If you love trying out new crochet stitches, you’re going to love working up this cowl. Crocheting it is easy and fun because this crochet scarf uses the moss stitch. The crochet moss stitch is textural and forms a squishy fabric, perfect for cozying up.
I love working on crochet scarf patterns during the winter. It’s a great way to pass the time and stay warm. I also give out a lot of scarves as gifts. Once you learn how to crochet a scarf you basically never stop. Just like when you learn the basic crochet stitches, you never stop using them.
This crochet scarf pattern is simple and classic. Just throw it on and go. A cowl neck stays right up against your chin, keeping your neck and face warm. You can even pull the crochet infinity scarf over your head to protect your ears. The moss stitch crochet fabric is extra warm because of its’ density. If you love the moss stitch you can also check out our Moss Stitch Beanie Pattern and this great post of 20 of our favorite moss stitch patterns. You can even make this pattern using different crochet stitches. The versatility of this crochet cowl pattern is what makes it a favorite. Grab your favorite yarn and a matching hook and give it a try. Your neck will thank you the next time a blizzard rolls through.
Spring is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time to start crocheting a new flower pattern. They brighten up a room and are fun to create. You can even make crochet flowers while there’s still frost on the ground. I like to do this to remind myself it won’t be cold forever.
A crochet flower is so beautiful and comforting and they make great gifts. You can put them on just about anything. Which is why I’ve put together this list of easy crochet patterns. It’s full of simple flowers and even has a crochet rose pattern. All the warmth of spring at your fingertips.
Easy Crochet Flower
This flower pattern is as cute as a button. You can easily attach it to a hat or scarf, or make a bunch of these simple flowers to adorn a nursery. It’s adds a sweet, whimsical touch wherever you put it.
This detailed crochet flower looks life like. It’s crocheted as though it’s blooming right off the table. This is one of the more creative crochet ideas out there, and the effort put into this pattern really shows.
This is an easy crochet flower to make. They look like little cherry blossoms, and would make a beautiful crochet applique on your projects. If you’re looking for something fast, sweet and simple, this is it.
These large crochet flowers will add fun to any project. Stitch it onto a hat or wear a bunch of them on your scarf. If you’re looking for things to crochet on a rainy day, these will certainly brighten things up.
There are lots of easy crochet patterns for flowers out there. But this one has a special shape to it. The petals slightly twist and come up from the base. This crochet flower is fast to make and would make a great decoration at a wedding.
These flowers make easy crochet projects if you don’t have a lot of time. They could also make a fun group activity if you’re teaching someone to crochet. They have little lacy holes in the center. This is a great pattern to learn how to make easy crochet flowers for people who are less experienced in crochet.
This is one of the easier crochet flower patterns out there. It’s worked flat and has a slightly lacy look to it. It’s a small, basic little crochet flower that you’re sure to love and have a good time making.
This flower applique is perfect for a crochet headband pattern. Flowers are one of the faster crochet projects out there, and you can make them for any occasion. Flowers can be added onto anything which explains the appeal.
These simple crochet patterns for flowers are sweet and simple. Exactly what you’re looking for if you just want to fill your time with something small. These flower patterns would also make great reusable confetti at a birthday party or baby shower.
This two toned crochet flowers pattern is basic and easy to make. It’s a great celebration of spring and a fun way to brighten your wardrobe. Work them into that sweater you’re stitching up or add them as a fun little flair on socks.
These free crochet flower patterns are perfect because they can be made in any size. When they vary in sizes they look more realistic and add a natural touch to your projects. Why not make a crochet bouquet? It’s fun to learn how to make crochet flowers in different sizes.
This is the easiest flower pattern out there. It starts with a magic ring and works out easily from there. With a crochet leaf pattern and several of these flowers, you could make a party garland for Spring. They’d also go great with a luau.
Crocheting this simple flower design is fun and unique. The blossoms use multiple colors making them look very detailed. These little flowers would make beautiful crochet applique on a little girls dress, or make a crochet nature scene for a wall in your home.
