Learn all the essentials of how to corner to corner crochetincluding c2c increases, c2c decreases, how to read a graphgan chart (and even design your own!)
WELCOME! In addition to the information that follows, I have a video that covers all the basics of how to corner to corner crochet! Check out the photo tutorials and information below and then head here to watch the video.
Today, I'd like to show you the basic skills you need to corner to corner crochet, including how to increase, how to decrease and how to read a c2c chart and design your own if you're interested. We'll also cover how to change colors with c2c crochet and how to manage all the different skeins while you're working.
Corner to corner crochet (c2c) is a technique that works just as it sounds--you crochet little "tiles" at a diagonal, increasing each row by one tileuntil your projectis tall and wide enough, at which point you start decreasing each row.
Corner to corner crochet can be used to make striped afghans like this, but I absolutely love it for the fact that you can design a graph of anything that you want and then essentially paint by number with yarn to turn it into a c2c graphgan. (Graphgan = afghan that's made from a graph.)
Related: check out all our free C2C graphgan patterns ⇨
A few years ago, I took on the (overly?) ambitious project of designing a corner to corner crochet Christmas afghan for my family. While it was quite a big project, we love how it turned out and will use it for years (hopefully even decades!) to come. You can find all the free patterns here!
I've also used corner to corner crochet to design my Nordic snowflake super scarf, "Be a Deer" afghan and the Free Range Cardigan. As you can see, c2c is a really versatile crochet technique that opens up a whole new world of design possibilities.
How to Crochet a C2C Rectangle
Almost all corner to corner crochet projects are based on a square or rectangle design. Even exceptions like the Free Range Cardigan pattern are still built from several rectangle shapes. So learning how to crochet a C2C rectangle (or square!) is pretty much the most foundational skill you need to master. But don't worry, we'll walk through it step-by-step. If you're a video learner, you can find the c2c rectangle video tutorial here.
In order to crochet a C2C square or rectangle, you need to know how to both increase and decrease using the diagonal box stitch. Combining the following two techniques is how you'll create any dimmensions you want for your square or rectangle.
A quick note on increasing and decreasing: In the first stitch of corner to corner crochet, you're always increasing or decreasing. There's no such thing as a regular, non-increase or non-decrease first stitch. Decreasing is simply the term for not increasing any more and therefore not making your project any wider/taller on that edge.
How To Corner To Crochet Increase
Any corner to corner crochet project will always begin with increase rows. You'll increase by onetile per diagonal row until your desired dimensions are reached and then you'll begin decreasing. It's relevant to note that if you're making a rectangle, like I did in my Nordic super scarf, you might be increasing on one side of the rowand decreasing on the other sideso as to keep the total number of tiles per row the same.
Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial of the c2c increase stitch with more written details below the photos. Watch a video tutorial on how to increase in C2C crochet here.
CORNER TO CORNER CROCHET WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS:
Step 1: Chain 6
Step 2: Double crochet into the fourth chain from the hook
Step 3: Double crochet in the next two chain
Step 4: Chain 6
Step 5: Double crochet in fourth chain from the hook and next two chains
Step 6: Slip stitch into the ch-3 turning chain from the previous row
Step 7: Chain 3
Step 8: Double crochet 3 in ch-3 turning chain
ROW 3 and beyond:
Repeat steps 4-8
How to Corner to Corner Crochet Decrease
The "decrease" term can be slightly confusing because when this stitch is worked, the row doesn't actually look as if it's decreasing. Instead, it looks like a flat edge. In reality, the decrease stitch is eliminating one tile from each row you're crocheting. (See how the top edge and the right side edge are flat as the last section of the square is built below? That's thanks to the decrease stitch.)
You'll work the corner to corner decrease stitch as soon as you've reached the widest/tallest point in your graph.
Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial of the c2c decrease stitch with more written details below. (In this example, my desired graph would only be three tiles wide. So when I reached the third tile, I would begin to decrease so as not to make the project any wider.)Watch a video tutorial of how to decrease in C2C crochet here.
