Absolute Beginner Patterns: Knit and Crochet

Are you brand new to either knitting or crochet? Or maybe you have experience but you’re looking for a super simple project – either for yourself or to teach the craft to someone else. Whatever the case, you might want to check out these Absolute Beginner Patterns. They are written so that you can easily learn every step as you go. Plus they have supporting video tutorials to make the lessons even clearer.

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Absolute Beginner Crochet Throw

Would you believe that you can crochet a blanket as your very first project? It’s true. Throws don’t require shaping. Therefore, you just need to know a basic stitch or two in order to make one. You’ll find this to be true of the Absolute Beginner Crochet Throw Pattern. Use double crochet stitches and chunky yarn to quickly make this beautiful blanket. You’ll definitely be proud after completing this first of the Absolute Beginner Patterns. And I’ve created both right-handed and left-handed crochet tutorials to take you through this project:

DIY Crochet EMOJI Keychain

Although not designed as one of my Absolute Beginner Patterns series, this keychain pattern does fit nicely into the set. It’s a great starter project if you’re new to crochet and want to begin with something small. You’ll learn how to single crochet in a spiral. The video includes lots of tips for beginners.

Beginner Crochet Shells Blanket

Crochet shells look complicated. However, they’re really easy. Once you learn basic stitches, you can create them. And once you can create them, you can make blankets of any size using them. If you combine the lessons in the written pattern with the video below and some strong ambition, you can tackle this as a beginner.

Absolute Beginner Patterns: Chunky Knit Hat

Newbie knitters can easily make this hat as a first project. It’s the perfect bulky knit hat, which means that it’s cozy and beautiful but it’s also simple and works up super fast. Just like with my other Absolute Beginner Patterns, this one comes with full, detailed written instructions that help you work out exactly what to do at each step along the way. Plus, of course, there’s a video tutorial:

Make Your First Knit Hat for a Preemie Baby

Preemie knit patterns are great for a lot of reasons. First, they’re quick projects. You can tell right away if you’re getting it right or wrong. That’s really helpful as a beginner to any craft. Second, they’re adorable. Therefore, you’ll love seeing the work come to life in your hands. Finally, they’re useful. You can donate preemie baby hats and other preemie projects to charity. So, you might want to check out the Absolute Beginner Preemie Baby Hat knit pattern if you’re just getting started in knitting.

Make Yourself a Chunky Knit Scarf

My Absolute Beginner Patterns usually show you everything from how to read a yarn label through how to finish the project. That’s definitely true of this chunky knit scarf pattern. It’s a really great accessory. You’ll feel fabulous crafting and wearing it.

BiCrafty Bootcamp: Knitting Lessons for Crocheters

If you’re new to knitting (whether or not you’re a crocheter) then you can definitely start with our BiCrafty Bootcamp projects. These are designed for absolute beginners to knitting. If you know how to crochet, you’ll benefit from bonus tips that make learning knitting easier. First, if you complete lessons 1-5 then you’ll end up knitting a dishcloth, mug rugs, and a coffee cup sleeve. If you choose to continue on with the lessons, then you’ll also knit a matching cowl, hat, and mittens set.

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Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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