30 Unique Single Crochet Patterns (All Free!)

Are you a fan of the single crochet stitch? This stitch is so simple and versatile. It’s easy to master, works well for a variety of projects and is a great stitch for beginners and advanced crocheters alike! If you want to find some unique patterns that are built up by this stitch, you’re in the right place!

What is the single crochet stitch?

The single crochet stitch is one of the simplest crochet stitches you can learn. It is often either the first or second stitch a person learns when starting to crochet (the other being double crochet).

The abbreviation for single crochet is sc. When you see “sc” in a pattern, get used to saying “single crochet” in your head because that’s always what it means!

How do you do a sc in crochet?

Making a single crochet stitch is very easy. Here are the written instructions: insert hook into next stitch or chain. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

And there is your finished sc! To see this in action, see the video below:

What can I crochet with single crochet?

You can make practically any project using the single crochet stitch! You can crochet a blanket entirely from the sc stitch (here’s a super chunky sc blanket pattern I designed).

You can also make scarves, bags, headbands, dishcloths, etc. Single crochet can be worked in rows or in the round; you’ll see patterns in this post using both techniques.

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Single Crochet Patterns to Practice the Basics

So, are you ready to get out your hook and start practicing those single crochet stitches? Let’s check out this list of beautiful designs for beginners!

1. Small Crochet Crossbody Bag

To start things off, here’s this super cute Small Crossbody Bag! This simple bag is perfect for an adventurous beginner, as it’s worked up almost completely by single crochet stitches. I love the fun effect the added fringe gives. This bag would be perfect for taking on a day out shopping or around town!

Designer: Knitting with Chopsticks

Yarn Used: Bulky weight (5) yarn

2. Round Scrubby Pattern

Do you want a super quick pattern? This Round Scrubby pattern can be worked up in just 8 minutes! If you use cotton yarn, this scrubby works incredibly well on those trickier dishes, and can be thrown in the wash and used time and time again! This pattern is great for craft fairs, or would add some brightness to your own kitchen.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Yarn Bee Scrubology

FREE Round Scrubby Crochet Pattern

3. Simple Washcloth (3 different sizes!)

Here’s another practical design: the Single Crochet Washcloth pattern! These cloths are quick and easy to make and come in 3, versatile sizes! Use these in the bathroom as washcloths, or the kitchen as durable dishcloths. This pattern is perfect for a beginner, as it’s just a simple square design!

Designer: Simply Hooked by Janet

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn

4. Easy Chunky Earwarmer

Do you want to make a pattern you can wear? This Easy Chunky Earwarmer is so cozy and makes the perfect project for those colder fall and winter months! This pattern is made with two layers of crochet fabric for an extra thick and warm headband. Use chunky yarn to make it extra warm and cozy and work this up in one sitting. It makes a great gift or addition to your wardrobe!

Designer: Simply Hooked by Janet

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Biggo

5. Beginner Crochet Heart Coasters

Here is a great single crochet project for beginners: heart coasters! To work these coasters, you just go back and forth in rows of single crochet, with a few increases and decreases. It is finished off with a sleek slip stitch border (and there’s a video to walk you through the entire process!)

crochet heart coaster

6. Crochet Cord Keeper

Do you need a quick and easy stash busting project to keep your hands busy? Put that pesky, awkward leftover bits of yarn to good use with this Crochet Cord Keeper! This project is super fast, easy and practical. You can whip these up in just a few minutes and add a cute button for a fun, personal touch. Give them as gifts or make a few for yourself to keep your own cords in check!

Designer: Kathy’s Kozies

Yarn Used: Any acrylic worsted weight yarn

7. Men’s Jumbo Blanket

Are you looking for a gift idea to make for a man in your life? You can’t go wrong with this Men’s Blanket! It uses extra jumbo yarn, so it’s extra cozy and works up quicker than most blanket patterns. Since it only uses single crochet stitches, it’s the perfect “mindless” crochet pattern to make. It also comes in 6 different sizes to fit your needs perfectly!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Bernat Blanket Extra Yarn

Jumbo Mens Crochet Blanket Pattern

8. Crochet Bucket Hat

This next pattern is for a cute and stylish Bucket Hat! This hat is the perfect accessory for your warmer weather outfits. Make it in a variety of colors, or one color for a more modern, sleek look. This pattern would make a lovely gift for a friend, or for yourself!

