Block #6 of the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along features the Wide Checkers Crochet Stitch. If you can single crochet, double crochet and count to five, you can do this stitch.
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How to Crochet the Wide Checkers Stitch.
This crochet stitch is made by repeating 5 single crochets and 5 double crochets across the row and then on the next row you switch it so you’re single crocheting in all the double crochets and double crocheting in all the single crochets. It does take careful counting though, so keep that in mind as you get going on this week’s square, its really easy to get off track. .
This stitch is a great one for any large project so the unique woven-like patterning can be seen. I used the Wide Checkers Stitch this crochet baby blanket if you want to see this on a larger scale. I used 2 colors on my square in a sort of random wide striped pattern (see the notes section for exactly where). As always this is your blanket, change color wherever you see fit. Or just use a solid color. It is completely up to you.
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– 100 yds worsted weight yarn (2 colors of Bernat Super Value used in sample)
-5.5mm crochet hook
-Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
-Gauge: 13 sts x 11 rows = 4 in. (same stitch as pattern)
-Finished size: 12 in x 12 in
-I use US Terminology
-Dc: double crochet
-Sc: single crochet
-Sl st: slip stitch
-Ch 2 does not count as a stitch
-Count carefully! It is easy to get off track.
-To make this bigger or small you’ll need to chain multiple of 10 plus 6 more.
-You may change color where ever you want. I changed at the beginning of row 8, 15, 22 & 26.
WIde Checkers crochet stitch 12″ square Pattern
Ch 36 to start
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain and in next 4. *dc in next 5 chs, sc in next 5 chs. Repeat from * across. Turn (35 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, Dc in same st as ch 2 and in next 4 sc. *sc in next 5 dc, dc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * across. Turn (35 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 4 dc. *dc in next 5 sc, sc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * across. Turn (35 sts)
Row 4-30 (or until piece is 12”): repeat rows 2 and 3
On last row do not turn. Continue to border.
Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off, weave in ends.
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