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Home : Patterns : Crochet Checkmate Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Checkmate Afghan

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Pattern #: 70223A
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
44 x 54 in. (112 x 137 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Crochet Checkmate Afghan

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GAUGE:

14 sc +18 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section, do not carry unused colors across work.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.


AFGHAN
With A, ch 123.
With A, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 21 ch, *change to D, sc in next 28 ch, change to A, sc in next 22 ch; rep from * once – 122 sts.
Following chart for color changes, work in sc until chart has been completed.

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Edging
Rnd 1: From RS, join F with sl st. Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc to join.
Rnd 2: With F, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc, working 3 sc in each corner, sl st to first st to join. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch-space = space previously made rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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Crochet Checkmate Afghan Reviewed by Arlene Helms on 2012-03-06 *****
I am currently knitting this as a "sampler". I am using a different stitch pattern for each color - vertical patterns (cables) for the long pieces and horizontal patterns (moss and garter) for the wide pieces. Can't wait to see it all together! : )


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