The corner to corner (C2C) stitch is a quick to stitch to make up, and is popular for making large blankets. It’s proper name is the Diagonal Box Stitch, but it’s so often feared to as C2C that few remember this popular crochet stitch’ real name anymore

The Corner to Corner stitch featured in week 4 of the 50 Stitches crochet along

Each set of stitches creates a block which is square, so perfect for making graphed out designs – graphgans

The c2c is made in diagonal rows, so you start by making a corner, and increase the number of blocks in each row until you have the length and width you need, then you start decreasing again until you finish with the last corner block.

This stitch is made in multiples of 3, and a 6 chain foundation

UK translation

Double crochet = treble crochet

The Pattern

Row 1. Chain 6.

Dc in 4th chain from your hook, then dc in next 2 chains.

Turn

Row 2. Chain 6, Dc in 4th chain from your hook. Dc in next 2 chains. Slip stitch into the turning chain of the previous row. Chain 3, in the same turning chain make 3 dc.

The turning chain of each block acts as a foundation chain for a block in the next row.

Turn

Row 3. Chain 6, Dc in 4th chain from your hook. Dc in next 2 chains. *Slip stitch into the turning chain of the last block in previous row. Chain 3, in the same turning chain make 3 dc* repeat in the side of all squares from the previous row.

Repeat row 3 until you reach the width you need

Turn

The Decrease

To decrease your rows, slip stitch in the top of each of the dc of the last block of the previous row. Slip stitch into the turning chain then carry on the pattern as before

Slip stitch in the top of all 3 dc in the first square of the last row then slip stitch into the turning chain of the 2nd Square. *Chain 3 in the same turning chain make 3 dc* repeat in the side of all squares from the previous row except the last one. 

Turn

Repeat row 11 until you only have 1 block left.

If you want to change colour during your square, just attach your new colour during the last dc of any block, then just carry on as per the pattern.

To change colour, add the new colour in the last 2 loops of the last dc of the block

Tie off

You can find more guides to other crochet stitches in the Stitch Vault here

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