What is the easiest way to crochet a checkered blanker (2 colors)?

I am an amateur when it comes to crochet, but i want to make a b/w checkered blanket.

I have thought/tried to do a single ch one color, then both colors (tieing the yarn together), all the basic and simple ways for a beginner.

My new thought is to tie both colors together and make chains that are perpendicular (a right angle).

I’m going nuts trying to figure out a way to patiently do this blanket without cutting/tieing…thanks

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6 thoughts on “What is the easiest way to crochet a checkered blanker (2 colors)?”

  1. Have you considered crocheting all your squares separately and then joining them together when they’re all done. If you’re looking at squares of at least 4″ each, this would be your fastest way, I think.

  2. what you can do is start the chain in one color, then after the chain single crochet a certain number of stitches of one color and then the same number of stitches of the other color.

    if that doesnt work for you, try making the squares separately and then single crochet the squares together when you are done.

    if its simply the fact that the chain is too tight for you to stick your hook through then try using a size or two bigger than the book you plan to use for the main part.

  3. you could try making striped scarves first, then joining them together…
    for exampe, start the first scarf in black and work a few rows (to make a square) and then join the white yarn and work the same number of rows, and continue the pattern until it is as long as you want the blanket and then make the second scarf in the same way, just opposite colors. If you make them with the same number of rows they should line up well when you join the scarves.

  4. There are two standard methods.

    There is crocheting squares and then stitching them together. That’s a lot of seaming and ends to work in.

    There is carrying the second color as a “core” for the first color and reversing positions as work progresses. Begin with a suitable chain and add in the second color as a core and single-crochet a block width ending with two loops on the hook, pull the contrasting color through those loops and continue single-crochet carrying the original color as “core” as you continue on the foundation chain. When you change colors, do the last part of the sc with the new color (this also goes for the end of a row). When all else is complete, do a border with the original foundation-chain’s color.

    This method is routinely used for creating more complex designs that are good-both-sides.

  5. I would make a bunch of squares in black and white and then sew them together with yarn and a tapestry needle. That would be the easiest way, I think. There’s a bunch of free square patterns on the internet (www.crochetpatterncentral.com) that would work great.

  6. Here is a crochet pattern for a checker board dog sweater I made for my Yorkie. Maybe it will help you.

    http://www.knitting-n-crochet.com/free-easy.html

    It really is not hard to make a checker board. Just carry the thread not being used behind the stitches, Drop and pick up the color as needed.

    Maybe the graph on this page will help you some also.

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