Step 1: Instead of chaining 3 as you usually would, slip stitch in each double crochet
Step 2: Slip stitch into ch-3 turning chain
Step 3: Chain 3
Step 4: Double crochet 3 in ch-3 turning chain of previous row.
How To Change Colors in C2C Crochet
While using one solid color of yarn (or a self-striping cake yarn!) can be a quick and satisfying way to crochet a blanket using the diagonal box stitch, the real fun begins when your design has two or more colors.
I cover all the basics of C2C crochet color changes in this tutorial. You'll learn the simple methods and "rules" for how to change colors in corner to corner crochet, plus when to cut your yarn and--perhaps most importantly--how to keep all your different skeins under control while you work!
How to Read a Corner to Corner Crochet Chart
Corner to corner crochet graphs can be used to create words, characters and graphic designs. You can even translate a photo, illustration or logo into a c2c graph!
Corner to corner graphs are typically worked from the bottom right corner to the top left corner as illustrated in the diagram below. (I didn't know this at first though and worked my entire first c2c project "backwards"--ha! It really doesn't matter though. If you're following a graph, the image will turn out the same either way.)
The increase stitch is worked at the beginning of each row until the longest row in the graph pattern is completed, at which point the decrease stitch is used to start each row. It's important to note that when working a rectangle graph, there will be a point at which you are increasing at the beginning of every other row and decreasing at the beginning of each of the other rows. This will keep the total number of tiles per row the same. I talk about this a bit more in the How to Corner to Corner Crochet video tutorial.
Some corner to corner crochet projects include written instructions that tell you how many tiles of each color to work in a given row. (They would look something like Row 17: 4B, 17C, 9D, with each letter representing a different color of yarn.) Written c2c instructions are really helpful because the prevent you from needing to do a lot of counting on the graph.
I tend to be sort of a "map reader" crocheter though so I really like to look at charts and graphs.When working a corner to corner chart, I like to use a ruler and pencil to draw lines diagonally through each row. Then I highlight each row after I complete it so that I easily know where I'm at in the graph.
When in doubt, count your tiles! It's a real bummer to get further along in the project and realize you made an error with one tile a ways back. (Trust me, I did this last night. So. much. frogging.)
How to Design Your Own C2C Crochet Graphs
If you're anything like me, you'll get hooked on corner to corner crochet and then almost immediatly want to begin designing your own graphs. C2C crochet is such a great way to create unique designs and personalized gifts and I walk you through every step of creating your own C2C pattern here.
What Yarn is Best for C2C Crochet?
You can really use any yarn you'd like to c2c crochet. I have used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for a lot of my graphgan style projects because the color selection is so fantastic and the worsted weight works well for c2c designs. When I'm"illustrating" with yarn, I like to have as many colors in my toolbox as possible and Vanna's Choice offers over 70 options! Another great worsted weight option with a lot of colors is Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium and Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling.
You can use any weight yarn to corner to corner crochet though. For example, the cover project from my book, Corner to Corner Crochet: 15 Contemporary Projects, uses Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick to create a chunky statement piece.
Free Corner to Corner Crochet Patterns
My mom and I have both been whipping up C2C crochet graphgans for a while now, so we've got quite the assortment of free patterns to get you started. The Be a Deer Throw is a perfect starter project. (If you work the deer silhouette in one color, you'll only have two balls of yarn attached at a time.)
If you'd like to try crocheting a C2C garment, the Free Range Cardigan is a surprisingly easy experiment in making your corner to corner stitches form something three dimensional.
And for a super fun, playful C2C crochet blanket, check out the Alpaca Love Graphgan. You can always find all our free corner to corner blanket patterns here.
I hope this post has answered some of your questions about how to corner to corner crochet!
- You can find all our free corner to corner patterns here.
- My book, Corner to Corner Crochet: 15 Contemporary C2C Projects, is an in-depth resource for every single thing you need to know to dive into corner to corner or expand your skills.
