Sunday, March 28, 2010

Chessboard


This 4.5' x 4.5' afghan is made up of 8 strips of 8 squares each using the jaquard (tapestry) technique. Crochet over all loose ends. Start with the white rook on the dark square. Be careful to follow the pattern of an actual chessboard carefully.


Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted weight:
3 skeins dark background square color (maroon)
3 skeins light background square color (gray)
2 skeins black
2 skeins white
Other: yarn/tapestry needle





Pattern your afghan after a chessboard. For example, your first strip will be the following:
white rook on dark square
white pawn on light square
blank dark square
blank light square
blank dark square
blank light square
black pawn on dark square
black rook on light square




Strips:
Square 1

Using maroon, ch 26
sc in 2nd chain from hook. sc 24 across (25 sc)
sc across, and using white follow the rook chart, starting from the bottom of the chart moving towards the top. (25 sc across, 25 rows per square)
Square 2
After the 25th row, change background square color to gray and follow the pawn chart.
Squares 3, 4, 5, & 6
Make 4 25 sc x 25 row squares: maroon, gray, maroon, gray.
Square 7
Using maroon as the background, make a black pawn starting from the top of the chart, moving down.
Square 8
Using gray as the background, make a black rook starting from the top of the chart, moving down.
This is the end of your strip.


Continue to pattern your afghan after a chessboard. If you choose, you can make the afghan a played chessboard. Just remember to keep things in order.


To join the strips, simply whip stitch between two strips.








Basic Border:
Round 1 - Use black yarn, sc around, chaining 1 at each corner.
Round 2 - sc around, chaining 1 at each corner.
Round 3 - dc around, chaining 1 at each corner.
Round 4 - sc around, chaining 1 at each corner.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love that one can find anything on the Internet! My very new (born last Sunday!) grandson's father is a chess freak, and I thought a rug like this would be perfect for a Christmas present for the baby! And a quick search on Ravelry gave me this as one of the first results.

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