Knitting, like any new hobby, can be a little overwhelming when you're just starting out. But, just because you're a beginner who's still learning how to knit, (let me help you with my 2 day FREE Learn to Knit course)it doesn't mean you can't create beautiful knit accessories – things like blankets, toys, bags, pillows and more.
To get you started on some gorgeous but simple projects, we've found the 20 easy knitting projects that every beginner can handle.
Now your biggest decision is deciding which one of these knitting projects you'll start first.
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Bitty Baby Booties
We can't get enough of these adorable little knit booties. These booties are fit for 0-3 months size although they have such a nice amount of stretch depending on the baby, they could fit for longer.
Via Small + Friendly
Easy Katy Knit Cowl
A beautiful chunky knit looks great on everyone made with Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn! This cowl is a perfect beginning knitter’s project. Or, it is perfect for the experienced knitter to click away mindlessly in the car, at practice, on the airplane, in front of the tv, etc.
Via Flax and Twine
Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket
What’s better than chunky baby legs…how about chunky baby legs wrapped in a cozy knit blanket! This knit blanket is great because it’s a very quick knit with the super chunky yarn and big needles.
Garter Stitch Knit Bag
Grab some lovely t-shirt yarn and whip up this gorgeous bag using the garter stitch in a couple of hours.
Via Lvly Blog
Cozy Ribbed Scarf
This scarf is a simple 2×2 rib stitch using only two skeins of yarn. It knits up quickly and makes a wonderful gift to give to someone special.
Via Lady By The Bay
Finger Knit Rope Trivet
We love this trivet’s simplicity and natural feel that the rope lends to this project. The best part is that you can make the trivet in a jiffy, under a half an hour, with only rope and tape (to keep the rope from fraying)!
Via Flax and Twine
Simple Knit Baby Hat
How adorable is this gorgeous and simple one-skein baby hat? Perfect for embellishing.
Colorblock Knit Pillow
Very soft and easily knitted. The cushion is knitted in double moss stitch, what creates a chic textured look.
Via Yarn Plaza
These guys are seriously fun to knit with not one lick of sewing or even grafting! So, if you’d like to populate your world with adorable little Knit Hedgehogs, get knitting!
Via Purl Soho
Comfy Cocoon & Cap
Create a rib-knit cocoon with a matching hat and keep a newborn bundle of joy happily warm. It’s the perfect gift for the next baby shower, and the neutral color suits either gender.
Via Red Heart
Big Loop Knitted Hat
Here’s a super cozy and chunky knit hat tutorial. It’s so fun to knit and wear!
Dashed Stripe Knitted Facecloth
These knit dishcloths all use a combination of knit and purl stitches so are really good for beginners who are learning to knit. They are designed with a crisp border, in order to frame the pattern and to minimize the cloth curling at the edges.
Via Georgina Giles
Knit Bow-Tie Dog Collar
The doggie bow-tie is easy to make and completely beginner-friendly. The bow would be fun if you are having a dinner party or even a dog in a wedding.
Via Mama In a Stitch
Stormy Weather Blanket
Take a load off with a cozy little afghan you've made yourself. Knitting an entire blanket can seem like an impossible task at first, but you don't have to be a veteran knitter to learn how to knit this blanket that will stand against the cooler temperatures sure to come.
Big Snowy Owl
With a big, pudgy belly and a cozy soft alpaca-blend yarn, the Big Snowy Owl is one heck of a hugger. At a foot and a half tall and a yard around, he’s just right for little arms to squeeze and for young imaginations to love.
Via Purl Soho
Knit Planter Cover
Keep your favorite plants cozy with these gorgeous knit planter covers that you can whip up in no time flat.
Chunky Knitted Round Pillows
We love round deco elements like pillows and carpets very much because they can be such eye-catchers – especially if your interior is more minimalistic and modern.
Life is Ruff Knit Dog Sweater
This easy knit dog sweater is made with a bright and happy orange yarn, fastened with a single button on the front to give your dog some style.
Little Knit Crown
This little knit crown is the perfect project for last-minute gifts, fancy dress outfits, or just to knit for fun in between projects.
Slip Stitch Knit Dishtowel
These knit dishtowels look really complicated to make, don’t they? We love that because, just like you want hard things to look easy, it’s a great coup to make easy things look difficult!
Via Purl Soho
We hope you've enjoyed our collection of easy knitting projects.
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