How to crochet multicolored checkerboard stitch

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Checkerboard stitch is a very common knitting pattern, so today we are going to show you how to do it with a crochet hook.

The techniques we need to know how to do are very basic: chains and double crochet. You alternate these two techniques, which makes it very easy to do. You’ll be done before you even know it.

You will also need to know how to carry the different colors of yarn up the side of your work. You can see how to do this on our blog “How to carry yarn when crocheting stripes”[P1] .

For this stitch I am going to use a size 8 crochet hook and a few skeins of our Pima Cotton.

I am going to start with a foundation chain of 23 chains. For your project, chain as many stitches as you need, keeping in mind that it should be a multiple of 3 + 2.

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Row 1: chain 3, which will count as the first double crochet. Next work 3 double crochets starting in the fifth chain from your hook. *Chain 3 and skip 3 stitches. Now work 3 double crochets*. Repeat from * to * and finish the row with a double crochet.

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Row 2: Chain 3 and work one double crochet into the first stitch. *Chain 3 and continue with 3 double crochets worked into the 3 stitches we skipped in the foundation chain, wrapping the chain space created in the first row*. Repeat from * to * until there is 1 stitch left. Finish the row with a double crochet.

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Row 3: Chain 3, work a double crochet into the first stitch. *Work 3 double crochets into the 3 double crochets of the first row, wrapping the chain space in the second row. Next, chain 3, and skip the 3 stitches in the second row*. Repeat from * to * until there is 1 stitch left. Finish the row with a double crochet.

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Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length. The key is to make sure that the chains line up with the double crochets of the previous row.

Grab your crochet hook and start practicing this new stitch. As usual, we want to see your projects tagged on our social networks using #WeAreKnitters.