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!
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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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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.
- Elizabeth Stitch Boot Cuff
This stitch is so pretty! And if you make these boot cuffs in a neutral color, they'll go with any outfit.
- Crochet Owl Toy Free Pattern
This is a cute small amigurumi project to make for that friend who loves owls!
- Staghorn Slouch (with Messy Bun Version)
Messy bun hats are so trendy lately, and you can decide whether to make this pretty hat with or without the top.
- Mobile Pouch for Beginners
This is an easy and quick gift for anyone on your list.
- Super Quick Fair Isle Crochet Beanie
Don't let fair isle scare you. This is one of the easiest patterns out there, and the effect is lovely!
- Wilton Gray Men Scarf
Not sure what to get that guy friend for his birthday this year? Consider making him a basic scarf.
- Purple Delight Crochet Cowl
This is a lovely cowl to make any of your friends for the holidays!
- Rustic Elegance Canning Jar Cozy Set
If you're giving a gift in a jar this year, consider wrapping it in this beautiful crocheted cozy.
- Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Crochet
Give someone the gift of warm hands with this fingerless gloves pattern!
- Free Crochet Monster Slippers
These are such darling slippers for a child or adult. They're so cute and funny!
- Pot Scrubby Crochet Pattern
This is a super useful kitchen crochet project and you can give it to literally anyone. They work up super quickly, too! - 30 MINUTES!
- Reusable Crochet Scrubbies
This is one of my favorite gifts to give people! I made a bunch of these for friends for Christmas one year. They're super useful and so fast to make! - 15 MINUTES!
- Scarlet Sky Hat
Just look at how gorgeous that stitch is. This hat will be the envy of everyone you meet!
- Brooklyn Boot Cuffs
Boot cuffs can add so much to an outfit and they're so pretty. They're also crazy easy to make.
- Mini DIY Dream Catcher
This is a fun decorative gift to give anyone on your list! It could even serve as a new Christmas ornament.
- Crochet Utility Mini Basket
This is a great little storage solution for those odds and ends. - 30 MINUTES!
- Pom Pom Crochet Slippers for Adults
These work up super quickly with a thick yarn and are so cute!
- Sparkler Crochet Fingerless Mittens
These are so stunning and great for beginners since you aren't doing the work of gloves by separating each finger.
- Nettie's Super Simple Cowl
If you can crochet a chain, you can make a cowl. Isn't that amazing?? And it's so pretty!
- Jute Hemp Crochet Coasters
Coasters are a fabulous gift for anyone on your list! If you're just learning to crochet, surprise and endear your loved ones with this quick project. - 30 MINUTES!
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
Some of the fastest crochet patterns to work up are tiny! Explore some of our favorite minis in 24 Miniature Crochet Patterns
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.
Speaking of dishcloths, find more of our favorite easy patterns in 18 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners
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!
These gorgeous baby blanket patterns are so much fun to make. Browse our popular collection of 41 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
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.
Learn a new stitch or pick up some basics! This collection features helpful video tutorials for a variety of excellent crochet stitches: 11 Crochet Stitch Videos
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