Crochet is a GREAT activity for stress relief. I think it *might* even be better than those coloring books that are so popular. Unfortunately, working on a project above your abilities that make you want to SET IT ON FIRE or having to unravel your work every 5 minutes can be super frustrating.
Here are 3 projects that I’ve been working on lately that are definitely beginner friendly. I also love to use colorway yarn that gives a project color without you having to learn to change from one yarn to another.
We’ll start with the easiest project and go to the hardest (though none of them are hard…just bigger). First up, my chunky crochet mug coasters. I love the set of these I whipped up for the cottage. I recomend the Lion Brand Thick & Quick Wool-Ease in HBC but any super chunky yarn will do. Check out my Chunky Crochet Coasters pattern.
Next, pick up some 100% cotton yarn and make these pretty and functional dishcloths for your kitchen or as a gift for a friend. I’ve used other patterns in the past but I am currently fawning over Mrs. Brit’s Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth pattern. It’s easy and so pretty don’t you think?
I am so in love with the Lion Brand Thick & Quick Wool-Ease in HBC that I decided I needed to make something WEARABLE out of it. I chose this Infinity Scarf. It is a quick and easy pattern that I could do while watching TV. Plus it only took 2 1/2 skeins and turned out beautifully. Now I don’t want to have to wait until winter to wear it!
Last, but not least, is this easy and gorgeous shell stitch baby blanket. I love it because you don’t really have to keep a close count. It works into spaces so you only really have to count to 5 over and over. I am not great at keeping up with stitch counts so I always look for patterns that don’t make me. Otherwise I end up with trapezoids instead of rectangles! This baby blanket has already winged it’s way to Austin, TX to swaddle a cute little boy named Carter.
What’s on your hook?