23 Meditative and Mindless Free Crochet Patterns (easy!)

Sometimes you just want to sit down, put a show or audiobook on, and crochet. A pattern that you don’t need to focus on too much is perfect for that.

Maybe you don’t want to have any noise in the background besides the rustling of the trees in the wind because you’re out on your porch or patio. A repetitive, meditative pattern is perfect to continue to channel that tranquility.

Regardless of your reason, when the mood strikes, everyone enjoys a pattern that doesn’t take much thought to create it. Here’s a collection of mostly blankets that are great for those kinds of days; most of them only have an easy, one or two-row repeat!

Sunset Chevron Baby Blanket

Chevron blankets are one of the best meditative items to create. While I wouldn’t consider it a mindless pattern, as it’s more complicated than one row of single crochets, the construction of it can become second nature once it becomes muscle memory.

This easy pattern features a one-row repeat that’s completely adaptable to any size. There’s notes on how to achieve the color changing pattern that it features, but you can mix and match up your colors however you like without needing to rewrite any of this pattern.

Wool Eater

This pattern is written in UK terms. If you don’t know the difference between US and UK terms, check out my post explaining the differences here.

If you’re not wanting a huge pattern, just something quick to refocus your mind by busying your hands, you should check out this pattern. I would classify this as an intermediate pattern, but the instructions are clear and only consist of two stitches, not including chaining. Give it a try!

At just four tall rows, it’s a great stash buster. Once you figure out the repetitiveness of the pattern (as you just need to repeat rows 3 and 4), you could increase the size of your project until it meets your needs.

Granny Goes Large

Granny squares are one of the most popular beginner crochet projects to make. Maybe you are a beginner, or maybe you’re an experienced crocheter looking for a project that’s easy and doesn’t involve too much thinking or counting.

Available in both US and UK terms, this granny square is much more than a square: it’s an entire blanket! It’s great for getting rid of your stash (change your colors every row if you want!) and for a relaxing, TV-watching, winding down of your day.

Moss Stitch Blanket

The moss stitch (also known by a plethora of other names) is many people’s go-to stitch when they’re looking for something completely meditative that builds a lovely design but isn’t as boring as an only-single-crochet blanket.

It’s a lovely beginner stitch that only consists of two, easy, basic stitches: chaining and single crocheting. All you need is an even number of foundation chains, the knowledge of how to chain, single crochet, and skip stitches when told, and you’re all set!

If you need guidance on how to work a pattern with the moss stitch, feel free to check out this blanket pattern.

Blooming Flower Cushion

I know this pattern seems a bit daunting! Don’t worry, if you decide to try it out, the pattern has step-by-step instructions both written and photographed. There’s help for every step of the way in this pattern.

It may take some trial and error before the pattern’s, well, pattern can be recognized. It’s actually a two-row repeat that increases in size as you create more petals. Keep in mind that this pattern is written in UK terms.

Interlocking Blocks Phone Case

Do you have three colors that work well together but are too small to do much with? This easy one-row repeat pattern is great for small stashes that are begging to be made into something functional.

If you are unsure of how to do this specific stitch, there are step-by-step photo instructions included with the pattern. It’s fairly simple once you get the hang of it!

The Larksfoot Stitch Blanket

This blanket and stitch is great for creating a chaotic (or orderly!) combination of colors, all just from your stash. Whether you have large skeins, or smaller ones, mix and match to creat your own special blanket!

This stitch is a four-row repeat. I know that may seem like a lot, but trust me, it’s actually not that bad. Once you’re confident in the stitch, it’s quite meditative and works up into the unique larksfoot stitch.

Elegant Triangle Shawl

This absolutely gorgeous shawl is a two-row repeat that may seem incredibly complicated at first, but it gets easier as you work on it. While not mindless, as you should pay some attention to this project, it is rather meditative.

If you get stuck, check out her step-by-step YouTube tutorial to help you out. Thi is great for ombré yarns.

Classic Baby Blanket

Simplicity, ease, and elegance all wrapped up in one baby blanket. It’s made up of only the foundation chain and double crochets with a twist – you work in the back loops of each stitch. This gives the blanket a ribbed design.

A one-row repeat that’s perfect for days when you want to turn your brain off and work on something that takes no effort at all. As long as you remember to do your double crochets into the back loop as you work, you don’t need to think about your project at all.

Jewelspun Scarf

This scarf is perfect for that very specific and expensive yarn that you bought ages ago but haven’t found the perfect pattern to work with it. Why don’t you crochet it into a jeweled scarf?

