May
08

Two Ways How-to: Corner to Corner Crochet

Corner to Corner Crochet | Video Tutorial using Block and Granny Stripes Method by Vickie Howell
Corner to Corner Crochet

On the latest installment of my weekly Facebook Live series, “Ask Me Monday” I showed TWO methods for the popular craft method du jour, corner to corner crochet. Watch how to work from tip-to-tip, to create a square using either blocks of stitches or granny stripe clusters. Once you’re ready, scroll down for practice swatch instructions!

Watch the tutorial on Ask Me Monday below!

 

Practice Swatches

Supplies

Desired yarn and corresponding crochet hook.

ABBREVIATION CONVERSION

Double crochet/dc (U.S.) = Treble crochet/tr (U.K.)

Corner to Corner Block Crochet Method

For this method you’ll begin a block of dcs (double crochet stitches), adding a block every row to increase, then reversing the process to decrease.

Ch 6.

Increase section:

Row 1: Dc in 4th (counts as dc) ch from hook, and in next two chs. Turn. –1 block (4 dcs)

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), and in next two chs, sk 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3. Turn. — 2 blocks

Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), and in next two chs, *sk 3 dcs, sl st in space between 3rd and 4th dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3; rep from * to end. Turn. — 3 blocks

Repeat Row 3 until piece is desired width.

Decrease section:

Row 1: Sl st in first 3 dcs, sl sin in space between 3rd and 4th dc (first block decreased), ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in same space as ch 3; rep from * to end. Turn.

Repeat Row 1 until 1 block remains. Fasten off.

Corner to Corner Crochet Granny Stripe Method

For this method you’ll begin creating on cluster, adding a cluster every row to increase, then reversing the process to decrease.

Ch 4.

Increase section:

Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. Turn. (1 cluster)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in 1st st (counts as first cluster), ch 1, sk 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn. (2 clusters, 1 ch-sp)

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 2, 3 dc in ch-sp, ch 1, sk 2, 3dc, in last st; rep from * to end. Turn. (3 clusters, 2 ch-sp)

Repeat Row 3 until piece is desired width.

Decrease section:

(You’ll now start having 1 more ch-sp than clusters):

Row 1: Ch 4 (counts 1st dc and ch st), sk 3, 3 dc in ch-sp, *ch 1, sk 3, 3 dc in ch-sp; rep from *to last 3 sts, sk 2, dc in last st. 

Row 2: Ch 4, sk next 3 sts. *3 dc in ch-sp, ch 1, sk 3; rep from * to last ch-sp, dc.

Row 3: Ch 5, sk 5 (2 ch & dc). *3 dc in ch-sp, ch 2, sk 3; rep from * to last ch-sp, dc

Repeat Row 3 until you have 1 cluster and 2 -ch sps left.

Fasten off.

 

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8 Responses to “Two Ways How-to: Corner to Corner Crochet”

  1. Deb

    Hi great video just wanted to send u an FYI in Canada it’s double not treble crochet as well 😁

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  2. Suzie

    I suddenly got the urge to learn something new today. Thanks, Vickie, for being here with your corner to corner crochet square. I am not a crocheter, by nature. I have only crocheted two things in my life, but I stuck with your video, replaying sections, and I could feel my brain growing! 🙂 Now my square is almost finished. Woo-hoo!

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    • Vickie Howell

      Aw, that’s wonderful! I’m so glad the video was helpful. 🙂

      Reply
      • Suzie

        YesI It was unbelievably helpful! I have never been able to successfully read crochet instructions, but your video made everything so much clearer. I already have that corner to corner block pattern memorized. I am thrilled, and consider this a breakthrough for me. I just love how this block pattern comes out so perfectly square..no need for blocking, like in knitting. I am hooked. (no pun intended.) Now I am thinking I will make a bunch of these squares, in a few different colors, and sew them together into an afghan…..

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  3. Hannah

    Cannot thank you enough Vickie! With the instructions being clear and concise it will have a beginner crocheter feeling like a professional crocheter in no time!! I really wanna try it now but crocheting a couple of pillows but will definitely going to make one for me this weekend.I will be subscribing you for more posts like this..recently i have created the pattern for my readers https://sizzlestitch.com/loom-knitting-baby-blanket-patterns/. Let me know your thoughts on the comment section pls..

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