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49 Quick and Thrifty Crochet Patterns

These easy crochet gifts range from 30 minute crochet projects to a few hours, but they sure are inexpensive to make!

By: Caley Walsh, Editor,
Updated March 30, 2021
Quick and Thrifty Crochet Patterns

If you are just learning how to crochet or just want a quick project, this collection of free, easy crochet patterns can help. These free crochet patterns require little yarn, meaning the materials cost next to nothing and can even be made from the scraps of larger projects. Find free crochet flower patterns to make pins, embellishments or even a lasting crochet flower bouquet. Find free crochet dishcloth patterns to make kitchen essentials that also perk up your kitchen. If you have a new baby or have a friend or family member with a new baby, crochet a little present with one of the free crochet baby patterns.  Find your favorite in this collection of 30 free, easy crochet patterns.

Sit down to crochet with a movie and your favorite project and you will have a finished project when the movie is over. How fun!

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Crochet Gifts

It's fabulous when your crocheted gifts are actually less expensive than purchasing something new at the store! This isn't always the case, but with the quick and thrifty projects below, you'll find one skein patterns and other inexpensive crochet projects to work up easily and affordably.

Free Easy Crochet Patterns

These free and easy crochet patterns are great for all occasions!  From tote bags to winter hats, this collection will have you ready and raring to go, no matter what is in store for you!

  • Can Cozy

    Keep your drink cold and your fingers warm with this fun crochet pattern.  It's a great craft to celebrate 4th of July or Father's Day.

  • Crochet Covered Hanger

    These beautiful wire hangers are perfect for babies and brides!  Add crochet flowers to the top of the hanger for something really special and unique.

  • Eco Friendly Bag

    This mesh crochet bag is great to take to the supermarket.  Use it to tote back produce and veggies.  It's Earth friendly and really easy and fun to make!

  • Easy Floppy Hat

    This funky crocheted hat is great to wear anytime of year.  Embellish it with crocheted flowers or create stripes to suit your style.

  • Cute Crochet Book Bag

    This fun tote bag is great for storing books and supplies.  These fun over the shoulder bags also make great birthday and Mother's Day gifts.

  • Arrow Stitch Crochet Afghan

    This beautiful afghan is a lovely addition to any home.  It would look great in the living room or bedroom and can be created in any color yarn you'd like!

Free Crochet Flower Patterns

Everyone loves beautiful crochet flowers!  These easy to follow patterns are great for jazzing up hats, scarves, cowls, bags, and more.  Create one or a whole bunch!  Plus you never have to worry about watering these pretty flowers!

  • Crochet Hairpin Rosette

    This beautiful rosette is great for a hair accessory or something to put on a scrapbook page.  Hairpin crochet is a skill to master, so take your time and have fun! - UNDER AN HOUR

  • Daffodils Bouquet

    These beautiful crochet flowers are great for spring and summer.  They also make great gifts for anyone you love and adore.

  • Crochet Violets Pin

    There's something romantic about a bunch of violets...and this pin is no exception.  These crochet flowers will add a special touch to any outfit.

  • Pink Rose Bouquet Crochet Flowers Pattern

    Who wouldn't love these colorful crochet flowers?  This bunch of pretty in pink florals make great centerpieces for baby showers and weddings, as well as every day decoration!

  • Pansies Bouquet

    Get ready for spring with this bundle of pansies.  These colorful pastel flowers look great in a kitchen or bathroom.

  • Balloon Flower

    This lovely flower has beautiful lavender petals, making it perfect for spring!  Turn it into a pin or a magnet. - UNDER AN HOUR

Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

New to crochet?  If you're a beginner, dishcloths are a great practice project!  These colorful kitchen staples work up quickly and are really fun to make!  Don't forget to make one set of these quick crochet projects for the neighbors, too!

  • Cheerful Dish Cloth

    You'll love this bright sunshine color of these dishcloths!  With soft summery colors like this, you can't help but be cheerful and happy!

  • Flower Dish Cloths

    This unique crochet project is almost too cool to use!  These colorful flowers work great in the kitchen, because they're fun and festive--but don't take up a ton of room our counterspace.

  • Granny Square Cloth Crochet Pattern

    A dishcloth is a great way to learn the simple granny square crochet method.  This dishcloth is easily customizable to be whatever colors you desire. - ONE HOUR!

  • Crochet Springtime Cloth

    A touch of spring colors can do wonders when it comes to opening up your home and adding some fun accessories to your kitchen!  These dishcloths are quick and easy to make and make great hostess gifts.

  • Simple Border Pot Holder and Dishcloth

    This simple kitchen crochet pattern creates a pot holder and dishcloth set with contrasting borders. This is an attractive kitchen set for a house warming gift or your own home.

