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How to crochet the trendiest winter crochet stitch: The plaid stitch (video & written pattern)

Watch the video above to learn to crochet the plaid stitch.
The plaid crochet stitch is much easier than it looks, and whips up in a flash! It consists of unique interlocking double crochets.
Use the plaid stitch to make hats, scarves, blankets, pillows, or other accessories for the home or for wearing around town - everyone will ask you where you got such a unique piece!
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Ashleigh Kiser / DIY Everywhere
Materials
-Black yarn, white yarn, light gray yarn, and charcoal gray yarn. I used worsted weight
-Crochet hook that matches your yarn weight. I used an H 5mm hook.
Pro Tip: Play with different variations of color - just be sure you use four shades of one color ranging from light to dark.
Abbreviations
Ch chain
Sc single crochet
Dc double crochet
rep repeat
sk skip
st(s) stitch(es)
t turn
sp space
spk Dc spike double crochet
Written Pattern
Ch a multiple of 3 +2. I chained 21 +2
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd Ch from hook and in next 2 sts, Ch 3, sk 3, Rep across, Ch 2, t
***Color change to light gray
Row 2: Ch 3 to skip over 1st cluster, spk Dc in next 3 (working into foundation Ch), Ch 3, skip 3, rep across, Ch 2, t
Color change to charcoal gray
Row 3: spk Dc in next 3 (working into Row 1), Ch 3, sk 3, rep across, Ch 2, t
Color change to white
Repeat Row 2
Color change to black
Repeat Row 3
Repeat from *** and rep the sequence to make the fabric as long as you like.
Once you have the length you want, proceed with the final row.
Final Row: Proceed as you have been, but in place of Ch 3, sk 3 -- Sc into next 3 sts to prevent gaps in your last row of fabric.
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