Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Checkmate Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 70223A

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
44 x 54 in. (112 x 137 cm)



860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown

Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 26.34
Note: A

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown

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Note: B

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray

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Note: C

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue

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Note: D

860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green

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Note: E

860-110 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Navy

Darkest blue

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: F

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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14 sc +18 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section, do not carry unused colors across work.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.


With A, ch 123.

With A, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 21 ch, *change to D, sc in next 28 ch, change to A, sc in next 22 ch; rep from * once - 122 sts.

Following chart for color changes, work in sc until chart has been completed.

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Rnd 1: From RS, join F with sl st.

Ch 1, sc evenly around outside edge of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner.

Sl st to first sc to join.

Rnd 2: With F, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc, working 3 sc in each corner, sl st to first st to join.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)

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