Join us for the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along!



Checkerboard Textures Throw

Welcome! We hope you join us in the Checkerboard Textures Throw Crochet Along! Beginning on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 and every two weeks after for the next few months we’ll post a new crocheted square pattern along with tips and pictures to help you learn the stitch. Crochet the squares along with us, and by the end you’ll have a completed afghan! Share your progress and ask questions on Facebook and Twitter. For every new square, we’ll select a winner for a prize package. 

Checkerboard Textures Throw Prize Pack

Afghan design

Ten textured squares and ten granny squares make up the afghan. After you make all twenty squares, we have a border pattern for the entire afghan. You can put your squares together in a different order than we did or alter the pattern so you only have textured squares and no granny squares, for example. This is your afghan, so personalize it! At the end of the crochet-along we’ll post the complete afghan pattern.

Supplies Needed

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 13 balls 9440 Light Grey Heather (or color of your choice)
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hooks: 4mm [US G-6] (for Granny Squares) and 3.75mm [US F-5] (for all other Squares)
  • Stitch markers (optional), yarn needle




The Crochet Along has begun, but you can follow along the blog posts.

Cross-Stitched Square
Granny Square
Back Loops Square
Front Post Treble Crochet Square
Popcorn Square
Raised Crochet Treble Square
Front Post Double Crochet Square
Back Loop & Front Loop Square
Front Post Double Crochet around Single Crochet Square
Shells with Front and Back Post Stitches Square
Double Crochet & Slip Stitch Square


  • Susan McMullaln October 22, 2014 - 11:11pm

    how do you sign up for the CAL?


    • redheart October 23, 2014 - 8:18am

      Hi Susan, Thanks for your question! This CAL is over so all of the material is already up on the site for you to use. Search LW4132 on the website to get the patterns, and search LW4132 on the blog for the blog entries with step-by-step pictures and tips for each square.


  • Anonymous November 18, 2014 - 12:15pm

    I want to make 24 squares (not 20) of the checkerboard textures throw using Red Heart Comfort yarn; can you please tell me if 3 balls will be enough, including the border.


    • redheart November 18, 2014 - 3:22pm

      Hi, No, 3 balls of Comfort will not be enough for the original afghan, let alone a larger one. The original afghan is 13 balls of Soft in a solid color, which is 13 balls x 256 yds = 3328 yds. One ball of Comfort is 867 yds (in a solid), so 3 balls x 867 yds = 2601 yds. As you can see, the total yardage from 3 balls of Comfort (2601 yds) is less than the total yardage of the original afghan (3328 yds).


  • Lorna Duck March 10, 2015 - 11:50am

    I don’t see the border pattern. Love the afghan pattern and being able to see the tutorials for each square. Beautiful job and well done and easy to understand. You have a great site. Thanks for doing this afghan. I’m sure border pattern is there. I just haven’t found it.


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