When buffalo plaid came back big-time, I was all for it. After all, I’m a Northwest girl who still has a little nostalgia for the grunge era and wears flannel as soon as it gets chilly. And the fact that there are so many darling buffalo plaid crochet patterns makes it even better.
Feeling a little intimidated by the color changes in buffalo plaid? I know it looks complicated, but it’s actually pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it. For most buffalo plaid patterns, you only alternate between two colors per row or round. Some rows will alternate between black and dark red stitches, and some between dark red and bright red stitches. Other than keeping your balls of yarn separate and untangled, if you can change colors, you’ve got it!
I’ve rounded up some of my very favorite plaid patterns from other designers (and added a new pattern of my own!), with pictures and links so you can pick out a new project that’s perfect for you. Enjoy!
1. Buffalo Check Crochet Hat by Daisy Farm Crafts
Daisy Farm Crafts is a crochet genius and always delivers with her buffalo plaid patterns. She came up with this darling hat as a spinoff of her traditional buffalo plaid blanket. It’s worked flat and then sewn up and topped with a pom-pom (of course), and best of all it’s free!
2. Yukon the Moose by Crochet to Play
I had to throw in my latest pattern, Yukon the Moose! Yukon is cuddly, huggable, and so fun to make. You can give him a buffalo plaid vest or scarf (or how I’ve done it – putting both on at the same time). He is so friendly and sweet and would make a great gift. Find Yukon here on Ravelry or on Etsy.
3. Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket by Stitching Together
I’m just waiting for someone outdoorsy to have a baby so I can make this blanket! Jessica at Stitching-Together designed this adorable pattern and has it up for free on her blog. I think it’s the perfect combination of a neutral color with buffalo plaid accents, and it looks so warm and cozy. Love it!
4. Buffalo Plaid Cowl by Crochet365KnitToo
The pattern for this crochel cowl is available from Cheryl at Crochet365KnitToo on her blog for free! I love the way the cowl is a crossover wrap and how she added the bright red buttons on the side. So many women would love this as a Christmas gift!
5. Buffalo Plaid Baby Trapper Hat by Whistle & Ivy
I can just picture a Christmas card with a baby wearing this hat! I love trapper hats in general and when you add buffalo plaid? Perfection! Find this free buffalo plaid crochet pattern here from Whistle & Ivy.
6. Buffalo Check Christmas Stocking by Daisy Farm Crafts
Another (free!) Daisy Farm Crafts pattern that I love is this Christmas stocking. Imagine a bunch of these hanging over the mantle with twinkly lights and greenery on top! You could even experiment with black, white, and gray plaid, or a combination of green and black to mix it up.
7. True North Cup Cozy by Bea Lascelle
If you sell your crochet work at handmade markets or need a stocking stuffer gift, you need this pattern ASAP. Bea Lascelle has come up with such a great, quick make that people will love! Coffee tastes better when it’s cute…it’s true.
8. Buffalo Spruce Pillow by Two Little Birds Patterns
If you love home decor that combines farmhouse + modern + crochet, you have to start following Emily of Two Little Birds Patterns. I adore everything she comes out with and this pillow pattern is one of my favorites! Buffalo. Plaid. Christmas. Trees. Need I say more? Get the pattern here on Etsy.
9. Crochet Plaid Ornament Bauble by Whistle & Ivy
If you’re adding the warm, woodsy vibe of buffalo plaid to your Christmas decor, don’t forget these ornaments by Whistle & Ivy! I love the way she’s accented them with greenery and berries. These would make great present toppers too.
I hope you’ve found some ideas you like from the buffalo plaid crochet patterns you see here. If you’re short on time now, but want to save this post for later, click here or the image below to save to Pinterest. Happy buffalo plaid crocheting!
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