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Home : Patterns : Felted Checkers Set
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Felted Checkers Set

Lion Brand« Lion« Wool
Pattern #: k1FeltedCheckers
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

The board
Approx 19 in. [48 cm] square (after felting)

The checkers

Approx 1¾ in. [4.5 cm] diameter (after felting)

The bag

Approx 3½ in. [9cm] diameter and 8½ in. [21.5cm] high (after felting)



PUBLISHED IN:  knit.1
CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 6, 2008)
Make The Bag
Rnd 5 Ch 3, [work 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 5 sts] 9 6 times, join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3-- 45 42 sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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An entire checkers set, complete with game pieces, board and drawstring carrying bag-who'd have thought it possible? Well, you can, using the simplest crochet stitches and felting the final product for a smooth result.

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Color (A)
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Color (B)
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Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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•  820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose
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$ 11.98  
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Note: (A)
•  820-153 Lion Wool Yarn: Ebony
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
 

Felted Checkers Set

Lion Brand« Lion« Wool

GAUGE:

12 sts to 4 in. [10 cm] over sc using size K/10.5 [6.5mm] crochet hook (before felting)

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:

Note When changing colors, draw new color through 2 lps on hook to complete last sc.


MAKE THE BOARD

Make 8 strips. With A, ch 8.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ch across-- 7 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2–7 Skip first st, sc in next 6 sts, sc in top of ch-1 t-ch of row below-- 7 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 8 Skip first st, sc in next 6 sts, sc in top of ch-1 t-ch of row below changing to B-- 7 sts. Ch 1, turn. Rep row 2 seven times, then rep row 8 once changing to A. Cont to work in this manner until 8 blocks have been completed.

Fasten off.

FINISH THE BOARD

Sew strips tog, alternating directions and lining up intersections to achieve the checkerboard pat.

MAKE THE BORDER

With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any corner.
Rnd 1 Ch 1, *work 3 sc in corner, [work 8 sc along edge of next square] 8 times; rep from * around, 3 times more, ending last rep with 7 sc along edge of last square, join rnd with a sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2–3 Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st, join rnd with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4 Rep rnd 2, joining rnd with a sl st in first sc changing to B. Rep rnd 2 4 times more. Fasten off.

MAKE THE CHECKERS

With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1
Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join rnd with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2
Ch 3, work 2 dc in each st around, join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off. Make 11 more using A and 12 using B.

MAKE THE BAG

With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1
Work 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join rnd with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2
Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around, join rnd with a sl st in first sc-- 18 sts.
Rnd 3
Ch 3, [work 2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 9 times, join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3-- 27 sts.
Rnd 4
Ch 3, [work 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts] 9 times, join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3-- 36 sts.
Rnd 5
Ch 3, [work 2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts] 6 times, join rnd with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3-- 42 sts.
Rnd 6
[Ch 7, skip next 5 sts, sc in next st] 7 times.
Rnds 7–9
[Ch 7, sc in next ch-7 sp] 7 times.
Rnd 10
Rep rnd 7 changing to A.
Rnds 11–14
Rep rnd 7.
Rnd 15
[Ch 7, sc in next ch-7 sp] 6 times, ch 7, join rnd with a sl st in 4th ch of next ch-7 sp. Fasten off.

MAKE THE DRAWSTRING

With 2 strands of B held tog, make a ch 18 in. /45.5cm. Fasten off.

FELT THE PIECES

Fill washing machine to low water setting at a hot temperature. Add ¼ cup of a gentle detergent and 2 Tbs. of baking soda. Place checkers and drawstring in a zippered pillowcase cover. Place in washer the pillowcase cover, board, bag and also a pair of jeans to provide abrasion and balanced agitation. Use 15–20 minute wash cycle, including cold rinse and spin. Check measurements of pieces. If they are still bigger than finished measurements, repeat process with progressively shorter cycles, measuring every few minutes until measurements are achieved. Air-dry or machine-dry on a low setting. Steam-block to finished measurements.

FINISH THE BAG

Weave drawstring around last rnd of B; knot ends tog.


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Felted Checkers Set Reviewed by isaacslady4life on 2008-08-05 *****
My 4yr old loves checkers and so I made this for him in his fave colors...green and black.


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