Pretty Plaid Apron

Free Crochet Pattern

crochet plaid apron - free pattern

Pretty Plaid Apron

by: funkifybers.com

This pattern is April’s Reader’s Choice winner.  Last month the winning vote was for something to wear, so here it is, an Apron.  I find this piece to be useful for chores around the house, but can imagine gardening might also be a handy use.  This pattern consists of a crocheted, plaid piece, folded and sewn to create 3 pockets, then adding two simple strips that wrap around the waist, creating an adjustable fit.  I hope you enjoy this month’s pattern, for information on the current month’s projects you can visit the Reader’s Choice page here.

Finished Size:

24in. by 12in. (strap width 100in.)

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (under 1 skein each)
    • Ecru
    • Rose
    • Magenta
    • Tangerine
    • Purple
  • 6.0mm hook
  • Needle

Stitches:

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

SC – Single Crochet

Notes:
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  • Text between *  and  * indicated a repeated sequence.
  • When changing colors always change on last stitch in final yarn over.  You can view my quick tip here if you need any help.

Apron:

To make the plaid piece you will essentially make a filet mesh, repeating row 2 over and over, and change colors to create the plaid effect.  The pattern dictates where the color changes are to take place, if you prefer to work the mesh piece without the pattern here is the color sequence,  which is worked a total of 4 times; 1 row Ecru, 3 rows Purple, 1 row Rose, 2 rows Tangerine, 2 rows Magenta, 1 row Ecru, 1 row Magenta.

With Ecru CH91,

Row 1: DC in the 5th CH from hook, (counts as a DC and CH1 space) *CH1, skip 1 CH space, DC in next CH space,* 43 times, CH1, skip next CH space, DC in last CH space switching to purple, CH1, turn work. (45DC, 44CH1 spaces)

Row 2: *DC in DC stitch, CH1, skip CH1 space,* 44 times, DC in last DC stitch, CH1, turn work. (45DC, 44CH1 spaces)

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: Repeat row 2, changing to Rose on final stitch.

Row 5: Repeat row 2, changing to Tangerine on final stitch.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Repeat row 2, changing to Magenta on final stitch.

Row 8: Repeat row 2.

Row 9: Repeat row 2, changing to Ecru on final stitch.

Row 10: Repeat row 2, changing to Magenta on final stitch.

Row 11: Repeat row 2, changing to Ecru on final stitch.

Row 12: Repeat row 2, changing to purple on final stitch.

Row 13 through 44: Repeat rows 2 through 12, 2 more times, then repeat rows 2 through 11 once more, fasten off weave in ends.

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Rows 1-44 complete.
crochet plaid apron - free pattern
Tie the row ends together to keep rows secure.

To complete the plaid you will need to make 44 CH’s.  Each CH will consist of 80 CH’s, to be clear, CH80, and fasten off.  You will need the following amounts in each color:

  • 8 chains in Ecru.
  • 4 chains in Rose.
  • 12 chains in Purple.
  • 8 chains in Tangerine.
  • 12 chains in Magenta.

Weave the chains through the filet mesh in the same color pattern as the plaid mesh 4 times:

  • 1 Ecru
  • 3 Purple
  • 1 Rose
  • 2 Tangerine
  • 2 Magenta
  • 1 Ecru
  • 1 Magenta
Completing the Plaid Piece:
  1. Thread one chain end on needle, and weave through each row.
  2. Alternate your starting weave from above first post to below first post every other row.

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    Alternate starting weave from over to under every other row.
  3. Secure the chain tail ends to the post.
  4. Weave in all ends
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    Weaving done.

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    After ends are weaved in.
  5. Add a border around entire piece.  With right side facing SC in each DC, CH1 space, and row around, being sure to add 3 SC in each corner, SS to first stitch fasten off and weave in ends.

    crochet plaid apron - free pattern
    SC border added.

Straps:

Make 2.

In Ecru CH126, (alternatively; CH2, foundation DC 125 times)

Row 1: DC in 2nd CH from hook and in each additional CH, CH1, turn work. (125DC)

Row 2: DC in each DC, fasten off and weave in ends. (125DC)

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2 straps complete.

Assemble:

To put it all together:

  1. Turn piece so wrong side is facing you and the chains are vertical.  (this would be the side that the border does NOT face).

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    Wrong side facing.
  2. Fold bottom piece 4in. from top.

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    bottom folded, right side should be facing on folded part.
  3. Sew along the edge on both sides.
  4. From the left side measure apps. 8in. and sew a vertical straight line creating a pocket divider.

    crochet plaid apron - free pattern
    Measure 8 in. from left side, and sew along chain, creating a divided pocket.
  5. From the right side measure 8 inches and sew a vertical line creating the second divider.

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    The yellow lines indicate where to sew.
  6. Turn the piece over so the back side if facing you.
  7. Measure 4in. from edge on right side, align the fasten off-ed end of strap, and sew into place.
  8. Repeat step 7 for left side.
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    Right side sewn.
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    Notice the tail ends are attached, this leaves a nice rounded end that is seen.
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    Both straps attached.

    Enjoy, wrap and cross straps in back and tie in front.  As always these patterns are for you, if there is any issues let me know I’d be happy to clarify.