- Sarah from RepeatCrafterMe.com has a ton of cute free C2C crochet patterns. If you're unfamiliar with c2c crochet, Repeat Crafter Me should be your first stop because Sarah has a site full of corner to corner inspiration.
- This video by the Crochet Crowd is great for beginners who want to see the stitch in action. Mikey has a very clear way of explaining how c2c works.
- ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof has compiled all of her corner to corner crochet resources into one helpful list. She has some great tips!
If you love learning new crochet techniques as much as I do, you might also enjoy these tutorials:
How to Crochet Corner to Corner - YouTube
Occasionally, a C2C crochet pattern will be worked up with half double crochets too. These are both basic stitches that are easy to learn and fast to work up.
How to crochet C2C - YouTube
Start at one of the corners, and single crochet to the end of your work. Add three single crochet stitches in the same hole on the corner of your work. These stitches allow you to turn the corner and leave it square. Continue to the next side with single crochet stitches all the way down.
So when you crochet the Wattle stitch from corner to corner, you just increase from one corner and when you are ready, you start to decrease the stitches until reaching the other corner.
Your first row is usually the right side, so use that as a guide. Or you could use the odd numbered rows to identify the right side of your work. So, the formula is simple. When using the Double Crochet stitch, to increase you chain 6.
The C2C moss stitch is also one of the most popular variations. You will also see the waffle stitch, single, half double, and double crochet, the alpine stitch, and the diagonal box stitch. Another variation is the mini C2C stitch.
It takes over 20 hours on average to crochet a blanket. Casual crocheters can finish an average blanket in a month or two, but time frames change depending on how intricate the pattern is and how thick the yarn is, ranging from a week to a year.
You Don't Have to Be Square!
Crochet your corner-to-corner square until one straight side is the same length that you want the shorter side of your rectangle to be. Continue crocheting, but alternate increases and decreases each row, always increasing in the same direction and decreasing in the same direction.
How to crochet the corner to corner 'C2C' blanket | Bella Coco - YouTube
How to Decrease in Corner to Corner Crochet - Right Handed - YouTube
Crochet blankets can come out slanted, crooked, or warped for a number of reasons. You may have accidentally missed making or added extra stitches into the beginning or the end of a row. Your tension could have changed due to your position, a change in the hook you were using, or a change in yarn color.
It's quick and easy to learn and very relaxing to work and it's perfect for all yarn types from thread cotton, to aran and chunky yarns, mass produced or independently spun and dyed.
Is corner-to-corner crochet a yarn-eater? – Not really. It's made of double crochets that are worked diagonally, so you'll use about the same amount of yarn as a similar-sized dc project.
C2c in sc - YouTube
How to Get Rid of Holes in c2c - YouTube
Corner to corner crochet (c2c) is a technique that works just as it sounds--you crochet little "tiles" at a diagonal, increasing each row by one tile until your project is tall and wide enough, at which point you start decreasing each row.. A quick note on increasing and decreasing: In the first stitch of corner to corner crochet, you're always increasing or decreasing.. CORNER TO CORNER CROCHET WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS: ROW 1: Step 1: Chain 6 Step 2: Double crochet into the fourth chain from the hook Step 3: Double crochet in the next two chain. ROW 2: Step 4: Chain 6 Step 5: Double crochet in fourth chain from the hook and next two chains Step 6: Slip stitch into the ch-3 turning chain from the previous row Step 7: Chain 3 Step 8: Double crochet 3 in ch-3 turning chain. Step 1: Instead of chaining 3 as you usually would, slip stitch in each double crochet Step 2: Slip stitch into ch-3 turning chain Step 3: Chain 3 Step 4: Double crochet 3 in ch-3 turning chain of previous row.. Some corner to corner crochet projects include written instructions that tell you how many tiles of each color to work in a given row.
