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We’re featuring a new free pattern every Tuesday for 12 weeks. This week’s free crochet pattern is the Anfora Blanket.

The holiday season is just around the corner, and everyone will want the Anfora Blanket to cuddle up and keep cozy!

To celebrate the holiday season (and the joy that is crochet), we are giving away a free pattern every Tuesday for 12 weeks leading up to the end of the year. These patterns are perfect for giving as gifts (or keeping for yourself).

Start larger blanket projects now and have them finished just in time for a holiday cuddle. Smaller projects will release as we get closer to the holidays so you’ll be sure to finish your handmade gifts in time. There is nothing better than celebrating the season with 12 Weeks of Gifting.

12 Weeks of Gifting—Week 4:
Anfora Blanket

The Anfora Blanket is our free pattern for the week, made in our cozy Wool of the Andes Superwash. The superwash finishing on this yarn allows for easy care while the wool keeps you toasty warm.

The pattern consists of several trapezoid shapes with easy stitch increases. This is the perfect pattern for a stitcher just getting started or a gift-maker on-the-go (make one trapezoid at a time).

With the many colors in Wool of the Andes Superwash, you can customize this gift to suit the recipient. Or, make this your favorite holiday blanket! Create a version in green and red, blue and white, or any other color theme that has meaning to your family!

We have some incredible patterns on the way! Don’t forget to check back every Tuesday to find out what FREE pattern will be released!

Previous 12 Weeks Free Crochet Patterns:

Week 1: Hue Shift Afghan

Week 2: Fireside Afghan & Pillow

Week 3: Tuff Granny Throw

Crochet Plaid Projects: 7 plaid patterns to make
Plaid tartan hat -- a crocheted plaid beanie hat in shades of red with a big fur pom-pom

Plaid and crochet are a great combination (did you see our Fireside Afghan pattern?), and fall is the perfect time to start crocheting some gorgeous plaid projects. Check out our favorite plaid crochet patterns, starting with the Plaid Tartan Hat (crocheted in City Tweed) shown above, designed by Whistle & Ivy.

Speaking of Whistle & Ivy, Bethany Dearden is the designer behind that site, and she is the undisputed Queen of Plaid! You can find dozens of gorgeous plaid crochet patterns on her site, but here are a few of our favorites.

Learn How to Crochet Buffalo Plaid

Learn how to crochet buffalo plaid --  three images of crocheting plaid - one plaid hat-in-progress, a sample of a finished plaid project, and a plaid triangular bunting

First up, you need to learn HOW to crochet plaid, and you can learn how in the definitive post about it by Whistle & Ivy: The Original Plaid Crochet Technique.

Once you’ve practiced your plaid technique, try out these patterns:

Buffalo Plaid Mini Stockings

Crocheted plaid mini stockings on an advent calendar shaped like a Christmas tree.

It’s still fall, but buffalo plaid is the perfect motif to carry you from fall into winter holiday season! You still have time to crochet 24 mini-stockings for a holiday advent calendar using Whistle & Ivy’s Plaid Mini Stocking Pattern.

Plaid “Not Knit” Hat

How many times have you received a compliment on your crochet projects calling them “knitted”? Here’s a way to ensure that everyone knows that your hat is crocheted: Whistle & Ivy’s It’s Not Knit Crocheted Buffalo Plaid Beanie.

Buffalo Plaid Triangle Scarf

If you’re looking for a versatile plaid accessory, Whistle & Ivy’s Crochet Triangle Plaid Scarf is just the thing. Wear it as a scarf, a shawl, or something in-between. It’s big enough to keep the chill away in style.

Plaid Baby Trapper Hat

Plaid’s not just for adults, y’all! Babies love plaid too. Dress your little punkin’ up in this adorable Plaid Baby Trapper Hat by Whistle & Ivy. Looks like a quick and fun project to make, and the end result is so sweet.

Ancel Wrap

Ancel Wrap: a buffalo plaid crochet poncho made using 2 yarns held together.

One of our exclusive new FREE patterns is the Ancel Wrap by Arica Presinal. This cozy wrap features a joyful plaid pattern—the perfect thing to wear on a hayride, or to a football game in your team’s colors. The pretty plaid is crocheted by using two colors of yarn held double, then alternating a single strand to make the color change.

Fireside Afghan

We can’t forget to include our own Fireside Afghan! Download the free pattern: Fireside Afghan & Pillow, or buy pre-made plaid crochet kits that have all the yarn you need to complete the project.

Have you tried crocheting in plaid yet? What are your favorite crocheted plaid projects?