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66 Free Crochet Patterns for Every Skill Level

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One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. With so many varying skill levels out there, how do you find free crochet patterns that are as easy or challenging as you need them to be?

Lucky for you, we’ve put together this list. It has different crochet projects you might be searching for with crochet patterns ranging from easy crochet patterns to experienced patterns.

Crocheters with more experience will enjoy the unique crochet stitches these patterns utilize. And novices will have fun looking through these free crochet patterns for beginners. These all free crochet ideas are everything you’ve been searching for.

 

Crochet Baby Blankets

Crochet baby blanket patterns are perfect if you have a baby shower coming up. A handmade baby blanket is a beautiful way to go the extra mile and show you care. If you’re in a time crunch or are just starting out, the easy crochet baby blankets on this list are for you. Take a look at the other baby blankets in you’re looking for more of a challenge. The best thing about a crochet baby blanket is you can make it in any baby blanket size. Customize it to fit your needs.

Primavera flower blanket - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Scarf Patterns

When you’re first learning crochet, everyone reaches a point where they want to learn how to crochet a scarf. Luckily there are tons of crochet scarf patterns out there. These 6 free crochet scarf patterns are unique to a skill level. So, whether you’re a novice or an expert, there’s a crochet scarf pattern here for you. It might end up being the crochet scarf of your dreams.

HONEY BIRD TRIANGLE SCARF - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Afghan Patterns

Have you been hunting for amazing crochet afghan patterns? Lucky for you we put together this list of free crochet afghan patterns for every experience level. Make your first afghan and practice your stitches with the All Double Crochet Afghan. Or make an intricate afghan blanket with the Celtic Afghan pattern. These afghan patterns are what you make of them.

All Double Crochet Afghan - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Hat Patterns

Here are the best crochet hat patterns for each skill level. If you want to learn how to crochet a hat, these crochet hat patterns for beginners are a great place to start. If you have more experience under your belt, try the intermediate or experienced crochet hats. Whatever crochet hat pattern you choose, you’ll have a blast.

1.5 HOUR BEANIE - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Flower Patterns

Ever wanted to know how to crochet a flower? With this list, you won’t have to wonder anymore. There’s a flower pattern for everyone here. It doesn’t matter if you’ve made a crochet flower before or not. The simple flowers labeled “Easy”  are perfect for beginners. If you want something really detailed, try a crochet flower pattern labeled “experienced.” And if you’re somewhere in the middle? Intermediate crochet flowers are perfect for you.

Crpchet Flower - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Slipper Patterns

What’s cozier than a pair of crochet slippers? Absolutely nothing. That’s why learning how to crochet slippers is such a fun skill to take up. These easy crochet slippers are just as fun as a harder crochet slipper pattern. Free crochet slipper patterns like these are hard to come by so take advantage of them.

Galilee Crochet Slippers - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Dishcloths

There’s nothing better than washing up with a homemade crochet dishcloth. The pride from knowing you made your own crochet washcloth makes bath time a little more enjoyable. You can even make crochet scrubbies for your face to take off your makeup. If you’ve been struggling to find a free crochet dishcloth pattern, here are 6 great picks right here. These crochet dishcloth patterns range in difficulty from easy to advanced. This way, there’s a crochet dishcloth pattern for everyone.

Rustic Farmhouse Dishcloth - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Granny Square Patterns

If you’re learning classic crochet, you have to learn how to crochet a granny square. Granny square patterns have been popular for decades. Now you can find a granny square pattern that’s more modern than ever. Granny Squares can be any colors you like and there are so many variations. Make granny square clothing or accessories for your home. A crochet granny square is a necessity if you want to master traditional crochet.

Simple Granny Stripe Afghan - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Shawl Patterns

These free crochet shawl patterns have a crochet shawl for every skill level. Shawls and wraps are really fun to make, so it’s no surprise there are a lot of shawl patterns out there. These crochet shawl patterns are some of the most exciting ones and any experience level will love them. Choose your favorite crochet shawl pattern using this guide and end up with your very own beautiful shawl wrap.

Aprilis Shawl - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Baby Bootie Patterns

There’s nothing cuter than a pair of baby booties. If you’re just learning how to crochet baby booties, try out the easy crochet baby booties on this list. There are also more advanced crochet baby booties patterns too. This way everyone can make some cute booties for a baby in their life. If you’re experienced you could make all the baby booties crochet patterns on this list.

