Wide Checkers Stitch

Have you ever done the Wide Checkers Stitch? Well, I said NO, too, when someone recently asked me. Well, I learned the stitch and it is so fun. It works up quickly and you do not have to think to much when doing this stitch. It makes a weave like shape in the end and would work perfectly for scarfs, or table toppers or anything else you come up with.

It is worked in 5 st each for sc and dc, meaning you start with 5 single crochet, then you do 5 double crochet, then you do 5 single crochet again, and so forth until the end of the row, then you turn and do single crochet where double crochet where made in the previous row and you do double crochet where single crochet where made.

 

I made a video on how to do it below and also wrote the general instructions on how to make this stitch below as well. Let me know what you think about it and what kind of creations you came up with using this stitch 🙂

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Instructions:
Multiple of 10sts, plus 5, for the foundation chain. (I did 25 stitches in the video)
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 ch, 1 sc in each of the following 5 ch*, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn
Row 2: Ch3, skip 1st sc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sc, *1sc in each of the next 5 st, 1 dc in the next 5 st*, repeat from * to the end of the row, working last dc in the Ch-1, turn
Row 3: Ch1, ship first dc, 1 sc in the next 4 st, *1dc in each of the next 5 st, 1 sc in the next 5 st*, repeat from * to the end of the row, working the last sc in the 3-ch space, turn
Next rows: Repeat rows 2 and 3 as long as needed or desired.
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