New to crochet and not sure where to start? Try these super-easy projects for instant success!
Simple Granny Square
They may look intricate, but their simple stitches and versatile nature make granny squares the ultimate project for beginners. Small enough to be achievable, these basic blocks lend themselves to all kinds of projects – they’re lovely on their own, but can also be joined together for a blanket or throw.
Like granny squares, mandalas make small and achievable projects in their own right (coasters, anyone?) but can also be joined together to create something bigger. This pretty mandala takes only 10 rounds to complete, and can be used for practically anything.
Crochet Wash Cloth
Pretty and practical yet straightforward enough to be your very first project, a crochet wash cloth is a winner all-round – and the bonus is that if it isn’t made perfectly it’ll still be useable. This make from Mama In A Stitch even comes with its own video tutorial, but you can find plenty more crochet guides right here!
Beginner's Crochet Bib Set
If there’s a little one in your life, you’re in luck! Babies and children are the perfect muses for your crochet makes, and this bib will make mealtimes a breeze. It’s made using only basic stitches, so you can put your newly learned skills to the test and get some practice reading patterns.
Simple Crochet Bracelets
These colourful bangles are an easy entrance into the world of crochet – and you’ll have keepsake creations to cherish from your first ever make. There are various difficulty levels to try, starting with simple chains for the braided bracelet and double crochet for the links bangle, before working in stripes for a stylish rainbow-coloured accessory.
Who says you need years of experience to create your own stylish accessories? This sunglasses case is a great project to try if you’ve just mastered chains and double crochet, as these are the only two stitches required. Even if you’re new to this, finishing your make in an evening will be totally achievable.
Rainbow Nesting Baskets
Unless you’re a seasoned crafter, underestimating just how much space you’ll need for your yarn stash is almost a cert. The solution? Use up some of that yarn and create some stylish storage options. These nesting baskets are a fantastic make for when things get out of hand, but if your stash is still under control then no problem – just stack up your baskets for later.
Crochet Egg Cosies
Stitch up your very own egg cosy and breakfast will never be boring again. These adorable patterns take little time to make (perfect those who are just getting started), and will leave you with plenty of leftover yarn – so you can make as many as you like.
Calling all cat lovers (everyone, we hope!). This trio of sitting kitties is instantly recognisable yet so simple to make up. There are only two parts to crochet, so you’ll be able to create an entire clowder (group of cats) in no time at all. Safety eyes will add character to your makes, but if you’re creating your cats for a little one, you can always stitch the eyes.
Amigurumi Heart Tutorial
For a bite-size way to try some new techniques, look no further. These tiny hearts combine magic rings, invisible decreases and a slip stitch join of the two halves. Complete just one and you’ll have a finished project that fits in the palm of your hand, but if you want more practice you can always join your hearts together to create a keychain, garland or gift. The only limit is your imagination!
Looking for something a little different? Then put away your crochet hook and create a scarf using only your yarn and your own two hands. Your little one will love this pretty accessory, and the pattern is refreshingly uncomplicated.