Corner to Corner x 4
Do you love the Corner to Corner Concept? Have you ever wondered how to do the concept around the center of a square? I did and I put my thinking cap on and tried several attempts before figuring it out so it would sit down and not buckle. Took me several attempts right out of the gate and some good ole frogging sessions before I figure it out.
This is the C2C x 4 pattern.
In realizing my errors, I realized the Corner to Corner Concept can only be done in rows going back and forth. Meaning, in squares like this, you don't do continuous rounds, at the end of the round, you have to turn your project and go back in the direction from which you came. There is actually a repeat pattern that consists of 2 rounds because the starting and ending are different from each other due to this concept. The only difference as you grow is the amount of stitches between the corners.
This concept can be done with any size of yarn as long as the hook compliments the yarn. My example is done with Caron Tea Cakes, using 8 mm or L Size Crochet Hook.
If using 5.5 mm and Caron Big Cakes, you will need 3 balls to make a decent size afghan. Lydia, follower of The Crochet Crowd, determined this information for you. Thanks Lydia!
Yarn and Hook Size
Just ensure they compliment each other. Can be done with any size hook and yarn.
Ch 3, sl st to beg ch to form ring.
- Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 11 dc into the ring. Sl st to top of beg ch-3.
- Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, sl st to next st. *sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, sl st into next st. Repeat * 2 more times. Sl st twice up the next ch-3 and sl st around the ch-3 chain. Turn. From now on, you will have to turn at the end of each round to create corner to corner concept.
- Ch 3, 2 dc in the same ch-3 chain that you slip stitched along. Sl st around next ch-3 chain. (corner is next and corners are always the same), Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3 and sl st around next ch-3 chain. *Ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-3 chain. Sl st to next ch-3 chain. (corner), ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3 and sl st around next ch-3 chain. Repeat * 1 more time. Ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-3 chain. Sl st to next ch-3 chain. (final corner is slightly different), ch 3, dc in next 2 sts. Turn.
- Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3 and sl st around next ch-3 chain. *Ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-3 chain. Sl st to next ch-3 chain, twice. (corner) Ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3 and sl st around next ch-3 chain. Repeat * twice. *Ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-3 chain. Sl st to next ch-3 chain, twice. Sl st in the next ch-3 space, sl st around the ch-3 chain. Turn.
- Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until you get your desired size.
Optional Colour Changes
You can change your colours at any time to create visual interest. Each row completes a 1 solid row around your blanket.
Close Up of the Middle of Afghan
Ann Davies, of Wales UK, followed my live broadcast in teaching this concept. She used a solid colour and you cannot tell you go back and forth in rows. With self striping yarn, you can tell if the colours don't line up.
Corner to Corner x 4 - Rectangle Example
Similar concept is done for rectangles with a change at the beginning to make it rectangle. I will have a separate pattern for this version.
Corner to Corner Top Down Shawl - Example
The Shawl is basically half of a square afghan. I will have a separate pattern for this version.