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Free Checkerboard Game/Afghan Pattern, Part 1&2

Posted by sara1955 on January 20, 2009

Size:  46″ X 46″

Yarn:  Color A:  21 oz (3 skeins Red Heart)
              Color B:  21 oz (3 skeins Red Heart)
Crochet Hook:  Size I

Stitches Used:  slip stitch (sl st); chain (ch); double crochet (dc); Reverse single crochet (rev sc); single crochet (sc)

Part I:

Round Motif :  Make 24 in Color A; make 24 in Color B

Chain 4, join with sl st.

Rnd 1:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc in ring.  Join with sl st. (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc of prev row.  (24 dc)

Fasten off.

Assemble Checkers:  Take 2 Round motifs of same color, put them WS (wrong side) together.  With same color, join with sc and use Rev sc around, last rev sc in beginning sc.  Fasten off.

You will end up with 12 checkers in Color A and 12 in Color B.

Part II: 

Square Motif:  Make 32 in Color A; make 32 in Color B

Chain 4, join with sl st

Rnd 1:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc in ring.  Join with sl st. (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc of prev row.  Join in top of beginning dc.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 3, dc in next 2 dcs.  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, rep from * two times.  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.  (36 dc)

Rnd 4:  Ch 4, Sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc)] four times.  Rep from * two times. Dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc, ch 1, sk next dc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.  Fasten off.  Secure loose ends.

If you have any questions about this so far, just give me a yell. 🙂

See Free Checkerboard Game Afghan Pattern, Assembly & Border for the finishing of this Game/Afghan

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