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Don’t you just love buffalo plaid? And being able to crochet amazing buffalo plaid patterns just makes it even better. This buffalo plaid dishcloth set is both unique and trendy and will make a great gift set! Scroll down for the free pattern or head here to purchase the ad-free PDF.

buffalo plaid crochet washcloths rolled and tied with string

Does crocheting buffalo plaid seem intimidating to you?

    • What about all those color changes – does that mean a million ends?
    • How do I change colors smoothly?
    • What do I do with the colors I am not using?

You don’t have to be intimidated by it! It’s so much easier than it looks, but just in case I can’t convince you how easy it is, 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!

I sat down and took the course knowing I wanted to work on another buffalo plaid pattern. It was so helpful especially for techniques I hadn’t tried yet like increasing or decreasing. (Don’t worry, you won’t have to do that for the dishcloth, but if you take the course, you’ll be able to!)

Buffalo plaid crochet dishcloth hanging on a hanger

You can learn all the buffalo plaid basics you’d need for this dishcloth in less than an hour plus there are the more advanced shaping techniques and three project videos included.

Check out all the details for the Learn to Crochet Plaid Course here.

Let’s talk a bit about the three patterns below. There is a separate pattern for each one even though the materials and stitches are basically the same.

Because you will pull the stitches a bit as you carry the yarn and because you have the extra height caused by the carried yarn on the Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth, the gauge is different than in the other two dishcloths.

side view of crochet buffalo plaid dishloths

I also had to go down a hook size for the striped and checked dishcloth to attempt to keep a similar gauge as the plaid.

Neither the striped dishcloth nor the plaid dishcloth are symmetrical due to wanting to keep the pattern consistent, but the difference isn’t really noticeable unless you are stacking them flat on top of each other.

Are you ready to get started? Grab some cotton yarn in colors great for plaid (I’d love to see these in white, black, and gray) and let’s go! Don’t forget to save this pattern on Pinterest!collage image showing buffalo plaid crochet dishcloths

Crochet Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Set

Crochet Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth (small squares)

Materials

#4 Medium Weight Cotton Yarn 3.5oz/100g, 180yds/165m

  • I love this Cotton Yarn in Aubergine, Red, and Black (approx 0.4 oz each of red and black and 0.8 oz of aubergine)

Size H, 5.0 mm crochet hook

Large Eye Needle

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ =15 dcs by 8 rows

Finished Size: 8.75″ by 8.5″

Abbreviations

ch(s): chain(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sc(s): single crochet

Notes

The ch 2 at the beginning of the row is counted as a stitch.

You will not cut the yarn at each color change rather carry the yarn under the stitches until it is needed again. The color not being used in that row can be carried up the side when it is needed again. See 5 tapestry crochet tips for  quick help on carrying yarn under your stitches and up the sides.

Crochet Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Ch 33 with black

R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each of the next 2 chs, *change color to aubergine and dc in the next 4 chs, change color to black and dc in the next 4 chs, repeat from * to end of row, turn.

R2: ch 2, dc in the next 3 dcs, *change color to black and dc in the next 4 dcs, change color to aubergine and dc in the next 4 dcs, repeat from * to end of row, turn.

R3: change color to aubergine, ch 2, dc in the next 3 dcs, *change color to red and dc in the next 4 dcs, change color to aubergine and dc in the next 4 dcs, repeat from * to end of row, turn.

R4: ch 2, dc in the next 3 dcs, *change color to aubergine and dc in the next 4 dcs, change color to red and dc in the next 4 dcs, repeat from * to end of row, turn.

