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50+ Free Easy Crochet Patterns and Help for Beginners


Updated March 29, 2017
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Beginners can learn how to crochet with this collection of free crochet patterns. With these free crochet instructions, answers to common crochet questions and helpful tips, you'll discover that it's actual so easy to find beginner crochet patterns. In fact, there are plenty of projects for everything from easy crochet baby patterns to easy crochet afghan patterns.

There are also patterns for the kitchen and easy crochet scarf patterns. Easy crochet patterns don't have to be boring or plain - use fun yarn and cool stitches to spice up your designs.

Start with smaller items such as hats, scarves and easy crochet dishcloth patterns. Easy crochet patterns are great because you can always work backwards or start again. Try your hand at easy crochet afghan patterns or easy crochet baby blanket patterns - they are a great way to test your skill.

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Are you a visual learner? If you want to master crochet, this Basic Beginner Crochet Scarf is the perfect place to start.

Free Easy Crochet Patterns: Small Items

Crochet Stash Baskets

If you've just learned how to crochet, consider making one of these little items. Though these projects may be small in size, their impact is huge. From flip flops to stash baskets, these easy crochet patterns are truly remarkable. All of these beginner crochet patterns make great gifts for a birthday, shower or holiday, so work up a few and save them for later. Once you start working on these free easy crochet patterns, you may not be able to stop.

Crochet Small Items for the Kitchen

Modern Vintage Crochet Coasters

These gorgeous projects are just waiting to be made! Create a lovely small project for the kitchen. Kitchen crochet projects are wonderful because you can make something useful and display for family members and guests!

More Crochet Accessories

Blue Beret Crochet Beanie Pattern

Add a cute crocheted accessory to your wardrobe with any of these lovely projects. A new hat or a set of earrings may just be calling your name. You can even make a lovely, dainty crochet ring. Find pretty projects below.

More Free Easy Crochet Patterns for Small Items

Crochet Hair Bows

Making crochet projects for babies and little kids is one of the most reqarding activities. Baby crochet projects are typically small and quick, and they're so precious! Find great ideas for baby projects and other small crochet items below.

Free Easy Crochet Patterns: Large Items

Blue and White Crochet Afghan

Once you've mastered the smaller free crochet patterns, you can start working on these larger, more complicated patterns. Now that you know how to crochet, dive in and get to work. You can choose to work on an afghan, shawl or even a rug - the choice is yours. When you have these easy crochet patterns at your disposal, you simply can't go wrong. Discover why everyone loves these free easy crochet patterns and try one yourself.

Crocheted Afghans

Arrow Stitch Crochet Afghan

This afghan is one of our most popular projects on our site, and it's no wonder why! Once you master the pattern of the first five rows, the pattern repeats and creates a simply lovely design. Afghans are wonderful projects to make. They're giant and look impressive, but are often easy enough to work on in front of your favorite TV show. Enjoy making these lovely afghans and snuggling under them when they're done!

More Large Crochet Projects

Autumn Shawl

Another large project you might be interested in diving into is a shawl or a wrap. These crochet patterns are so much fun to work on. They're a good size---smaller than an afghan but larger than a small project like a scarf or cowl---which makes them rewarding to complete but less of a commitment than a blanket. Enjoy perusing this collection. You might just fall in love with your new favorite project and make an accessory to wear for years to come.

Common Questions About Crochet

Deciding to learn to crochet is the first step in creating stunning crochet patterns that you can be proud of for years to come. While we love offering free crochet patterns, we understand that sometimes learning to crochet comes with lots and lots of questions. If you're stuck or need a little extra help? We're here to help. Click below for answers to your burning questions. Free easy crochet patterns aren't always foolproof, so don't be afraid to reach out and look for help. 

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This is an excellent collection for crochet beginners and those of us who have crocheted for years. For me in the early days I had to learn to slow down and count each stitch. This is a main problem for misaligned work. Also understanding what gauge is and being sure that the first stitches and rows match the patterns gauge instruction. Sometimes changing hook size solves a problem. How long have you been crocheting?

My biggest question was how to read the crochet patterns. I learned how to crochet from videos, but then the instructions were SO CONFUSING! ch, st, etc... idk!

My biggest question on crochet when I started was really just how to start off a project and work a starting chain. This is such a great resource for beginners!

Now that I have been fortunate enough to have had some fantastic crochet instruction from the fine folks at FaveCrafts and AllFreeCrochet, I'm finally ready to take on some projects bigger than a swatch! This collection has a wonderful variety of projects that are perfect for beginners, like me, and I can't wait to get started!

I'm a beginner crocheter so this is an incredible resource for me! The Common Questions About Crochet section is especially useful - I didn't even think to ask these questions, so thank you!

This page is a total goldmine for beginner crocheters! I think the easiest thing to start with is a scarf. And you can find an answer to all of your crochet questions!

I just recently started crocheting and I am in love with this page! It has some really great beginner patterns, but also patterns for me to work toward achieving when I become more comfortable!

My biggest question when I started crochet was "why are my rows all getting smaller??" I've since learned from my mistakes, though! I love the coaster patterns, they'd make a great gift for the holidays!

