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  • Crochet check pattern
    • 1. The block pattern
    • Block Pattern | manual
    • 2. Crocheted checks
    • Crochet Checks | manual
    • 3. Check pattern with Planned Pooling
    • Planned Pooling | manual

Sometimes you know exactly what you want to crochet. But there is no inspiration for the right color or color pattern. We will introduce you to three different methods for check patterns in this guide. From simple block patterns to planned pooling there is something for every taste.

All of our plaid patterns are a bit like crocheting. The most flexible is probably the second pattern, the crocheted checks. By contrast, the Planned Pooling is quite rigid, as far as the exact width of the crochet piece is concerned. So it's more appropriate if the width is not that important (for example scarf). Have fun reading and trying!

Crochet check pattern

1. The block pattern

Prior knowledge:

  • stitches
  • rod
  • strong stitches


  • Crochet yarn in two colors
  • crochet hook
  • scissors
  • darning needle

Block Pattern | manual

This method for a checked pattern is very simple. The pattern consists of two different rows, which alternate consecutively. Ideally choose a mesh size that can be divided by three plus two. Good, for example, 32 stitches. 30 divided by 3 gives 10. There are two stitches left (the edge stitches).

In the first row you crochet whole sticks in your first color. Cut the thread at the end of the row with a little clearance.

For the second row, pick up your second thread color . Crochet a tight stitch in the gap after the first stick.

Connect two air meshes. Now the next solid stitch comes into the gap after the third stick.

To change continuously between two air stitches and one stitch after every third stick.

Even after this series cut off the thread generously.

For the third row, pick up the first color again. Put the first stick in the tight loop.

Now crochet three sticks around each of the two meshes.

At the end of the row, make one last stick in the last tight loop.

The second and third series alternate now continuously. If your crochet piece has reached the desired size, you will need to sew the protruding threads .

So you now cover the individual threads with a darning needle.

An even edge is achieved when you crochet a border.

You do not have to strictly follow the instructions for the check pattern! For example, change the color for the checks in each row. It looks pretty, too, if you use different colors in the intermediate rows!

2. Crocheted checks

Prior knowledge:

  • rod
  • chain stitches


  • Crochet yarn in three colors
  • matching crochet hook
  • scissors

Crochet Checks | manual

In this manual, we describe a two-tone check pattern . So there is a background and two foreground colors. Of course it is also possible to make the checks in just one color. Likewise, more than two colors are conceivable. It's up to you. The procedure is always the same.

The basis is a crochet piece of whole sticks. Length, width or number of stitches do not matter.

It is only important that you crochet one row at a time in the color of your check. The rest work in the background color .

Tip: For larger checks repeat the foreground color more rarely, for smaller checks more often.

If your crochet piece has reached the desired size, continue with the vertical stripes. So far, you only have horizontal stripes in color of the checks. For the vertical lines are now crocheted from bottom to top Kettmaschen on the sticks.

For this, always insert into the space between two rods. The first line then goes up between the first and second stitch of each row, the second line between the second and third stitches in all the rows, and so on.

Once at the top, pull the thread through the last warp stitch and cut it off. Again, you mainly use the background color . You will need to crochet individual stripes at regular intervals in the color of the checks. For example, if there are five rows between the horizontal stripes of the same color, then work every sixth vertical band in the color of the square.

Note: The plaids in different colors can be arbitrarily offset to each other.

In the end, there are plenty of threads to sew .

Alternatively, it is worth crocheting a row at the top and bottom, in which the protruding threads are edged.

3. Check pattern with Planned Pooling

Prior knowledge:

  • stitches
  • strong stitches


  • Yarn suitable for Planned Pooling
  • matching crochet hook

Planned Pooling | manual

In order to be suitable for Planned Pooling, the yarn must have a regular color repeat . Ideally, four or more colors alternate. Every single color must have the same length for each repetition.

First, spread a long piece of thread in front of you. Determine where the color repeat begins again. Woolly Hugs Wool Pool has a total of six color sections . The first one is dark blue in our example. The repetition of the color repeat begins again with dark blue - where the crochet hook lies.

Crochet mesh across the entire first color repeat. When you hit the first replay (in this case Dark Blue) you make two more Airguns.

Now work the second row. The first tight loop will take you to the third last airmesh.

There is now a change in each of an air mesh and a solid mesh. Except for the first set, crochet all the tight stitches around the meshes.

Make the second row until you find the next color repeat. You certainly will not have arrived at the end of the chain. That does not matter. You still go over to the third row and just ignore the rest of the chain of airmuffs.

The third row starts with two spiral air meshes . Make a tight loop under the last mesh of the previous row. Also in this series, the fixed mesh and the air meshes alternate.

Always crochet the fixed stitches around the air stitch of the previous row. At the end of the third row you should be back at the end of the color report. The last fixed stitch may already be in the first color of the next repeat (in our case dark blue).

There can now be two different problems:

1) You have not reached the end with the current color repeat.
2) You will arrive at the next color repeat before the end of the series.

In both cases, you have to rattle up a piece of the series again. If Case 1 hits you, crochet a little more loosely. In case 2 you have to tighten the thread more. At first, you may need to brush up more often, until the color rendition is correct. Over time you will find your rhythm.

All rows are crocheted like the third row. In order to make the gradient at the end the desired pattern, you must always pay attention to the color of the mesh. The goal is to always switch a stitch to the new color rather than in the penultimate row. In the photo you can see that the last white stitch has just been crocheted. The next stitch will turn brown. In the penultimate row, however, the stitch in the same place (see pen) is still white. Only the next one is brown. That is exactly right!

If your stitch is the wrong color, either Case 1 or Case 2 has occurred. Ribble a few stitches and correct your crochet strength .

Note: If a stitch now and then only half the correct color, you can ignore this.

In the beginning you have to stubbornly stick to this scheme.

The big pattern can only be recognized late. After a good 10 centimeters, the check pattern will gradually appear.

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