Checkers Rug – Free Crochet Pattern


The cheerful look of this Checkers Rug made it the perfect pick for the first day of the New Year.

While most needlework originated out of necessity, it flourishes out of a need to create something beautiful and a need to share that beauty with loved ones. Your kitchen will shine with vibrant colors from the masterpiece you have so skillfully created.

This is a great design for beginners.  The Checkers Rug is worked in simple bulky weight yarn squares that are sewn together.

Checkers Rug

FP326
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Beginner
Size: About 24” wide x 36” long
Materials: Bulky Weight Yarn:
Royal Blue (MC) – 18 oz, 630 yds
White (CC) – 18 oz, 630 yds
Crochet Hook: Size G-6 (4.25 mm)
Gauge: Each Square measures 3¼ inches.

SQUARES (Make 77 – 39 MC, 38 CC)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in first sc, 3 sc in next sc (corner made), (sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc) around; join with sl st to first sc. (16 sc)
Rnds 3-4: Ch 1, working in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each sc across to next corner, 3 sc in center sc of corner, (sc in each sc across to corner, 3 sc in corner sc) around; join. (24, 32 sc)
At the end of Rnd 4, finish off and weave in ends.

Ridges
Rnd 1: With right side facing, working in unused lps of Rnd 1, join double strand (matching square color) to any lp, ch 1, sc in same lp (sc in next lp) around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Repeat for Rnds 2 and 3.

Assembly – use photo as guide.
– Sew Squares neatly together, 7 wide by 11 long, alternating colors, with MC squares in each corner.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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