This pattern is just a collection of half double crochets worked into spaces that you make – all without chaining while you work! It’s an easy one-row repeat and can be altered to be as long and wide as you’d like.

Bobble Lines Baby Blanket

If you have quite a few skeins of one color plus a bunch of scraps, combine them all together to create this simple baby blanket! The majority of this pattern is worked with the herringbone half double crochet.

It’s a repeat of five rows of the herringbone half double crochet broken up with a single crochet row sprinkled with bobbles. Easy, mindless yet meditative.

My Favorite Dishcloth

Made out of the moss stitch, this dishcloth is easy when you only have a limited time to relax but don’t want to stare at a digital screen for that entire time. The moss stitch is a popular favorite among the crochet world.

You will want to make sure you make this dishcloth out of cotton yarn, since acrylic doesn’t absorb water well. It takes less than half a skein.

Easy Hat

Do you want something that won’t take forever and isn’t simply a rectangle? Make this ribbed hat instead! Yes, you’ll start out as a rectangle, but it won’t end as one.

It’s super simple, super easy, and only takes one stitch: single crochet, but in the back loop. That gives it the ribbed finish without being too complicated.

Color Block Market Bag

Choose any color(s) you want and make this easy market bag! The bottom is a simple repeat of single crochets, and the rest of the bag is a simple repeat of double crochets, chaining, and skipping stitches.

It’s a forgiving pattern and can be made as wide or as tall as you want. If you’re wanting a PDF to download, you can find it on Ravelry.

Simple and Best Sock

Socks don’t have to be daunting, especially the measuring part. While this pattern is written for in women’s sizes, you can check out this blog post about how to size crochet socks. 

Figuring out the correct size is the hardest part of any sock pattern. Once that’s figured out, it’s just crocheting until you reach your desired size and height!

Elements Dice Bag

Another moss stitch creation, but this time it’s a dice bag! Change your colors every row, or don’t change them at all.

It’s an easy one-row repeat to create a goodie bag that can hold anything. Make it as small or as large as you want.

Willow Easy Leg Warmers

Ranging in sizes from baby to adult large, this easy pattern is great for anyone who doesn’t want to make socks quite yet but still wants something to cover their ankles and legs. It’s a quick pattern that can be easily adjusted since it’s worked in a rectangle then folded into a tube.

At the time of this round up, it does require a free account in order to access it. It is a clear, well-written pattern.

Winter Glow Cowl

This is another simple repeat of working in the back loop to get a ribbed texture. You can chain as much or as little as you want, depending on how big or small you want the cowl to be.

There’s step-by-step photo instructions if you get confused. It gets easier as you practice.

Unique C2C Moss Stitch Blanket

C2C (corner to corner) patterns are usually made with double crochets – sometimes half double if someone wants smaller squares. This pattern kicks it up a notch with not just a moss stitch C2C, but it includes the bean stitch too! How cool is that?

I’ve done regular C2C projects before, and they are oddly one of the more meditative things I’ve done, even though they look like they’re a bit of work. They are, but it’s a soothing kind of work. Try it out!

It may take some trial and error during the first attempt, especially if you’ve never done any C2C patterns before. If you need a video demonstration, you can find the YouTube tutorial here.

Granny Triangle Bandana

This beginner friendly pattern is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the granny square stitch without doing an actual granny square. Instead, you can make something cute and functional while still learning the technique!

It’s easily adjustable, once you get the meditative, repeated increase technique down. You can make it as large or as small as you want.

Worry Worm

With this pattern, you can make your own little worry worm, or an army of them! Keep them all for yourself, or leave them around for someone else to enjoy.

They are one of the easier things to learn and only takes ten minutes to make. In fact, if you ever want to teach someone how to crochet, you could teach them how to make their own little worm.

Chevron Headband

Ever wanted to make something with a chevron look but didn’t have the time to do an entire blanket? While this pattern isn’t the same as a chevron blanket, it still has a very similar design while taking less time to create.

It’s a simple one-row repeat that works only in the back loops. Feel free to keep going until you reach the length that you want, as it will be sewn together at the end. This is a great pattern to work on while dinner is cooking after a stressful day.


Martina Kosloff (if you can’t find the PDF on the website, here is the direct link)

The linen stitch (also known as the moss stitch – didn’t I tell you this was a very popular stitch?) is incredibly versatile and super easy to learn. Just like this pattern.

This can be anything from a cowl to an ear warmer or headband, depending on how many stitches you chain and how many rows you do. It’s one of the best patterns to start on with a tv show on in the background. You don’t have to think about it!