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How to Crochet a C2C Granny Square

Updated July 20, 2023
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Discover the magic of corner-to-corner crochet with this captivating C2C granny square – a stunningly intricate piece that showcases the beauty of C2C in a square so you can let your crochet imagination run wild. Granny Squares are a great foundation for any project, whether it be for a blanket, cardigan or shawl and a lovely way for beginners to get to grips with the corner to corner method. If you’re unfamiliar with the crochet to crochet method, click here to check out the blog for the basics.

Corner to corner granny square on a marble background with a plant
C2C Granny Square

what will I learn?

In this blog, I will take you through how to crochet a Corner to Corner granny square step by step with both written instructions and video tutorial for both left handers and right handers. I’ve provided information below on the tools and materials you’ll need to get started and any pattern notes and terms you’ll need to know before getting your hook into this gorgeous project.

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materials & tools

pattern notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • Video tutorials available in right and left handed versions
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terms & abbreviations

Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.

Stitch(es) (st/s)

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c2c granny square pattern

A grey C2C granny square sits on a white background.
C2C Granny Square

increase rows:

  • Chain 4 and join in 1st st with a ss.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a st here and throughout), 4 tr in centre circle. Turn
  • Row 2: Ch 3, work 3 trs in sp between the 1st and 2nd st. Work 4 tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn
  • Row 3: Ch 3, work 3 trs in sp between the 1st and 2nd st. Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs. Work 4 tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
  • Row 4: Ch 3, work 3 trs in sp between the 1st and 2nd st. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Work 4 tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
  • Row 5-7: repeat row 4

If you wish to make your square bigger, simply repeat row 4 until it is the width you desire.

decrease rows:

  • Row 8: Ch 3. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
  • Row 9: Ch 3. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Tr in last tr sp of previous row. Turn.
  • Row 10-12: Repeat row 9

If your square is larger, repeat row 9 until you have 2 tr clusters remaining.

  • Row 13: Ch 3, Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs. Tr in last tr sp of previous row. Turn.
  • Row 14: Ch 3, ss into last tr sp of previous row.
  • Finally, tie off.

video tutorial

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Looking for some more Granny Square projects now you’ve mastered the corner to corner? Here’s some more inspiration for you…

The Farmhouse granny square, sometimes known as the Wisteria granny square, was featured in the Pocket Book of Crochet Squares available with Crochet Now Magazine Issue 91. Below, it is available as a video tutorial.

Farmhouse Granny Square

If you’re looking for a project to work on gradually whilst learning new crochet stitches then the Patchwork Blanket might be the project you’re looking for. Crochet 30 stitches and construct this beautiful Patchwork Blanket following my 65 page Ebook. Click below to find out more or alternatively click the image below.

Patchwork Blanket
 
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A corner to corner granny square on a plain background made with oatmeal coloured yarn.

Corner to Corner Granny Square

Discover the magic of corner-to-corner crochet with this captivating C2C granny square – a stunningly intricate piece that showcases the beauty of C2C in a square so you can let your crochet imagination run wild.

Materials

  • Here's the yarn I used in the video tutorial, but feel free to mix it up to get different textures!
  • Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in 2 colours (Colour A, Colour B)

Tools

  • Hook: 5mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Chain 4 and join in 1st st with a ss.
    2. Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a st here and throughout), 4 tr in centre circle. Turn
    3. Row 2: Ch 3, work 3 trs in sp between the 1st and 2nd st. Work 4 tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn
    4. Row 3: Ch 3, work 3 trs in sp between the 1st and 2nd st. Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs. Work 4 tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
    5. Row 4: Ch 3, work 3 trs in sp between the 1st and 2nd st. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Work 4 tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
    6. Row 5-7: repeat row 4
      If you wish to make your square bigger, simply repeat row 4 until it is the width you desire.
    7. Row 8: Ch 3. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
    8. Row 9: Ch 3. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Tr in last tr sp of previous row. Turn.
    9. Row 10-12: Repeat row 9

    10. Row 8: Ch 3. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Tr in the sp between the 2nd to last and last st. Turn.
    11. Row 9: Ch 3. *Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs; repeat from * to last sp. Tr in last tr sp of previous row. Turn.
    12. Row 10-12: Repeat row 9
    13. If your square is larger, repeat row 9 until you have 2 tr clusters remaining.
    14. Row 13: Ch 3, Skip 3 sts, work 3 tr in sp between the clusters of trs. Tr in last tr sp of previous row. Turn.
    15. Row 14: Ch 3, ss into last tr sp of previous row.
    16. Finally, tie off.

Notes

This pattern is written in UK terms.

 
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4 Comments

  • Katie
    August 25, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Hi! I used the YouTube video this week to become addicted to this style dquare! Thank-you! I was wondering if you have a post or suggestion on putting squares together to make them into a blanket?

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    • Katie
      August 25, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      Just saw the next post has blankets that explain joining. Do you have any videos on that? It looked like you were just saying to slip stich but im such a visual person! Sorry if I’m just missing it.

      Reply
      • BellaCocoTeam
        August 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm

        Hi Katie I have a few different tutorials on how to join granny squares, pop over to my youtube channel and you will find them all on their 🙂

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 27, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      I have several tutorials on how to join granny squares if you pop over to my youtube channel Bella Coco Crochet you will find all the different ones on their 🙂

      Reply

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