R5: change color to black, ch 2, dc in the next 3 dcs, *change color to aubergine and dc in the next 4 dcs, change color to black and dc in the next 4 dcs, repeat from * to end of row, turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until 16 rows are completed. Fasten off aubergine. Join black anywhere on the outer edge or use the black still attached. Sc around the outside placing 2 sc for every dc down the sides and a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Buffalo Check Dishcloth (large squares)

Materials

#4 Medium Weight Cotton Yarn 3.5oz/100g, 180yds/165m

  • I love this Cotton Yarn in Aubergine, Red, and Black (approx 0.4 oz each of red and black and 0.8 oz of aubergine)

Size H, 5.0 mm crochet hook

Size 7, 4.5 mm crochet hook (You can get this hook in my favorite hook set found on Amazon)

Large Eye Needle

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ =14 dcs by 9 rows

Finished Size: 9″ by 9″

Abbreviations

ch(s): chain(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sc(s): single croche

Notes

You may find it helpful to chain with the 5.0 mm crochet hook and then switch to the 4.5 mm hook for the rest of the pattern.

The ch 2 at the beginning of the row is counted as a stitch.

When you change colors in the middle of the row, you can leave the first color hanging and then pull it up when it is needed in the next row.

three crochet dishcloths in buffalo plaid, buffalo check, and stripes

Crochet Buffalo Check Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

ch 33 with black

R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in the next 15 chs, change color to aubergine and dc in the next 16 chs, turn.

R2: ch 2, dc in the next 15 sts, change color to black and dc in the next 16 sts, turn.

R3: ch 2, dc in the next 15 sts, change color to aubergine and dc in the next 16 sts, turn.

R4-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3

R11: change color to aubergine, ch 2, dc in the next 15 sts, change color to red, dc in the next 16 sts, turn.

R12: ch 2, dc in the next 15 sts, change color to aubergine and dc in the next 16 sts, turn.

R13: ch 2, dc in the next 15 sts, change color to red and dc in the next 16 sts, turn.

R14-20: Repeat rows 12 and 13

Join black anywhere on the outer edge, sc around the outside placing 2 sc for every dc down the sides and a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Buffalo Stripe Dishcloth (stripes)

Materials

#4 Medium Weight Cotton Yarn 3.5oz/100g, 180yds/165m

  • I love this Cotton Yarn in Aubergine, Red, and Black (approx 0.4 oz each of red and black and 0.8 oz of aubergine)

Size H, 5.0 mm crochet hook

Size 7, 4.5 mm crochet hook (Find this hook on Amazon)

Large Eye Needle

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ =14 dcs by 9 rows

Finished Size: 9″ by 8.5″

Abbreviations

ch(s): chain(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sc(s): single croche

Notes

You may find it helpful to chain with the 5.0 mm crochet hook and then switch to the 4.5 mm hook for the rest of the pattern.

The ch 2 at the beginning of the row is counted as a stitch.

You do not have to cut the yarn at the end of each row with a color change but can carry it up the sides and cover it with the sc border.

Crochet Buffalo Stripes Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

ch 33 with black

R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch to the end of the row, turn.

R2: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R3: change color to aubergine, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R4: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R5: change color to red, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R6: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R7: change color to aubergine, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R8: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R9: change color to black, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R10: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R11: change color to aubergine, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R12: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R13: change color to red, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R14: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R15: change color to aubergine, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R16: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R17: change color to black, ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

R18: ch 2, dc in each st to the end of the row, turn.

Border: turn and ch 1, sc around the outside placing 2 sc for every dc down the sides and a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

buffalo plaid crochet dishcloths hanging

Love Buffalo Plaid? Check out these other fun buffalo plaid patterns:

Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover

Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket

Stripes and Plaid Crochet Scarf Pattern

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three rolled buffalo plaid crochet dishcloths tied with jute

8 Comments on Buffalo Plaid Crochet Dishcloth Set

  1. Made these in white, dove, and pewter in the I love this cotton. They are so cute and the brand is my favorite cotton brand.

  2. These are gorgeous. What yarn did you use. I’m not having any luck finding what I believe would be the “right” burgundy. I can’t wait to start on these. Thanks for sharing the patterns
    Fran

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