Have you been wanting to try crochet plaid but it looks too intimiding? Or maybe you tried it but the increases and decreases were frustrating. I hear you. And it may have taken me two years (face palm) but I have created a course that will fix all your worries and frustrations.  The Plaid Course will take your Holiday Gift list to the next level when you finally learn crochet plaid!  

Two winters ago, I had a small idea. I had the idea to alternate colors to make a plaid-look hat. I realized that black + red makes a pretty burgundy color if you really squint your eyes a bit. Maybe this was a new cool way (and simple way) to do crochet hats!

Well, I’ll tell you, I was absolutely floored at the reaction my humble crochet plaid hat received. It gave me some ideas. Some really awesome ideas.  Of course the world needs a crochet plaid scarf, some plaid decor, some plaid for baby and kids and plaid everything. This lead to my first Plaid Week, which was such a big hit that I did it again in 2017.

However,  I chose to ignore the timid voices saying “That is way above my skill level” or “I wish I could do that, but it looks way to complicated”. Still others were scared off saying “That looks so cool, but way too many ends for me!” or “I am intimated to try working with more than one color”. 


You’re tired of sifting through complicated tutorials and daunting patterns that leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Let me help.

Picture this:  
🧶 Joining a thriving community of fellow crocheters who share your passion.
📚 Access to our ENTIRE library of patterns that will buildsyour confidence.
🎁 Gifting handcrafted treasures to be cherished by your loved ones.
🌟 Modern, easy-to-follow patterns that will leave you feeling accomplished.

It’s time to make your crafting experience as joyful as it should be. We can’t wait to meet you!

So I owe you an apology. A big one.
What kind of crochet designer and instructor am I if I don’t provide the instructions you need to feel comfortable making my plaid crochet patterns? Not a good one.
So I aim to change that. 

This week I am launching the first course in the newly founded Whistle and Ivy Crochet School: Learn Crochet Plaid.

This course includes all you need to know to feel comfortable working all my past and future plaid patterns. The course includes basics for those who haven’t tried plaid yet, and other techniques like increases and decreases for those of you who are comfortable with making a plaid hat, but the tree skirt from last year gave you pause.

The course also includes 3 FULL crochet plaid project tutorials: Included are my Triangle Plaid Cowl, which I know was a struggle for many of you during Plaid Week 2016. I am also including one of the patterns that will be released during Plaid Week 2018, and I know hope you are going to love it.

Ready to master plaid? 

Head over to The Learn Crochet Plaid course page, it’s available NOW!

happy crocheting!

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  1. I am taking your plaid course! I bought the 2 previous sets and just sort of chicken out when I attempt to get started. But I love your plaid items so much and here is my chance. I am taking it!
    Love your work ( but especially the plaids!)

  2. I got ur plaid tree skirt pattern and am looking forward to making it. Doubt I will be able to take ur course, but willing to give the pattern a try. I have loved all ur other patterns. Thank u for this free pattern.

  3. Thank you Bethany for all your beautiful plaid patterns. You are so kind to share them. I have 2 grandsons that were born last year and have made plaid hats for them. Their Mom’s have received many compliments. Thank you

  4. Hi Bethany,
    Thanks for the skirt pattern, this will be an absolute first for me :) looks like I will be off to grab ‘really’ red, red and black yarn today, and I have the beanie pattern – I should have enough time to make this between our now Spring and Winter next year lol as well as the Triangle cowl to work on. Might be a busy lady with the hook and yarn.

  5. Thank you so much ! I love plaid! And I have done a few of your projects! Bless you for taking the time to reach us! Especially us newbies! Keep up the great work!❤️

  6. Anxious to try this…first time I have seen it and it really looks cool….tried the pooling but just couldn’t seem to get it right….hope this goes better. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Got the tree skirt pattern – Thank You
    Is your course coming up a paid course – if so how much. I have been a fan for some time and would love to get better at the plaid designs.

  8. I just finished a tree skirt for my son and his family using a block stitch (or one of the stitches that is called the block stitch) so hopefully they don’t see this or I may have to make them one of these too…lol.

    I love your plaids and probably have said this before, but can’t wait to try one. I think I’ll start with the hat because it would be great to make each of my ds’ 8 children a different plaid hat. Thank your for sharing, Beth

  9. I could not get the plaid tree skirt pdf for free. Is there a code? I’m so excited to learn how to do the plaid! Thanks!

  10. Thank you, Bethany, for your generosity! I’ve loved all the plaid! I’m quite anxious to make this tree skirt. You’re the best, girl! And I love that you’re in Utah 💕