Corner to corner (C2C) is a technique worked somewhat differently than standard crochet; but when it comes to making crochet blankets, corner by corner is fast becoming the favorite and really, how not to love? Work in a solid color, it makes a deeply textured fabric. But work in various colors, and the sky is the limit. Seriously, you can work on any grid-based color chart with corner-to-corner technique.
This colorful baby blanket uses a popular crochet technique called crochet from corner to corner, or C2C crochet. As the name implies, the crochet from corner to corner is worked diagonally, increasing from one corner to the desired size and then tapering to the opposite corner. For this project was used the crochet diagonal stitch, a C2C stitch that creates a beautifully textured design.
Crochet Corner (c2c) is a technique that works just the way it looks – you make small “squares” of crochet diagonally, increasing each row in a block until your design is tall and wide enough to begin to decrease each line.
This corner pattern is infinitely adaptable. Make the release as written or as cores and size for your needs; As for example a ball makes a 24 inch square baby blanket that is perfect for a newborn or to use as a car seat blanket. But you’re not limited to that size. The pattern can be followed as written to make any size you need. Just increase your footage and keep increasing to any size you want!
Crochet from corner to corner (often called C2C crochet) is a fantastic technique to add to your home. With C2C crochet, you start at the corner of a crochet design, usually a crochet blanket or an Afghan square, and work toward the other corner, producing a finished design that looks like a textured and layered version. It’s a unique technique with an original look, but it relies on basic crochet skills, which makes it surprisingly easy to learn.
You will need :
1 DK ball or light weight hairstyle, approx. 590 m / 540 m
Crochet hook H-8/5 mm
wire needle and scissors for finishing
Resources and tutorials that may be useful to follow this pattern: Crochet Abreviations, U.S. to Crochet Chart UK conversion.
The final size is 24 inches x 24 inches, but the standard can be followed to make any desired size. If you are limited to a certain length of yarn, a useful trick is to weigh the yarn before you start and then work the yarns until your yarn weights more than half the initial weight (it is better to err on the side of just over half than below). Then start working on the decreasing rows.
This Corner Baby Blanket Corner is crafted with small boxes of double crochet stitches; each box is made up of 4 double crochets (one swivel chain + 3 bps). The lines are counted diagonally with a box for Line 1, 2 boxes for Line 2, 3 boxes for Line 3 and so on, as you increase and decrease by 1 box for each line that decreases.
Line 1: Ch 6, work 1 dc on the 4th chain of the hook and each of the next 2 chains, turn your work – 1 box.
Line 2: Ch 6, work 1 dc on the 4th chain of the hook and on each of the next 2 chains, slide the point between the 3rd dc and rotate the chain of the previous race block, 3, work 3 dc in the same space, rotate – 2 boxes
Line 3: Ch 6, work 1 dc in the 4th chain of the hook and in each of the next 2 chains, Slst between 3c and the current of rotation of the previous block, ch 3, work 3 sc in the same space, put between the 3rd dc and spinning chain of the next block, ch 3, work 3 sc in the same space, rotate – 3 boxes.
Lines 4: Ch 6, work 1 dc on the 4th chain of the hook and on each of the next 2 chains, Slst between 3rd pb and the current of rotation of the previous block, ch 3, work 3 sc in the same space, * P by rotating ch and 1st dc of the next block, ch 3, works 3 dc in the same space, rep of * in the line, back – 4 boxes.
Lines 5 to 31: Repeat Line 4 to the desired size or to Line 31 – each line increases by 1 box ending in 31 boxes for Line 31.
START OF DECREASE
Line 32: pbx in each of the 3 bp and in the space between the 3rd bp and the spinning current of the previous block, 3 bp, work 3 bp in the same space, pbx between turning and 1 st of next block, 3, work 3 pb in the same space, rep from * on the line until 1 block remains, slot between pb and 1st pb of last block, rotate – 30 boxes.
Lines 33 to 61: Repeat line 32 – each line decreases by 1 box until only 1 box remains.
Hold on, weave at the ends.