The Best Beginner Crochet Projects

When I was first learning how to crochet, I attempted to start many different projects through YouTube videos, blogs, patterns, etc. but found many of them to be overwhelming and too complicated. Below are the projects I was able to make (and finish!) when I was learning crochet.

At the very beginning, I had a handful of things that didn’t click right away, it took a conscious effort to learn from and correct those weak areas.

My top weaknesses as a beginner:

  • Keeping consistent pressure/creating same size stitches
  • Counting Stitches
  • Working in the round

I was able to improve these weaknesses by slowing down and lots of practice. For example, with counting stitches, it was something I just thought, ‘oh it’ll be obvious when I’m done with this row.’ Nope, I was wrong, it’s not as obvious as you would think. Learn from my mistakes, count your stitches!

I’d love to hear from you below, what are/were your biggest problem areas when starting out?! Comment below!

Coffee Cup Cozy – Dakotah Knits

This was whole reason I picked up my crochet hook after a 10 year break. I wanted to make a sweater for my coffee cup. 😛

Comfy Headband

Headbands were my go-to beginner project. They are so quick and simple so make, it’s hard to get overwhelmed or frustrated.


This was my first ‘stuffing’ project. It was a lot easier than I had anticipated!


For some reason, hats have always been a weakness of mine. They always come out slightly off centered, but this tutorial really helped me get over that hurdle!


Snowflakes are great for practice using thinner yarn, and working in the round!

As mentioned above, a weakness of mine when I was starting out, was working in the round. Make a couple of these granny squares and you’ll be a pro in no time!

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