Today finding free crochet patterns online is even easier than finding them in a store. The selection is beyond huge and naturally the money saved is great. You can find just about anything you are looking for with any level of experience you seek.
Crochet is great, one hook, a skein of yarn and you are on your way to making something warm beautiful or just plan fun. There are thousands of patterns to choose from and you can spend endless hours just going through them.
To find some great beginners crochet patterns just type in crochet patterns. Than in your advanced search, add the words easy , beginner and free. You will be surprised with the pattern links that come back. With the Internet, you always have help right at your fingertips.
There are many great forums out there and crocheters are a friendly, helpful group of folks who love to share and help each other.
When you are just beginning, try to choose an easy basic pattern. The more basic the pattern the better it will be. For instances a baby blanket, washcloth, or potholder (remember never use synthetic yarn for a potholders, they will melt). These are all good choices for the beginner.
With these projects you do not have to worry about gauge. You can just concentrate on getting comfortable with handling the yarn and hook. When you first began you will probably crochet too tight and will feel clumsy, not to worry you will get use to it. This is common and you will relax as you keep practicing. You will loosen up the stitches as you become more comfortable with handling the hook and yarn.