Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Checkerboard - Crochet

Checkerboard Set
Crochet pattern by Nadine Borovicka
Perfect to rollup and stuff into a little crocheted bag for checkers on the go.

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Worsted Weight yarn (I used Red Heart in 3 colors I had laying around)
Size G Hook
Yarn Needle

Color A – player one color
Color B – player two color
Color C – the border color ( I used a variegated that combined colors A and B)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single chain

Board (just using colors A and B):
With color A, chain 9, SC in 2nd chain from hook and across (8 stitches). (Ch 1, turn, sc across) 6 times.
*Change color. (ch 1, turn, sc across) 8 times. Repeat from * 6 times. End with 8 blocks of alternating colors. Four blocks of color A and four of color B, starting with A and ending with B. You can either carry the strands of color up along the side of the strip or you can cut and rejoin. Either way, seaming and adding the border should cover up the extra strands.

Make eight of these strips. Seam them together, laying them beside each other and alternating their directions.

Diagram on how to line up and seam together board strips.

After board is sewn together, attach border color to the beginning of an edge.
* Sc 64 stitches evenly across edge. Sc, Ch 2, Sc in corner. Repeat from * 3 more times. Join to 1st Sc with a slip stitch.
(Ch 1, *SC to corner space. Sc, ch 2, sc in corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * to complete round. Join to first Sc with a slip stitch) Repeat 2 more times to complete border. Fasten off.

Game Pieces:
With color A or B, magic ring cast on, 6 sc in circle. Working in the round, 2 sc in each sc around (12 stitches). Change to color C, 2 sc in each sc around (24 stitches). Slip stitch in next sc to join the round. Fasten off.
Make 16 pieces with color A and 16 with color B.

Play checkers

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