Below is the free crochet pattern for this adorable and trendy Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket. You need to know how to chain, single crochet and change colors in order to complete this blanket.
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There are few things in life as exciting as a new baby! New life starting, new joys, new struggles, new depths of exhaustion and new heights of delight. So. Much. Potential.
Related: Buffalo Plaid Deer Pillow
Making a cherished, and might I say, trendy, baby blanket is a wonderful way to welcome baby.
The body of the blanket is made using the spider stitch which is a single crochet v-stitch. It’s such an easy stitch to learn and adds delightful texture and warmth to the blanket. (Check out the tutorial, How to Crochet the Spider Stitch.)
The border with the buffalo plaid is just single crochets with color changes! If the idea of all those color changes and carrying the yarn intimidates you, Whistle and Ivy has an online course (read, you don’t have to leave your house or get out of your jammies to learn) which teaches all things buffalo plaid!
You will be a Buffalo Plaid Pro after taking the course and working through the 3 included projects. Check out all the details for the Learn to Crochet Plaid Course here.
Related: Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Set
The spider stitch makes a very warm and dense fabric. In order to keep the blanket from being stiff I used a larger hook than would normally be used with this yarn. The large hook helps keep the blanket flexible but still nice, warm, and hole free.
How cute would this blanket look with the Buffalo Check Crochet Pillow Cover? Let me know in the comments who you will be making this for!
Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket
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US size L/8.0 mm crochet hook
9 skeins of #4 Medium Weight Yarn
- 6 skeins Vanna’s Choice yarn in Gray Marble
- 1 skein Vanna’s Choice yarn Black
- 1 skein Vanna’s Choice yarn Scarlet
- 1 skein Vanna’s Choice yarn Cranberry
- Gray Marble = 3oz/85g and 145yds/133m
- Solids = 3.5oz/100g and 170yds/156m
Large Eye Tapestry Needle
Ch(s) – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sp – space
4”x4”= 15 rows x 7 spider stitches
30” x 39”
The body of the blanket (gray part) is made first with the buffalo plaid borders being added last.
The body is made with a spider stitch which does not require chaining 1 to start the next row. See tutorial, How to Crochet the Spider Stitch.
Check out these Tapestry Crochet Tips to see how to carry the yarn from row to row.
Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions
Row 1: (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook,* sk ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch, repeat from * to end of row. turn
Row 2: do not ch 1 to start the row, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 sp to the end of the row, turn
Repeat row 2 for a total of 112 rows
Row 1: With Gray Marble, sc across the top or bottom (102 scs)
Row 2-7: with Black, ch 1, *6 sc , with Cranberry, 6 sc; repeat from * to end of row, carrying the yarn not in use across the top of your stitches
Rows 8-13: with Cranberry ch 1 *6 sc, with Scarlet, 6 sc; repeat from * to end of row, carrying the yarn not in use across the top of your stitches
Rows 14-16: repeat row 2
Repeat border rows for the other side of the blanket. Bind off and weave in ends.
Looking for another baby blanket option? The Diamond Lace Crochet Baby Blanket may be up your alley!
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