If you’ve followed me for a while you might have noticed that I’m in love with Corner to Corner (C2C) Patterns. I’ve designed several of them over the years and I love the fact that while they’re simple to make, they look stunning. Plus they appear to be much more difficult to the untrained eye than they actually are. The other added bonus is something I only discovered since having kids. You know those nights when the only way they decide to go to sleep is being snuggled up into your arms but with no way of you actually getting to sleep yourself, and you just need something to keep you going through the night? A simple C2C pattern is the answer, and you can just keep on going without having to check a pattern every 5 minutes (that is if you do a simple version of course!)

While reading my blog you might have noticed that I’m a bi-lingual crocheter, which means that all of my patterns and tutorials are available in both UK/Aus and US terms. The C2C basics are currently only available in US terms (sorry for that!), however I will update this blog post as soon once I’ve got around to write the UK/Aus version.

Learn to Corner to Corner crochet using US crochet terms

Learn to C2C crochet using UK/Aus crochet terms (coming soon :))

US crochet terms

How to Increase Using the Double Crochet C2C Stitch (US terms)

Row 1:

Ch6
Step 1: Dc into the fourth ch from the hook
Step 2: Dc into the next 2 ch, turn

Row 2:

Step 3: Ch6
Step 4: Dc into the fourth ch from the hook and into the next 2 ch
Step 5:Skip the next 3 dc, then sl st into the space created by ch-3 at the end of the block from the previous row
Step 6: ch3
Step 7: 3 dc into the same space, turn

Row 3 and beyond

Repeat Step 3-7 at the beginning of each row. As the rows increase in number of tiles repeat Step 6-7 in each remaining block within the row.

How to Decrease Using the Double Crochet C2C Stitch (US terms)

Row 1:

Step 1: Ch1, sl st in the next 3 dc
Step 2: sl into the ch3 turning ch
Step 3: ch 3, 3 dc into the same space
Step 4: repeat Step 2 and Step 3 till end of row.
Repeat Step 1-4 at the beginning of each row until only 1 block remains.

How to Increase Using the Half Double Crochet C2C Stitch (US terms)

Row 1:

Ch5
Step 1: Hdc into the third ch from the hook
Step 2: Hdc into the next 2 ch, turn

Row 2:

Step 3: Ch5
Step 4: Hdc into the third ch from the hook and into the next 2 ch
Step 5: Skip the next 3 hdc, then sl st into the space created by ch-2 at the end of the block from the previous row
Step 6: ch2
Step 7: 3 hdc into the same space, turn

Row 3 and beyond

Repeat Step 3-7 at the beginning of each row. As the rows increase in number of tiles repeat Step 6-7 in each remaining block within the row.

How to Decrease Using the Half Double Crochet C2C Stitch (US terms)

Row 1:

Step 1: Ch1, sl st in the next 3 hdc
Step 2: sl into the ch2 turning ch
Step 3: ch 2, 3 hdc into the same space
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Step 4: repeat Step 2 and Step 3 till end of row.
Repeat Step 1-4 at the beginning of each row until only 1 block remains.

Now that you’ve mastered all the basics of Corner to Corner, why not get started on one of my C2C designs:

Walk in the Woodlands Blanket
Ellen the Elephant Blanket
Alice Blanket
Mia Handwarmers

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    I’m San and I’m the voice behind Loopsan. I’m a scientist by day (oh-no nerd alarm ;-)) but at night I turn into a crafter with heart. I love to crochet, bake, travel, keep memories in photographs and love everything DIY.

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