Corner-to-corner – abbreviated as C2C – is a type of crochet technique that is a block made up of three chains and three double crochets that work up in diagonal rows.. Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st. YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st so there are 3 loops on the hook YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops so there are 2 loops on the hook YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.. A simple crochet stitch that often forms the foundation of what crochet stitches are worked into during projects.. The pattern tutorial below will show you how to corner-to-corner crochet with the double crochet stitch.. Step 4: Skip the next three double crochets from row 1 and slip stitch into the chain 3 space from the first row.. Step 1: When the pattern states to start a decrease (or decrease row) slip stitch across the three double crochet stitches that were just worked.. Step 2: Next, work 3 chain stitches, make three double crochet stitches in the chain space.. Turn the work and slip stitch along the three double crochet stitches to start the next row.
You will increase. the number of blocks with each row (Row 2 has 2 blocks, Row 3 has 3 blocks, etc.). Then you will continue working back and forth in diagonal rows decreasing the number of. blocks each row until you reach the top left corner of the chart.. Increase Row 2: Ch 6, , DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch (1 block. made), sk the next 3 DC, sl st. into the top of the ch-3 Tch, ch 3, 3 DC into the same space (2nd block made).. Increase Row 3: Ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch (1 block. made), *sk next 3 DC, sl st into. the top of the ch-3 Tch, ch 3, 3 DC into the same space (2nd block made), rep from *.. Decrease Row 1: Ch 1, sl st in next 3 DC, sl st into ch-3 Tch, ch 3, 3 DC into. the ch-3 Tch of prev row,. continue creating blocks across the row, ending with a sl st in last ch-3 Tch.. Continue reading the chart back and forth in diagonal rows, creating blocks of color as designated on the. chart.. Work increases until you reach the widest part of the chart (Row 48, 48 blocks), then continue. reading the chart back and forth diagonally working decrease rows until you are back to 1 color block in Row. 95.. To change colors in a C2C colorwork chart, work to the final double crochet of the block in the old color.. Attach the new color by pulling the new color through on the sl st to the ch-3 Tch, ch 3 in the new color. and complete the rest of the double crochet for that block in the new color.. Mark the row: Print the color chart, and mark the row you are on with. highlighter or red pen (it can take a lot of practice reading charts diagonally).
CROCHET PATTERNSCROCHET TECHNIQUESLEARN HOW TO CROCHETSTITCH TUTORIALSTutorials Have you been wanting to learn how to do corner to corner crochet, but don’t know where to begin?. I’ll walk you through everything from how to make a corner to corner crochet square, how to do increase and decreases in c2c crochet, and how to do multiple rows.. Before we begin learning how to do corner to corner crochet, let’s start with the basic question: what is corner to corner crochet?. Corner to corner, or C2C as it is abbreviated, is a crochet technique where you create squares made from the double or half double crochet stitch.. C2C = Corner to Corner Crochet Ch = chain Dc = double crochet Hdc = half double crochet Sl st = slip stitch St = stitch. Each C2C square is always made up of 3 stitches, whether it’s using double crochet or half double crochet depending on your pattern.. Most patterns will tell you what the gauge should be, which in corner to corner crochet involves making a swatch that is a certain number of squares wide and tall.. If you are having trouble with large gaps between each square, try either starting the square with 2 chains instead of 3, and crocheting into the post of the first double crochet of the square in the previous row instead of the chain 3 space.. I hope this tutorial helped you learn how to do corner to corner crochet, and that you enjoy this whole new world of crochet that is open to you!
