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.

Video Tutorial


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.

    Swatch Photos

    Example of the Open Checkers Stitch

    Example of the Open Checkers Stitch (Click for Larger)

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