Ellie Elephant Baby Booties - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Mittens

Anyone can learn how to crochet mittens with these versatile patterns. There’s a mitten pattern for each skill level. Whether you’re making mittens for a loved one or you’re just teaching yourself how to make crochet gloves as a hobby, you’ll love these patterns. Stitch up a pair of winter mittens for the cold months. Every single pair of these crochet mittens is sure to keep you warm.

Color Block Mittens - One of the most challenging parts about crochet is finding the right crochet pattern. This list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction. #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet is full of versatility. There are so many options and crochet projects out there to choose from. It can be hard to find easy crochet patterns as a beginner. Hopefully, this list of free crochet patterns will guide you in the right direction.

This is a post you’ll want to bookmark whether you’re an experienced crocheter or new to the scene. After you’ve crocheted these, you’ll be sad there aren’t more right here in one easy place.

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20 Basic Crochet Stitches

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These different basic crochet stitches are the fundamentals to becoming an inventive crocheter. You could use these crochet stitches for blankets or a multitude of other projects. #SingleCrochetStitch #TunisianCrochet #BasicCrrochetStitches

If you’ve been a little bored with crochet lately and have been looking for some unique crochet stitches, this list will be your go to.

You could use these crochet stitches for blankets or a multitude of other projects.

From easy crochet stitches suitable for beginner crochet to some more advanced options, anyone can find a stitch to spark creativity in them.

Explore all the options out there and spice up your patterns with these spunky crochet stitches.

Single Crochet Stitch

The single crochet stitch is the simplest stitch to learn how to crochet.  It’s quick and easy and can be worked in rounds as well as rows. Combining it with different crochet stitches can result in some fun results.

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Double Crochet Stitch

This is one of the most basic crochet stitches. It’s essential for completing patterns and moving forward in beginner crochet. You can use this to make granny squares or the v stitch which you’ll learn more about later.

Via The Spruce

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Half Double Crochet Stitch

Half double crochet is one of those easy crochet stitches when you first learn to crochet. It’s a little shorter than a double crochet stitch but follows the same steps.  This stitch is great for textured bags or detailed sweaters.

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Treble Crochet Stitch

This stitch is one of the taller crochet stitches. It’s 4 chains tall and just takes a bit of repetition. If you’re looking to work up a pattern quickly, try the treble crochet stitch. This stitch would work well for a loose crochet blanket.

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Slip Stitch Crochet

This is traditionally used as a joining stitch when crocheting in the round. However, you can easily crochet a hat or even an afghan blanket with the technique. It can also be used to create flat invisible stitches. This stitch serves many purposes.

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Moss Stitch (Granite Stitch)

The moss stitch crochet stitch is made up of two of your basic crochet stitches. The single crochet stitch and the chain stitch. Through using these two easy stitches, you can make the textured moss stitch. It goes by many names, the granite stitch and woven stitch to name a few.

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Granny Stripe Stitch

This stitch consists of the double crochet stitch, the single crochet stitch and the slip stitch. A crochet stitch guide might be helpful when you come across this stitch. It’s most commonly used in patterns on how to crochet a blanket.

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Elizabeth Stitch

The Elizabeth stitch is one of those really unique crochet stitches. It’s also been called the mini bean stitch because of the raised rounded shapes the stitches make. It looks intimidating but it’s really easy to learn and is absolutely beautiful.

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Star Stitch

The star stitch creates a beautiful star or flower shapes in the fabric. It’s condensed and squishy. One of the most perfect crochet stitches for blankets.  It would look beautiful in a baby’s or child’s room.

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Puff Stitch

The puff stitch is so much fun to work up. As far as unique crochet stitches go, this one is super easy too. It creates soft puffs on your fabric. Like mini clouds. This texture looks great in scarves or blankets. I even think it would make a sweater more modern.

Via Daisy Farm Crafts

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Shell Stitch

If you’re looking for one of the most unique crochet stitches, try out the shell stitch. It’s so simple to learn to crochet this stitch but it looks really impressive. It starts with single crochet. You can begin with fsc if you know how. Then you go into the stitch pattern!

