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Checkerboard Afghan Squares

If you're interested in crocheting afghan squares with mid-row color changes, perhaps you would enjoy these free checkerboard patterns. Checkerboards are classic favorite design elements; there are many different types of afghans you can make with them, ranging from small baby blankets to full sized designs.

Checkerboard Squares -- Master List of Free Patterns and Charts
This link takes you to our main index of checkerboard patterns and charts. The list includes photos of each design, as well as links to each free pattern and chart. It's the easiest way to look through all our checkerboards at once.

Large Afghan Square Patterns With Nested Checkerboard Designs
Here you'll find a whole bunch of free afghan patterns based on several different afghan square designs. Each of these squares features a slightly different take on a nested checkerboard pattern. My sample squares are crocheted in baby yarn and would make a fantastic baby blanket, but you can make these patterns in any yarn you choose.

Striped Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square
This striped checkerboard is a bit different than the usual type of checkerboard patterns you see. It's visually more interesting, and it's also more interesting to crochet. My sample square is worked in baby yarn, but you are welcome to substitute other yarns if you prefer.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Framed Checkerboard Afghan Square
You can create this intriguing framed checkerboard afghan square using a combination of tapestry crochet and surface crochet.

Checkerboard Pattern for Crocheting Squares
Use this checkerboard chart for crocheting baby afghan squares or any other type of design that utilizes squares. You'll crochet the checkerboard pattern using the tapestry crochet technique. The chart can also be used for many other different arts and crafts; feel free to adapt it however you like.

Striped Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square -- Free Crochet Pattern
Enjoy this free pattern and free charted design for crocheting a striped checkerboard baby afghan square. This design is worked in single crochet stitch using the tapestry crochet technique. Although the square is worked in lightweight baby yarns, you’ll end up with an afghan that is thick and warm; yarns carried throughout the design add to the...

Striped Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square -- Free Crochet Pattern
Enjoy this free pattern and free charted design for crocheting a striped checkerboard baby afghan square. This design is worked in single crochet stitch using the tapestry crochet technique. Although the square is worked in lightweight baby yarns, you’ll end up with an afghan that is thick and warm; yarns carried throughout the design add to the...

Mini Checkerboard Afghan Squares
This mini checkerboard is created using a two-color charted design, and then a third color is added using slip stitch in surface crochet. The mini checkerboard is surrounded by an outer border, making the whole design the same size as the other larger checkerboard patterns in this series.

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