Easy Plaid Crochet Blanket by Callista Gemmell

Easy Plaid Crochet Blanket

Crochet
November 2020
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10.0 mm (N/P)
8.0 mm (L)
3281 - 3500 yards (3000 - 3200 m)
US
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This pattern is available for free on my blog, or as a ad-free PDF purchase here. I have been searching for months for the perfect plaid crochet pattern, but never found anything that suited my tastes. Everything I found was typically the gingham or buffalo plaid style, but I wanted a blanket that looked more like a traditional woven plaid. Thus, I worked out this pattern that is incredibly easy to make.

Please don’t be shy if you have any questions as I am new to crocheting and even newer to explaining a pattern! I will do my best to answer your queries. I also have created a tutorial where I talk through the process and design, you can find it here if that would be helpful for you to learn how to change colours for plaid.

For this project you will need 3 colours of yarn. I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn which is super bulky (6) and recommends an 8mm crochet hook. I used the colours “Natural”, “Grey Heather”, and “True Grey”. Because I was crocheting over my second colour of yarn (sometimes called “tapestry crochet”), I used a 10mm crochet hook. I used two 394m balls of “Natural” and “True Grey” and four 393m balls of “Grey Heather”. Please note that using two strands of super bulky makes a very thick blanket (perfect for cold Canadian winters), but if you are looking for something that transitions between seasons, I would recommend a lighter weight of yarn.

I hope that you will try this project as it is very fun and satisfying to see your efforts come together into such a nice plaid project. Happy crocheting!