Side Lean Stitch
The Side Lean Stitch is similar to the concept of the Corner to Corner (C2C). The stitch counts are almost identical but this stitch doesn’t go from corner to corner. It works up in straight rows back and forth.
Like the corner to corner (C2C), the stitches create a texture raise and fall look. It’s pretty neat.
To Make Different Sizes
Multiple of 4 sts + 2.
Remember the + number at the end of the sentence means that you are to add chains at the very end to maintain the pattern as written.
Hook size and yarn doesn’t matter for this stitch. Just ensure the hook compliments the yarn gauge so it sits properly.
This stitching pattern appears in the Baby Sampler Blanket. You can use that free pattern to help you. If you prefer to make different sizes using this stitch, just follow the multiple count above to customize your own design.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—42 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, [(sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next sc (cluster made), sk next 3 sc] 10 times, sc in last sc, turn—10 clusters.
Rows 3–22: Ch 3, 4 dc in first sc, (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next 9 ch-2 sps, sc in last ch-2 sp, turn.
Round 23 (RS): Ch 3, [dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next 2 dc, sk next ch-2 sp, sk next sc] 9 times, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in last 2 dc, do not turn at end of row; work 3 sc in corner, working in ends of rows, work 41 sc evenly across side edge; work 3 sc in corner, work 41 sc evenly across opposite side of foundation ch, work 3 sc in corner; work 41 sc evenly across other side edge, work 3 sc in corner; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.