20 Free Single Crochet Patterns

These beginner patterns use the easy sc stitch

Once you've learned the single crochet stitch, the chain stitch and the slip stitch, you are ready to start crocheting some projects. These simple stitches are all that you need to make almost anything! Here are 20 free crochet patterns that use only these stitches. Note that several of these patterns utilize variations of the single crochet stitch, but other than that, no other crochet stitches are needed.

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    Single Crochet Scarf Free Pattern
    Single Crochet Scarf Free Pattern. Amy Solovay

    This scarf is a great starter pattern, and it's an appealing design that you can make for yourself or a friend. The scarf is a unisex design that looks great on both ladies and gentlemen. Best of all, the pattern is totally easy to crochet; after the starting chain, it's all single crochet from there on out.

    If you're a brand new crocheter, this pattern gives you the perfect opportunity to practice your single crochet stitch. If you're not a beginner, this is a good no-brainer...MORE pattern that you can crochet while zoning out, talking on the phone or watching TV.

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    Simple Crochet Accessories
    Simple Crochet Accessories. Amy Solovay

    This is a coordinating set of crochet accessories that includes a headbandscarf, beanie hat and fingerless gloves. The pattern is slightly more complex than the basic single crochet scarf pattern because single crochet stitches are worked into ch-1 spaces. The set works in all different types of yarns and colors and is a great pattern set for practicing how to crochet.

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    Easy Eyelash Scarf Worked in Single Crochet

    Single Crochet Eyelash Scarf
    Single Crochet Eyelash Scarf. Amy Solovay

    If you're going to crochet with a highly textured yarn such as eyelash yarn, it's a good idea to use a simple stitch like single crochet. Sure, you could do intricate stitch patterns with eyelash yarn, but they might get lost under all that "fur."

    This eyelash scarf is a perfect example of a visually interesting design that's made using the single crochet stitch. The pattern is similar to the one from the above accessories set except for the yarn used and the striping...MORE implemented through color changes.

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    Single Crochet Baby Blanket
    Single Crochet Baby Blanket. GretchKal's Yarny Adventures

    This is a really easy basic blanket that uses single crochet stitches without any variations or frills. It is worked in a bulky weight yarn with a large size P crochet hook. This gives it a great texture, allowing it to work up quickly and offer a bunch of coziness.


    Image: Single Crochet Baby Blanket by GretchKal's Yarny Adventures

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    Pink Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern
    Pink Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern. Amy Solovay

    To crochet this beginner-friendly baby blanket, you'll alternate single crochet stitches and chain stitches. The resulting fabric is drapey and soft, and it makes a fabulous afghan to wrap a little darling up in. This is meditative to crochet and cozy to wrap up in.

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    Single Crochet Circle with Slip Stitch Edging
    Single Crochet Circle with Slip Stitch Edging. Kathryn Vercillo

    This tutorial shows you how to work single crochet in the round to create a circle. The circle is finished with slip stitch edging. This circle pattern can be worked in various sizes to create coasters, placemats, wall art and rugs. 

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    Easy Single Crochet Baby Afghan Square
    Easy Single Crochet Baby Afghan Square. Amy Solovay

    This baby afghan square is crocheted in both rows and rounds. It is worked in front loop single crochet, which is a terrific variation on crochet that gives texture to the basic stitch. This is great for adding new techniques to your basics as a beginner to the craft.

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    Scrap Afghan Square Free Crochet Pattern

    Scrap Yarn Afghan Square
    Scrap Yarn Afghan Square. Amy Solovay

    To make this easy afghan square, you'll use scrap yarn plus single crochet worked in eye-catching color blocks. People who are just learning to crochet will find it a good block for practicing color changes. You can mix and match a bunch of these squares in different colors to make a blanket that looks complex even though it just uses simple single crochet stitches.

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    Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth Pattern
    Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth Pattern. Amy Solovay

    You can alternate single crochet stitches and chain stitches to make an interesting textured mesh; that's the stitch used to crochet this dishcloth / washcloth. It works well when crocheted in organic cotton yarn, an ideal eco-friendly choice for projects like kitchen crochet that are going to get wet. Make a batch of these and tie them with a ribbon to create a simple, perfect gift set.

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    Soft Organic Cotton Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern
    Soft Organic Cotton Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern. Amy Solovay

    This washcloth gives you the opportunity to practice regular single crochet as well as crochet that alternates between the front and back loops. This allows you to create a terrific variety of textures while using the same basic stitch. It's a really smart way to approach a crochet pattern.

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    Single Crochet Scarf Free Pattern
    Single Crochet Scarf Free Pattern. Crochetcetera

    This is a beautiful crochet scarf that incorporates a variety of different ways to work the single crochet stitch. It explores all of the options for working in different parts of the loop to create different textures and designs without changing yarn or hook. 


    Image: Persiennes Scarf by Crochetcetera

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    Single Crochet Stole Free Pattern
    Single Crochet Stole Free Pattern. Wovenflame

    This example of a single crochet stole shows how the right choice of yarn can make single crochet really stand out. This boucle yarn is worked in single crochet stitches with the option for a crab stitch (reverse single crochet) edging for a more delightful finish. 


    Image: Boucle Stole by Wovenflame

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    Easy, Free Single Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern

    Single Crochet Neck Warmer
    Single Crochet Neck Warmer. Amy Solovay

    This crochet neck warmer was designed by Andrea Lyn VanBenschoten. It looks complicated but it actually works up really easily using just single crochet stitches. It is worked by creating a set of crochet squares that are stitched together to create a checkered pattern.

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    Single Crochet Beanie Free Pattern
    Single Crochet Beanie Free Pattern. CrochetN'Crafts

    This is an easy crochet beanie hat that is worked in single crochet. It uses color changes for striping that creates the illusion of a brim. It is a smart technique that you could forego if you want to create a hat in just a single color. 


    Image: Single Crochet Beanie by CrochetN'Crafts

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    Plarn Crochet Pouch
    Plarn Crochet Pouch. Plarn Crochet Pouch -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Single crochet is one of the easiest stitches to use if you're crocheting with plarn (plastic bag yarn) especially if it's your first plarn project. This plarn pouch is crocheted entirely in single crochet stitch. The only advanced aspect of this free pattern is incorporating a zipper to close the pouch.

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    pumpkin crochet pattern
    Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern free from Petals to Picots. Petals to Picots

    This free crochet pumpkin pattern is just one of many, many examples of amigurumi crochet. Amigurumi is a niche of crochet that uses single crochet stitches worked in the round with increases and decreases to create shapes and characters of all kinds.


    Image: Little Pumpkin Crochet Pattern by Petals to Picots