When it comes to making crochet blankets, corner-to-corner crochet has taken over as one of the most popular techniques! This stitch pattern can be used to make any other square or rectangular crochet projects, which is why it’s ideal for blankets.
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Unlike regular crochet, corner to corner crochet begins in the corner.
You’ll start by creating one block of four double crochet stitches in the corner. For the next “row,” you’ll make a block on two adjacent sides of the block, making a triangle.
When you get to the halfway point, reaching the size you want across the edge of the square, you’ll decrease one block at a time until you get back down to one block on the opposite corner. It’s lots of fun and makes for beautiful work!
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Corner-to-corner crochet tutorialWalk through this tutorial for specific instructions for how to make a corner-to-corner crochet square. Once you’ve learned the basic technique, you’ll be able to apply it to square and rectangle projects like blankets, dishcloths and more.
Step 1: Chain & first corner block
Dc in 4th ch from hook, then dc in each of next 2 stitches.
Step 2: Begin the second row
Turn and ch 6.
Dc in 4th ch from hook, then dc in each of next 2 stitches. You’ve just finished your second block!
Step 3: Finish the second row
To create the second block, work into the space between the third and fourth dc stitches on the left side of the first block (assuming that you are working right-handed crochet).
Into that space, sl st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc.
Step 4: Work the next row
Turn and chain 6. Dc in 4th ch from hook, then dc in each of next 2 stitches. (This should look a bit familiar!)
Then, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) once in each of the two blocks from Row 2.
Step 5: Continue growing the square
Keep growing your square by repeating the last step, adding one more block each time. Do this until the row that you’re on is the length you want the finished square to be. You’ll have a triangle that’s the first half of your C2C square.
Step 6: Begin decreasing
When you’ve reached the right length, you can start decreasing each row. From here on out, each row will have one less block than the row before it.
Turn your work as normal to begin your next row, but don’t make a turning chain.
Sl st in each of the 3 dc stitches of the first block on the right. Then work your blocks as normal across the row (repeating the steps above) until you get to the last block.
Do not work a block in the last block on the left side of the work. Instead, simply sl st into that space
Turn your work and repeat until you get down to one block at the corner opposite the beginning of your work. Finish off and weave in your ends.
Crochet your square into a rectangle
Love the texture of the corner to corner crochet stitch but want to create a rectangle instead of a square? No problem. Here are the basics:
- 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. This keep the straight side the same length that it was while increasing the length of the other side.
- When your long side has reached the length that you want it to be, decrease as normal.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2015 and was updated in March 2018.