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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2006 08:02:42 AM »

That's really cool!  I think if I were going to knit it, I'd use duplicate stitch.

Ever seen a pattern for a chess set?  I bet the kids would be fascinated by a large yarn chess board.  Hmmm...  On the other hand, getting it done by Christmas without them seeing would definitely be a minor miracle.  Smiley  Of course, if I knit it, and do the duplicate stitch, for a while, it wouldn't look like anything remotely interesting to them.  Grin
I made a sewn chess/checkers set (I've crocheted a tic tac toe board, but not a checkers/chess one yet.) What I did was on one side of some of the checkers I painted on pictures of the different pieces. I would think you could do the same for this, but embroider it on instead. It's not the cool 3D pieces, but it would be playable.
Here's a link to the set I made it that helps.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74436.0
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2006 09:31:21 AM »

thats such a great idea!! i never would have thought of it Smiley i'm sure your sister will love it!
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006 11:01:59 AM »

A tutorial would be awesome! I learn better by seeing Wink
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006 01:38:32 PM »

TUTORIAL::
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(this is my first tutorial, holla if you need clarifications or if you notice typos)
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Supplies:
2 skeins (about 3.5 oz each) worsted weight yarn.  This'll be MC.
2 skeins similar yarn in contrasting color.  This'll be OC (for OTHER color)
K crochet hook.
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With MC, chain 8 stitches.
Row 1:SC in first chain from stitch.  SC across.  Should have 7 SCs.  chain 1.
Row 2-7: sc across.  chain 1 at the end of each row.
Row 8: 6 sc.  start 7th sc, but change to OC with final loop in sc.  You can trim the end of MC short enough to weave in, or you can leave it about 4 inches so that you can use it to sew the strips together later.
Row 9-15: repeat row 2-7
Row 16: repeat row 8 with alternate colors.

Alternate colors until you have 8 blocks of color.  Fasten off this strip.  Repeat until you have 8 strips.  Sew each strip together, and weave in ends. 

Starting anywhere that isn't a corner, with lighter color, fasten on, and sc around the border for two rows.  In each corner stitch, stitch 3 scs.  Change color, and finish up with two rows of single crochet with similar corner stitches.

THE CHECKERS:
row 1: chain 2
row 2: 8 hdc in first chain.
row 3: 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make at least 12 of each color.  You'll want extras for Kings, and in case of loss.  I made 18 of each.

I just made a fake suede bag for my first set.  I might try a drawstring for the set I'm making now, as suggested by glittergirl94.  The only thing is, the set I'm working on now is turquoise and white, and I don't want the board just tossed around as a bag with it being white and all...  I'll figure something out.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2006 02:52:41 PM »

You could attach a piece of cloth to the bottom of the checkerboard so that it's the outside when you pull the drawstring (might be a bit of a pain, but you could theoretically use something like fleece so it doesn't unravel, and attach it at the same time you do the border).

Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2006 02:12:32 AM »

I actually sewed a bag for it - it's a wee bit faster.


hahaha, indeed.
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2006 08:23:40 AM »

YAY! Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2008 04:38:56 PM »

That's so clever!  I bet you could make a Scrabble set, too, with some embroidered letters.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2008 07:27:13 PM »

I think a scrabble set might be easier if you sc'd a large square, then embroidered a grid on top, and yeah, embroidery for the letters.  There's something special about wooden scrabble tiles though, and I do love the regular boards.
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2008 11:21:06 AM »

This is such a good idea. I love checkers.

I may need to try this out! Thanks so much for the tut! Cheesy
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