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Blue and White Checkerboard Rug



This Blue and White Checkerboard Rug from Coats & Clark is a great way to practice your crochet skills.  Make this rug for your living room or bathroom or give it as a gift to a family member or friend.  Great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, this easy crochet pattern works up quickly and is a great decoration for any room in your home.


  • 3 balls Red Heart Eco-Cotton™ Blend” yarn in Denim (A)
  • 3 balls Red Heart Eco-Cotton™ Blend” yarn in Snow (B)
  • 6.5 mm [US K-10.5] and 6 mm [US J-10] crochet hooks
  • Yarn needle


Gauge: 9 sts = 4”; 8 rows = 3” in pattern with larger hook and 2 strands held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Rug measures 24” wide x 31” long without fringe.
Work with 2 strands held together throughout.

Strip 1 (Make 3)

  1. With larger hook and A ch 12 loosely.
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, * draw up a loop in same ch as last leg of last st and in next ch, yo and through all 3 loops on hook; repeat from * across; sc in same ch as last leg of last st; turn – 11 sts.
  3. Row 2: Ch 1, draw up a loop in first 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, * draw up a loop in same st as last leg of last st and in next st, yo and through all 3 loops on hook; repeat from * across; sc in same st as last leg of last st; turn – 11 sts.
  4. Rows 3-12: Repeat row 2 changing to B in last sc of Row 12. Now work 12 rows in pattern with B, then 12 rows with A. Repeat the last 24 rows twice more – 7 blocks. Fasten off.


Strip 2 (Make 2)

  1. Work same as Strip 1 reversing color placement.



  1. Sew strips together as pictured. With right side facing, smaller hook and A, work 1 rnd sc evenly around rug working 3 sc in each corner; join. Fasten off.
  2. Weave in ends.
  3. Cut 7” lengths of A and knot into a fringe on each short end of rug. Trim.

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Reviews More Reviews

Sep 12, 2014

I like this color.I am particularly appreciate that pink and red crocheted hearts.Thank you for posting this.Zarah from Bizbilla.com


Apr 6, 2014

yarn is discontinued


7 Ratings

Apr 23, 2013

Can you do this rug in knitting


Apr 13, 2013

Can you do t his pattern buy knitting it.


Jan 11, 2013

Sorry this pattern makes no sense.....sounds like a double crochet that is decreasing stitch. Tried and normally have no problem following patterns, but this one cannot be correct.


Nov 28, 2012

Those who would prefer a printable pattern can find one here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-checkerboard-rug aubu1964: It could probably be done if you are an experienced knitter. You would just need to figure out when to change colors to get the checkerboard effect. As I recollect from seeing various finished projects, crochet stitches are bulkier, so a knit version probably would not hold up as well on the floor, but likely take less yarn.


Feb 14, 2012

I wish this pattern could be done in Knitted form too.


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