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First Beginner Crochet Project

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It’s here…introducing your first beginner crochet project!!! We have made it to our first project that is quick, easy, under an hour, and the perfect starting spot for someone learning how to crochet.

I cannot even contain my excitement that you are here and learning how to crochet. This is such a good hobby to add to help unwind for just a moment. There is nothing better than turning on a good audiobook, grabbing a glass of wine, and using the knots of crocheting as therapy.

You might ask…what kind of projects can I make as a beginner crocheter? Am I stuck making dishcloth squares?

Nope! Let’s get you set up at the starting point and create something fabulous.

This easy, quick, “under an hour”, first beginner crochet project uses a single crochet throughout and makes for one heck of a headband that can be just for you, a gift, or even get you a little cash with a crochet side hustle.

beginner crochet – first project


  • Super Bulky 6 (LINK to what I am using)
  • Crochet Hook: 8.00mm L hook (LINK to a crochet hook set)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle (LINK)


  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc – single chain
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • rep: repeat
  • fo: finish off


To check the gauge, start with a few stitches of the pattern and measure the width of the headband. If the band is too wide, start over with a smaller hook. If too narrow, try a larger hook. The key to this pattern is making sure the width of the headband as you will be able to add as much length as you want.

This pattern has been written for an adult-sized head. Information is included on how to customize the headband for any size (i.e. infant, child, teenage, small adult, etc.).

Ch 15

Row 1: Working into your chain, SC in the 2nd chain from the hook.  Continue with SC to the end of the row (14 SC)

Row 2: Ch 1.  Turn.  SC in each previous SC (14 SC).

Row 3 – 23.  Repeat pattern (Ch 1.  Turn.  SC in each previous SC (14 SC)

Finishing off the headband

☐ Put the two ends of the headband together and sl st together.  Cut the yarn and weave in the ends using a yarn needle.


☐ Cut the yarn leaving a 10-inch tail of yarn.  Using a yarn needle, thread the tail of the yarn.  Put the two ends of the headband together and use the threaded needle to stitch the ends together. 

Quick Tip: As this stitch is the same on both sides, there is not worry about which side is inside or out. 

Can I Customize a Crochet Headband Fit?


first beginner crochet project

To customize the width. Review the length of the chain stitch that you have made.  Many times, I am putting this chain right next to my head to see how it will fit.  Sometimes this is more or less chains on this initial row.

To customize the length. The length of this headband is super easy to customize as you can put it around your head as you go.  When you wrap it around, make sure it is “just a little snug” as you do not want it too loose and fall down.  Sometimes this is will be more or less rows than this written pattern includes.

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Wrapping This Up

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