I love chess. My husband loves chess. My whole family loves chess. In fact, we start teaching them the basic moves when they are barely out of diapers!
I wanted to make a chess set to enter into our local fair. I thought it would be a winner for sure. And it was, taking a first place ribbon and a Superintendent's award in one Fair and Best in show and Most creative in another.
If you are an amateur crafter and have never entered a local fair I highly recommend doing so. It is a lot of fun. I can no longer enter our local fair as I'm now considered a professional crafter, but I still enjoy helping out and sometimes even getting to judge.
This pattern includes instructions to make every piece you need as well as instructions for the board which converts into a handy carrying pouch for your pieces.
not important for this pattern. Use a yarn that makes a nice tight weave for the size hook you are using.
The bigger the hook, the bigger the chess set will be.
Sharon Coleman has been designing knitting patterns, crochet patterns for 5 years. She has recently refocused her design energies on writing and on her patented knitter's tool, the Ablet, knitting abacus. (knittingabacus.com)
Sharon lives in RI with her husband and four children.