect for any occasion. I don’t want to alarm you, but Valentine’s day is seriously right around the corner. If you want to get a head start you can sew one of these hearts on any project for a fresh new look.
8. Easy Peasy Amigurumi Donut Free Crochet Pattern
Designer: Amigurumi Food
Who’s hungry? An Amigurumi Donut would really hit the spot right now. These would be so cute as party favors or you could even display them in a child’s bedroom. Hmm, now you just have to decide what flavor donuts you want to make!
9. Snowglobe Ornaments
Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Crochet hack! Decorative buttons are a great way to save time and keep projects simple and beginner friendly. These adorable Snowglobe Ornaments use Christmas buttons to set the scene. What a fun and easy project!
10. Ball Toss Game
Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Keep bored little ones busy and engaged with this super fun Ball Toss Game. Little crochet bowls and their matching balls make learning fun. You can use this set to help your kiddo practice colors, numbers and hand eye coordination!
11. The Jacqueline Easy Crochet Basket Pattern
Designer: Make and Do Crew
You’re going to be so proud of yourself after making this amazing looking Jacqueline Crochet Basket! The lemon peel stitch is a great one to add to your repertoire. All you have to do is alternate between single and double crochet stitches.
12. Mandala Floor Rug
Go big or go home with this fabulous Mandala Floor Rug. T-shirt yarn is nice and thick and works up quick. It’s also super durable. This project looks so polished that it’s really hard to believe it’s just double crochet and chain stitches!
13. Mario Brothers Mushrooms
Designer: Wolf Dreamer
Power up your crochet skills with this simple amigurumi project. These Mario Brother Mushrooms are so fun and easy to make. When you’ve got the pattern down, try it again with smaller yarn to make a phone charm or pendant!
14. Bouncy Ball Baby Blanket
Designer: Deb’s Crafts
Seems like someone is always having a baby and there’s always a baby shower to look forward to. Handmade blankets like this cute and easy Bouncy Ball Baby Blanket are the perfect gift! You can make this blanket with just single and double crochet stitches.
15. Easy Tote Bag
You can never have enough tote bags! They’re perfect for carrying your books or produce, they look great and they’re good for the planet too. This Easy Tote Bag is no exception! I love the bold pops of color in the differently sized stripes.
Seriously, you’ve got this! Eeny meeny minie mo….just pick any project on this list and see how it goes. Remember, there’s no such thing as perfect and everyone has to start somewhere. Appreciate your accomplishments and don’t get discouraged. Crochet is a skill that you can use your whole life!
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