C2C crochet is a crochet technique that is worked in 'blocks' or 'pixels' on the diagonal axis of a project.. However you often find that the base of the project is either a rectangle or a square, so being able to create such a shape is important for a good start of your project.. First row Ch6 to start ( photo 1 ).. Second Row Ch6 to start ( photo 4 ).. Ch3 (this forms the first ch3 of your next block, photo 8 ), and make 3dc in the ch3-space of the block below, the same block as where you just made your ss ( photo 9 ).. Third row Ch6 ( photo 10 ).. Ch3, and work 3 dc in the ch-3 space of that same block ( photos 14-15 ).. Ch3, and work 3 dc in the ch-3 space of the next block ( photos 17-18 ).. To create a smooth colour transition I recommend changing in the last stitch before you need to create a block in another colour.. You’ve now finished the dc in the old colour, and have a loop of the new colour on your hook.. Changing back to the original colour is done in the same way, by simply picking up the strand of the original colour right before you finish the third dc of a block ( photos 6-9 ).. Ch3 to start your new block, and work 3dc in the ch-3 space of the block below ( photos 5-6 ).. If you actually want to decrease because you're working towards the smaller section of your C2C project, stop crocheting your row when you’ve made a ss in the last block of the previous row ( photo 7 ).. Ch1, turn your work and work 4 ss in the top of the three dc’s and ch3 of your last block ( photo 8 ).. Once you've mastered the C2C technique, it's very easy to work these patterns from a graph.
Turning chains are very important in C2C crochet as well will be slip stitching to the turning chains and working Double Crochet around the turning chains.. Step 8 – Row 2 Cont’d: Work 3 Double Crochet around the same turning chain that you slip stitched to.. Step 13 – Row 3 Cont’d: Work 3 Double Crochet around the same turning chain that you slip stitched to.. Step 15 – Row 3 Cont’d: Work 3 Double Crochet around the same turning chain that you slip stitched to.. (Slip Stitch to the turning chain of the previous row, Chain 3, Work 3 Double Crochet around the turning chain you Slip Stitched to.). Step 4: Row 5 Cont’d: Work 3 Double crochet around the turning chain of the previous row.. Step 9: Row 6 Cont’d : Work 3 Double crochet around the turning chain of the previous row.. Slip stitch to the next turning chain, Chain3, work 3 Double Crochet around the same turning chain that you slip stitched to.. Step 12: Row 7 Cont’d : Work 3 Double crochet around the turning chain of the previous row.. Work 3 Dc around the turning Ch of the previous row, *Slst to the next turning Ch, Work 3 Dc around the turning Ch of the previous row,* repeat from *to* until you are flush with the top of the previous row.. Step 4: Row 5 Cont’d: Work 3 Double crochet around the turning chain of the previous row.. (Slip stitch to the next turning chain, Chain3, work 3 Double Crochet around the same turning chain that you slip stitched to.. Step 7: Row 6 Cont’d: Work 3 Double crochet around the turning chain of the previous row.. (Slip stitch to the next turning chain, Chain3, work 3 Double Crochet around the same turning chain that you slip stitched to.
This easy tutorial teaches you how to crochet C2C (Corner to Corner) in Half Double Crochet (hdc) with many photos and a video tutorial.. Now, that the Alphabet and Numbers C2C Blanket is available as a free pattern, I knew that I needed to publish a tutorial on how to crochet C2C in half double crochet.. Corner to corner is made from one corner to another corner and is crocheted in diagonal rows one pixel at a time.. First, make a chain of 5 (2 of which are for the turning chain/chain space) and then crochet 1 HDC in each of the 3 rd , 4th, and 5th chain from the hook which resembles your first tile.. Then flip your first tile over such that we can attach the 2 nd tile with the 1 st tile.. Using a slip stitch where the chain 3 space of the 1 st tile is.. Next, crochet 3 half double crochet stitches in the same chain-3 space where you slip stitched into.. Now you will crochet 1 HDC in each of the 3 rd , 4th, and 5th chain from the hook and then flip your work of the first 3 tiles over such that you slip stitch into the chain-2 space of the 3 rd tile.. Again crochet 3 HDC stitches into the same chain-3 space you just slip stitched into.. You need to crochet 1 more tile for this row.. So, slip stitch into the next tile over and then chain 2 and crochet 3 more HDC’s into the same space.. Let’s crochet the last tile for this example which means you need to chain 2 to start it.. Crochet. 3 HDC’s in the same chain-2 space you just slip stitched into.. I hope you love this tutorial on how to crochet corner to corner in half double crochet as much as I do.