These simple flowers can be crocheted in bulk. They’re so little and can be made in whatever colors you choose. Hang them from the ceiling instead of putting glow in the dark stars up. It will be like a meadow is sprouting from your ceiling.
These crochet flower patterns almost look like snowflakes. They’re a traditional Irish crochet motif. Olena, the creator, even links to a crochet leaf pattern in case you want to make them to accompany the flowers.
Easy crochet patterns like this offer guided tutorials to help beginners work the pattern. These simple flowers will work up fast with the help of the tutorial and a little patience. After you make one, you won’t be able to stop.
This crochet headband pattern comes tied to a crochet flowers pattern that matches. They use a chunky thick yarn that will crochet up quickly and keep you warm. As long as you know how to single crochet and double crochet, you should be able to work these up.
This is a slight variation from most flower patterns. This could work great for quilting crochet projects. It’s a flat square with a flower crocheted in the middle. The flower is worked first with the border worked around it.
As far as crochet ideas for flowers, these are cheery and have almost a vintage feel to them. They have a little button in the center and would make great crochet flowers for hats. Classic never goes out of style.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet a flower, these patterns will teach you all you want and more. All these free crochet flower patterns are different and unique just like real flowers. So make like you’re in a field and pick your favorite!
There are so many crochet stitches out there to learn. The moss stitch, the elizabeth stitch, the primrose stitch and more. And with them, they all have their own beautiful patterns. Crocheting is amazing because there are so many options out there. You’ll never get bored and never run out of ways to learn to crochet.
While most stitch crochet comes easy, there are some types of stitches that require more work and more time. Take the moss stitch for instance. The crochet moss stitch is a little more advanced than your basic crochet stitches, but it’s still easy enough to learn.
The moss stitch is one of the most popular crochet stitches apart from the foundation stitches (you know, single crochet, double crochet etc.) It focuses on a series of chains and stitches to create the textural fabric. This stitch is also called the granite stitch or the linen stitch.
Because this stitch is so beloved, and easy enough to master, I’ve compiled a list for you of 20 free crochet patterns featuring the moss stitch. Before you look through all these gorgeous crochet patterns, take the time to learn to crochet the moss stitch with the pattern below.
Moss Stitch Pattern
Learn how to crochet the moss stitch here:
Row 1: Chain an even number of stitches. Single crochet in 4th chain from hook. *chain 1, skip 1 chain, single crochet in next* repeat to end. Chain 2, turn.
Row 2: Single crochet in next chain space. *chain 1, single crochet in next chain space* repeat to end, ending with a single crochet in the chain space from the previous row.
… repeat row 2 until you’ve reached desired length.
Now that you’re acquainted with the moss stitch, you can make all of these beautiful crochet patterns. As long as you have this stitch in your arsenal, you’ll be set to create whatever you desire. I’m certain you’ll love these patterns as much as I do.
This crochet blanket pattern has a mid-century modern style to it. It’s made in two different colors and really emphasizes the moss stitch crochet. The pattern gives it a broken up striped design that makes it stylish and easy to fit into any home.
Scarves are the perfect patterns to test out different crochet stitches. The patterns are straightforward and easy to customize. For this pattern, the granite stitch (aka the moss stitch) adds the perfect amount of texture to this simple piece.
C2C crochet can intimidate some but don’t worry. As long as you understand crochet basics, you can do it. There are 3 basic crochet stitches in this pattern, not including the moss stitch. This creates a beautiful geometric piece that can easily be turned into a blanket or something else.
If you want to know how to crochet a blanket, this afghan pattern is a great place to start. It uses easy crochet stitches to create a textured, gorgeous design. It even has added fringe along the bottom. This blanket would look great in the guestroom or as a throw on your couch.
This afghan blanket is crocheted in a square design with little tassels on each corner. It uses the moss crochet stitch which is thick and textural, and perfect for a cozy blanket. This one is so stylish and really fun to work up. Grab your hook and get started.
This crochet shawl is beautiful and perfect if you like the look of color blocking. It has thick diagonal stripes running through the piece. It’s made using basic crochet stitches so the pattern is easy to follow. It would look great on a chilly day at the beach of a cozy day at the coffee shop in Fall.
