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The Checkered Stitch is a unique way of working a solid fabric using basic stitches.
When colour is added to the pattern it really makes the subtile texture and pattern stand out. While I will work the pattern in three different colours today, I have also seen this pattern worked in a single colour.
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The pattern itself is created using a variety of basic crochet stitches including double crochet and single crochet. It is a great pattern for those who are just stating out in crochet, but also for those who have been crocheting for a while.
Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in three different colours. It is a worsted weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose, even experiment with colour!
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The Checkered Stitch:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. You may work the stitch in one colour or many. I will be working the design in three colours.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need a multiple of ten stitches plus six stitches for your foundation chain (multiples of 10+6).
For example, with colour A, ch 26
Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc in each of the next 4 sts, *dc in each of the next 5 sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts; Rpt from * across. Change to colour B in the final st. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), turn.
With colour B, dc in each of the next 4 sts, *sc in each of the next 5 sts, dc in each of the next 5 sts; Rpt from * across. Switch to colour C in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
With colour C, Sc in each of the 1st 5 sts, *dc in each of the next 5 sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts; Rpt from * across. Switch to colour A in the final st. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern you will repeat rows two and three alternating through your colours A, B, and C. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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