Pattern Picks: Knit and Crochet for Beginners

When you’re first diving into the world of knitting and crochet, it can be tricky to pick a pattern and know that it’s an appropriate difficulty level. Here are some of my favourite beginners-friendly patterns; they’re perfect for building your skills while creating something you’re proud of!

Cindy Nelson’s Winter Strata Cowl

This crocheted cowl is a wonderful choice if you love colour and texture! This pattern alternates alternating stripes of different colours and textures so you can make it as bold or subtle as you’d like. It’s a cozy and beautiful choice for winter.

Toni Lipsey’s Free Yourself Shawl

This fun crochet shawl has a bohemian vibe and is a perfect choice if you want something fun and just a little bit challenging. There are lots of ways to have fun with alternating colours or by adding beads

Joji Locatelli’s The Girl From the Grocery Store Shawl

This knitted pattern is stunning but full of simple techniques that make it a fast knit, even for beginners. Constructed sideways from tip to tip, it has a beautiful biased appearance without a complicated pattern.

Noora Laivola’s Reyna Shawl

Want to use that one of a kind unicorn or single skein of sock yarn? This beginner-friendly shawl turns that skein into a lovely shawl! This versatile pattern can easily adapt to different needles and yarn weights, plus it’s the perfect pattern for showing of variegated yarns. Simply stunning!

Tin Can Knits Flax Sweater

Don’t think you’re ready to make a sweater yet? This pattern will prove you wrong. This sweater is part of Tin Can Knits’ learn to knit series; their pattern and easy to follow tutorials will leave you confident and ready to tackle more! Bonus: they have sizing for everyone in your family.

Susan B. Anderson’s How I Make My Socks Guide

If socks seem daunting, this guide is for you! You’ll learn some of the best trick for creating perfect socks - once you’ve made your first pair, you’ll understand why socks are one of the best on-the-go projects!



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