Plaid Bowl Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

The Plaid Bowl Cozy is the perfect solution to the hot out of the microwave bowl problem. A while back I designed the Quick and Easy Bowl Cozy and it has been such a big hit. The pattern is easy and works up in about 20 minutes. I wanted to create another version of this bowl with a little more fall and winter flair.

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

I love when the weather turns colder and I can pull my plaid shirts out. Plaid is such a beautiful and iconic cold weather pattern. I knew I had to create a plaid bowl cozy.

I reworked the pattern quite a bit, making the base pattern easier then the original Bowl Cozy so that you can focus on the color work required to make the plaid pattern.

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

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Color Selection

In order to make this a plaid bowl cozy you will need to use three colors of the same shade. An example would be a white, tan and brown that I used on the bowl in the pictures above.

An alternative what to make a plaid is to use three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. The picture below is of a baby dress that I created a plaid skirt with gold, orange and red.

Whichever you choose to use is fine, but you will need to mentally label your colors as dark, medium and a light color. I will be using these terms when in the pattern to describe the colors for color changes.

Construction

This is bowl cozy works well insulating your hands because it is crocheted with two strands of worsted weight yarn at a time. This creates a nice thick material and makes this pattern work up in only 9 rows.

Microwavable?

With my last bowl cozy pattern, I was often asked if the finished product is microwavable. So here is my two cents on the matter. Yes, I have microwaved my bowl cozy for up to 2 minutes in a medium watt microwave.

Acrylic yarn is basically a type of plastic and if it gets hot enough it will melt. I am not sure if you can reach that temperature in the microwave. If you plan to microwave it a lot I would suggest a cotton worsted weight yarn.

Lastly, I do not microwave my bowl cozies often. This is because the bowl cozy is suppose to absorb the heat from the bowl and keep my hands from getting uncomfortably warm. So why would I heat up my bowl cozy in the microwave with the bowl? Instead after I heat up my bowl I quickly place it in the bowl cozy and then remove everything from the microwave.

Now that we have covered all that, let’s get to making a plaid bowl cozy!

Materials

120 yards or 2.1 ozs total of worsted weight yarn

40 yards or 0.7 ounces of each color

Yarn Suggestions

Red Heart With Love

Red Heart Super Saver

Red Heart Scrubby Smooth (Cotton Option)

9.00mm crochet hook

yarn needle

scissors

Stitches and Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle or Magic Ring

R – Round or Row

Ch – Chain

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Slst – Slip stitch

Sts – Stitches

Gauge

4 hdc = 2″

3 rows = 2″

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

Plaid Bowl Cozy Pattern

Notes:

  • It is easy to adjust this pattern. Work the pattern until it is as wide as you needed it then work row 9 until it is tall enough. Just keep alternating your colors every other row (explained further below).
  • I have provided a crochet chart pattern as a visual aid. The charts only cover rows 1-4 to help establish where we are changing colors.
  • You will be working with two strands of yarn for each color.
  • A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.
  • Need more help? A video tutorial will be coming soon.

R1: Using your darkest color work 8 Hdc into a Magic Circle, Slst to the first Hdc and pull the ring close. 8 sts

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

R2: Ch2, turn, (Using darkest color work 2 Hdc into the next stitch, Change to Medium color, work 2 Hdc into the next stitch) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. 16 sts

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

R3: Ch2, turn, (Using medium color, hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch, change to darkest color, hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. You will Change to your medium color with your slst. 24sts

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

R4: Ch2, turn, (Using medium color, hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, change to lightest color, hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. 32 sts

The Plaid Bowl Cozy crochet pattern is perfect for the soup season. This easy pattern uses three colors of yarn to create a plaid look. I have included lots of photos in this tutorial to make it easy for beginners. #crochet #crochetcozy #soupbowl #plaidcrochet

R5: Ch2, turn, (With lightest color hdc in the next 4 stitches, change to medium color, hdc in the next 4 stitches) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. You will Change to your darkest color with your slst. 32 sts

R6: Ch2, turn, (With the darkest color hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, change to medium color, hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. 40 sts

R7: Ch2, turn, (With the medium color, hdc in the next 5 stitches, change to darkest color, hdc in the next 5 stitches) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. You will Change to your medium color with your slst.  40sts

R8: Ch2, turn, (With the medium color hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, change to lightest color, hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. 48 sts

R9: Ch2, turn, (With the lightest color hdc in the next 6 stitches, change to medium color, hdc in the next 6 stitches) repeat from (to) a total of 4 times. Slst to first Hdc. 48 sts

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

There you have it! You are already to enjoy a big bowl of soup.

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3 Comments

  1. Amanda

    November 10, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I love this! Great idea especially for winter time. I love making homemade soups like clam chowder, stews, potato soup, and a few others. What a great idea, I use a cast iron skillet when cooking and found a pattern for a handle cover, My dad has so many cast iron skillets that I need to crochet him more. I really like this idea for gift ideas. Thank you so much! Amanda

    1. Lindsey

      November 10, 2018 at 4:34 am

      I am so happy you like it. My quick and easy bowl cozy was so popular I wanted to create a fun new version.

  2. Everlena Betts

    November 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I enjoy making beautiful and useful things. These projects are great.Everlena Betts

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