Knitting, like any new hobby, can be a little overwhelming when you’re just starting out. But, just because you’re a beginner knitter, it doesn’t mean you can’t create beautiful knit items – 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.
#1 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.
#2 Easy Katy Knit Cowl
A beautiful chunky knit looks great on everyone! This cowl is a perfect beginning of 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.
#3 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 super chunky yarn and big needles.
#4 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.
#5 Cozy Ribbed Scarf
This scarf is a simple 2×2 rib stitch using that only two skeins of yarn. It knits up quickly and makes a wonderful gift to give to someone special.
#6 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)!
#7 Simple Knit Baby Hat
How adorable is this gorgeous and simple one-skein baby hat? Perfect for embellishing.
#8 Colorblock Knit Pillow
Very soft and easily knitted. The cushion is knitted in double moss stitch, what creates a chic textured look.
#9 Knit Hedgehogs
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!
#10 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.