Plaid has been back in full force for fall and winter for a few years now. Classic buffalo plaid is becoming synonymous with rustic, chalet-style decor and outdoorsy aesthetic. It reminds me of hiking and warming up after chilly outdoor activities. It reminds me of an old-fashioned Christmas tree hunt and hot chocolate. When I discovered you could crochet a buffalo plaid pattern using red, maroon and black yarn together, I was so excited! It’s so fun to watch the plaid come together with simple stitches mixed with colour changes. So, if you’re mad about plaid, check out this collection of fantastic plaid patterns and plan to make something for the holidays.
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My first try at plaid in crochet was with a pattern by Bethany from Whistle and Ivy. She’s got some great tutorials for learning to crochet this pattern. She’s also got plenty of free patterns on her website. She’s designed this little moose plaid lovey crochet pattern, which would be a great first start into plaid and you get to make a little bit of amigurumi, too! I shared her plaid hat pattern here on the blog before too.
She’s also got this adorable buffalo plaid ornament pattern! These little ornaments would make great stash busters and last-minute gift ideas for co-workers or friends! I love the festive toppers! They almost look like plaid apples for your tree! Anyone would be delighted to receive one of these as a gift!
The shop Two Little Birds Patterns has loads of cute plaid patterns to crochet, including this adorable plaid tree throw pillow crochet pattern. I love how the plaid pattern is just on the trees and makes a simple throw pillow a conversation piece. Crocheted with just a single crochet stitch, this is a great pattern for a relatively new crocheter to branch into colourwork.
You could also work up one of these crocheted buffalo plaid cowl patterns to add some buffalo plaid to your outdoor wardrobe. Perfect for chilly days when you want to add some warmth and some rustic style. This pattern looks pretty easy to crochet as it’s worked as a flat rectangle with a simple button edge. It’s a great pattern to show off some fun wooden buttons, too.
You can hardly have a collection of plaid patterns without a hat pattern. This Autumn Plaid Beanie Crochet Pattern is an adorable messy bun beanie pattern that makes room for a big top knot. I love the natural coloured brim she’s chosen for this hat and it’s a great idea to finish one of these cute hats off with a custom tag! Here’s where I got mine.
This hat is crocheted with a knit-look stitch called the waistcoat stitch; it makes a nice tightly woven knit-look fabric, perfect for hats and perfect for colourwork designs. The Plaid Pines Crochet Beanie pattern uses a different colourwork technique to form the plaid pattern, using only 2 colours of yarn to form the plaid pattern and alternating the two colours in the mid-tone sections. Such a festive tree pattern to make for the holiday season!
The Thermal Buffalo Plaid Toque Crochet Pattern is worked in a front post double crochet for a thick and cozy hat. I love a thick brim on a handmade hat and don’t forget one of those gorgeous faux fur pompoms! My personal favourites are from GingerSnap Handmade Co.
I love the plaid baubles on this Holiday Plaid Ornament Crochet Pillow Pattern and don’t you just love the detail of the jute bows on top? How adorable would this be decorating your living room during the holiday season? One of these pillows would make a perfect handmade gift idea for that person who has everything!
The Crochet Plaid Baby Blanket Pattern is an easy pattern perfect for beginners, using only a couple of basic stitches. The pattern makes a 53″ by 61″ blanket, but could easily be adjusted for a larger or smaller size, according to your preference. The plaid woven stitch makes this a warm and soft blanket, perfect for that new baby or a trendy throw for a living room.
I think plaid is just the right thing for a stocking. So festive! And can be made to match any colour scheme! This Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern is a classic crochet stocking pattern with a simple textured stitch and a thick ribbed cuff! I love the added tassel details as well! Fill this up with some goodies for a lovely gift for anyone!
Back to another pattern by Whistle and Ivy. This Buffalo Plaid Crochet Wreath Pattern is such a fantastic take on the buffalo plaid trend; so cute for Christmas. I’m a total wreath fan. I love the rustic and fun look of this simple wreath. How cute would this be to welcome guests at a winter getaway cabin? So festive!
I hope you enjoyed this round-up of crocheted plaid patterns. If you haven’t tried this fun colourwork technique, now is the time to pick up a pattern and learn a new skill! It’s not so hard and the result is very impressive. I love to learn new methods of achieving interesting crocheted patterns! Grab a pattern today or pin it for later.