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First of all, this article isn’t supposed to intimidate beginner crocheters, or even make those who’ve never picked up a crochet hook before feel excluded. Quite the contrary.

The fun thing about crochet is that it is really simple to pick up. There are tons of great tutorials on YouTube that teach the most basic steps from crocheting a chain to doing your first row of single crochet.

That said, if you are a seasoned crocheter, don’t disappear, either. This is a list of fun things to crochet that aren’t run-of-mill hats and scarves.

There are lots of fun things to make that can be useful and decorative. You just need a hook, some yarn, and a bit of time.

First Things First

One thing to note is that the USA and the UK name their stitches differently. You need to make sure that the pattern or tutorial you are following corresponds to the names of the stitches you are used to. If they don’t, there is help out there to get it sorted out.

Secondly, if you are a complete beginner, check out some of the helpful YouTube Tutorials that will get you started.

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Mason Jar Cover

Upcyclers are always looking for fun ways to reuse old jars. This is a great way to add some comfort and style to an old mason jar and help to use up bits of old yarn, too.

These mason jar cozies can be made to match the interior colors of your room and can be used to store knick-knacks or used as tealight holders.

They are super simple to make and would make great gifts, too. Check out this website for a free crochet pattern.

Crochet Cushion Cover

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The great thing about making a cushion or pillow cover is that you essentially have to just make a big square or rectangle. This is wonderful for beginners.

There are lots of videos and patterns online to help you on your way. But, you will have lots of freedom to choose the colors that match your room and your mood.


Here is another really easy and versatile crochet project. Little squares of crochet work beautifully as pot holders, but can also double up as washcloths for the bathroom or even the kitchen sink.

This is especially true if you use cotton yarn. Once they are yucky or used up, you can compost them!

Granny Square

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Learning to make one, tiny granny square is your first step to making an enormous blanket. Granny square blankets are super fun and can be stylish.

The great thing is that you can sit down and make a square if and when you have the time. It’s only when you have a whole collection of them that you gather them up and sew them into a cozy blanket.

Crochet Scrunchies

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Do scrunchies count as clothes? We are going with no! This 80s hair fashion is back, crochet style. They are really easy to make are fun to do with the kids who can make them for themselves or as gifts. All you need is some funky yarn and an elastic hair tie.

Rainbow Flag Pencil Topper

June is officially Pride Month. Make a bunch of these cute little Rainbow Flag pencil toppers to show your Support and pride.

They are really easy to make and are super versatile, too. You can tie them to your car’s aerial or string them on a chord to make butting. Just grab yourself a rainbow of yarn and get crocheting.

Amigurumi Toys

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Amigurumi is the Japanese craft of crocheting (or knitting) tiny, cute stuffed toys. They are usually in the form of small animals, but can also be food items or inanimate objects.

Once you have the basics of the amigurumi technique down, a whole world opens up for you with hundreds of patterns online waiting for you for free.

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