This crochet pillow can be made in all different colors. And it doesn’t use too many types of stitches. The beautiful granite stitch works great here as it adds dimension to an otherwise subtle pillow.
This crochet beanie hat is so cute, and really easy to make. It’s a two toned hat with a fluffy pom pom on the top. It uses some different types of crochet stitches, but nothing challenging. This is the perfect hat to work up as a gift for someone or to keep you warm this winter.
This gorgeous crochet stitch pattern is so unique. It creates a gradient ombre effect for this crochet cowl. Using light lavender and a soft yarn, this cowl is a dream. Anyone would be lucky to receive this gift.
This crochet baby blanket is fast and easy and has pom poms on the corners. How cute is that? This is the perfect moss stitch crochet blanket for a little one to cuddle up in. Show someone you care and gift them with this sweet little blanket.
This unisex crochet scarf works up like a dream. It uses the moss stitch with a fun detail worked through the center of the scarf. This pattern looks impressive but is so simple to make. It’s perfect for all the chilly weather we’ve been experiencing this year.
If crocheting relaxes you, this pattern is for you. It’s ideal for beginners crochet because it has a detailed tutorial. The tutorial walks you through everything you need to do to make this sweet baby blanket. All the cute with none of the stress. There are a few color changes and decorative tassels for added fun.
If you want to learn to crochet the moss stitch, this is a good starter project because it’s small. It has a delicate border in white along with white details within the gray cloth. It’s beautiful if you’re having guest over and want to provide them a washcloth. Or keep it all to yourself. The moss stitch makes this project really durable too.
This moss stitch crochet blanket has a delicate lace ruffle detail around the edges. It’s also striped and made in beautiful bold magenta. You can choose whatever color you want as long as you stick to your basic crochet stitches. It’s the perfect gift for an upcoming baby shower.
This colorful crochet cowl is perfect for accessorizing. It’s thick and warm and uses the crochet moss stitch. This one has decorative tassels around the border and has a really unique look. I would recommend giving this to your artistic friend or someone with a bold, fun style.
These dishcloths are colorful and durable. Perfect for washing up after guests come over. This is the perfect pattern for beginners crochet as it doesn’t use too many types of stitches. The moss stitch makes a thick, squishy fabric which is perfect for something like a washcloth. They’re sure to become your favorite.
You’re certain to fall in love with these crochet stitch mittens. They’re warm and stylish, and are perfect for holding hands. If you’re planning on crocheting something for someone special, make it these.
As long as you understand basic crochet stitches, you can work up these dishcloths in no time. They were designed by a midwestern mom of two, so you know she knows a thing about messes. Make yourself a set of these crochet scrubbies to help keep everything clean and neat. You’ll be doing yourself a favor.
This crochet pillow uses easy crochet stitches to work this up. You’ll fly through this project with the right yarn and a color scheme in mind. The granite stitch is really easy to create and it looks beautiful on a pillow like this.
This is the perfect piece to take with you while running errands. It’s simple, sophisticated with a pinch of fun. If you want to learn to crochet, this scarf is easy enough for a beginner. Try out different crochet stitches like to moss stitch to really test your knowledge of the shain and signle crochet stitch.
This crochet baby blanket is made from moss stitch crochet stitches. It’s perfect if you want to spend the day crocheting something special and relaxing. The striped pattern is mesmerizing and it sure to help your little ones fall right to sleep.
These crochet stitch patterns are unique and colorful, and worthy of your time. As a crafter, we’re always looking for something that will keep crocheting fun. These patterns do just that and more. Test out your knowledge of the moss stitch or learn it for the first time with these awesome accessible patterns.
When getting into needlework, there are so many options to choose from. Two of the most popular options (and the two that cause the most indecision) are crochet and knitting. How do you know which craft is best for you? How do you decide if you learn to crochet or learn to knit?
This post is here to help you figure out which to start with. I’ll talk about the differences in crochet vs. knit, and share their similarities and benefits. I’ll even talk to you about what you need to get started and share some of my favorite simple patterns, crochet and knitting patterns included. By the end of it, you’ll be ready to learn how to crochet or learn knitting for beginners.
