This picture accompanies a free crochet pattern for an afghan square featuring a small checkerboard pattern nested inside a square frame. Two rounds of surface crochet separate these design elements from each other.You'll crochet this design in three different colors of Caron's Simply Soft acrylic yarn, or the yarn of your choice. (Compare prices on Caron Simply Soft.)
If you'd like to re-color this design, there are many possibilities. For best results, make sure that color A contrasts with both colors B and C.
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Checkerboards are popular patterns. They coordinate with many different types of decor, from traditional to contemporary. You might also want to check out our other checkerboard designs:
- Checkerboard patterns -- Main index, with photos of the patterns
- Striped checkerboard crochet chart #1
- Striped checkerboard crochet chart #2
- Striped checkerboard baby afghan square -- free pattern
This pattern also coordinates with a diagonal striped design.