Week 4 of The 50 Stitches CAL – Corner To Corner

The corner to corner (C2C) is a quick to stitch to make up, and is popular for making large blankets.

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

You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

UK translation

Double crochet = treble crochet

The pattern

For this square you will need a 4mm hook

Row 1. Chain 6.

Dc in 4th chain from your hook. 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.

Rows 4-10 

Repeat row 3

Turn

Row 11

This is where we start 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. Slip stitch into 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.

You should have 10 blocks on each side of your square

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

The border

3 sc in each block on each side. Add an extra sc for the corners.

You should have 32 sc on each side, 124 sc in total

Now add your interlocking border.

Interlocking border

If you are joining as you go, we need to add the interlocking border and weave it into the border of the previous square so they are joined together. Use a 4mm hook for this part of the border on all squares.

Start the border in the extra corner stitch on the bottom left hand side with a standing single crochet, and single crochet in the next corner stitch.

*Chain 4, skip the next 3 stitches, single crochet in the next two stitches* repeat this pattern across the bottom edge until you reach the next corner (you should have 6 loops). Make a single crochet in all 3 corner stitches. Carry on the pattern above. Do this for 3 sides.

When you get to the top left corner, single crochet in the 3 corner stitches then chain 4. Pull up a loop, then insert your hook into the top right loop of the previous square. Hook the loop from your chain 4 and pull it up through the seed stitch loop. Pull your loop tight, skip 3 and single crochet in the next 2 stitches of the bobble stitch square.

You should have joined the first 2 loops together. Repeat this for all 6 loops until you get back to the bottom left hand corner. Single crochet in the corner stitch, and join into the standing stitch.

You can now tie off and weave in your ends.

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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