Where To Start: The Best Patterns For Beginner Knitters & Crocheters
Just because you might not have the most advanced skills in knitting and crocheting, definitely does not mean that you can't create beautiful knit or crochet items! Everyone has to start somewhere when learning how to knit or crochet, and that's why I have many patterns offered that I specifically designed for beginners in mind. Specifically, designs that I think would make lovely holiday gifts. The patterns discussed in this blog post are all beginner-friendly and require only simple stitches and techniques that are super easy to follow. If you've never picked up knitting needles before, and would love a resources page of where to start, you can visit my "Learn" page, which is loaded with tutorial photos, detailed descriptions, videos, and more!
The Nora Scarf Knitting Pattern: Beginner Friendly & Stunning!
Of all the knit and crochet beginner friendly patterns offered at Darling Jadore, I personally think The Nora Scarf has quite the impact. Paired with variegated yarn and classic stitches only, the finished scarf looks far from "handmade". This scarf is a super simple knit, works up in no time, and once you get in the rhythmic flow of the stitches, it is the most relaxing, meditative knitting pattern ever. Even when I'm busy designing complex patterns during the day, I usually have a Nora Scarf on my needles because it's the perfect, soothing knitting project to wind down with or grab and go on a road trip with. Friends and family will definitely be in awe that you knit this by yourself if you're a beginner.
If you've never picked up knitting needles before, you can learn how to Cast On here, and then learn how to knit here and purl here (which are the only two stitches required by this pattern. Lastly, you can learn how to Bind Off your scarf here. And literally, that's it! The finished Nora Scarf would make the perfect holiday gift for someone special, and they'll be really surprised you made it yourself...handmade gifts are always the best, aren't they!
The Chateaux Throw Crochet Pattern: The Coziest Beginner-Friendly Pattern
Looking for a home decor item that you can crochet but that's super beginner-friendly? Then The Chateaux Throw crochet pattern is definitely for you! If you're new to crocheting and want a pattern to practice your skills but that involves only simple stitches and techniques (seriously, this pattern only involves one stitch), then you'll find this crochet pattern relaxing and fun. I think a cozy, wool throw blanket makes for the perfect holiday gift to give to a friend or loved one, and because this blanket requires super-bulky (category 6) yarn, it works up at lightening speed. You'll be surprised by how warm and cozy the finished throw is, and also by how lovely it looks in almost any decor space. The Chateaux Throw is a timeless decor piece that can be shared and loved for generations.
The Haze Scarf Crochet Pattern: Light, Breezy & Super Easy!
One of our fan-favorite patterns this summer has been The Haze Scarf, an airy, lightweight super easy scarf that can be worn a variety of ways: a neckerchief, bandana, wrapped in your hair, tied onto a purse, etc. This super simple crochet pattern allows you to crochet a classic triangle-shaped scarf with two tapered ends and only basic crochet stitches. Even though the pattern calls for super-fine weight yarn, it works up so quickly because of how small the finished scarf is. The result is a scarf or accessory that is extremely versatile and super cute!
Who Doesn't Love A Free Crochet Pattern? Make Your Own Potholders!
If you're looking for a quick and easy housewarming gift or just need a few extra towels or potholders at home, then this quick and easy crochet pattern is certain to do the trick. I've even provided a free video tutorial demonstrating exactly how they're made!
The Stonegate Rug Crochet Pattern: A Classic Decor Staple
To add a little extra pop of cozy to your space, I also recommend making The Stonegate Rug. This super simple crochet pattern is really fun to make because it works up so fast and is comprised of only the simplest crochet stitches and techniques. Topped off with a lovely tassel edge, and this rug makes the cutest decor staple in any home!
The *Ultimate* Blanket Scarf: A Wardrobe Classic
One of our all-time best selling knitting patterns is none other than this classic, beginner-friendly pattern for The Blanket Scarf! Covered in cozy Garter Stitch, which you can learn all about here, The Blanket Scarf knitting pattern is such a relaxing pattern and perfect to practice your knit stitch. Using only a few simple knit stitches and techniques (all of which can be learned here), your friends and family will be impressed to see the end result -- a gorgeous, cozy scarf with the cutest tassels at the end.