Cupid's Tic Tac Toe

Cupid's Tic Tac Toe
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Step 1: Getting Started

A favorite game since childhood, Tic Tac Toe has kept me busy with my own little ones lately. In a flash of inspiration and an attempt to use up some scrap yarn, I decided to crochet a Tic Tac Toe game that is festive, portable and very handy for road trips! Because the yarn sort of sticks to itself, the hearts and circles stay on the board while my kids play it in the car.

In the spirit of Valentine’s season I added hearts and circle game pieces and created the game in red and pink. But you could easily adapt this pattern to be used for different holidays or occasions, even in favorite team colors! (I used a Zip-lock bag to store our finished game to keep in the car but a cute container would be fun too.) 

The finished game board measures about 8” x 8.5”.

 

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate 

Materials:

300-350 yards of worsted yarn, 2 colors

US Hook size I/5.50mm

 

Gauge: 4 hdc = 1 inch

 

Key:

CH = chain

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

DC = double crochet

TC = triple crochet

SC2TOG = single crochet 2 together

SL ST = slip stitch

CC = change color

 

game

Step 2: Pattern Instructions

 

Instructions: 

Game

With Color A – chain 32.

Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc 9, cc to B, hdc 10, cc to A, hdc 10. (30 st)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc 10, cc to B, hdc 10, cc to A, hdc 10. (30 st)

Rows 3 – 6: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 7: Cc to B, ch 2, turn. Hdc 10, cc to A, hdc 10, cc to B, hdc 10.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Hdc 10, cc to A, hdc 10, cc to B, hdc 10. (30 st)

Rows 9 – 12: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 13: Cc to A, ch 2, turn. Hdc 10, cc to B, hdc 10, cc to A, hdc 10.

Row 14: Ch 2, turn. Hdc 10, cc to B, hdc 10, cc to A, hdc 10. (30 st)

Rows 15 – 18: Repeat Row 14. 

Border: Ch 1, turn. Sc to end of row (29), 3 sc in last sp (forming a corner). *Turn your work to sc evenly across to end (28 st), 3 sc in last sp. Repeat from * 2 more times. Sl st to first sc to join. Finish, weave end. 

 

Game Pieces

Make 5 – 6 of each. 

Hearts: Start with a Magic Ring, ch 3, in ring [4 tc, 3 dc, 1 tc, 3 dc, 4 tc], ch 3, sl st to center of heart. Gently pull string to tighten circle. Use your fingers to help shape heart. Finish, weave ends.

Circles: Start with a Magic Ring, ch 1, in ring [12 sc], sl st to join. Gently pull string to tighten circle. Ch 1, 2 sc in each space around, sl st to join. Finish, weave ends. (24 sc) *You should have a small open circle in the middle of your “O.”

 

About The Author

Tia Davis is a writer, wife and mother, living happily ever after with her handsome prince and two charming boys in Western Idaho. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative Writing and works from home as a content manager. When she isn't chasing little boys she is blogging about them at Mistress of Madness & Mayhem.