This luxuriously crochet buffalo plaid blanket is my new favorite thing! The soft, chunky plaid blanket top works up quickly and the back is made of plush faux sheepskin. This blanket is perfect for snuggling under by the fire with your currently project or WIP. The post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.
I think this crochet buffalo plaid blanket is my most-requested pattern. Like, ever. Of course I should have designed this the first Plaid Week, a crochet blanket made in the Plaid technique is kind of a no-brainer.
The reason why this took me three years is because I have a bit of a short attention span. I get bored if I have to work on a project for a long time, so I wasn’t sure I could even pull off making a blanket. My Solar System Blanket took me 3 months because I had to keep taking breaks!
But I did it ya’ll. The chunky yarn mostly got me through because it ended up taking less than a week to complete (not too bad!). I also couldn’t resist adding some plush faux sheepskin to the back. I am so glad I did, this blanket is luxuriously comfortable. If you are always cold like me, then you need this blanket.
CROCHET BUFFALO PLAID BLANKET – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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– 10 mm hook
– Bernat Softee Chunky: (3.5 oz skeins) 7 Balls of Wine, 5 Balls of Black, 4 balls of Berry Red
– Approx. 5 yards of black worsted weight yarn (for hand-sewing the sheepskin to the blanket)
– 2 yards of Faux Sheepskin Fabric (I got mine at Joann Fabric and Crafts)
– Darning Needle
Gauge: Not important
Finished Blanket Size: Approx 70″ x 52″
Note: The crochet plaid blanket is worked lengthwise. The block of the plaid technique will be 4 DC sts wide and two rows tall (you will use DC for all the plaid part of the blanket). Because the plaid is worked with two rows before switching color, you will not need to carry the unused third color through the row.
1. With black, work a chainless sc foundation of 120 sts. (approx. 60″) Turn.
(You can adjust this size to make your blanket a different size, just make sure your foundation is in multiples of 4 or 8)
2. Continue with black, Ch 2. Work the Plaid Technique all the way across, alternating between black and wine every 4 sts. Turn (120 sts)
3. Continue with wine, Ch 2. Work the Plaid Technique all the way across, alternating between black and wine ever 4 sts (line the colors up with the previous row). Turn (120 sts)
4. Continuing with Wine, Ch 2. Dc in next 4 sts. Join Red. Alternate Wine and Red across the row, switching every 4 sts. Turn.(120 sts)
5. Continuing with Red, Ch 2. Work plaid st across, alternating red and wine every 4 sts(line up the colors with the previous row.) Turn. (120 sts)
6. – 46. Repeat rows 2-5 respectively.
Tie off all yarns and weave in ends before continuing.
Plaid Blanket Edging:
1. Orient the blanket so the beginning foundation is on the ride side, running vertically. Join yarn in the same sp as last st of black on foundation. Work across the side of the blanket with black, sc as evenly as possible. Work 3 sc in last st to make a corner. Sc across the top, working 3 sc in last st making a corner. Sc down other raw edge, working your stitches as evenly as possible. Join with first st on foundation row.
2. – 3. Ch 2. Sc in each st around, working in the Back Loops Only, working 3 sc in each corner. Join.
Weave in all ends. You can be finished with your blanket here, or you can add some plush faux sheepskin to the back.
Plaid Blanket Construction:
For best results, block the blanket before continuing.
Lay your sheepskin on the floor, right-side down. Smooth it out perfectly. Lay your blanket on top, right side up (the right side of your border facing up, the wrong sides of both pieces should be facing each other.) Take care to make sure your blanket is perfectly straight and even, it takes a bit of fluffing and smoothing.
Using the blanket as a pattern, cut the the fabric around the blanket, leaving a seam allowance. Without moving anything, fold over (or under, depending on how you would like to construct your blanket) and pin the edge in place all around the blanket. For my method, I folded the edge down and sewed in between the two layers. Once the blanket is pinned, sew it in place using your favorite method with worsted weight yarn and a darning needle. I hand-sewed mine in place using a simple running stitch, but I think the blanket stitch would would well, or even using your machine.
(You can see from my stitches that I need some more practice!)
Enjoy your new crochet buffalo plaid blanket! Took me long enough. I hope you are able to get yours finished so you can snuggle under it on Christmas Eve.
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