Designer: Zamizug Crochet

Yarn Used: I Love This Cotton Yarn

9. Snowman Gift Card Holder

Get ahead of the holidays with this Snowman Gift Card Holder! This super cute pattern is great for those friends or family that you struggle to find gifts for. Just get them a gift card to their favorite store or restaurant, and give it a sweet, personal touch by tucking it in this fun gift card holder!

Designer: Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Yarn Used: Premier “Just Yarn”

10. Crochet Basket (3 Sizes!)

Do you need a quick, practical pattern for around the house? If so, I got you covered with these easy Crochet Baskets! These sturdy little baskets are quick and simple makes (especially if you use bulky weight yarn) and are perfect for organizing. Make a few small ones for buttons, pennies and other trinkets, or bigger ones for pencils, crochet hooks, etc.!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand’s Hometown USA

11. Easy Crochet Laptop Case

Make this Easy Crochet Laptop Bag! This bag is a gre at project for beginner and intermediate crocheters. It works up quickly and is super thick and durable! This cute and stylish bag would make the perfect companion for those long study or work days.

Designer: Jewels and Jones

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

12. Disha Shawl

If you’re wanting to challenge yourself with a bigger project, I got you covered with this Disha Shawl! This gorgeous shawl has an eye catching chevron design that looks so pretty when paired with a variegated yarn. This pattern is built up primarily by the Moss stitch, which is just a simple combo of single crochets and chains!

Designer: Knitter Knotter

Yarn Used: Scheepjes Whirl Yarn

13. Shay Cosmetic Bag or Hook Case

Next is this cute Shay Cosmetic Bag! I love how simple and versatile this bag is. It can be used as anything from a stylish clutch purse, to a hook or makeup case! This purse is so easy to customize, as you can use any variegated or singled colored (or combo of colors) yarn you’d like.

Designer: Cre8tions Crochet

Yarn Used: Lily Sugar n’ Cream Yarn

14. Felicity the Frog

Next is this adorable amigurumi pattern: Felicity the Frog! This sweet plushie is so simple to work up and uses only green DK or worsted weight yarn you probably already have in your stash! This would make a lovely present for a little one in your life (or even a gift for yourself).

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn: Any DK or worsted weight yarn

15. Retro Stripes Baby Blanket

Check out this Retro Stripes Baby Blanket! This cool design features a unique, ribbed texture and symmetrical lines of color going down the front. This pattern looks especially neat with a contrast of solid and colorful yarns, though you can personalize it any way you’d like! Babies will be extra warm in this bright, snuggly blanket.

Designer: Make it Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

16. Buffalo Plaid Coasters

Here’s a fun one: The Buffalo Plaid Coasters! These cute coasters are simple, versatile and perfect for brightening up your kitchen. I love the trendy, farmhouse look. And the best part? These don’t only have to be used as coasters! You can easily use them as washable facial or dish scrubbies or mini wash cloths as well. Make these as a set for your own home, or as a gift for a friend or family member!

Designer: Eye Love Knots

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Dishie Yarn

17. Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap

Do you need a cute and creative gift idea for a tea or coffee lover in your life? What better to give them than this Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap! This cozy crochet piece works up in no time and looks so cute on your favorite coffee mug. This pattern comes with 4 unique texture ideas that all use different variations of the single crochet stitch! Work up a few for a gift or craft fair, or make some to keep around your own home.

Designer: Sweet Potato 3

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

18. Super Chunky Striped Shay Afghan

Here’s another crochet blanket idea: the Super Chunky Shay Afghan! This comfy blanket is super simple and features a fun color block design. Similar to the last one, it comes in several sizes and uses super chunky yarn for an extra cozy feel. This snuggly blanket is the perfect companion for a cold winter or fall night!

Designer: Eye Love Knots

Yarn Used: Bernat Blanket Yarn

19. 20 Minute Crochet Soap Saver

Meet the 20 Minute Soap Saver! This little mesh pouch isn’t only cute, it’s also so very useful. This little bag allows you a much better grip on the soap, helps exfoliate and scrub, keeps the soap from getting everywhere and hangs right on a hook once your finished! These bags are also easy to wash and are a lovely, quick crochet makes.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn

20. Drawstring Mini Backpack

This cute Drawstring Backpack is perfect for a day out! The simple stitches this pattern uses give the end result a classic, defined look. The stripes on the bottom and top allow for easy personalizing! This little bag is sturdy and will be the perfect buddy to carry your small belongings for years to come!

