Plaid Crochet

So the buzz in the fashion world is that plaid is supposed to big this fall. Well guess what fashion world — you’re not getting away from crochet that easily!

Check it out. This fabric segment features a plaid design, yet it is entirely crocheted. I used woven crochet techniques to create the design. Here’s the how-to. Don’t worry — it’s easy!

DC Mesh Pattern

Ch an even number, plus 4.

Row 1. Dc in 5th ch from hook (first 4 ch count as dc + ch, now and throughout), *ch 1, dc in next ch; rep from * across.

Row 2. Ch 4; turn. Skip first dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from * across.

Rep Row 2 until desired length is achieved, changing colors as desired.

Plaid Tutorial

Repeat steps 1-11 until all the chain spaces have been woven. For a true plaid pattern, repeat the stripes in the same order as in the dc mesh.