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8 Beginner-Friendly Crochet Projects

When you’re just starting out learning the basics of crocheting, all you can really handle is a scarf. Maybe a baby blanket, but even that seems like too much of a commitment. Your first couple of scarves are fine, but now you want something a little more substantial… and yet you’re not ready for a sweater or an afghan just yet. We’ve got you covered with these 8 crochet projects that really are easier than they look!

Boho Earrings

I know exactly what I’ll be making as soon as I get home! I love these little projects that can easily be completed in one episode of The Office or less. (A standard measurement of time around my house). These earrings are so cute, and way easier to crochet than they might look. Just follow along with this tutorial!

Doughnut Dish Scrubbies

Ok. These doughnut scrubbies might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. They might even make me look forward to doing the dishes. Well, ok, maybe not. But it certainly won’t hurt! Plus for anyone with little ones running around, these scrubbies are perfect for bathtime. (They work on adults too, so no judgment here). These scrubbies look complicated and detailed, but I promise you they couldn’t be easier! Get the free pattern here!

Cat Ear Beanie

What’s not to love about this adorable beanie?! This has become one of my favorite one skein projects that can easily be completed in one sitting. I love everything about this hat, from the detailed rim that looks like knitting to the thick stitches making this hat super warm and cozy for those chilly days ahead. Of course, the crowning feature of this adorable hat is the cat ears! Get the full tutorial here!

Cherry Pie Pot Holder

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We all need a good pot holder (or two, or three, or ten) and in the following video tutorial, The Crochet Crowd walks us through how to make the cutest pot holder ever; it looks just like a cherry pie! Get the full instructions right here!

Mini Avocados

Have you ever tried amigurumi? The fad started in Japan, and it’s a way to crochet teeny tiny stuffed animals (and fruits and veggies). These little guys are all the rage right now! This tutorial takes you step by step on how to create his and her avocados. If you’ve never tried amigurumi, then this is the perfect first project! It’s not too small, and the shapes are simple enough to understand the concept without getting lost in the weeds. Watch the full tutorial here!

Crochet Hooks & Accessories Pouch

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This project is quick, easy, and practical – the trifecta of DIYs! With some scrap yarn, a button, and twenty minutes, you too can have this adorable crochet hooks and accessories pouch. I found that the double crochet left a little too much space between stitches to hold any of the super small crochet hooks in the pouch, so if you have a lot of tiny accessories you may want to consider a row of single crochets instead. Get the free pattern here!

10 Minute Snow Flakes

The possibilities are endless with this adorable crochet snowflake! It works up in about 10 minutes, and each snowflake gets a little faster and easier to complete. We used ours as ornaments to spruce up the mantle, but these would make cute gift tags or even a full garland to wrap around the tree! What will you use yours for? Get the free pattern here!

Crochet Button Flowers

How cute are these little accessories? They are so quick and easy too – win-win! Add a pop of spring flowers and bold colors anywhere with this project. The secret to getting the fine details is to crochet with embroidery floss. Genius! Get the full video tutorial and free pattern here!

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