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Free Checkerboard Patterns for Crochet, Art, Design and Needlecrafts

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Looking for free checkerboard patterns? We're offering free checkerboard patterns for crochet, as well as printable checkerboard charts which can be used for crochet, arts, crafts, and all kinds of needlework techniques.

Two Color Checkerboard Chart for Crochet or Other Crafts

Checkerboard Chart for Crochet or Other Crafts
Checkerboard Chart for Crochet or Other Crafts -- Chart © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com.

I used this two-color checkerboard chart to crochet some ten and a half inch squares using baby yarn and a size H crochet hook. I'm using this design to make baby afghans, but there are plenty of other ways you could use it. It's a classic pattern that you could use for just about anything.

Blue and White Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square

Blue and White Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square
Blue and White Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This blue and white baby afghan square was crocheted using the chart pictured above. It's perfect for use in a baby boy's afghan, or you could change out the colors for a unisex afghan or girl's afghan.

Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square -- Free Crochet Pattern

Striped Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square
Striped Checkerboard Baby Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This baby afghan square features a unique striped checkerboard design.

Free Printable Op Art Checkerboard Chart

Free Op Art Checkerboard Chart for Crochet or Other Needlecrafts
Chart © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This is one of the free charted checkerboard patterns you could use to create the baby afghan square shown above. If you choose different yarns and colors, you could also use this chart to create other types of projects --  pillows, throws, larger afghans, etc. Its uses are not limited to crocheting; you could also use it for other needlecrafts.

Note to Knitters: Crochet stitches come close to being square, while knit stitches do not. For that reason, this chart would give you different results for knitting than it would for crocheting. In order to make an actual square of knitted fabric using this chart, you'd need to knit more rows than shown on the chart. Also, the squares will turn out looking more like rectangles.

Striped Checkerboard Chart

Striped Checkerboard Chart for Tapestry Crochet
Striped Checkerboard Chart for Tapestry Crochet -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This is another version of the same checkerboard chart linked above; the only difference is that the colors have been re-arranged. This version will help you visualize what the outcome might be like if you shift the placement of light and dark colors in the design.

Afghan Square in a Three-Color Checkerboard Pattern

Crochet Afghan Square in a Checkerboard Pattern
Afghan Square in a Checkerboard Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This afghan square is crocheted using worsted weight yarn in three different colors.

Three-Color Checkerboard Chart for Crochet or Needlecrafts

Checkerboard Pattern
Checkerboard Pattern -- Chart © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

You can use this free chart to crochet the afghan square pictured above, or another craft project of your choice. If crocheted in cotton yarn, this design would make a lovely dishcloth. I am sure you can think of plenty of other creative ways to use the pattern.

Gingham Check Baby Blanket Pattern

Boy-Friendly Gingham Check Baby Blanket
Boy-Friendly Gingham Check Baby Blanket -- Photo © Michael Solovay

This baby blanket is comprised of large checkered squares that are stitched together using whip stitch (or the joining technique of your choice.)

Patchwork Crochet Christmas Afghan

Christmas Afghan Pattern With Alternating Pine Tree and Checkerboard Motifs.
Christmas Afghan Pattern With Alternating Pine Tree and Checkerboard Motifs. Photo © Michael Solovay

This afghan features two different square designs that alternate; they are Christmas tree squares and the three-color checkerboard squares also pictured on this page (the design has been re-colored for this project.)

Checkered Christmas Pillow

Crochet Christmas Pillow
Crochet Christmas Pillow -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This pillow coordinates with the Christmas afghan, although you could make either project separately.

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