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How to Crochet a Checkerboard Stitch



The checkerboard stitch is a really neat stitch. You can use just one for a dishcloth or crochet the squares together for a really neat-looking afghan. This tutorial is a great step by step guide.

  1. Start with a chain. Double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook, and in the next stitch.

  2. Chain 3.

  3. Skip the next 3 stitches. Double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 across the row. Always end with a double crochet in the last stitch.

  5. Chain 3 and turn.

  6. Make 2 double crochet in the chain 3 space of the previous row. (The chain 3 takes the place of the first double crochet.)

  7. Chain 3, make 3 double crochet in the chain 3 space of the previous row.

  8. Repeat step 6 across the row.

  9. Photo shows 3 rows of checkerboard stitch completed.

  10. One checkerboard square is shown on the right.

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Apr 12, 2013

not a good tutorial for the start of the chain and then some.!!!


Apr 7, 2013

very cute. But what is the pattern repeat so I know how many to chain? Am new and do not know how to figure out. Thanks!


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Mar 17, 2013

very hrlpful,now i can make the dishcloth thank you. lilly


Feb 3, 2013

This is a cute stitch and I can't wait to make something using it! Thanks so much for sharing!


Nov 16, 2011

i would like to see an afghan made with this stitch.


Jan 11, 2011

Step # 1 says to start with a chain. My question is---How many stitches do you chain in that step?>


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