  • Crochet Butterfly Dishcloth

    This fun collection of crocheted dishcloths are shaped like butterflies!  They make great gifts and are so fun and easy to make!  They're a great way to use up leftover yarn if you have any.

Free Crochet Baby Patterns

Babies are so fun to craft for!  These baby hat patterns are easy to work up and make great gifts for babies on the way.  Of course you can change the yarn color to suit the needs of a little boy, girl, or even do something in green or yellow for the parents who want to be surprised!

  • Baby Blue Hat

    This hat is sweet and so easy to make!  If you're making it for a little girl, add a fun crochet flower to the side for something really special!

  • Butterfly and Flower Baby Mobile

    Wish baby sweet dreams with this butterfly and flower mobile.  This easy crochet project makes a great shower gift for a mom to be.

  • Fuzzy Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

    Moms and kids alike will love these sweet and soft baby booties.  Looking to add something more?  Sew some crochet flowers to the top or side to give it a sweet feminine touch.

  • Heart Baby Room Sign

    Make sure everyone knows which room belongs to baby with this cute door sign.  You could add a name or a "Keep Quiet" sign, as well.

  • Robot Baby Cocoon and Hat

    Geeky crafters unite!  Here's a fun light hearted project for baby boys!

  • Adorable Crocheted Baby Dress

    This cute dress is great for a little girl!  Moms and babies alike will love how soft it is (and how easy it is to put on!).

  • Buddy the Bear

    This bear just wants to be loved!  You can crochet stuffed animals with ease using patterns like this.  Kids of all ages are sure to love Buddy!

More Free Crochet Patterns

Still looking for something fun and easy to crochet?  Here's a few more of our favorite crochet projects, including bookmarks, slippers, and even a little something for the dog!

  • Angel Ornament Pattern

    This sweet angel is great for Christmastime.  You can make it into an ornament or attach it to a package.

  • Crocheted Sun Hat

    This crochet sun hat is great for keeping the sun out of your face.  It's a great gift for moms and grandmas who love to garden in the spring and summer.

  • Crazy Monster Eyes Slippers

    How fun are these monster slippers?  This fun crochet slipper project makes a great gift!

  • Rainbow Trout Bookmark

    This bookmark sure is fun and unique!  There's nothing fishy going on here...this is a great fun and easy crochet project that everyone will enjoy! - FINISH IN AN EVENING!

  • Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

    Here's a little fun project for Fido!  This sweater is easy to make and is great for keeping your little dog nice and warm on those cooler evening walks.

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I love so many of the patterns, but when I go to print them off there are all the comments printing off that I was numerous sheets of paper. Is there anyother way to print off the pattern withoug all the comments?

When you want to print a pattern it's best to copy and paste it to something like Word or whatever you use for just regular writing on your computer. This way you don't get the comments just exactly what you want, the pattern.

sandi, Are you the spelling is correct? You might want to try snood.

i great idea to carry more then one crochet hook put them in a travel tooth brush holder

try typing in ..... "crochet hair snoon"

1945 Loop-The-Loop Snood MATERIALS 3 60 yd. balls, American Thread Co. 'Star' Pearl Cotton, Size 5, Lt Emerald or desired color. 14" very narrow elastic Steel Hook Size 5 or 6 INSTRUCTIONS With single strand of thread, ch 1, pull up about a 38 inch loop on hook, thread over and pull through, sc in single loop, ( a single knot st) repeat from 32 times, turn. ROW 2 Sc in 4th sc from hook, pull up a 38 inch loop on hook, thread over and pull through,sc in single loop, repeat from , (a double loop knot st) skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, double loop knot st, skip 1 sc,sc in next sc, repeat from across row, work 3 single loop knot sts, turn. ROW 3 Sc in center of sc of double knot st of previous row, double knot st, sc in next center sc of next double knot st, repeat from across row, work 3 single loop knot sts, turn. Repeat Row 3 - 20 times, break thread. Gather at each end. Join thread at side and over elastic work 5 sc,sc over elastic and into next center sc of double knot st, repeat from to end gathers, 5 sc over elastic, sc over elastic and into end gathers, 5 sc over elastic, sc over elastic and into next center sc of next double knot st, continue in same manner across remainder of snood, join, break thread. BAND Ch 125 and work 124 sc on ch, ch 1, turn. ROW 2 Work 1 loop st in each st, (loop st wind thread over index finger, insert hook in st, draw thread through pulling thread from under finger, drop loop from finger letting fall to right side of work and complete sc) ch 1, turn. ROW 3 Work 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn. Repeat Rows 2 3, 5 times, break thread. Sew band to each end of snood.

Does anyone have a pattern either kint or crochet for a hair snoon ??? I have looked everwhere I'm not to good on a computer yet but i would love a pattern....Thank you


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