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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.

Making a cherished, and might I say, trendy, baby blanket is a wonderful way to welcome baby.

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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! The whole blanket is much easier than it looks.I am in love with this Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket! What a perfect gift for the trendiest baby. I can't get over the texture of those beautiful stitches. With this free crochet pattern I can make the perfect baby show gift! | Crochet Baby Blanket

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.

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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!

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Materials

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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

Abbreviations

Ch(s) – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sp – space

Gauge

4”x4”= 15 rows x 7 spider stitches

Size

30” x 39”

Notes

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.

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Main body

Chain 102

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 rowsI am in love with this Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket! What a perfect gift for the trendiest baby. I can't get over the texture of those beautiful stitches. With this free crochet pattern I can make the perfect baby show gift! | Crochet Baby Blanket

Border

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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22 Comments on Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. I am struggling with this pattern on the buffalo plaid part- when doing 6 stitches of black, then move to cranberry, once you go to the next row since you change the color befor you finish the stitch the stitch is off on the next row? What am I doing wrong in that as if you change colors always thought you had to switch before you finish a stitch.? any suggestions

    • Cathy, I do change colors before finishing off the stitch of the previous row. Since you are working in sc, the next row starts in that very first stitch where the color change was. Hope that helps!

  2. I must not understand what “carrying the yarn not in use across the top of your stitches” means, when I do this you can see the color through and it doesn’t look like you had that problem?

    • Hi Jenna, my carried yarn definitely peeks through! Its hard to keep it all hidden when using a larger hook, but when you look at the blanket as a whole, you don’t notice. If you look at the up close picture of the border, focus on the black squares and you’ll start to see a red line running through each row of black. It does take some practice to make the carried yarn show through less. If you haven’t checked out this post yet, https://www.stitching-together.com/tapestry-crochet-tips/ it may be helpful.

  3. I am hoping to make this into a lap blanket to donate at a nursing home. Hopefully some of the men will like this. BTW did you make the jammies or were they purchased? I want some of my own!

  4. What a gorgeous modern blanket pattern, thanks so much for sharing this at Handmade Monday, your wonderful blanket pattern will be one of the features at next weeks link up. 🙂

  5. This is adorable! Do you know the number of chains (or multiple of x) to make this into a lovey size blanket? Thank you!

  6. I’ll be making this for my niece’s third baby, first girl after two boys! Love this blanket!! God bless you.

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