The Plaid Crochet Christmas Afghan free pattern is so much fun to make. And after I tell you a little bit more about it, I’ve got a video tutorial that will help you craft it. Ready to get started? You can download the free pattern now and then scroll down to see the video.
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This Christmas Crochet Afghan Is Easier Than You Think!
This crochet Christmas blanket pattern looks challenging if you’ve never worked in plaid crochet before. However, it’s far easier than you might think. You’ll use really basic crochet stitches to make this blanket. If you can chain and double crochet then you can make this blanket!
The Plaid Christmas Crochet Afghan is made in two parts. You’ll start by crocheting mesh. It’s really easy to do and it forms the entire base of the afghan.
After making the filet crochet fabric, you will crochet chains to weave into the mesh. That’s how it becomes plaid crochet. Watch the video to see how I complete this technique. It’s far easier than you might have guessed.
Important Notes About the Plaid Christmas Afghan Free Crochet Pattern
This pattern does produce quite a few ends to weave in. That’s because you change colors frequently to create the plaid design. My tip is to weave them in as you go. I stop about every 10 inches into the blanket to weave in my ends so that I don’t save them all for the end. Watch the video to see my cautionary tale if you don’t follow my tip!
Also, remember that you don’t have to use these colors for this crochet blanket. It’s made with Red Heart Super Saver, which comes in lots of different color options. In fact, when you go to download the pattern, you’ll have the option to buy the yarn. And you’ll see that each yarn color easily gives you the option to “change yarn color.” So it’s easy to pick the palette that works for you.
Obviously, the red and green makes it a Christmas blanket. But if you don’t think that you’ll finish it by Christmas, or you just want to be able to use it all year long, then don’t hesitate to change up the colors. Try white, blue, and grey for a wintry crochet blanket. Select the colors of your favorite sports teams. Or simply go with colors that you like.
Plaid Christmas Afghan Crochet Pattern Materials:
- RED HEART® Super Saver®: 6 skeins 368 Paddy Green A, 4 skeins 319 Cherry Red B, and 3 skeins each 316 Soft White C, 312 Black D, and 672 Spring Green E
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6 mm [US J-10]
- Yarn needle
Grab your materials and join me now to make the Plaid Christmas Afghan Crochet Pattern.
Plaid Crochet Christmas Afghan Free Crochet Tutorial
This video will show you how to use the Plaid Crochet Afghan Free Pattern. Marly teaches you everything you need to know to make this beautiful plaid blanket which looks harder than it is. It’s a great opportunity to learn some new techniques while making a gift for yourself, your family, a friend, or even for charity. You’ll take it out again and again each holiday season to enjoy anew.