Free Knitting Pattern

Checkers Game Board

August 24, 2012

Needles: US size 8

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver brand, or similar gauge

(Gauge on package is 17 sts and 23 rows to 4 inches with size 8 needles.)

 

 

 

Instructions:

1. Using mc, cast on 50 stitches.

2. K4 mc, k6cc, *k6 mc, k6 cc,* repeat once, k6 mc, k7 cc.

3. P7 cc, p6 mc, *p6 cc, p6 mc,* repeat once, p6 cc, p7 mc.

4. Repeat rows 2 and 3 three times.

5. Switch color positions. Knit in cc over mc and in mc over cc. Knit in SS for 4 rows.

6. Switch colors every 5th row six more times. (You will have 8 rows of squares.)

7. Bind off in blue.

 

 

Borders

1. With wrong side facing, pick up 49 stitches across top of work.

2. P 1 row.

3. K 5 rows.

4. Bind off.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 at the bottom of the work.

6. With wrong side facing, pick up 48 stitches on the side of work, (including 4 per edge at top and bottom borders). P 1 row. K 5 rows. Bind off.

 

 

 

Backing:

1. Cast on 50 stitches.

2. Knit in SS for 76 rows.

3. Bind off.

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing:

 

Tuck in loose ends. Sew backing to the board.

Find some draughts and play! I used recycled game pieces for mine.

 

 

 

Abbreviations:

k: knit

p: purl

ss: stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl the next, repeat)

mc: main color

cc: contrast color

Happy Checker Board Knitting!