Via Persia Lou

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Primrose Stitch

Learn how to crochet the primrose stitch with this simple tutorial. It uses chain stitches and the double crochet stitch. There are few crochet stitches as beautiful as this one. Use it to dress up childrenswear patterns or make a delicate washcloth set.

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Cluster Stitch

This stitch pattern focuses on the single crochet stitch. Because it mainly uses this stitch it’s suitable for even beginner crochet. Pay attention to your placement of stitches and you’ll be able to create a thick fabric with the cluster stitch.  

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Lemon Peel Stitch

This stitch uses only basic crochet stitches to achieve something that looks really complex. After a couple of rows, you’ll be crocheting full projects with this easy to learn the stitch. It’s also known as the grit stitch. You can find tutorials under both names.

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Popcorn Stitch

This is a variation of several different crochet stitches. I’m sure you’ve heard of the puff and bobble stitch. While they are similar, the popcorn stitch requires the most yarn. All of these make great crochet stitches for blankets. Try popcorn out.

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Waistcoat Stitch

This is one of those easy crochet stitches. It’s flat unlike some of the more textured stitches on this list. It’s as easy as the single crochet stitch. The key is working into the posts instead of the loops.

Via Daisy Farm Crafts

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V Double Crochet Stitch

This stitch would make a beautiful afghan blanket. The crochet stitch guide creates what looks like little v’s all throughout the work. You’ll need to know how to use the double crochet stitch to achieve this pattern.

Via Dream a Little Bigger

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Side Saddle Stitch

This isn’t as simple as the moss stitch crochet pattern but it’s worth it once you see how gorgeous it is. It uses several stitches and clusters to create a unique design. Master how to crochet a blanket with this stunning stitch.

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Picot Single Crochet

This is a fun variation on the single crochet stitch. Create this raised stitch using single crochet and chains, and some creative twists to the classics. It has a similar look to Tunisian crochet but without all the special tools. If you haven’t heard of Tunisian crochet, check out this article on it and learn about all the fun stitches. If you want the simplicity of crochet with the drape of knit, you’ll love it.

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Aligned Cobble Stitch  

The symmetry of this stitch would work beautifully with a crochet blanket. As long as you can sc and treble crochet, you will be able to master this stitch. It’s made up of basic crochet stitches that you probably already know.

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These different crochet stitches are the fundamentals to become an inventive crocheter. If you’ve mastered the basic crochet stitches, you’ll be able to stitch these up in no time.

If you’re a visual learner, consider looking up a crochet stitch guide to help you see what you’re doing. Don’t be intimidated by something you haven’t tried before.

I encourage you to try the stitch you’re most intimidated by.

That’s how we grow.

Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments! I can’t wait to read about your experiences.

 

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Tunisian Crochet Stitches

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Tunisian crochet bridges the gap between crochet and knitting. You should test it out with this list of tunisian crochet stitches we've put together. #TunisianCrochet #TunisianCrochetStitches #CrochetForBeginners

I often see the argument of crochet vs. knit. People have very strong opinions on which craft they’re loyal to. But what if you didn’t have to choose? Tunisian crochet is a great skill for knitters and crocheters alike.

It’s often seen as a crossover between crochet and knitting, making it easy to learn for both parties. If you’re a knitter who wants to learn crochet for beginners,the tunisian technique is perfect for you. And vice versa if you want to learn to knit.

The crochet needles used in tunisian crochet are very similar to knitting needles. Tunisian crochet actually requires a specific tunisian crochet hook that is longer than a regular hook. It looks like a knitting needle with a hook at the end instead of a point.

If you’re looking to practice Tunisian crochet, a good set of hooks is necessary. This set of Bamboo Tunisian hooks are incredible and interchangeable – check it out here. Bamboo has a tighter grip on yarn so you won’t drop your stitches and these hooks are lightweight, making them great for crochet.

I think tunisian crochet is a skill everyone should learn. That’s why I’ve put together a list of all the tunisian crochet stitches you should test out.  With a good set of hooks and all these tutorials, you’ll master the technique in no time.

These are the basic crochet stitches you’ll need to work on tunisian crochet patterns. It’s all easy enough with a bit of determination and patience. See for yourself…

Tunisian Simple Stitch

Working on crochet stitch patterns in tunisian crochet can be daunting. By starting with the tunisian simple stitch (also known as the afghan stitch), you can focus on mastering the crochet basics. It’s called simple for a reason. This article will walk you through your crochet cast on, and forming your stitches into a squishy thick fabric.

