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The Best 7 Easy & Stylish Double Crochet Patterns

If you’re a crochet enthusiast who loves the versatility and texture of double crochet stitches, you’re in for a treat! In this roundup, I’ve curated a collection of fantastic easy crochet patterns that showcase the beauty and simplicity of the double crochet stitch. Whether you’re a beginner looking for easy projects or an experienced crocheter seeking inspiration, these easy crochet patterns are sure to spark your creativity.

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Double Crochet Stitches

I personally love double crochet stitches because they’re very airy stitches that create a gorgeous texture for all crochet projects! These easy crochet stitches are perfect for the beginner crocheter, but can be put together in unique ways to make a variety of crochet projects. Follow along for lots of easy crochet patterns and some free double crochet patterns as well!

Shorebreak Cardigan

double crochet stitches

The Shorebreak Cardigan was intended to be an elegant, almost art-deco-esque crochet pattern. The black yarn with the splotchy pink accents combined with the shell stitch just gave me such a 1920s art-deco/Great Gatsby vibe, so I ran with it. I wanted to modernize that vibe so the crochet cardigan sweater could still be an “everyday” piece. And so, the Shorebreak Cardigan was born! In terms of double crochet stitches, it’s constructed mostly with the shell stitch (aka one of my new favorite stitches!). I absolutely love the fabric the shell creates because it’s always super drapey and looks super elegant.

Cotton Candy Throw Blanket (Free Crochet Pattern)

FREE Colorful Beginner-Friendly Crochet Blanket Pattern

 The Cotton Candy Throw Blanket, a delightful and cozy creation that seamlessly combines the warmth of a handmade double crochet throw blanket with the simplicity of beginner-friendly crochet stitches. This cozy blanket is not only a stylish addition to any home but also serves as the perfect project for beginner crocheters. Embracing a palette reminiscent of sweet cotton candy hues, this easy and free crochet pattern promises a rewarding experience, making it an ideal choice for both novice and seasoned crocheters alike. This easy double crochet blanket is the perfect blend of simplicity and comfort, leading to a beautiful blanket as the finished product!

This free crochet pattern uses a worsted weight yarn from Hobbii called Tweed Delight. I highly recommend this yarn because it’s super soft, yet durable. It’s also a heavier worsted weight yarn, so although it seems like a larger project, this entire blanket works up super quickly even though only a 5.0 mm crochet hook size is used! There are tons of different colors to choose from, so you can really let your creativity run wild with this free crochet pattern!

Shorebreak Tee

double crochet stitches

Picture yourself draped in this breezy, beach-inspired crochet top that effortlessly blends style and comfort. Like the ebb and flow of waves, this beginner-friendly pattern features a rhythmic combination of basic crochet stitches, creating a dynamic texture that mimics the beauty of a shorebreak. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just dipping your toes into the craft, the Shorebreak Tee is a great pattern to channel your inner beachcomber. Grab your crochet hook, soak in the sunshine, and let the double crochet stitches carry you away on a crafting adventure that’s as delightful as a day at the shore! 

For this project, I used a 3.75 mm crochet hook. For this crochet t-shirt pattern, I used Sewrella Stellina Sock yarn. It is a 75/20/5% Superwash Merino/Nylon/Gold Stellina blend that is sooooo dreamy to work with. The yarn base has little gold flecks running through the yarn that adds the most fabulous sparkle to a variety of crochet projects! This is definitely one of my favorite yarns, I highly recommend it for any project. However, if you are looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, then any sock weight yarn that meets the gauge requirements will work!

Shorebreak Scarf (Free Crochet Pattern)

double crochet scarf

You know what’s better than a crochet scarf pattern?! One that’s FREE! The Shorebreak Scarf is a free easy crochet scarf pattern! Not only is it a beginner-friendly crochet pattern, but it also looks so cozy & stylish. Be sure to keep on reading for this fabulous & free crochet pattern!

This fun stitch (and yarn!) may look super similar to my Shorebreak Cardigan and Shorebreak Tee crochet patterns and guess what? You’re not wrong! Same classic shell stitch! I even used the same yarn for the cardigan design! I had some leftover yarn from that design and in the Herr Stitches household the motto is “No hand-dyed yarn must go to waste”.

Charlotte Turtleneck

double crochet turtleneck

If you’re looking to add a unique layer of comfort and style to your wardrobe, look no further than this textured oversized crochet turtleneck pattern! Not only is it a fun and easy project, but it’s a great way to show off your creativity too! With its relaxed shape and eye-catching texture, this Charlotte Turtleneck can be personalized for a look that’s unique to you. It’s a easy double crochet pattern that keeps you interested the whole time without being too hard so you can still watch TV! So if you’re ready to take your crochet skills to the next level, be sure to check it out!

Pink Wine Cardigan

double crochet cardigan

The Pink Wine Cardigan celebrates those beloved nights of crocheting with a cold glass of rosé. Even though the crochet spring cardigan appears to have an intricate design, it’s actually an easy crochet cardigan pattern! For this piece, I made use of “negative space” to create intricate designs on the body and sleeves. Therefore, by adding simple chain spaces, I was able to open stitches that come together to form “V” patterns on the front and back.  This project has a touch of femininity that is perfect for the spring season!

The Pink Wine Cardigan is mostly constructed with double crochet stitches, one of the simplest basic stitches, with back loop single crochet for the tightly woven edging.  I love using double crochet stitches for a crochet garment because it’s such a basic stitch, yet it creates an almost delicate airy lace stitch!

In terms of the crochet hook, I used a Furls Streamline hook in the beautiful Café colorway (what about a wine-themed color palate for hooks?) for this project. It has a very sturdy grip that makes it easy on the hands and perfect for working with lighter yarn. I specifically used a 5.50 mm crochet hook!

Luxe Pullover

double crochet quarter-zip

The Luxe Pullover is so unique, so much fun to crochet, and in my (very biased) opinion it’s one of the best faux fur yarn crochet patterns! This faux fur crochet pattern will leave you with a quarter-zip pullover that’ll be your new favorite project! And the best part is, this is a super easy pattern utilizing only simple stitches. So grab your crochet hooks and follow along in this blog post for all the tips, tricks, and behind the skeins information for this luxurious faux fur yarn project!

The super bulky yarn used in this crochet quarter zip design is the fabulous Knit Picks Fable Fur Yarn. It is a super bulky 100% polyester faux yarn (no animals were harmed in the production of this pullover!). The bulkiness of this yarn allows your project to work up quickly.  For this particular crochet project, I used an 8.0 mm crochet hook.

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