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Crochet is an excellent starting point for someone that likes the look of knitted projects but wants the simplicity of using just one hook. So long as you follow a tutorial, there are hundreds of great crochet projects for beginners that will almost always turn out looking fabulous. To get started, all you need is a crochet hook and some yarn that matches the color of the project you are attempting. Of course, you also need some great patterns to emulate, and here are just a few of the best crochet patterns for beginners.

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Basic Crochet Scarf

If you are brand new to crocheting, and this is your first venture, then you may want to follow this simple tutorial to make a basic beginner crochet scarf. It features a fun pattern with a unique stitch that gives it some texture without making the pattern too complex. Plus, you only need one color, and the video tutorial will walk you through each step so you can follow along and ace the project in just a week or two.

Basic Crochet Scarf
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Crochet Stash Baskets

There are a lot of scarf patterns out there for beginners to crochet, but if you don't usually wear them they are likely useless to you. Instead, try out some fun, practical crochet patterns like this crochet stash basket pattern. These make great gifts and may offer you practical storage uses for your kitchen, utility closet, bathroom, and bedroom. They are a great way to add your personality to each room of your home.

Crochet Stash Baskets
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Crochet Chunky Blanket

During the colder months, there is nothing more comfortable than snuggling underneath a warm chunky blanket. The pattern used to stitch it makes the result look much more complex and intricate than it is, and it will last for years. Be warned that it will take about 13 balls of yarn to complete your blanket, but you won’t be sorry once you are done. This makes a great gift for yourself or others. Plus, it will only take you a few days to make if you are familiar with crochet, or a week if you are new.

Crochet Chunky Blanket
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Beginner Crochet Beanie

A beanie is just about the easiest crochet that you could create. The pattern is very simple for it, and there is a video that will help visual learners see how the beanie comes to life. Only basic stitches are used so you should have no problem following along as a beginner, and you can save a great deal of money by making your own fun beanies. You can even choose light yarn to create a year-round beanie.

Beginner Crochet Beanie
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Simple Baby Blanket

Spring and summer always seem like baby season, so if you have a lot of baby showers to attend this year, you may want to think about learning to make a baby blanket. You can keep it simple with one color or choose to use several colors to compliment the pattern. Plan on spending a couple of weeks on the pattern your first time through, after which, you will probably find that you can complete a blanket a week in custom colors.

Simple Baby Blanket
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Bear Knit Lovey

On the subject of baby season, a blanket is not the only thing you can make for a newborn. You can also knit baby loveys, and this fun bear knit lovey is a great place to try out your talents. Babies can easily play with loveys for hours, so this makes the bear knit lovey a great gift for babies and their parents. Many people will hold onto these a memento of the baby years.

Bear Knit Lovey
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Easy DIY Chain Necklace

If these patterns are overwhelming you, then start easy with this simple DIY chain necklace. Not only does the necklace look stunning, but it is a great piece for beginners. You only have to use a small amount of crochet to create it, which makes it a great introduction to the craft. You should have no problem creating the project in just a day. Once you get comfortable with the necklace pattern, you can try using several colors to add a more personalized touch.

Easy DIY Chain Necklace
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Ruffled Crochet Bag

This stunning ruffled crochet bag is a fun project for beginners that can be used around the house as decoration, as an actual purse, or given to small children for play. When you make it the first time, it's a good idea to stick to one color. As you get more comfortable, you can choose to use a couple of different colors or go with a chevron pattern to create something you can be proud of.

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Potholders

Potholders are a great place to get started if you are intimidated by complicated patterns. They are pretty basic and usually only require you to practice one stitch as you make your circles around. As you get more secure in your talents, you can branch out and try out some of the fun fruity patterns found on tutorials. These make great summer cookout potholders for your home or to give as gifts. Plus, they don’t require much yarn, so they are a great project to get started with.

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Crocheted Chain Bracelets

Another great pattern for beginners is this very simple crocheted chain bracelet pattern. You will have to purchase bracelet hooks to hold the chains together. The result is very pretty and worth the extra purchase. Plus, it will only take you a couple of hours to complete it. This is also a great project for young children that are learning to crochet along with you.

Crocheted Chain Bracelets

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