Benefits and Similarities Crochet and knitting are crafts that use knitting yarn and stitchwork to create garments and other projects. And both methods have loads of benefits.
To start, crocheting and knitting are relatively inexpensive hobbies as a beginner. You can find loads of easy knitting patterns online. Same for crochet patterns. Then all you need to start is a set of needles for casting on knitting. And for crochet for beginners, you need a crochet hook. Grab a pair of scissors and some simple yarn, and you’re set. This makes it an easy hobby to enjoy for all ages.
Another benefit is how relaxing many find the two crafts. Relaxation can lower your blood pressure and heart rate. That’s what makes beginner crochet and knitting an excellent treatment for anxiety and panic attacks. It’s also great brain stimulation which helps us as we grow older. When you learn how to knit or learn how to crochet, it requires hand eye coordination and some math skills. So, you can see how beneficial this is for our brains.
Once you learn how to read one type of pattern, you can usually pick up how to read the other easily. This is because many of the abbreviations and pattern formats are similar. You can also make the same types of projects, whether knitted or crocheted. If you invest your time in learning how to crochet for beginners, you’ll probably have an easier time learning how to knit for beginners later on. And vice versa.
The most important similarity between the two, is that they both require patience and determination. You have to be gentle with yourself when learning and be prepared to make mistakes. You also have to dedicate time to working on your projects in order to complete them. It can be a lot of work, but the finished projects for crochet and knit alike, are worth it.
While these similarities bind the two crafts, there are also important differences that will determine which craft is right for you.
Determining Which One is For You: Crochet vs. Knit
There are several key differences between crochet and knitting. And these differences are what will make one a better fit for you over the other. To start, the above stitch pictures show how different crochet stitches look from knit stitches. Knit stitches look like little V’s or straight lines. While basic crochet stitches like single crochet, have a knotted look.
I first learned knitting when I was in college. It was easy to pick up, and I loved how logical it was. But one thing I struggled with was how much time the projects took. You see, knit stitches are smaller than crochet, so knit projects work up slower. When I crocheted for the first time, one of the things I preferred was how much faster I could complete projects.
If you asked me which one is my favorite, knitting vs crochet, I couldn’t tell you. There are pros and cons to each craft. You might decide you love both for different reasons (and you probably will). But I’m hoping that by sharing these differences with you, you can better choose the one you will enjoy the most. At the end of the day though, it comes down to personal preference.
Choose Crochet if…
You like projects that have bigger stitches and work up faster
You’re afraid of making a mistake and want an easy fix
You like being more creative and loose with your patterns
You like holding your work and yarn in one hand, and your hook in the other
You like having one set of tools that works for every project
You like to save money on equipment
Choose Knitting if…
You like logic and straightforward directions
You want to make mostly garments and fashion projects
You have patience for longer, relaxing projects
You have dexterity and like working with both hands at once
You like having an assortment of tools for different projects
You like using slightly less yarn
What You’ll Need to Get Started Crocheting or Knitting
For crochet, you’ll need a crochet hook (I recommend size H for beginners), some simple worsted weight yarn, and a pair of scissors. You’ll also need a crochet stitch guide if you’re starting out and an easy pattern.
For knitting, you’ll need a pair of knitting needles (size 11 for beginners, straight or circular depending on your pattern), some simple worsted weight yarn and scissors. All knitting uses knit stitches and purl stitches. So once you master those, you’re set until you need to learn how to cast off at the end. But you can worry about that when you get there!
If you’re still having trouble deciding between the two, you could try learning tunisian crochet. Tunisian crochet is seen as a blend of both knitting and crochet. It creates a thick squishy fabric, and could help you learn knitting and crochet down the line. For this technique, you’ll need yarn, scissors and a tunisian hook, along with some stitch markers.
Projects and Getting Started
Now that you’ve got all the pros and cons, you can make an informed decision about which method is right for you. Below are a series of crochet and knit patterns for beginners. Pick your favorite and start learning a new skill today. Both methods are equally tranquil and fun. You can’t go wrong.
To learn how to read patterns and abbreviations, check out this post.