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How to crochet the checkered stitch

Starting off the new year of the knit stitch collection with our yarns, is the crochet checkered stitch. This stitch is ideal for making blankets and scarves. Itís easy-peasy to do and looks gorgeous too: The bulkiness combined with the gaps of the checks make the surface look soft and three dimensional at the same time. Whatís more, the checkered stitch has a timeless charm about it, it'll be just as good tomorrow as it is today.

Weíve chosen the†Piuma yarn†in the Honey colour for the checkered stitch, but with so many different colours on†our shop, youíre bound to find one thatís just right for you.

Ready, set, go!


Tutorial: how to crochet the checkered stitch

MATERIALS
Piuma yarn col. Lace 100 g / 3.5 oz
Knitting needle nį 8 EU / 11 US

Cyrcus - 100 g
Dancer
1 pc. € 12,32
Piuma - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Honey
1 pc. € 7,98
Sierra - 100 g
Ash
1 pc. € 13,36
Piuma - 100 g - The Classics Collection
Lace
1 pc. € 7,98

METHOD
Chain a multiple of 6+5 for the foundation chain.

Set-up round
forward pass: skip the last chain done, *insert the hook into the next chain, yarn over and come out of the chain leaving the loop on the hook *, start again from * to * to the end of the round. Donít turn the work over
return pass: yarn over and bind off 1 loop on the hook, * yarn over and bind off 2 loops together * repeat from * to * to the end of the row. Donít turn the work over

Row 1
forward pass: * knit 3, purl 3 *, start again from * to * until the last 4 stitches, knit 3, 1 edge stitch in the last stitch. Donít turn the work over
return pass: as per the set-up round.

From row 2 to row 6: as per the 1st round.

Row 7
forward pass: * purl 3, knit 3 *, start again from * to * to the last 4 stitches, purl 3, 1 edge stitch in the last stitch. Donít turn the work over
return pass: as per set-up round.

From row 8 to row†12: as per the row 7.

Row 13: keep repeating from the row 1†until you get the desired length.


Start from the part that comes before the 1st asterisk, repeat from * to * for all the round and complete with the part that follows the 2nd asterisk.

If you liked this crochet knit stitch you might also like the crochet Tweed stitch.

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