22 Knitting and Crocheting Projects to Try
From quick and simple to intricate and detailed, these projects run the gamut.
Crocheting and knitting make for more than just pleasant pastimes. Both are great ways to make gifts for loved ones, and knitting has even been known to calm anxiety, reduce depression, and help with chronic pain. In fact, many people find knitting therapeutic, something about the continuous movements can help keep your mind focused on the project at hand. Knitting and crocheting can also be social activities, so gather your friends and form a circle—socially distant or in person—for a cathartic way to spend an afternoon. Try new stitches to broaden your horizons, and while you're at it, add some of these new projects to your queue.
Whether you're looking to pick up a hobby or expand the skills you already have, you'll find a pattern here for you. We're sharing easy patterns for beginner knitters, such as our Knit Hat. Whip one up now to keep your ears warm and your look fresh all winter long. For something slightly more involved, craft our Cabled Headband—the finished product is pictured here. It's the perfect thing to keep you warm all season long, and it's easily customized based on yarn color. Of course, we're also sharing more intricate projects for the seasoned knitters among us, like our Patchwork Knit Blanket. It combines both knitting and crocheting for a breathtaking throw that sits pretty atop your bed, reminding you every day of your talents.
If crocheting is more up your alley, craft a pair of Crocheted Baby Booties. The sophisticated, detailed footwear makes for the perfect baby shower gift no matter the time of year. Plus, they're downright adorable—what baby shoes aren't? We have items for adults, too. Create a Crocheted Blue Summer Bag for a stylish addition to your wardrobe. From home goods to fashionable pieces, you'll love these crochet and knitting patterns.
Slide your toes into these plush knit slippers and you'll never want to wear real shoes again. They make for the perfect cozy gift during the holiday season.
Arm Knit Blanket
Knit Cabled Cowl
This cozy knitted neck-wrap will keep you warm throughout the cold-weather months.
Elevate your home décor with cozy knit pillows that are as unique as the rest of your home's design.
A knit hat is comfortable, warm, and surprisingly easy to make.
Knit Neck Scarf
Knit a smart accessory to keep you both warm and stylish this winter.
Knit yourself a pair of fingerless mittens, one of winter's trendiest accessories.
Crocheted Baby Booties
These adorable booties are an excellent project for an experienced crocheter.
A scarf is a good project for beginner knitters; for this classic design, the main body is worked in stockinette stitch, the most common of all stitch patterns, which is formed by alternating knit rows and purl rows.
This pliable 10-inch-tall knitting basket—fit for storing all your yarn and knitting supplies—was made from a snowy Aran sweater.
Crocheted Blue Summer Bag
Crochet one of these open-stitched bags—they're perfect for the beach or a picnic.
Patchwork Knit Blanket
This coverlet is made from 12 individually knit rectangles of natural-colored wool, sewn together with a contrasting yarn.
Have you seen these cuddly little creations? Learn about the trend of teeny-tiny toys known as amigurumi.
Knitted Catnip Delight
There isn't a kitten that wouldn't purr over a catnip-filled knitted pillow.
Knit Christmas Stockings
Follow our pattern and knit decorative Christmas stockings for everyone in your family.
One of nature's best decorating ideas is the snowflake: It adds sparkle to upturned eyelashes and embellishment to bare tree branches. With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.
Warm, soft, and stylish, learn how to make knitted scarves with our easy-to-create pattern.
Stash anything from your glasses to your makeup in these chic knit carry-alls.
Gingham Knit Blanket
Quick-to-knit strips make this warm and comfortable knitted blanket a snap to make at home.
Another carry-all that you can DIY, this one is crocheted for a boho style.
Add this crocheted loofah to your self-care routine. Exfoliating and easy to create, it also makes for a great gift.