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Getting started – Crochet patterns for beginners

If you are just starting out with your new ‘obsession’ (I guarantee it will be) or you are looking for a last minute gift idea. You MUST check out these cute and quirky free patterns.

Not only are they gorgeous and very easy to whip up, they are ‘on point’ in terms of trend.
You can finish some of these in just a few hours and move on to the next or you can begin a weekend project that is easy to pick up and put down without getting lost or losing your Mojo.

Here are 8 of my favourite ‘quick fix’ projects about at the moment.
I have picked these because lets be fair…they look really cool!
The patterns are so simple to follow, you can really relax and get into just enjoying your past time without fretting about counting and changing stitches.

I am in LOVE! I’m pretty sure once you try one you will be too and want to make them all!

Chunky crochet blanket:
This is a great pattern for a chunky blanket that is not going to cost an arm and a leg in chunky wool.
Its a really easy pattern to follow and I just love the mix of colours used.

Chained ear warmer:
This is a must to get under your belt in terms of projects. I have made so many of these for my daughter but is always one of the most requested items from family and friends. This is a very easy pattern and the finished item is gorgeous.

Bear Hood Cowl:
This is so cute and looks more of an intermediate project but really isn’t. Very easy to follow and in sizes Toddler – Adult. Can also be made into a fox hood by just adjusting the ears. (see below)


Fox hooded cowl:
Another sweet little hood design with a Fox theme. I love crochet animal projects and this is a great gift that can be made in just a few hours.

Ribbed cowl:
There are a lot of cowl patterns out there and all are really lovely. This caught my eye because the texture looks so warm and cosy. I can just imagine wrapping this around my neck in the Winter and feel ing how soft it is, it looks really stylish too.


Crochet Bunting:
This is a pattern you can really lose yourself in. You get to use up all those little balls of yarn you have been saving that are just not enough for a big project. Looks really great in any colour and you can make it as long as you like.

Tablet/pad case:
I absolutely love this! What a great gift. Practical, stylish and so simple to make when you know how. I love how chunky it is ad this is a really beautiful colour.

Simple crochet blanket:
This is another blanket project that is really easy to follow. It has a great texture and would be really cost effective to make. You can of course customise to your own size and colour and this will be something you hold onto for years as it is just a lovely piece for any Handmade Home.

There you have it! I didn’t want to add too many and overwhelm anybody just starting out. I remember when I first began to crochet and how I wanted to try everything and started to abandon projects. It is easily done – especially if you have made a mistake and have not mastered how to fix them yet.

I recommend giving these a go. Some can be completed in just a few hours, so you can pick up some more experience and have a lovely handmade gift you will be so proud of.

Let me know what you think of the patterns and if you have tried them! I would love to see your take on these designs.

Happy creating!

Emma xxx

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