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

yarn is discontinued

Can you do this rug in knitting

I need to know if this rug can be done in knitting

Can you do t his pattern buy knitting it.

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.

This stitch is basically making half double crochets but instead of yarning over the first time you pick up a loop from the previous stitch you worked. Then you put your hook in the stitch you are working on and draw up another loop (so you have 3 on your hook) Then you YO and pull thru the 3 loops like you normally do to finish the stitch. I hope that helped. I've used this stitch method on some socks I made and it resulted in fewer holes in the fabric which is probably why it was used here.

Those who would prefer a printable pattern can find one here: 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.

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


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