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The Easiest Things to Crochet

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Posted on February 16, 2021 by Corbie Kortz
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Do you love to crochet, want something quick and easy, but not sure what to make? Are you looking for a project that offers instant gratification? Here are some ideas to get you going. They work up quickly and use basic crochet stitches so no matter what your skill level is, you’ll have these worked up in no time.

Crochet an easy bracelet

Bracelets are fun and about as easy as it gets.  What do you think about this bracelet and its Bohemian Style? Boho is all the rage now in the latest styles. Give this one a try. Cotton works great for this bracelet as it’s a little heavier and will drape on your arm beautifully.

boho bracelet

Supplies:

  • G hook
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Chain 35, join with a slip stitch to first chain, making sure not to twist.
  • Chain 35 again, join with a slip stitch to first chain of this row, making sure not to twist.
  • Repeat 3 more times.
  • Fasten off and weave in loose ends or add beads to the loose ends and knot so you don’t lose the bead.

Crochet your own cute Ponytail holders

Ponytail Holders are another fun and easy thing to crochet. Why wear a regular ole hair tie when you can spruce it up a bit?

ponytail holder

Supplies:

  • Hair band (NOTE: The band used for this pattern is a small elastic band without any metal)
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • G hook

Instructions:

  • Work 20 single crochet onto hair band, (or as many as will snuggly go around the band that you use) join with a slip stitch to first single crochet.
  • Chain 2, 2 double crochet into same stitch, 3 double crochet into each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to first double crochet. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Crochet your own potholders

Potholders are another great quick and easy project, and everyone uses them.  They are perfect for protecting your countertops and tabletops and they are beautiful to look at. This is a gorgeous pattern that you are sure to love and you can use up your yarn stash. All it takes is some cotton yarn, scissors and a G hook and your result is an 8” x 8” beautiful potholder. Pattern by Leelee Knits.

Potholder

You can find the pattern here.

Create your own crochet coasters

Coasters are another item to add to the easiest things to crochet list. You are just making a circle or a square for the most part. Cotton is the best yarn to use for making coasters because it’s absorbent and doesn’t melt, so it can be used under cold drinks that sweat and hot drinks. This is a wonderful pattern for decorative scalloped coasters and if you want a more masculine coaster, leave off the outer row that creates the scallops.

scalloped coasters

Supplies:

  • Cotton yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • G hook

Directions:

  • Chain 3, join.
  • R1: chain 1, 12 half double crochet in loop, join with slip stitch in top of first half double crochet. (12)
  • R2: chain 1 (does not count here and throughout), 2 half double crochet in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch. (24)
  • R3: chain 1, 1 half double crochet in first stitch, *2 half double crochet in next, 1 half double crochet in next. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch. (36)
  • R4: chain 1, 1 half double crochet in first 2 stitches, *2 half double crochet in next, 1 half double crochet in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch. (48)
  • R5: skip the very first stitch (the one you just slip stitched in to join), *slip stitch in next stitch, skip one, 3 half double crochet in next, skip one, repeat from * around. Finish off and weave in loose ends.

Make your own trendy twister head band

Another great project is this twisted headband. At first it may look a bit intimidating, but it really isn’t. It’s so cute and cozy and you’ll love making these for yourself and your friends.

twisted headband

Supplies:

  • K hook
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • For an Adult Medium. chain 64
  • R1: Half double crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain 1, turn.
  • R2: Half double crochet in back loops only across. Chain 1, turn.
  • R3: Half double crochet in each stitch across. Chain 1, turn.
  • R4 – 9: Repeat R2 and R3
  • Lay the headband with the ‘right side’ facing up. Fold the headband in half lengthwise with right sides together.
  • Hold each of the two short, folded sides, one in each hand. Bring the two short, folded sides up to meet each other.
  • Nestle one folded side into the other, overlapping the folded halves. It will look like two interlocking “Cs”. The left side is a C and the right side is a backwards C and they interlock into each other.
  • With the tapestry needle, weave back and forth through all 4 layers sewing the ends together.
  • Weave in loose ends and turn your headband right side out.

The beautiful infinity scarf

This gorgeous infinity scarf is simple and works up quickly. Its light and airy and with its beautiful lacy look, its sure to be a hit among all your friends.

infinity scarf

Supplies:

  • H hook
  • 1 skein Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball yarn
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Chain 35
  • R1: (2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet) in 6th chain from hook, * skip 4, (2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet) in next, repeat from * across until you have 4 stitches left, double crochet in last stitch. (you will have 6 [2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet clusters). Chain 3, turn.
  • R2: Work (2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet) clusters in the chain 2 of each cluster across, double crochet in the loop of the turning double crochet. Chain 3, turn.
  • Repeat R2 until piece measures about 60-65”
  • Fold in half, bringing the two short ends together. You can whip stitch the ends together as is, or you can flip one end over, so that you have a twist in your scarf, and whip stitch closed.

So now you have ideas for some of the easiest things to crochet. Hope this gets your creative juices flowing and you start whipping out some quick and easy crochet items.

If you’re interested in more crochet patterns, check out Creative Fabrica’s Crochet Pattern category.


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3 Comments
Wendy Boulay

April 13, 2021

I never thought of crocheting over an elastic band to make my own ponytail holder! Definitely going to try this!

Valentina24

February 17, 2021

Those coasters look so cute! I don't know much about crocheting and would love to give it a try

Linnea

February 17, 2021

I've been looking for an easy headband pattern like this for a while. Will definitely try it out, it's beautiful!


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