Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern
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Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Checkerboard Granny Square Pattern by Crochet For You

I was able to finish another granny square last week. This lovely squares will make a perfect blanket or afghan for your home.

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

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There are many possibilities to use granny squares in crochet. If you are looking for a square pattern to make blankets, afghans, cushion covers and more this checkerboard granny square are great together.
Look at the image below I photo edited to give you an idea for an afghan.

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished sizes: 6″ x 6″

Materials:

  • 4-Medium / Worsted / 100% Acrylic in 2 colors (Approx: 300 yards in total)
  • I-9 / 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • Scissors

Gauge: 13 hdc x 9 rows = 4″ with I-9 / 5.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations / special stitches

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • ch-sp = chain- (number of chains) space
  • st = stitch
  • beg = beginning
  • [ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
  • C1 = color 1
  • C2 = color 2
Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Checkerboard Granny Square Pattern

With (C1), Make a magic ring, 

Round 1: ch 3 (count as dc), 2 dc into the ring, [ch 2, 3 dc into the ring] 3 times, ch 2, sl st to the beg ch 3. (12 dc) before start next round, sl st until next ch-3 space. 

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Round 2: ch 3 (count as dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-sp, [ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-sp] 3 times, ch 3, sl st to the beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Round 3: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the chains and in next st two rounds below).
with (C2), join the yarn ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-sp, [sc in each of next 2 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc two rounds below, sc in each of next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-sp] 3 times, sc in each of next 2 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc two rounds below, sc in each of next 2 dc, sl st to the first sc. (12 fpdc / 24 sc)

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern
Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Round 4: with (C1), join the yarn ch-3 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-sp, [dc in next sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 3 fpdc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space] 3 times, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 3 fpdc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, sl st to the beg ch 3 top. (36 dc)

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Round 5: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the chains and in next st two rounds below).
with (C2), join the yarn ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch-sp, [sc in each of next 3 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc two rounds below, sc in each of next 3 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc in two rounds below, sc in each of next 3 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, sc in each of next 3 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc two rounds below, sc in each of next 3 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc in two rounds below, sc in each of next 3 sc, sl st to the first sc. (44 sc / 16 fpdc) 

Round 6: with (C1), join the yarn ch-3 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-sp, [dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 2 fpdc, ch 3, sk next 3 sc, dc in each of next 2 fpdc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 2 sc (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space] 3 times, dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 2 fpdc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 2 fpdc, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, sl st to the beg ch 3 top. (48 dc)

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

Round 7: (in this round, every fpdc is working over the chains and in next st two rounds below). with (C2), join the yarn ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 sc) in same ch-sp, [sc in each of next 4 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc two rounds below, sc in each of next 2 sc, fpdc in each of next 3 sc in two rounds below, sc in each of next 2 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc two rounds below, sc in each of next 4 sc, (3 sc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, sc in each of next 2 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc two rounds below, sc in each of next 2 sc, fpdc in next 3 sc in two rounds below, sc in each of next 2 sc, fpdc in next 2 sc two rounds below, sc in each of next 4 sc, sl st to the first sc. (60 sc / 28 fpdc) 

Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square
Crochet Checkerboard Granny Square Free Pattern

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