Tutorial: How to do the Wide Checkers Stitch

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This is a free tutorial for creating the Wide Checkers crochet stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.


Unlike other checkered stitch patterns which rely on color changes, this stitch uses alternating height stitches to create a unique pattern similar to a square wave. Don’t want your checkerboard to be so wide? No problem! You can change the frequency! Once you understand the structure of the stitch pattern, you can easily modify the number of stitches between repeats to meet your specific needs.

To learn how to make this unique stitch, please read the tutorial below.

Have you ever done the Wide Checkers Stitch? Well, I said NO, too, when someone recently asked me. I learned the stitch and it is so fun. It works up quickly and you do not have to think too 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 was made in the previous row and you do double crochet where single crochet was 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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