Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Crochet Plaid Blanket Pattern Reviewed

A Perfect Gift For His Man Cave

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Today, I'll be reviewing a crochet plaid blanket pattern that I plan to make for my son-in-law for Christmas. As I write this it is the 4th of July but now is the time to plan for making things like this to be sure that it is, in fact, finished before Christmas morning arrives.

I found this wonderful pattern at Yarnspirations.com. It is called the Buffalo Plaid Afghan and it is free to download and print. Actually, on the page it not only lets you get the pattern but you can purchase your yarn there, too; if you so desire. 

The pattern was created to celebrate the 150th birthday of our friends to the north, Canada. That is pretty neat in and of itself. What caught my eye was the manliness of the design. It is sometimes difficult to find things that we crocheters can do for the men in our lives. Oh, sure, we can do a scarf or a hat. We can hook up a pair of socks for them and we can even do other blankets. The options for a blanket are usually just picking a color scheme that might appeal to a guy, though. In my opinion a plaid blanket is perfect for a man. 

I've mentioned in other articles that I like to visit Mikey at The Crochet Crowd and watch his tutorials. Well, he has a tutorial on the blanket I want to make using this pattern!


The pattern and the video recommend that you use blanket yarn which is a thicker option of yarn. It is kind of bulky and works up pretty fast. You can choose any color combination that you want; it doesn't have to be in the red and black. Personally, I do not care to work with the bulkier yarns so when I start the one that I will make, I plan to substitute the yarn for a standard 4 ply yarn and use a smaller hook than is recommended in the pattern. That is the fun thing about crochet, you can usually adapt a pattern to suit your own tastes.

As you can see by the video this crochet plaid blanket will work up pretty quickly. It is just a matter of creating the mesh work and then doing the overlay crochet to finish it off. I love this pattern and I think that my son-in-law will love the blanket when I give it to him. If time allows, I may do one for my hubby, too.

For some additional ideas for things to create in crochet for the men in your lives, you might enjoy this set of patterns.



I know it is only July but if you plan to craft some gifts for the holidays; it is time to look for the patterns, get your supplies and start working on them. I love making things for gifts for my family. How about you? Do you craft items for gifts?




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6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful blanket crochet pattern! Plus, it is "easy" skill level which will make it even more popular. This really would be a great project and a wonderful gift. One that would be treasured for a lifetime. Your son-in-law is a very lucky fellow to have such a thoughtful mother-in-law.

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  2. Beverly, love your planned project for your son-in-law's Christmas present. Hopefully he is not reading this article.... LOL. It's a beautiful blanket. I agree with you -- I find bulky yarn and large crochet hooks difficult to work with, so I, too, would use 4-ply yarn and a smaller hook. The finished blanket will be just as pretty and a nice 'throw' for winter evenings (or a stadium blanket if he is a cold-weather sports fan!). Enjoy your project, and thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you will return and post a 'finished' picture for us to enjoy.

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  3. Years ago I regularly crocheted items for gifts. Hopefully someday soon I'll have the time, energy, and focus to crochet again. I love this pattern and am bookmarking it for that day that I have time. Heck with giving it as a gift, I want a plaid afghan!

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  4. I love the look of the plaid and agree that it's perfect for a "guy gift." I hope you'll update this post with a picture of your finished product, Bev. I'd love to see it!

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  5. Very nice Bev, you son-in-law should really like it.

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  6. I really love this plaid blanket pattern and my husband would love it too!

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