One time while visiting my grandma’s house in the summer, my siblings and I found a wooden checker table with two drawers that held the two different colored checker pieces. She taught us the simple game, and we spent most of our visit playing against each other for hours, mesmerized by our new skills. So how could I not include a pattern inspired by Checkers in my Fun and Games Collection?
Checkerboard Blanket is an addictive corner-2-corner crochet pattern that uses a clever method of one color per row to create the checkered look. Basic knowledge of corner-2-corner crochet is suggested. Pattern includes instructions for both a doll size and baby size blanket.
-Baby Blanket: 34”/86 cm by 34”/86 cm
-Doll Blanket: 21”/53 cm by 22”/56 cm
5 pattern repeats (5 c2c Blocks) = 4”/10 cm
Gauge not essential for this project
Size J (6.00 mm)
-For Baby Blanket: Loops & Threads Impeccable (100% acrylic; 4.48 oz/127 grams, 285 yards/261 meters): 2 skeins of Dark Charcoal (MC1), 2 skeins of Claret (CC1), and 1 skein of Cream (EC)
-For Doll Blanket: Loops & Threads Impeccable (100% acrylic; 4.48 oz/127 grams, 285 yards/261 meters): 1 skein of Putty (MC2), 1 skein of Deep Forest (CC2), and 1 skein of Cream (EC)
-Or similar Size 4 medium heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn of choice in 3 colors per blanket, 285 yards/261 meters per color for a total of 855 yards/783 meters of yarn