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Lion Brand’s 24/7 Yarn

21. Diagonal Ripple Lapghan

If you’re looking for a more elegant blanket design, I got you covered with this Diagonal Ripple Afghan! This pretty blanket has a rich texture that stands out, even on a monotone colorscape. The ribbed “ripple” design makes for a gorgeous, modern look. If you’re looking for a neat blanket for your home, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

22. Single Crochet Clutch

Stroll around town with this cute and stylish Single Crochet Clutch! This simple bag works up super quickly and easily and is a great project for beginners. Whether you want a small bag for shopping, or a case to keep your glasses/sunglasses free from scratches, this bag is just the thing!

Designer: My Crochet Space

Yarn Used: Cotton Blend Prints 8 ply yarn

23. Winter Wonderland Coaster and Trivet

Next is this fun Coaster and Trivet Set! This design suits itself perfectly for last minute holiday gifts or decor. I love the combo of crochet and embroidery. It allows for such a unique, crisp motif! Make a few as quick gifts, or sell some sets at your local winter craft fair!

Designer: Hooks Books and Wanderlust

Yarn Used: Yarn Bee Feelin’ Chunky

24. Ferrina Beret

Are you looking for a stylish piece to your wardrobe? There’s just something special about wearing a piece you made. This Ferrina Beret has the perfect, classic yet sophisticated look that will pair beautifully with any of your outfits. It’s worked up easily using a combo of regular single crochets and foundation single crochets that give it a sleek appearance. If you haven’t crocheted a hat before, this is a great place to start!

Designer: Revel Crochet

Yarn Used: Cascade Yarns

25. Crochet Candy Corn

Do you love candy corn? If so, I bet you’ll enjoy this Crochet Candy Corn Pattern! This pattern comes in 2 sizes and is so simple to work up. All you need to know are single crochets, increases and decreases! This is a great pattern to make around Halloween/fall. They make fun gifts for kids, or would be so cute strung together as a garland!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

26. Crochet Coffee Cozy

Here’s another Coffee Cozy pattern! I love the unique texture these have. This pattern is worked in one simple, continuous round, so there are no seams or sewing necessary! Whether you’re a beginner looking for a quick and easy project to try out, or you need a quick gift or piece to add to your craft fair stock, these are great!

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home

Yarn Used: Paintbox Cotton Aran Yarn

27. Crochet Bowl Cozy

Now here’s a fun home pattern: the Easy Crochet Bowl Cozy! This unique design is made in the round and done in about an hour! You can use either a solid cotton yarn or a varigated for a more colorful look. The end result is a practical and also beautiful crochet project!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lily Sugar & Cream

crochet bowl cozy

28. Crochet Classic Teddy Bear

Brighten up someone’s day with this adorable Classic Teddy Bear! Who doesn’t love an iconic teddy bear? This pattern is so quick and simple, yet so cute. It’s easy to customize with different colors and/or accessories! Whether you make this for a little one in your life or a friend/family member, they’re sure to adore this sweet stuffy!

Designer: Jen Hayes Creations

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

29. Crochet Bracelet

Now here’s a fun, one-sitting pattern: the Crochet Bracelet! This unique jewelry piece can be worked up using scrap yarn in just one hour! Bracelets, especially like this one are such a great way to style up an outfit. Crochet bracelets are so unique and are sure to garner you compliments! Make this in neutral or bright colors to go with your favorite clothes!

Designer: By Golden Berry

Yarn Used: 100% Linen in Lace Weight Yarn

30. Crochet Headphone Covers

Lastly, check out these Crochet Headphone Covers! These make such cute, yet practical gifts for your kids. Whether you want to add some flair to a new pair, or upcycle and old one, these are fantastic! This design is quick and simple, yet breathable. You can easily customize these with different colors or color combos to make your own!

Designer: By Goldenberry

Yarn Used: Paintbox Worsted Weighed


If you’re ready to really practice the single crochet stitch, these projects are all a great place to start! I hope you found the perfect project to start on right away. Next up, check out my list of double crochet patterns where you can practice more simple crochet stitches!


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