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Learn how to Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C)

Updated July 17, 2023
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Of all the crochet stitches, as a beginner the corner to corner (c2c) can look the most daunting, but it’s really not as hard as it looks. Corner to Corner or C2C is a crochet technique that is stitched diagonally from one corner that by the end looks like a textured granny square. It’s great for blankets, shawls, scarfs and even homeware, however if you’re a beginner you may want to start with a swatch that can be used as a washcloth.

crochet swatch of the corner to corner stitch in a pale green yarn lay flat on a white marble backdrop with foliage in the top right corner of the image.
Crochet Corner to Corner

what will I learn?

In this blog you will learn all about Corner to Corner stitch and how it can be used to make easy blankets, shawls, scarves and more. I’ll take you through the materials and tools needed along with any patterns note and then the tutorial itself, both written and in video format taking you through step by step how to achieve the Corner to Corner stitch.

materials and tools

Here are the materials and tools I used in the video tutorial, but feel free to experiment with different yarns and their corresponding hook sizes, you will find the hook size needed on the band of the yarn.

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Crochet Patchwork Blanket
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terms & abbreviations

Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

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.

pattern notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Corner to Corner stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
  • Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
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Here’s @littlegemscraftshop trying out the stitch after putting it off for fear she wouldn’t be able to do it! How great does this look?

A yellow swatch of Corner to Corner crochet on a white background.
Swatch of the Corner to Corner Stitch

corner to corner Stitch (C2C) pattern

Foundation Chain:

Increase

Row 1 – Ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch.

Row 2 – Turn work and ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. Sl st into top of 1st square to join (underneath ch3 space), ch3, make 3 tr in same space.

Row 3 – Turn work and ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. *Sl st into top of next sq, ch3, make 3tr in same space*, repeat from * until end.

A swatch of corner to corner crochet in yellow yarn on a white background.
Corner to Corner (c2c) Stitch

Repeat row 3 until piece reaches desired size.

Decrease

To decrease, turn work and sl st in sp between next 3 st. *Ch3, make 3tr in same space, join with a sl st to next square*, repeat from * until second to last square. Join with a sl st to last square, turn work and sl st along next 3 sp.

Repeat until end.

A swatch of corner to corner crochet on a white background made into a square.
Corner to Corner Stitch

c2c video tutorials

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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Loving the corner to corner technique? Check out the blogs below for more patterns…

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

The Corner to Corner granny square is a great beginner make, ideal for a wash cloth or the start of a beautiful blanket.

The Bunny Wall Hanging is a fab piece of home decor using the Corner to Corner method. There’s also 2 bonus patterns to make a matching cushion cover and baby blanket!

A bunny wall hanging using the corner to corner crochet method on a white wall with plants and a chair surrounding it.
A navy blanket with rainbow stripes using the corner to corner method.

The C2C Bobble Blanket is a pattern by the lovely Hayley from Hello Moon Crochet. The rows of bobble stitches and pom poms add a fun pop of colour to this rectangular c2c blanket.

yarn over podcast

Have you discovered our Yarn Over Podcast yet? Jess from Make and Do Crew was the guest of a fantastic episode talking about all things Corner to Corner. Jess loves the flexibility of working with shapes whether that’s in garment form or a 2D design. She speaks passionately about taking an object and studying it to transform it into a 2D design that is then crocheted using the C2C method. You can listen to the podcast here or learn more about Jess here.

Crochet & Geometry – Yarn Over Podcast
 
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A yellow swatch of Corner to Corner crochet on a white background.

Corner to Corner Crochet Pattern

Of all the crochet stitches as a beginner the corner to corner (c2c) can look the most daunting but it’s really not as hard as it looks. It’s great for blankets, shawls, scarfs and even cowls.

Materials

  • Here's the yarn I used in the video tutorial, but feel free to experiment with different yarns and their corresponding hook sizes, you will find the hook size needed on the band of the yarn.
  • Yarn: Paintbox Chunky Pots

Tools

  • Hook: 6mm
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Instructions

    1. Foundation Chain:

      Increase

      Row 1 – Ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch.
    2. Row 2 – Turn work and ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. Sl st into top of 1st square to join (underneath ch3 space), ch3, make 3 tr in same space.
    3. Row 3 – Turn work and ch6, tr in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. *Sl st into top of next sq, ch3, make 3tr in same space*, repeat from * until end.
    4. Repeat row 3 until piece reaches desired size.
    5. Decrease

      To decrease, turn work and sl st in sp between next 3 st. *Ch3, make 3tr in same space, join with a sl st to next square*, repeat from * until second to last square. Join with a sl st to last square, turn work and sl st along next 3 sp.
    6. Repeat until end.

Notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Corner to Corner stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
  • Video tutorial can be found on the blog or my YouTube channel.


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8 Comments

  • Jane
    March 29, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Greetings from Vancouver Island,
    Tonight, at last, I’m learning C2C using your video tutorial for left hand and I am so grateful.
    I’ve tried on my own and with other videos but tonight I’ve followed you with success.

    I’m hoping to make a baby blanket using this stitch once the yarn I’ve ordered arrives.
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 29, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      You are very welcome and well done 🙂

      Reply
  • Pattricia
    October 1, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Thanks so very much from Wisconsin thanks so very much for your left handed video and directions . Very good your a good teacher. No-one can ever tell how a left handed person rd!ads charts etc or do a design do you have anything like this thanks so !uch

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 7, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      You are very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Phyl Wishart
    August 5, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Hi
    I’m writing from Western Australia, Australia and I was just wondering if you put borders on your c2c blankets

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 23, 2023 at 1:53 pm

      Hi Phyl I think this is personal preference 🙂

      Reply
  • missey
    October 31, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    I am a beginner at c2c. I am making squares for a dinosaur Afghan. On the decrease I should have 39 tiles left on row 40 but have 40. I have followed the pattern and have started on the corner. I don’t know what I have done wrong.
    Could you help me out with this please
    Thank you for your time.
    Missey

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 7, 2023 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Missy, I think it’s possible that you haven’t worked the decrease properly. It can seem tricky at first but you will get the hang of it. I have a tutorial here on how to work a C2C square that shows how to work the decreases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5G9IM24LFU  Hope this helps.

      Reply

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