Buffalo Plaid Gingham Blankie - Free Crochet Pattern

There are so many new ways I fell in love with this project. To be honest, I've always avoided Gingham patterns because they require so many colour changes and weaving in ends is my version of a nightmare. This time was a very different experience. I carried the yarn through the pattern in such a way that made the colour changes almost invisible. There are a few tricks to it, which we've detailed below, and the outcome is so WORTH IT!. Check it all out and let me know what you think!






Pattern Notes:

This pattern has 11 distinct colour blocks both horizontally and vertically. Each rectangle is 10 sts wide and 10 rows long. Each row of colour block will use two different colours and we change colours every 10 stitches WHILE carrying the yarn through the work. Don't worry, this sounds more complicated than it actually is! I've created a video to help you through that part so you'll cruise right through it.





Materials:

  1. Teal Blue / Denim

  2. Light Blue

  3. Dove Gray





Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 11 sc x 12 rows with 6.5 mm crochet hook


Abbreviations:

Ch: Chain

Sts: Stitches

Slst: Slip stich

Sc: Single crochet

Sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together

SK: Skip

Dc: Double crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet


Measurements:

Approx. 35in x 40in


Pattern:

With Dove Gray Ch 111


Row 1 - 10 : Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st, repeat sc and dc for next 8 st. Before completing final dc, change colour to Light Blue, pulling through Light Blue to complete the dc loop. Work next 10 sts in Light blue with the sc, dc stitch repeat WHILE carrying the Dove Gray yarn through the stitches, Before finishing the last dc, change colour back to Dove Gray that you carried through, complete dc. Repeat the sc, dc pattern alternating between Dove Gray and Light Blue, always carrying the opposite colour through the stitches. End with Dove Gray block.



Here is a video if you need some help to carry the yarn:






Row 11-20: switch to Light Blue, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next st, repeat sc and dc for next 8 st. Before completing final dc, change colour to Denim, pulling through Denim to complete the dc loop. Work next 10 sts in Denim with the sc, dc stitch repeat WHILE carrying the Light Blue yarn through the stitches, Before finishing the last dc, change colour back to Denim that you carried through, complete dc. Repeat the sc, dc pattern alternating between Light Blue and Denim, always carrying the opposite colour through the stitches. End with Light Blue block.


Repeat Rows 1-20 4 more times, then Rows 1-10, creating 11 colour blocks wide and long.


Bind off, weave in ends.