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15 Plaid Wearables – Free Crochet Patterns

Cool weather is here and we can all do with some plaid in our lives! And as a crocheter, plaid patterns and ideas are quite attractive. There are variety of plaid projects that you must have come across, including, caps, scarves, wraps, and most commonly blankets.

There is no denying it – plaid is universal!

Most plaid patterns that you’ll come across with have the classic combination of Red + Dark Red + Black or Gray + White + Black. Don’t worry, these are not the only colors you can work with! It is very simple to create a plaid color combination. Just choose two hues of the same color and combine it with either black or white. It is just that easy!

Here’re our 15 favorite plaid crochet patterns for wearables that you can make for your loved ones! If you love plaid, you are simply going to fall in love with our collection!

#1 Patons Plaid Blanket Crochet Poncho

Make this exceptional plaid poncho with Patons Shetland Chunky and Chunky Tweed yarns. It is an intermediate level crochet pattern that creates an intricate poncho with classic plaid design that can transform any outfit!


#2 Plaid Boot Cuffs

Treat yourself with buffalo plaid boot cuffs that are simple and quick to crochet! The pattern is based on the plaid crochet technique from Whistle & Ivy.

#3 Buffalo Plaid Cowl Crochet Pattern

This Buffalo Plaid Cowl is much easier than it looks! You just need three yarn skeins, a crochet hook, and you’re all set to whip up something amazing!

#4 Stripes and Plaid Crochet Scarf Pattern

Combine two classic patterns – stripes and buffalo plaid to make this fun scarf. You can make this one in any color combination, be it gray plaid, or blue plaid, or even something like pink!

Stripes and Plaid Crochet Scarf Pattern

#5 The Buffalo Bonnet: A Free Crochet Pattern

Keep your little one’s ears warm with this classic pixie style bonnet made using another classic, the buffalo plaid. It involves a bit of color work but the overall crochet pattern is beginner-friendly.

Buffalo Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern

#6 Crochet Plaid Arm Warmers – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet arm warmers in the plaid pattern look amazing and you can choose a color combination of your preference to make the plaid pattern!

Crochet Plaid Arm Warmers

#7 Red Heart Buffalo Plaid Crochet Hat for Him

Get your hooks out to make this cozy plaid slouchy hat for him with three colors of Red Heart Heat Wave. It’ll keep him warm when it’s cold outside!

Red Heart Buffalo Plaid Crochet Hat

#8 Crochet Plaid Cape

A plaid crochet pattern that is perfect for the spring season! It is something lighter and much pink-er than the classic red buffalo plaid and it looks awesome.

Crochet Plaid Cape

#9 Buffalo Plaid Cowl

Buffalo Plaid Cowl with big, bright red buttons will complement all your outfits in this classic red/black plaid color combination. The pattern uses tapestry crochet technique to change the colors in the design.

#10 Buttoned Plaid Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Another plaid pattern for the men in your life! The crochet cowl is rustic, cozy, and yet stylish enough to add some color to the outfit without being too much.

Buttoned Plaid Cowl

#11 Crochet Plaid Twist Headband

Here’s a classic buffalo plaid with a twist – like literally!! The super cute twist headband has a simple crochet pattern and is quite easy to make.

Crochet Plaid Twist Headband from Traverse Bay Crochet

#12 No Plaid About It Scarf

Buffalo plaid looks cozy and classic no matter the color choices. So, here’s another intermediate-level pattern for scarf in gray plaid that you can pair with dozens of outfits!

No Plaid About It Scarf

#13 Crochet Plaid Triangle Scarf

This triangle plaid scarf doubles up as a wrap and shawl! Make it with Red Heart Soft yarn to give it a cozy and soft feel. It’s a time consuming project as compared to most others in the list but the finished product is simply worth all the effort!

Crochet Plaid Triangle Scarf

#14 Crochet Plaid Moose Scarf

Kids will love this adorable Moose Scarf with a combination of moose face and plaid pattern! It is easy to crochet the plaid section so no need to worry about the crochet pattern being too difficult to follow.

#15 Fur Lined Plaid Ear Warmer

Ear warmers are everyone’s favorite winter accessory. So, here’s a free crochet pattern for plaid ear warmer that will bring warmth to you in winters! And, it also has some fur outlines!


These are our favorite 15 plaid wearables that you can make by using the free patterns! Which one was your favorite or you’re excited to try the most? Is there a plaid pattern that we missed and you think should’ve made the list? Do let us know in comments below!

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