Once you’ve learnt the basics of crochet, you’ll be keen to start making beautiful and useful projects with your new skills! Here are some of my favourite beginner crochet patterns to choose from…
1. Making granny squares is a brilliant way to start if you’re learning to crochet as they only use a couple of stitches and the repeating pattern is easy to pick up. Try this retro blanket and cushion crochet pattern, which will take a bit of time to complete but is great for practising your skills. Start with the cushion to experiment with changing colours and then have a go at joining smaller squares to create a blanket.
2. This clinch belt crochet pattern is great for beginners as it’s quick to make and really effective. You can adjust the width by adding a few extra stitches and you can choose a belt buckle to suit your style. Wear it with pride to show off your crochet abilities!
3. If you’re looking for something to decorate your home, this vintage-style cushion cover crochet pattern offers an opportunity to test out some new stitches. The design can be adapted by choosing different colours and the pattern uses Petra yarn which is really easy to use.
4. Scarves are considered to be good first projects for knitting, and they’re brilliant for crochet too. This long scarf crochet pattern is really versatile and would work with different types of yarn.
5. There are some great kits too, where you’ll receive all of the yarn you need as well as the pattern. Make a fun toy or decoration for your home with this crochet balls kit. This is a great pattern to practise shaping.
If you’re looking for the best way to get into crochet, check out our great How to Crochet beginner kit to learn the basics! It includes a copy of the How to Crochet ebook, a ball of 3ply crochet yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. There are 2 crochet patterns included in the ebook, so you’ll have everything you need to get started with a pretty shrug or a glamorous scarf.
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What will you create today?
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