Best free crochet patterns for beginners


Are you a newbie? Never fear! Our list of the best free crochet patterns for beginners is here to save the day. 

Free crochet patterns for beginners 

As a beginner, you're probably looking for the best and easiest crochet patterns that will guide you from foundation chain to weaving in the ends with no pain or stress. (Don't worry if you don't know what that means, you're about to learn!)

Check out these free crochet patterns for beginners on the Laughing Hens blog!

Crochet patterns for the home

It's always nicer to snuggle up with some handmade blankets, toys, and homeware in the winter, so we picked out some of our favorites. 

Love mug snug

Free crochet patterns for beginners: love mug cozy on Laughing Hens

This mug cozy crochet pattern is super simple and perfect for absolute beginners. This snug features a button side fasten and a cute "love" design stitched over the snug once it is finished. Get the pattern on our site here. 

Simple blanket by Rescued Paw Designs

 Free crochet patterns for beginners: blanket by Rescued Paw Designs

This super simple snuggly blanket uses 600 yards worsted weight yarn like Patons Wool Aran, which is perfect for blankets. Get the free pattern on the Rescued Paw Designs blog!

Boxy Bear by 5 Little Monsters

Free crochet patterns for beginners: boxy bear by 5 little monsters

This adorable bear by 5 Little Monsters is a free pattern that also includes minor variations to make a boxy fox or a boxy owl too! We love the idea of using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Bark - it's machine washable and super soft! Get the pattern here

Rainbow blanket squares by GamerCrafting

Free crochet patterns for beginners: rainbow blanket squares by GamerCrafting

This bright and bold pattern can be adapted to almost any weight or fiber of yarn - why not use Cascade 220 Superwash for a huge range of rainbow shades? This tutorial includes written pattern, photo and video tutorials. Check it out here!


Crochet patterns to wear

Feel like starting off with a smaller project? These wintry accessories have you covered - literally.

Beanie hat by Mango Tree Crafts

Free crochet pattern for beginners: beanie by Mango Tree Crafts

With sizes to fit the whole family, this beautiful beanie hat pattern from Mango Tree Crafts would be perfect with Rooster Almerino Aran yarnGet the pattern from Mango Tree Crafts here.

Textured cowl

Free crochet patterns for beginners: textured cowl download on Laughing Hens

This textured cowl looks impressive but it super simple to make, using the same stitch pattern across the whole piece. Make it for yourself or for a loved one this season, get the pattern here!

One skein cowl

Free crochet patterns for beginners: one skein cowl on Laughing Hens

The only thing better than a crochet patterns for beginners is a free one skein pattern, and this is it! Using the gorgeous Noro multicolored yarn, you can create an impressive cowl with one skein and not many crochet skills. Get the pattern here.

Chunky winter hat by Persia Lou

Free crochet patterns for beginners: chunky crochet hat by Persia Lou

This super chunky pom pom hat crochet pattern is perfect for newbies - there are only seven rounds to this hat! It's a great opportunity to learn crocheting in the round and you'll love it for last minute gifts. Make it in Erika Knight Maxi Wool for a luxurious hat: you can get the pattern here. 

Striped mitts by Crochet in Color

Free crochet patterns for beginners: striped crochet mitts by Crochet in Color

These simple mitts will have you feeling snuggly in no time. They are infinitely customizable - all you have to do is change the colors of yarn you're using for a totally different look. Get the free pattern here.

Free crochet patterns for beginners at Laughing Hens