Learn how to corner-to-corner crochet a square with this photo and video tutorial.. It covers how to read a c2c chart, increase, and decrease.. Corner-to-corner crochet (c2c) is a technique that’s worked diagonally with little tiles of double crochets.. Next, I’ve got a step-by-step tutorial to teach you how to get started, increase, decrease, and finish off.. Are there any corner-to-corner crochet pattern books?. ch-3 people will ch 6 to start the increase blocks.. Each diagonal row of corner-to-corner crochet is created using little squares made of four double crochet stitches.. To corner-to-corner crochet a square, you’ll increase until you reach a corner, then decrease to finish off.. There’s only one square in this first row.. You’ll increase by 1 for row #2, and again for row #3.. That means that row #4 has only two squares and row #5 has only 1 square (just like row #1).. Note: If you wanted to create a larger square, you could continue this pattern until you reach the desired size.. For example, if you wanted to crochet a fourth row with four tiles, you’d start with your increase tile (ch 2, dc into third ch from the hook, 3 dc into the ch sp), then repeat *sl st into top of tch from previous row, [ch 2, 3 dc into ch sp]* three times, until you’ve finished the row. With decrease rows, we’ll slip stitch across the last block to start further into our project.. sl st in next 4 dc (from the last block of ROW 3).
Kathryn Vercillo. There are several terrific tutorials online for learning corner to corner crochet.. Here are some of the best options:. This is a step-by-step photo tutorial for c2c crochet (which, by the way, is also sometimes called diagonal box crochet).. This guide takes you through all of the basic steps so that you can get the hang of this technique, with photos included for each step.. C2C Basic Stitch Tutoria l .This free crochet tutorial from Craftsy also shares the basics of C2C with photos and written instructions.. We all learn in different ways so it can be helpful to look at different sets of basic instructions when learning a new technique like this.. Step-by-step Photo Tutorial for Corner to Corner Crochet .. Lauri Bolland explains that she learned this stitch decades ago, known more commonly at the time as the diagonal box stitch, and she found it difficult to understand how to complete it without photos so she created her own photo tutorial to show others the way to work this pattern.. Make and Do Crew has another great photo-rich written guide to corner-to-corner crochet.. This guide also links specifically to instructions for color changes within this technique.. How to Crochet a Corner to Corner Afghan .. If you are the kind of person who learns best from watching crochet videos, then this is a good corner-to-corner crochet guide for you.. Another option for a good video tutorial comes from The Purple Poncho who includes C2C color change instructions.. Whether you work best using written instructions, photographs or videos, there is a corner-to-corner crochet stitch tutorial out there for you.. These options should get you well on your way to a solid understanding of this beautifully textured stitch pattern.
Corner to corner crochet (or C2C) has become very popular in the last few years, especially with the growing popularity of graphghans.. In fact, it’s probably one of the best crochet projects for beginners as it gets you acquainted with chain and double crochet stitches, which are foundational when learning to crochet.. So I decided to make a public resource to help put your mind at ease if you’ve never done a corner to corner project before.. stitch tutorials tips for changing colors tips for using bobbins beginner patterns. Keep in mind that this mega list of tricks, tips, and tutorials is the drinking-from-a-fire-hose guide to corner to corner.. For example, when reading a graph some articles may tell you to start working your graph from the bottom left corner.. Some folks choose to use a million bobbins (more on bobbins below) so that the back of their work looks neater while some people carry the yarn more often so that there are less ends to weave in (this girl).. C2C is worked diagonally with row one starting with a single block, row two having two blocks, row three having three, etc.. The mini stitch is worked exactly the same but substitutes a half double crochet.. Below are some video tutorials to help you get the hang of corner to corner work.. Before taking on a big project (especially one with lots of color changes like my CALs) I highly recommend practicing on a couple of small projects first.. After you’ve practiced with the sample patterns above and feel comfortable with the stitch, explore some of these tips and tricks for carrying your yarn more neatly.. If you need 10 blocks of a certain color, you can now confidently measure and cut 10 blocks worth of yarn to add to your bobbin.. Pretty often I’m asked questions about corner to corner crochet because of my nerdy TV CALs .
