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