Plaid Crochet Blanket by Callista Gemmell

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)
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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 YouTube video where I talk through the process and design, you can find it here if that would be helpful for you to watch.

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!