If you are also 2nd kind of person who loves the diagonal crochet lines, then really need to learn the c2c crocheting in which you have to crochet from corner to corner making beautiful rectangles and squares which can be your blankets, afghans, throws, rugs and other items of this kind!. You are not only to get the guides here but also the fantastic free crochet patterns to crochet with this technique!. corner-to-corner crochet technique is all popular to crochet bigger or small square or just the little rectangles, so this technique is highly useful in crocheting blankets and rugs!. It could not be possible if you don’t how to corner-to-corner crochet!. Check out here another tutorial for c2c crocheting that also comes with the step-by-step visual guide and also with a crocheted blanket sample!. Willing to clone these lovely squares?. Clone this blanket by going with corner-to-corner crochet technique!. This whole blanket or rug pattern has been brought to completion through corner-to-corner stitching and just look super lovely!. If you are on a mission to learn c2c crocheting like a master and are willing to crochet a several different throws and blanket patterns with this technique, then your wait just ends here!
You then turn and come back to work 2 pixels in the opposite direction, turn again and work 3 pixels in the opposite direction again, and so on and so forth.. At a certain point A is large enough and then you start decreasing your diagonal in direction D. If you are making a square A = B, which means you decrease the diagonal in both directions, both direction C and D. Otherwise you keep A constant and increase B till B is the correct size, and finally you decease both A and B by working in directions C and D.. ss – slip stitch s – stitch ch – chain dc – double crochet RS – right side WS – wrong side pixel – ch3 and 3dc worked into a ch3-space. With the WS of pixel 1 facing and the RS of the pixel of Row 2 just worked facing, line up the top of the dc just worked with the top of the dc’s from Row 1 so that the 2 pixels are touching.. Rotate the pixel just worked so that you can ss in the ch3-space at the top of the last block worked from Row 2. ch3, 3dc in same ch3-space as the ss.. ss in ch3-space at the top of the next pixel, ch3, 3dc in the same ch3-space as the ss.. Rotate the pixel just worked so that you can ss in the ch3-space at the top of the last block worked from the previous row.. * Repeat from * to * until you have worked a ss in the ch3-space of the last block of the previous row.. * Repeat from * to * until you have worked a ss in the ch3-space of the last block of the previous row.. Rotate the pixel just worked so that you can ss in the ch3-space at the top of the last block worked from the previous row.. * Repeat from * to * until you have worked a ss in the ch3-space of the last block of the previous row.. Do not work a pixel on top of the last pixel from the previous row.. * Repeat from * to * until you have worked a ss in the ch3-space of the last block of the previous row.. Turn your work without working on top of the last pixel.
We’ll show you the basics of how to corner to corner crochet (alternatively called how to C2C crochet), including increases, decreases, rectangles and colour changes.. Corner to corner crochet (or C2C crochet) is a great technique for creating colourful pieces.. The fabric is made up of squares worked in diagonal rows, starting in one corner and finishing in the opposite corner (hence the name).. We’ll begin our ‘How to C2C crochet’ tutorial with making the first square of your corner to corner crochet pattern.. To work an increase at the start of a row, ch6 (if working trebles).. If there was an adjacent square, you’d slip stitch to it in the same way as Step 3 – if not, this square counts as an increase at the end of the row.. To make another increase row in your C2C crochet fabric, follow the same process for the next diagonal row (Squares 4, 5 and 6 in our example).. To do this, turn and rotate the fabric as usual, repeat Steps 1-3 to increase one square at the start of the row (Square 4), then repeat Steps 4-5 (making sure you slip stitch to the adjacent square) to make a plain square (Square 5), then repeat Steps 4-5 to increase one square at the end of the row (Square 6).. To C2C decrease at the start of a row, work 4 slip stitches up the side of the last square you worked.. The working loop will now be in the bottom-right corner of the next square you want to work (Square 7 in our practice piece).. You could start off with our How to crochet a baby blanket tutorial, which is a simple corner to corner crochet pattern with a cute little star design.. To create our square C2C crochet piece, we worked increases at both ends of the rows (Squares 2-6) and then decreases at both ends of the rows (Squares 7-9).. For example, to make a C2C crochet pattern a rectangle, work increases at both ends of each row until the fabric is the desired size in height or width.
