To make sure you have a great place to start once you learn to crochet, here are 12 simple patterns suitable for beginners we handpicked for you.

All these patterns are professionally written and tested, and many contain photo and/or video tutorials of any special stitches. Enjoy!

Free Crochet Patterns

Paid Crochet Patterns

P.S. I’ve already ordered the yarn and pattern kit for the Habitat Cardigan at the top right of the page. BUT I remembered my own advice on getting sweaters to look good on you and ordered the yarn in a lovely turquoise color.

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You learned about Furls amazing crochet hooks in our earlier post on crochet hooks. Well now we will be giving some away! Stay tuned for our next post where you can enter to win.
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16 thoughts on “Crochet Patterns for Beginners”

  1. I’ve been knitting for 65 years and only used crochet occasionally to add something to a knitted item. Your new offerings have tempted me to learn to crochet. I remember the beautiful lace doilies that my grandmother used to make, and I’d love to make some for end tables in my new condo. So I’d like to see old-fashioned doilies and table toppers in a lace pattern and crochet thread.

    1. I know what you mean about the doilies. I learned to knit and crochet when I was twelve. One of my projects taught to me was the Pineapple stitch. I made a table runner for my grandma and several round doilies for my mom. Then in high school I stopped crafting completely, just didn’t have time with my studies and part time work. When my mom passed and we were cleaning out her house and I found the runner and the doilies; it was very emotional. I now have them though I only use the runner on my dining room table. My Daughter-in-law has expressed wanting them, which I will gladly gift.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing this story, Aida! I love the idea of making intricate pieces that will be treasured by future generations.
        I will be including some doily patterns in our Intermediate Crochet course so new crocheters have the chance to create something really special.
        Cheers,
        Liat

        1. Aida Isabel Hartmann

          Thanks Liat! I’m especially interested in an intermediate/advanced class. I went ahead and subscribed to a new magazine for crochet, (The Crochet Foundry) thinking I would be able to make some of their beautiful sweaters and tunics. Well, I didn’t realize how far removed I’ve been from crocheting as my attempt at a garment was not very successful. Let’s just say that it appeared as my 12 year old self made the garment, such that I was thinking I should stick to home decor. While I do prefer garments in knit, I’m really wanting to try shaping a sweater in crochet, so it doesn’t look like a stiff potato sack.

          1. Oh no! I’m sorry, Aida, your comment made me laugh. Will you tell me the name of the sweater you attempted? That way I can look at the pattern when I do the Intermediate Crochet class and makes sure I cover everything. Thanks!

    2. Hi Lois,
      Thanks so much for your comment! I’m delighted that I’ve piqued your interest in crochet. It’s really fun.
      I love your idea for old-fashioned doilies. I will take your suggestion and include patterns for those and table toppers in our Intermediate Crochet course.
      As people have asked for more inexpensive classes I’ve kept this first crochet class strictly beginner (but of course very thorough). But I’ve added your lace suggestion to my list of topics for an intermediate crochet course.
      I’m looking forward to finding you some beautiful patterns!
      Cheers,
      Liat

  2. Hi Liat,

    I’m delighted that you are taking up teaching crochet. I have become fascinated by it and have been learning through YouTube, Marly Bird, and Nicki from Nickishomemadecrafts.com. Right now I am attempting to make a granny square afghan and have currently finished a tunisian crochet simple stitch washcloth. The stitch I would love to see you do which I cannot seem to get my head around is the C2C process of crocheting. I have yet to see a video or demo which helps me visualize the whole corner to corner process. I get terribly mixed up on which way I am going. I am a visual learner so that I learn best through seeing a process demonstrated and explained verbally rather than trying to make sense of it through pictures and text. I look forward to your crochet courses with bated breath. BTW, Happy Chanukah to you and your family.

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Thanks so much for your comment! This is a great suggestion and something I will definitely include in our Intermediate Crochet class.
      As people have asked for more inexpensive classes I’ve kept this first crochet class strictly beginner (but of course very thorough). But I’ve added your C2C suggestion to my list of topics for an intermediate crochet course.
      I love to hear when people want a video for something that is not yet made clear online anywhere. That’s my jam!! I’m happy to interpret text and photos and explain through video.
      Thank you again and happy Chanukah!
      Liat

  3. I’ve been knitting for a long time- all types of garments, mainly socks and hats, that just seem to look better knitted rather than crocheted — to me, anyway.
    I’ve never seen any crochet patterns that I like — not ever!!!
    Until today.

    I LOVE the Habitat Cardigan and the Perfect Pockets Shawl!

    I don’t know how to crochet. I tried it a few times several years ago, but
    dropped it. Just couldn’t get the hang of it.

    1. Hi Barbara,
      I’m so glad you checked out the patterns and came here to comment! I know, aren’t those two projects great?! I was excited to see such fun, comfy, and modern designs for crochet.
      I really think you will like crocheting, and you’ll look for projects that are better crocheted than knit, to complement your knitted projects.
      I hope will you give our upcoming class a try. It’s very satisfying to be able to enjoy both crafts.
      Cheers,
      Liat

  4. I am hopeful that Crochet will become second nature to me as is knitting. I’ve tried countless times to pick it up! Practice makes perfect I guess… Why is it so hard!

    1. Hi Christie,
      I hope so too! I think that after our Crochet class you will be itching to take up the hook and crochet as much as you can. And the exercises you will do in the class will take all the mystery out of it. I promise it will be easy!
      Liat

  5. While I’m not a “beginner” crocheter, I have been crocheting for years. I have made the Neat Ripple blanket. If it’s done in the recommended colors, IT IS STUNNING! It’s definitely not a weekend project, it took weeks to complete. But the results are so worth it.

  6. I love the Habitat cardigan! It’s been in my mental queue for awhile, but now I need to go look at your post about sweaters looking good. The other thing stopping me is the weight. Just not sure I need it in my climate. 🖤

    1. Hi Krista!
      Actually, the yarn the sweater calls for is (gasp) 100% acrylic. I live in Mexico so I know what you mean about not needing anything heavy. But the pattern author says the yarn is quite soft and light (and it was very inexpensive!) so I decided to give it a try. I’ll let you know how I like it! I’m definitely looking forward to a large crochet project.
      Cheers!
      Liat

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