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Crunchy leaves and crisp air means fall is around the corner. And fall means buffalo plaid! Have you been wondering how to crochet buffalo plaid? Making crochet buffalo plaid is easier than you think. It’s created by simple color changes. Don’t be intimidated by the use of three colors! There aren’t tons of ends to weave in, and carrying the yarn is not difficult or scary.
Keep scrolling to learn this FUN and simple technique.
What you need:
-3 colors of yarn (see below)
– Hook of your choice
To make the crochet buffalo plaid, or the plaid stitch, you need a minimum of three colors: a dark, a light and a mid. To work a classic buffalo plaid color scheme, you need red(light), black(dark) and maroon(mid).
Some of my favorites:
Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Red, Black and Wine.
Lion Brand Wool Ease in Ranch Red, Cranberry and Black
Red Heart Soft in Cherry Red, Wine and Black
Another fun color scheme is green: (See it here)
Additionally, you can make crochet plaid it with four colors like with this pink plaid hat. You will do the same technique, but you will need a light, a dark and two mid colors. It works well with an hombre color scheme. The first row with alternate between the light and mid #1, and the next row will alternate between the dark and mid #2, with the mid colors kitty-corny from each other.
(Get the pretty Furl Candy Shop Hook here).
The Plaid stitch is worked in multiples of 6. To make the plaid stitch, start with your mid color. Work 2 dc Begin a 3rd dc, but before you pull the final loop through the last two loops on your hook, drop your mid and pull through with black. Carry the wine through the next 3 stitches. Work 2 dc with black. Finished 3rd dc with wine. You will alternate the first row between black and wine for the first row of the pattern you are working. Join with a sl st using the color you will begin with on the next row.
For the next row, you will be alternating between your mid color and light color. Make sure the light and dark squares are kitty-corner and the mid squares are kitty corner. When you join the rows, make sure to use the color you will be starting the nest row with.
You will continue alternating between the mid/dark row and the mid/light row until your piece is your desired size.
Making the plaid stitch in turned rows is just as easy! You simply need to carry all the yarn through each row, so it’s on the other side when you need it.
Since it can be a bit confusing to explain in text, be sure to watch the video explaining both the joined round and turned rows methods:
Now you know how to work the Plaid Stitch. Are you ready for some FREE Crochet Plaid Patterns?
You can also get a pretty PDF ebook containing all these patterns! Get it on Etsy.
See you soon!