Free pattern: Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground Crafter I love crocheting granny squares. (I’m pretty sure this is no secret to any regular reader of my blog.) Since I do a lot of my crocheting while commuting, I enjoy the portability. I usually prefer 6″ (15 cm) squares, but for this pattern, I decided to try something a little different: a 4″ (10 cm) square.

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Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterThis pattern was originally published on FaveCrafts in June, 2015, but I’ve made some updates and I’ve also added more sizes. Enjoy!

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This simple motif pattern creates a vibrant blanket. Use more or fewer colors to customize it.

Finished Sizes

  • Blanket: Stroller (Baby, Twin, Double, Queen, California King).
    • Stroller Blanket (pictured): 29” (73.5 cm) x 37” (94 cm).
    • Baby Blanket: 37” (94 cm) x 45” (114 cm).
    • Twin Blanket: 49” (124.5 cm) x 89” (226 cm).
    • Double Blanket: 65” (165 cm) x 89” (226 cm).
    • Queen Blanket: 73” (185.5) x 93” (236 cm).
    • California King Blanket: 85” (216 cm) x 97” (246.5 cm).

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver (7 oz/198 g/364 yds/333 m/100 % acrylic) in Blue (CA), Cherry Red (CB), and Bright Yellow (CC), or any medium weight yarn.
    • Stroller Blanket: 1 skein each in CA, CB, and CC, or approximately 290 yd (265 m) ea in CA and CB and 350 yd (320 m) in CC.
    • Baby Blanket: 2 skeins each in CA, CB, and CC, or approximately 460 yd (420 m) ea in CA and CB and 540 yd (493 m) in CC.
    • Twin Blanket: 4 skeins each in CA, CB, and CC, or approximately 1,230 yd (1,124 m) ea in CA and CB and 1,370 yd (1,252 m) in CC.
    • Double Blanket: 5 skeins each in CA, CB, and CC, or approximately 1,650 yd (1,508 m) ea in CA and CB and 1,780 yd (1,627 m) in CC.
    • Queen Blanket: 6 skeins each in CA, CB, and CC, or approximately 1,930 yd (1,764 m) ea in CA and CB and 2,090 yd (1,911 m) in CC.
    • California King Blanket: 7 skeins each in CA, CB, and CC, or approximately 2,350 yd (2,148 m) ea in CA and CB and 2,530 yd (2,313 m) in CC.
  • US Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

CraftsyGauge

  • Motif = 4” (10 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 st together – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • Stroller Blanket: Make 21 ea in CA, CB, and CC.
  • Baby Blanket: Make 33 ea in CA, CB, and CC.
  • Twin Blanket: Make 88 ea in CA, CB, and CC.
  • Double Blanket: Make 117 ea in CA and CC, and 118 in CB.
  • Queen Blanket: Make 138 ea in CA, CB, and CC.
  • California King Blanket: Make 168 ea in CA, CB, and CC.
  • Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp, here and throughout), (dc, ch 2 in ring) 7 times, join with sl st to top of third ch of first ch 5. (8 dc + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 7 times, sc to top of ch 3 to join (counts as ch-1 sp). (24 dc + 8 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 5, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, *dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, hdc in ch-1 sp, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around ending last rep at **, dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl to top of third ch of first ch 5, sl st to ch-2 sp. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 15”/38 cm) to join. (44 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)

Assembly

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket, free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes by Underground Crafter

Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket assembly diagram. Click to enlarge.

  • Following placement diagram, join squares together to form rows and then join rows together.
  • With right side facing, begin with hook and yarn tail in first ch of ch-2 sp. Line up stitches and join with sl st through back loops of each layer, skip last ch of ch-2 sp. Use CC to join rows together in the same fashion. (You can find a photo tutorial for using a slip stitch join here.)

Border

  • Join CC in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *dc in ea st across to ch-2 sp,** dc2tog across ch-2 sp of this motif and next motif; rep from * across, ending at ** at corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** in first corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2) in ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails securely.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/09/30/free-pattern-checkerboard-in-primary-colors-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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6 thoughts on “Free pattern: Checkerboard in Primary Colors Blanket

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  2. Glenna

    I too love Grannys They were the first crochet stitch/item I learned back when I was a child. But I cannot get the hang of “sewing” them together. Do you have any simple suggestions or ideas that would help? How did you put these together?

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