by Sally’s Backyard

This scarf is based on an open checker stitch, so the name “Checkers” seemed appropriate for this quick, easy scarf.  Enjoy!

Gauge is not critical for this project.  My scarf is 4″ wide x 52″ in length.


Worsted weight yarn ( I used Naturally Caron Country, Renaissance Rose, 185 yd/skein, 75% acrylic 25% wool).

“H” hook

tapestry needle

Terms Used:


sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

sk st=skip stitch


Ch. 21

Row 1:  Dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, *ch 3,  sk next 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 chs, repeat from *, ending with ch 3, sk next ch3, 1 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, sk 1st dc, 2dc in 1st ch 3-sp, *ch3, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3-sp, repeat from *, ending with ch 3, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 to desired length. Finish off and weave in ends.

Edging: 3 rows of sc (sc in each st and 2 sc in each ch sp across), ending each row with ch1, turn.  Last row, end with sc in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Copyright, March, 2010. Sally’s Backyard.  All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Checkers

  1. Would it be easier to start with the edging, rather than adding it on after? As in, rather than staring the checkers in a chain, do the chain, single crochet rows, then start rows 1 and 2(…) off of the single crochets? (idk if that makes sense…) Just wondering if there was a reason the edging was done as a last step, rather than rows to begin with. 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I wanted to possibly make something w/the Naturally Caron and was reserching patterns on Ravelry when I came upon your submission. I will definitely have to try your pattern. Thank you again. It’s lovely.

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