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Tunisian Knit Stitch

This is called the tunisian knit stitch because the fabric created looks like the knit stockinette stitch. This tutorial even has crochet instructions on how to hold a tunisian hook. Just in case you’ve never done it before. Knowing how to hold your tunisian crochet hook properly will help you succeed in the long run.

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Tunisian Purl Stitch

This stitch rounds out the basic crochet stitches you need to learn in tunisian crochet. Similar to knitting this stitch forms little purled bumps on the surface of the fabric. It’s definitely a stitch that blurs the line between crochet vs. knit.

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Tunisian Full Stitch

This is also known as the afghan stitch. It’s a slight variation on the tunisian simple stitch. You work between the vertical bars instead of behind them.  A lot of tunisian crochet stitches overlap in techniques. This is one of the many to do so.

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Tunisian Woven Stitch

This stitch is actually a combination of two types of crochet stitches on this list. An alternating row of the tunisian knit stitch and the full stitch. I would learn how to tunisian crochet those stitches first before trying this one. Luckily this tutorial has a crochet stitch chart if you’re anxious to get started.

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Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

The honeycomb stitch is gorgeous and full of texture. It looks like a hive of honeycombs made from soft yarn. It’s also great if you’re looking for easy things to crochet. This stitch is deceptively simple compared to how it looks.

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Tunisian Smock Stitch

This tutorial is great if you’re learning how to tunisian crochet. Many people want to learn tunisian crochet stitch patterns. Especially the smock stitch. Luckily you have this easy and detailed tutorial taught by talented TL Yarn Crafts.

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Tunisian Crochet Gobelin Stitch

This crochet stitch tutorial comes from this crochet scarf pattern. It’s smooth and elegant. It’s one of the most polished stitches out of the types of crochet stitches on this list.

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Tunisian Reverse Stitch

This stitch looks similar to the purl stitch you learned earlier. It’s common in a lot of tunisian crochet patterns. As long as you stick to your crochet basics, you’ll use this stitch.

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Tunisian Ocean Stitch

If you’re looking for unique crochet stitches, this one is really special. The stitch is textural and has been described as a series of shells or undulating waves. I would definitely add this to my list of things to crochet. It is one of a kind.

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Twisted Tunisian Simple Stitch

Unique crochet stitches like this can be intimidating. Luckily there’s clear crochet instructions and a video tutorial on how to make this stitch. Just take a deep breath and remember it’s only a variation of the easy peasy simple stitch. You’ll get it in no time.

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Tunisian crochet is an art and bridges the gap between crochet and knitting. I feel lucky to know this amazing skill and I hope you’ll take time to learn it too. There are so many amazing tunisian crochet patterns out there. And with this list of tutorials you can conquer them one by one.

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Crochet vs Knitting

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Crochet vs 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. #crochet #knitting #knittingvscrochet

Crochet vs. Knitting

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

A side by side comparison between knit and crochet. Crochet and knitting are crafts that use knitting yarn and stitchwork to create garments and other projects. And both methods have loads of benefits. #crochet #knitting #knittingvscrochet

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.  

Crochet tools Crochet and knitting are crafts that use knitting yarn and stitchwork to create garments and other projects. And both methods have loads of benefits. #crochet #knitting #knittingvscrochet

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!

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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.

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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.

Crochet Patterns

Reusable Face Scrubbies

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Elizabeth Stitch Boot Cuffs

Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Boot Cuffs - Crochet and knitting are crafts that use knitting yarn and stitchwork to create garments and other projects. And both methods have loads of benefits. #crochet #knitting #knittingvscrochet

Washcloth Set

Crochet Washcloth Set - Crochet and knitting are crafts that use knitting yarn and stitchwork to create garments and other projects. And both methods have loads of benefits. #crochet #knitting #knittingvscrochet

Cozy Fall Headband

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Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat

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Easy Infinity Scarf

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Knit Patterns

Chunky Knit Pillow

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Tegan Baby Hat with Top Knot

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Basic Knit Hat

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Knit Coffee Cozy

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Newbie Headband

Newbie Knit Headband - Crochet and knitting are crafts that use knitting yarn and stitchwork to create garments and other projects. And both methods have loads of benefits. #crochet #knitting #knittingvscrochet
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