11 FREE Easy Crochet Patterns

Free Easy Crochet Patterns

Before the Christmas holidays, I got this sudden urge to crochet. I learned how to do basic crochet stitches when I was a child and I’ve seen so many beautiful infinity scarves around that I just had to try to make one for myself. After two attempts, I finally succeeded at making a scarf and I decided from that day forward I would start to collect free easy crochet patterns for myself.

Here are some free easy crochet patterns that I have collected…

crochet dish cloths
Crochet Dish Cloths

Dish Cloths were one of the first projects that I learned when I first started to crochet because of their simplicity.

Crochet Newborn PantsCrochet Newborn Pants

crocheted headband
Crocheted Headband

crocheted dishcloths
Crocheted Dishcloths

Crochet Infinity Scarf
Beginner 1 Hour Cowl

If you have a child over the age of 5, you could introduce them to finger crocheting. Have you heard of this before? All it requires is wool and your hands and it is super easy. My 5 year old needs my help setting him up, but once he starts he gets on a roll and will sit for an hour finger crocheting while he watches tv. I believe he finds it somewhat therapeutic. My 8 year old daughter finger crochets independently. She has made headbands, belts, necklaces and more.

Another EASY project for kids is finger knitting:

Finger knitting produces a sausage like tube that can be turned into many different projects. You can see 8 ideas over at Red Ted Art including how to make a flower, a pillow, various scarves, a headband and an ornament.

The great thing with finger crocheting and knitting is that children can use the scraps and ends of wool that you no longer need. Finally! There is a use for all of your wool scraps.

And finally, if you are looking to start learning how to knit, feel free to head on over to my friend’s blog, Knit Wit by Shair where she has shared 50 Must Try Simple Knitting Patterns!

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  • Shari Goss

    Thanks for sharing my post! Now I need to learn to crochet 😉 This looks like a fun list!

    • You’re very welcome! And I need to learn how to knit, but for now, I will be sticking to crocheting 😉

  • Margaret Miranda

    You’ve inspired me to go back to crocheting. It’s been a while, but I’m sure with your tutorial I’ll be able to pick it up again. Thanks for the post.

  • Bronwyn MayB

    I’ve been needing new dish clothes! Great tutorial.

  • Laurie Dickson

    FINGER knitting, my mind is blown!

    • Who knew, right?! I’m SO excited to try this out with my kids!

  • Oh, I must lean to crochet some day – thanks for the lovely projects!

  • Natalie R

    I totally have to learn to crochet!!! That will be my next adventure!


  • I used to love crocheting. I may need to get back into it!

  • jannybean

    Love these! I learned how to crochet years ago but it would be a great thing to try again. Especially if the weather stays COLD! 🙂

    • Thanks! I know, right, cold weather makes us want to stay warm under a blanket and crochet 😉

  • Stephanie LaPlante

    I love the Crocheted Newborn Pants. Soooo cute!

  • Heidi C.

    I really like the headbands! My girls would rock those!

  • loriag

    Crochet dish cloths are the best. Thanks for sharing the patterns.

  • kathy downey

    Thanks for sharing the patterns,i woiuld love to make a few scarfs over the summer for next winter

  • Yuen Ch

    Very cute patterns!

  • Eldon Lai

    Thanks for the patterns!

  • Wendy Arnott

    ohh cute! I should get back into crocheting. I just barely started when I got sidetracked into other crafts.

  • Darlene Wissenz

    My grandmother tried to teach me many times but to no avail. With these patterns I might give it a try again

    • That is special that she tried to teach you, though! Give it a try! Especially with YouTube videos now available, some patterns are very easy to follow.

  • kathy downey

    Thanks,the scarf is beautiful

  • MrDPrize

    I love these home made knitted items

  • MrDPrize

    I wish I knew how to knit

  • MrDPrize

    there are some amazing knitted goods on Etsy as well!

  • Victoria Ess

    I love the crotchet hearts!


    I once dabbled in crocheting and made an afghan or two but that was a long time ago

  • kathy downey

    I love the Crocheted Headband

  • kathy downey

    I love the Crocheted Headband

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