Same here! It took me a while to admit that there was an issue. I made myself believe that the bottom of my scarf was just stretched out a bit, and that's why it had a slight triangle shape to it. Whoops!

I LOVE the pattern for the arrow stitch afghan! I'm glad I found this just in time for making Christmas gifts this year

These are such marvelous ideas, and they all look like something I could make! I just learned how to crochet recently, so I am super eager to make as many cute projects as possible. This looks like a perfect place to start.

I love the retro ripple afghan but getting a print freindly version was hard. is there a way to do that with the free patterns? I absolutely love your site and you have such beautiful projects. I would love to do them all.

Hi there! Here's the direct link to the full pattern on the Yarnspirations website. They have an easy, printer-friendly version! Hope that helps. -Editors of FaveCrafts

This collection is an awesome resource for beginning crocheters! Not only are there a ton of easy patterns, but I've been consulting the "common questions" section as I get involved in this new hobby.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

English and American crochet terms use the same names, i.e. dc and tr but mean different things. I have to print the pattern then go through it changing the stitches. Any chance of printing a conversion list within or near each pattern? That aside, I love your patterns

@Jenannie this is a great idea! I will see if there if I can get one of our editors to work on this. Have a great day! -Kaylee, Editor of

I'm a little surprised that they would indicate that these patterns are for beginners. The first 2 afghan patterns that I opened were listed as Intermediate patterns. The next two were for a more advanced beginner.

How do I download this book? http// == -Easy-Crochet-Patterns-and-Beginner-Help

@kim030927 5096291 you should be able to click the download button on the page and it will download to your computer. Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of

i wish this was an ebook!

If you are a beginner crocheted or you want to learn to crochet, then you should check out this book. There are so many easy patterns for you to start with and they are so easy for you to do, they make learning easy and fun. So get youre your hooks and yarn, and lets get started. Print out this book of patterns and you choose which one you want to start with. I am here if you have any questions.

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Hi echouinard 0141290, Feel free to reach out via our customer service form with any questions and concerns: - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts


I am worn out. How, in the name of God, do I get the free pattern to crochet chemo hat? I have been around in circles for 90 minutes and have not found it yet!!!! Please help me

Hi there, is this the project you're looking for? Hope that helps! - Julia from FaveCrafts

I foundd so many pattern I was lookkingg for and more!!

im a total beginner and i need a video to understand the shawl method

the link for the twisted scarf (12 under small items) links to the hat (11 under small items). Frustrating

Thanks so much for letting us know! This link has been fixed. - Julia from FaveCrafts

I would like the pattern for the owl granny square,that,for some weird reason advertises tie-dye,yet the book says how to crochet.

Hi there - I can't seem to locate the pattern you're referring to - is it on this page? Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

Hi I'm having trouble understanding part of a pattern for a hat. Shape Top : 3ch 1tr in next 1tr.RFtr in each of next 2tr,* 1tr in next tr,decA,1tr in next tr,RFtr in each of next 2tr,rep from* to last 2 sts .1tr in last 2tr..... 31sts next row 3ch(decB)15times,1tr in last 0tr.......16tr I know how to work these sts but the patter is not turning out right at this stage. Can you possibly help? Kathy

Hi kmcm244, Which hat are you referring to? Have you left a comment on the pattern itself? You may find that others have run into the same problems and can offer advice. Thanks!

How do you download these patterns for printing ? :(

Hi gailericacooper--Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, at this time anyway, you cannot download all the patterns and print them at one time...but you can print the patterns you like by clicking on the link to the pattern and then clicking the Print button at the top of the project screen. Hope that helps!--FaveCrafts Editor


I am a total beginner and I now know how to finish a project but I am not clear on how you add join new yarn in the middle of a project. The way I am doing it looks very messy and also the two ends want to come out of the crochet stich that I am joining the two yarns at. In particular, I am having trouble when joining in a double crochet.

Here's a link for a video on how to change colors in crochet, both at the end of a row, and in the middle of a row: I made the crochet mesh roll hat, I posted a pic on my blog if you'd like to see it. I really liked the pink camo!

gmwill....I have made the twist scarf pattern 2 times and it is very fast and easy. "do not turn..." means do not turn the work back on itself for the second row. After you make the cluster at the end, continue to work around the chain. The next stitches are worked on the opposite side of the chain. Let me know if you need anything else.

Easy Twist Scarf Crochet Pattern.... What does the pattern mean when it says, "Do not turn. Work in opposite side of foundation ch"??? I asked 2 crocheting friends, and they have no idea either. Can you please help??? Thank you.

I am looking for a simple granny square sleppers or bootes

Here's how to do a magic circle:

I don't do magic circles but you can , look it up on you tube .. a little tricky to explain.

would you please explain a magic circle to me. How it's made etc. Thank you!

Hi, I'm looking for a pattern ,for a flower that has beads in the center of the flower. flower embellishment crochet pattern. I can't find the pattern anymore. please help. thanks, esther

hi, what does ch-1 sp mean and how do you do it. I have been searching you tube. thanks. karen


What is a magic circle--how many stitches, etc. to create and begin. Saw this mentioned in a few patterns namely Pokemon Pichu Plush. Thanks

Do you know how to crochet Tane? If you are a beginner it is a very easy stitch! God Bless

I would like a v-stitch afghan


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