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2019 Stash Busting CAL Block #6: Wide Checkers Crochet Stitch

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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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Wide Checkers Crochet Stitch | Stash Busting Crochet Along Square 6 | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

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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Materials

– 100 yds worsted weight yarn (2 colors of Bernat Super Value used in sample)

-5.5mm crochet hook

-Needle to weave in ends

-Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

-Gauge: 13 sts x 11 rows = 4 in. (same stitch as pattern)

-Finished size: 12 in x 12 in

Abbreviations

-I use US Terminology

-Ch(s): chain(s)

-Dc: double crochet

-Sc: single crochet

-Sl st: slip stitch

-St(s): Stitch(es)

Notes

-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.

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Wide Checkers Crochet Stitch | Stash Busting Crochet Along Square 6 | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

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.

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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6 comments

  1. I would love to see the baby blanket where you used this stitch. I saw the bernat velvet baby yarn and some of the colors are fabulous and was wondering if this stitch would work well here. The yarn is super soft and I feel it would work up well. Please advise me on what pattern to use with it. Tks

  2. Kristy Crawford says:

    Thank you! This is another pretty pattern. Ready to get started on it. Have to choose colors first though. Hmmm…

  3. debbie goodwin says:

    what date is no 7 block please it seems to be missing on list.
    thank you for the hard work you have put in on this CAL I am enjoying the learning and the frog has visited more than usual too lol

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