I’m having so much fun crocheting plaid that I felt inspired to do one more project! I created a fun plaid bordered blanket that I crocheted as a graphgan. I used DC stitches and crocheted each row, carrying my yarn as I switched colors. Then I used white Bernat Pipsqueak yarn to make a fuzzy soft polar bear head for the middle! But you could put any kind of embellishment you want in the middle. Maybe a moose or a brown bear?! So many possibilities!
I worked up a simple color pixel graph so you can see the color changes. This graph would work really well as a C2C blanket! As I mentioned above, I used DC stitches. Each square on the graph is equal to 4 DC stitches across and then another 4 on top of that.
For the Plaid:
Bernat Super Value in Berry Red, Black, Redwood Heather
For the middle part: Heather Grey
For the Polar Bear:
Bernat Pipsqueak Yarn in White
Bernat Super Value in Natural and White
Shop all colors of Bernat Super Value on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: approximately 32 x 32 inches
Chain 102, DC in 3rd chain from hook and in next 3, change to redwood heather, DC in next 4, change back to black, DC in next 4, change back to redwood heather, DC in next 4, repeat between black and redwood heather the rest of the way down chain, chain 2, turn.
Row 2: DC with black in each black DC from previous row, DC in redwood in each redwood DC from previous row. You should now have 25 squares. 13 black, and 12 redwood. Fasten off yarn.
Row 3-4: with redwood heather, DC in first 4 stitches, change to berry red and DC in next 4, change back to redwood and DC in next 4, change back to red and DC in next 4. repeat until end of row.
Row 5-6: Continue plaid pattern alternating between black and redwood
Row 7-8: Continue plaid pattern alternating between redwood and red
Row 9-10: Continue plaid pattern alternating between black and redwood
Row 11-12: with redwood, DC in first 4, with red DC in next 4, with redwood DC in next 4, with red DC in next 4, with red DC in next 4, CHANGE TO GRAY and DC in next 60, change to redwood and DC in next 4, 4 DC in red, 4 DC in redwood, 4 DC in red, DC in last 4 in redwood.
Row 13-14: with black, DC in first 4, with redwood DC in next 4, with black DC in next 4, with redwood DC in next 4, with black DC in next 4, CHANGE TO GRAY and DC in next 60, change to black and DC in next 4, 4 DC in redwood, 4 DC in black, 4 DC in redwood, DC in last 4 in black.
Repeat rows 11-14 until you reach row 48. Fasten off gray after row 48.
Row 49-50: 4 DC in black, 4 DC in redwood, repeat sequence until end of row. Fasten off yarn.
Row 51-52: 2 DC in redwood, 4 DC in red, repeat sequence until end of row. Fasten off yarn.
with natural/cream yarn
Chain 10, DC in 3rd chain from hook and next 6, 3 DC in last, now working on other side, DC in each stitch, 3 DC in last, join to first DC, chain 2 (20 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in first, DC in next 6, 2 DC in next 4, DC in next 6, 2 DC in last 3, join, chain
Round 3: 2 DC in first 2, DC in next 7, 2 DC in next 7, DC in next 7, 2 DC in last 5
Fasten off leaving long tail
with black yarn
Magic ring, chain 2, make 6 DC, HDC, 4 SC, HDC and join, pull tight and fasten off.
Eyes: make 2
with black yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, fasten off leaving long tail.
Stitch nose onto snout and create a little smile with black yarn if desired.
Holding a strand of pipsqueak and a strand of Bernat super value (or any worsted weight yarn) in white.
Chain 36, DC in 3rd chain from hook and the rest of the way down, chain 2, turn
Row 2-9: DC in each stitch across, chain2, turn (34 DC)
Row 10: DC Decrease, DC in next 30, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn (32)
Row 11: DC Decrease, DC in next 28, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn
Row 12: DC Decrease, DC in next 26, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn
Row 13: DC Decrease, DC in next 24, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn
Row 14: DC Decrease, DC in next 22, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn
Row 15: DC Decrease, DC in next 20, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn
Row 16: DC Decrease, DC in next 18, DC Decrease over last two, chain 2, turn
Row 17: SC Decrease, SC, HDC, DC, TC in next 15, DC, HDC, SC, SC Decrease over last two, fasten off leaving long tail.
Ears: make 2
Chain 11, DC in third chain from and rest of the way down chain, chain 2, turn
Row 2: DC in each stitch across (9 DC)
Row 3: DC Decrease, DC in next 5, DC Decrease over last two
Row 4: DC Decrease, DC in next 3, DC Decrease over last two
Fasten off leaving long tail
Stitch snout and eyes onto head and then stitch head/ears onto blanket. You could even make a second head for the backside!
I finished off the blanket with one round of SC stitches for the border and then made 4 large black pom-poms for the corners.
Look how well the Bernat Super Value colors match Zoe’s store bought buffalo plaid dress!! It’s pretty much an exact match!
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Paige Cassandra Flamm says
This is so cute! You did an amazing job!
Really cute! Thank you.
run 3 says
Thank you so much! My first grader saw this and wanted to try it.
He’s now happily zipping right along on his first snake!
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Hi Sarah! Another adorable design! I love it!
Just one question: Your written directions stop at row 52. By my count based on the chart (and what would make the top match the bottom), it should continue up to row 58. It this a mistake in the written instructions or am I misreading something? Thanks!
Shirley McLean says
You don’t have the yardage for the yarn, how many skeins are needed of each color to do the plaid polar bear throw ?
I am almost done with the grey and checks. Can you tell me how many skeins of pipsqueak yarn you used. Thank you. This is a beautiful pattern.
Lisa Small says
when carrying your yarn through doesnt the black show through the reds?
فروش سیم کارت همراه اول says
beautiful piece of art!
کاشیها شامل دو نوع کاشی دیواری و کاشی کف میشوند. کاشی دیواری همانطور که از نامش پیداست برای طراحی دیوارها کاربرد داشته و دارای مقاومت بالا و در برخی موارد قدرت جذب آب بالایی است. قیمت روز سرامیک نما اما کاشی کف همان جنسی است که در بازار از آن به اصطلاح با نام سرامیک یاد میشود. هرچند که سرامیک در توضیح علمیاش ماده دیگری بوده و انواع مختلف دیگر و البته برخی کاربردهای دیگری دارد.
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Melissa Williams says
How many skeins of yarn for each color?