Hi Friends! I designed a tic-tac toe board game for my kids so we could have it available at all times. It makes for a good quiet game to play with my daughter while the boys sleep. We store the game in our school supplies cupboard that way we have it accessible to us. I also like the idea of having a reusable board as we are saving on paper.
- Chain 33
- Skip 2 chains and make your first Half Double Crochet on the third chain from the hook. Half Double Crochet all the way across. Chain 2 and turn.
- Skip the first Half Double Crochet and continue crocheting HDC all the way until the end of the row.
- Repeat step 3 until your piece measures 9 in. or 23cm.
Once your square is complete, use contrasting yarn to crochet the 'lines' with the Surface Slip Stitch. Moogly has a great video explaining how to do it.
To make the horizontal lines:
From top to bottom, I measured 3in or 7.5 cm to crochet the first line.
I crocheted the second line at 6in or 15.2 cm.
To make the vertical lines:
I made the first line at 3.5 in or 8.8cm.
I made the second line at 7.3 in or 18.5 cm
To make the circles:
I decided to make circles in green and yellow using the magic ring or magic circle. The circles are made on the round. Make 4 circles in each color.
- Using the Magic Circle -slip stitch, chain 2, 5 Half Double Crochet (5 total) Join with sl st at top of initial ch.
- 2 HDC in each HDC (10 total)
- Work increases, meaning that you will do 1 HDC in the first HDC from the previous row, 2 HDC in the next HDC from the previous row and so on.
- Repeat round 3
- Fasten off your yarn and weave ends.
Note: In order to lay your circle flat, you can set a small towel on top of each circle and press a warm iron over it. This will help your circle lay flat permanently.
Have fun playing with your kiddos!
As always, if you make a tic-tac toe board using this pattern, I will love to look at your creation! Post of my picture to my FB page or to Instagram using #tictactoecrochet
See you next time!