Who doesn’t enjoy curling up with a ball of yarn on a cold winter’s day and turning it into something pretty and/or useful? Besides my cat, I think I’m the only one in my household who looks forward to dragging out the bag of yarn on a dreary day in the middle of winter. Here are some beginner crochet patterns you might enjoy the next time you get a hankering to put those balls of yarn to use.
Granny-Square Coaster – Red Heart
I have always enjoyed making Granny Squares. My grandmother taught me when I was in high school and they are actually very therapeutic to make. This pattern is easy to follow and you’ll be able to make colorful coasters or put them together and create a magnificent quilt. You can also pair a couple together and make a cute little kid’s purse.
Crocheted Shower Puff Tutorial – Mom Prepares
Shower poufs are great! They do an amazing job of sudsing, washing and exfoliating our bodies while in the shower (or bath). Frankly, I am tired of shelling out even a buck or two for a net puff that falls apart after about 1 week, and I never ever really know how sanitary it is. Well…enter the Handmade, Crocheted Shower Puff!
Tulle Dish Scrubber – Nadine’s Patterns
With a pile of tulle on hand, a crochet hook, and this set of instructions, you’ll never have to buy another scrubbie again. They also make great little gifts for just about anyone. You can use them for dishes, scrubbing the tub, shower, or sink, or even to wash with in the bath. Little ones are perfect for resting in a small dish beside the sink to wash your face at night too.
Baby Hat with a Flower – Free Crochet Patterns
This tiny hat is for a newborn-sized head. It would be rather cute for an older child as well, but you’d have to make some extra chains in it so that it would fit a larger head. The flower is attached separately, so you could leave it off completely, if you don’t like it, or affix a snap to it to make it detachable.’
Yo-Yo Puff – Craft Passion
These little creations are a blast to make and you can use them to piece together hats, blankets, afghans, pillow covers, and so much more. However, even though these directions say they are for a beginner, but there is some terminology you might want to familiarize yourself with before getting started. Check the ‘Additional Resources’ section for more info.
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Mug Cozy – Love me do Crochet Shop
It doesn’t take much to make these precious little mug cozies. You can dig through your bucket of odds and ends buttons for these as well. The best part is that you can adjust the length of the cozy to fit the height of your mug.
A Sweet Spring Purse – Mom Prepares
Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a birthday or for a special occasion, this sweet spring purse will be sure to please the small people in your life.
Crocheted Baskets – Fave Crafts
You’ll have to have some stiffener on hand to make these baskets hold their shape. The instructions include both a small and a medium-sized basket. These would be perfect for gift-giving and filling them with other homemade goods you’ve come up with. It would be easy to embellish them with colorful buttons, beads, or other small charms to make them more personal as well.
Want to try some other easy crafts? Here are 5 Simple Ways To Get Crafting.
11 Afghan Patterns – All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns
With 11 different patterns to choose from, you’re bound to find something you like with this site. I like being able to see a picture of what I’m about to create, before I get to the set of directions. You’ll have to click a few times before you make it to the actual directions for each afghan, but they are easy to follow once you get there.
Now you have all the info, what are you going to crochet?