Checkers Board Game
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Checkers Board Game

Now a timeless, classic game can be made to be mobile! Craft a checkers game board and enjoy game time at home or on the move. Designed by Judy Hice
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Material List

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 skein 319 Cherry Red A
  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®":2 skeins 312 Black B
  • Crochet Hook: 6 mm [US J-10]
  • (4 medium) RED HEART® "Super Saver®": Art. E300 available in Solid 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m)
  • Multi, Fleck and Print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m) skeins
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Gauge

8 sts = 2.5-inches, 14 rows = 4-inches
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.


Step: 2

Finished Size

Board measures 22x22-inches.


Step: 3

Special Abbreviations

ch = chain; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.


Step: 4

For board game

Strip 1 (make 4): with A ch 9.


Step: 5

Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across; turn - 8 sc.


Step: 6

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.


Step: 7

Repeat Row 2 until there are 8 rows, change to B repeat row 2 with B until there are 8 rows, change to A, change colors every 8 rows until there are 8 blocks.


Step: 8

Strip 2 (make 4): with B ch 9.


Step: 9

Row 1 (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across; turn - 8 sc.


Step: 10

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.


Step: 11

Repeat Row 2 until there are 8 rows, change to A repeat row 2 with A until there are 8 rows, change to B, change colors every 8 rows until there are 8 blocks.
Sew strips together alternately, sc in ea st and row end around working 3 sc in each corner.


Step: 12

Back

With B, ch 65. Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in ea ch across.


Step: 13

Row 2: ch 1, sc in ea sc across; turn.


Step: 14

Repeat row 2 until there are 32 rows.


Step: 15

Next Row: ch 1, sc in first 16 sts, ch 32, skip next 32 sts, sc in last 16 sts; turn.


Step: 16

Next Row: ch 1, sc in first 16 sts, sc in ea of next 32 ch, sc in last 16 sts; turn.


Step: 17

Repeat row 2 for 30 more rows. Sc in ea st and row end around working 3 sc in ea corner for same number of sts as board.


Step: 18

Finishing

Holding front and back pieces with wrong sides together, and working through all 4 loops, sc in ea st around working 3 sc in ea corner for two rnds.


Step: 19

For checkers

Ch 4, work 13 dc in 1st ch, join with a slip st to top of beginning ch-4, Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Step: 20

Materials:

For game board:
Red Heart® "Super Saver®": 1 skein 319 Cherry Red A, 2 skeins 312 Black B.
Crochet Hook: 6 mm [US J-10]

For checkers:
(make 12 with A and 12 with B):
(4 medium) RED HEART® "Super Saver®": Art. E300 available in Solid 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); Multi, Fleck and Print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m) skeins.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.