The Plaid Mood Mobius is very on trend – tartan and plaid crochet are hot hot hot! And this free plaid crochet pattern will keep you warm too – whether you wear it as a wrap or a cowl!
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Crochet seems to be in a “plaid mood” these days – have you spotted all the plaid and tartan patterns out lately?! Most seem to use the buffalo or more checked plaid, so I wanted to do something a little different – and I just love how it turned out!
I love the little bits of fringe, for two reasons – #1, no ends to weave in!! And #2, I think it helps give that “woven” look that is such a part of plaid fabrics.
While I found that the Plaid Mood Mobius pulls down over my (size Large) shoulders as a wrap quite well, if you wear a larger size it may be a bit snug. I strongly recommend using stitch markers to pin your ends together and try it on before sewing the seam.
You can easily add more rows in the pattern at that point to make it bigger – or eliminate some if needed to make it smaller! Because each row is worked individually, it’s easy to adjust.
I used the gorgeous Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird to make the Plaid Mood Mobius, and it is really lovely to work with – and available in lots of JoAnns and Hobby Lobbys now! But if you need something without any wool or more widely available, then Red Heart With Love would make a great substitute!
Plaid Mood Mobius
875 yds Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird (100% Washable Merino Wool; Medium/UK: 10-12 ply; 186 yds/170m; 3.5oz./100g)
Color A: Mimosa (4 balls)
Color B: Stiletto (1 ball)
Color C: Linen (1 ball)
Gauge: 8 sts x 4 rows = 4’/10cm in flo dc
Finished Size: 21″ wide x 42″ long, laid flat before seaming
Helpful Links & Tutorials:
Standing Double Crochet (see note below on how to modify this stitch for this pattern)
MSTDC – Modified Standing Double Crochet: make a slip knot on your hook, yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops twice
Make 2 bobbins of Color B and 1 bobbin of Color C before you begin – then leave those bobbins attached and hanging at the back of your work so they are ready when you come back to that color change. Use a Color B bobbin for each vertical black stripe, and use the Color C bobbin for both Color C vertical stripes, working over Color C for the 2 Color A stitches in between.
The yarn is held doubled throughout the pattern. When 2 strands of Color A are used, the row is labeled CA/CA. When a strand each of Color A and Color B are used, the row is labeled CA/CB. When a strand each of Color A and Color C are used, the row is labeled CA/CC.
Switches in the middle of the row involve just one of the two strands – swap out the bobbin color for one of the CA strands, and work over the unused CA strand so you can switch back to CA/CA when indicated.
Both strands of yarn are cut at the end of each row. Be sure to knot or fasten off the yarn so it cannot come undone. Leave as much length as desired for your fringe, plus a bit extra to trim off later to even it up. Shown is a final fringe length of 1 inch.
Setup Row: CA/CA – Ch 42, break yarn and finish off; turn. (42 ch)
Row 1: CA/CA – MSTDC in first st, dc in next 7 sts, CA/CB dc 2, CA/CA dc 8, CA/CC dc 2, CA/CA dc 2, CA/CC dc 2, CA/CA dc 8, CA/CB dc 2, CA/CA dc 8; break yarn and finish off, turn. (42 sts in every row)
Row 2: CA/CA – Working all sts in FLO, MSTDC in first st, dc in next 7 sts, CA/CB dc 2, CA/CA dc 8, CA/CC dc 2, CA/CA dc 2, CA/CC dc 2, CA/CA dc 8, CA/CB dc 2, CA/CA dc 8; break yarn and finish off, turn.
Row 3: CA/CB – Working all sts in FLO, MSTDC in first st, dc in next 7 sts, CB/CB dc 2, CA/CB dc 8, CB/CC dc 2, CA/CB dc 2, CB/CC dc 2, CA/CB dc 8, CB/CB dc 2, CA/CB dc 8; break yarn and finish off, turn.
Row 4 – 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: CA/CC – Working all sts in FLO, MSTDC in first st, dc in next 7 sts, CB/CC dc 2, CA/CC dc 8, CC/CC dc 2, CA/CC dc 2, CC/CC dc 2, CA/CC dc 8, CB/CC dc 2, CA/CC dc 8; break yarn and finish off, turn.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 11: Rep Row 9.
Row 12 – 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 15: Rep Row 2.
Row 16 – 28: Rep Rows 2 – 14.
Row 29 – 42: Rep Rows 15 – 28.
Finishing and Assembly:
Trim all fringe to desired length and block flat.
When dry, twist or flip one end over, and then sew the last row to the first row using the mattress stitch.
Okay, I know all those letters in there look intimidating, but if you use the Print Friendly button to print out a copy of this pattern so you can mark off each section as you make it, I think you’ll see the pattern of it pretty quickly – and you’ll be off and running, knowing what comes having to only check the written pattern for the beginning of each row.
If this pattern does inspire you to make your own Plaid Mood Mobius, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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