16 Patterns for Crocheting That Beginners Will Love

Beginners will love these patterns for crocheting. Even if you’re an intermediate or advanced crocheter, you’ll love these fun patterns too.

Below I’m sharing some of my favorite crochet patterns that beginners and adventurous beginners can enjoy.

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1. JW Anderson Crochet Cardigan

free patchwork cardigan

This crochet cardigan is absolutely fantastic. It’s so fun to make and wear and is super unique. Not only that, but it’s a great stash buster because it allows you to mix and match your yarns. Get the pattern from Zeens and Roger on Ravelry.

2. Crochet Narwhal Toy

Crochet Narwhal Toy

Beginners will surely love making this cute crochet narwhal toy. The narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large “tusk” protruding from their heads. Get the pattern from Olya Samoseienko on Ravelry.

3. Jellyfish

jellyfish amigurumi

If you want to make a sea creature, I know you will love this jellyfish. This cute jellyfish would make a great gift for a friend. Make more than one using your favorite colors. Get the pattern from Knot Monster.

4. Cocoon Sweater

Crochet Cuddler Cocoon Sweater

I love a good crochet pattern from Sewrella. She creates the most beautiful and trendy crochet patterns. This cuddler cocoon sweater is no exception. Get the pattern from Sewrella.

5. Double Wrap Infinity Scarf

Double Wrap Infinity Scarf

If the cold weather has you wanting to create more scarves, you’re in luck. Once you make this double wrap scarf, you’ll want to make more. Get the pattern on Ravelry.

6. Catalina Cardigan

Catalina Cardigan

If you don’t enjoy sewing, you’ll be happy to know that this cardigan is made as almost one piece. This cardigan was made using Lion Brand Heartland in Canyon. Get the free pattern on Hooked on Homemade Happiness. Get the ad-free pattern on Etsy.

7. Granny Stripes Blanket

Granny Stripes Blanket

This blanket is so fun to make. I’ve actually made a few myself because I love this pattern so much. You’ll get so much enjoyment picking out your colors for this blanket. Get the pattern from Attic 24 on Ravelry.

8. The Shell Top

The Shell Top

This light crochet shell top is a throwback to the ’90s. It ties in the front to ensure that your bra is completely covered. Get the pattern from Freaky for Yarn.

9. Chunky Cropped Sweater

Chunky Cropped Sweater

For the Thrills never lets me down when it comes to creating beautiful crochet sweaters. You can crochet your chunky cropped sweater as short or long as you’d like. Get the pattern from For the Thrills Store.

10. Buttercup Top

Buttercup Top

This buttercup top makes a great everyday top or even a cute swimsuit cover-up. You could make a few of these using different colors. Get the pattern from Daisy and Dime.

11. Sunflower Bag

Sunflower Bag

I love this cute bag made from sunflower granny squares. If you’re new to crochet, granny squares are one of the easiest things you can make. Have fun playing around with different yarn colors for your flower design. Get the pattern from Crochet 365 Knit Too.

12. Alda the Owl 

crochet owl

Years ago, I made my own crochet owl, and I have it on display in my office to this day. People love owls, and you’re going to love your amigurumi crochet owl. Get the pattern from EmSaCrochet.

13. Beginner Felici Crochet Socks

beginner crochet socks

Crochet socks are great because they’re so thick warm, and cozy. I see them more so as being slipper socks because of their thickness. So if that’s what you’re looking for, this pattern is perfect for you. Get the pattern from Briana K Designs on Ravelry.

14. The Picnic Bucket Hat

flower and cherry bucket hat

This pattern will give you instructions for making all three hats, the daisy, cherry, and heart. Make a hat for yourself and one for a friend too. Get the pattern from Fancy Nancy Crochet.

15. Everygirl Sweater

Everygirl Sweater

This is one of my favorite crochet sweater patterns. I’ve made the sweater three times and can tell you that it’s so fun to make and wear. I love choosing different color palettes for my sweater. It’s especially fun to make when using self-striping yarn. Get the pattern from Hooked on Homemade Happiness.

16. Kiwi Cropped Cardigan 

Kiwi Cropped Cardigan

I adore this kiwi cropped cardigan. If you like the look of this cardigan, be sure to get the pattern based on your clothing size. Get the Medium and Large Pattern. Get the X-Small and Small Pattern.

If you’re looking for some new and fun patterns to try, I hope you have enjoyed these crochet patterns.

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I'm Tiffany, author of the 30-Day Drawing Challenge Workbook. I'm a crafting expert and writer with over 12 years of experience. I love sharing my passion for crafting, which includes crocheting, drawing, painting, and nail art.