Work 1 dc into the ch you’re pinching, which is the 4th ch from hook.. Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, and 1 dc in each of next 2 ch.. Insert hook into ch sp of left square and join with sl st. Ch 2.. To start the 3rd row, ch 6, work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch.. Finish row by working [2 ch, 3 dc] in ch sp, joining to adjacent square, [2 ch, 3 dc].. Work [ch 2, 3 dc] in ch sp to complete the 2nd square in the row.. Hold tail of new yarn close to ch sp and work dc around the tail to help secure it in place.. Work a total of 3 dc in ch sp to complete the square.. Then work 3 dc in ch sp to complete square in new color.. Work around the pulled down yarn when completing the 3 dc in the ch sp.. Work around the pulled down yarn when joining to next square with sl st. Work around the pulled down yarn when working 3 dc in ch sp.. Work 3 dc into ch sp to complete square.
The mini-C2C stitch or modified C2C stitch is very similar to regular Corner to Croner crochet but it uses half double crochet stitches instead of double crochet.. Each row of the pattern follows one diagonal of a chart; Each row is made of many different blocks , and each block is a sort of pixel; All together, these pixels (our blocks) can create beautiful graphs and pictures.. Ch – Chain Hdc – Half Double Crochet Sl St – Slip Stitch Sp – Space St – Stitch Yo – Yarn Over. In this mini-C2C step-by-step tutorial, we will crochet a square as shown in the chart below.. Row 1.. ( first block ). Row 2.. Flip the first block to bring the ch-1 sp of the first block close to your hook ( photo Row 2, c ), sl st into the ch-1 sp of the first block ( photo Row 2, d, second block ).. Ch 1, hdc 2 in ch-1 sp of first block ( third block ).. Row 3.. Flip the first 3 blocks so that the ch-1 sp of the third block is close to your hook ( photo Row 3, b ), sl st into the ch-1 sp of the third block ( photo Row 3, c ).. If you are following the chart that I added at the beginning of this tutorial, you need to keep increasing your work until you have 6 rows done.. For this second part of the tutorial, I switched to a different yarn color so that it is easier to see the blocks made in this step.. Sl st into each hdc of the last block made, and ch 1 ( photo Row 7, b ).
And it's not just corner to corner blanket patterns that are available, we're seeing designers using C2C crochet in accessory and garment designs too!. We've picked 20 of our favourite corner to corner patterns for you to try, including plenty of free C2C patterns - and if you're new to C2C crochet, check out our full tutorial.. This free corner-to-corner baby blanket crochet pattern features a simple star design, plus some fabulous pompoms on each corner!. With a simple diagonal stripe design and batwing sleeves, it's super-stylish - but is also a great first C2C crochet pattern as it has minimal colour changes and shaping, plus that pattern includes a detailed, illustrated tutorial on the corner to corner crochet technique and colour graph.. This fabulous free corner-to-corner crochet cushion pattern by Lilla Björn Crochet is a design that would suit any home, and you'll love the join-as-you-go technique which means there's only some minimal sewing and joining.. As we mentioned at the start of this post, it's relatively simple to make charts for corner-to-corner patterns, so when you're looking for patterns online it can be quite common to only see an example of the C2C graph and not what it looks like as a finished crocheted product.. We love this fantastic free corner to corner blanket pattern by MakeandDoCrew, and we especially love their idea of using soft bouclé yarn to give the alpaca a lovely fluffiness!. We're taking it back to the 80's with our final corner to corner pattern - this fabulous Let's Jet C2C crochet blanket by MidKnits.