The Open Checker Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #77

Stitch Description

The Open Checkers Stitch creates a simple open block patterned fabric. It is great for making sweaters, afghans, scarves and home decor items.

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Materials Used

Knit Outta The Box Afghanistan Cashmere

Sourced and spun entirely in Afghanistan, this 100% cashmere yarn is the ultimate in “feel good” yarn. The yarn is spun by Afghan women from their homes and they receive a fair wage for their labor. As a fair trade product, it not only feels good while you are wearing it, but you can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping someone live a better life.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 9

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 9

  • Row 1: skip 3ch, 1dc into each of next 2ch, * 3ch, skip 3ch **, 1dc in each of next 3ch; rep from * to last ch ending at **, 1dc in last st, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch, 2dc in first ch sp, *3ch, 3dc in next 3ch sp; rep from * to end, 3 ch, 1dc in top of tch.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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    Example of the Open Checkers Stitch

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