Change things up a bit with the corner to corner granny square.
There’s nothing quite like three double crochet clusters to showcase traditional crochet. However, there’s no harm in experimenting with old favorites to create new ones, right? The corner to corner granny square is one of my favorite ways to explore new angles and interest for my projects.
For the demonstration today, I’ll show you how to blend two incredible crochet techniques, the granny square and corner to corner crochet in this beautiful thing called the (C2C) corner to corner granny square. To do so, I’ll use my trusty Furls Odyssey crochet hook and Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn in the color “millennial”. You can, however, use any size hook or yarn for the corner to corner granny square.
Before we dive into the tutorial, it’s also important to mention that you can do more than small granny squares with this technique.
Create triangles by working only increasing rows, create large granny squares and turn them into anything you want; garment elements, totes, even entire blankets. Or of course you can always crochet standard size squares and join them into one incredible project.
You can also experiment with color changes or variegated yarn to create interesting geometric shapes in your project, similar to what you can do with corner to corner crochet.
See how wonderful this technique is to know? You can do so much with the corner to corner granny square.
Let’s give it a try!
In this tutorial we’ll work up a test square so you can get the hang of the corner to corner granny square before diving into a project.
(By the way, let me know in the comment section what types of patterns you would like to see from me that use this technique!)
- Lion Brand Color Made Easy, Millennial
- 7 mm Crochet Hook
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How to Crochet the Corner to Corner Granny Square
We learn best by seeing before we do so have a look at the tutorial first and follow up with the written instructions below. When you can see something in action before reading any instructions, a stitch always seems much easier to master!
See that gorgeous yarn in the bottom right corner? That’s a little project I’m experimenting with using this technique.
Let me know in the comments if you would like to see a pattern and tutorial for it!
Corner to Corner Granny Square Instructions
Abbreviations you’ll need to know
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Rem – Remaining
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
Row 1: Ch 5. Make 3 Dc in the first ch. Ch 1 and Dc in the first ch (with the other 3 Dc). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as Dc and ch 1). In first ch 1-space, make 3 Dc. Ch 1. In last ch 4-space, (3 Dc, ch 1, Dc). Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as Dc and ch 1). In first ch 1-space, make 3 Dc. Ch 1. *In next ch 1-space, make 3 Dc. Ch 1. Rep from * to last ch 4-space. In last ch 4-space, (3 Dc, ch 1, Dc). Turn.
Rep row 3 until your work is as wide as you want it to be. Then proceed with decreasing repeat below.
First decreasing row: Ch 4 (counts as Dc and ch 1). Skip the first ch 1-space. Ch 1. *In next ch 1-space, make 3 Dc. Ch 1. Rep from * to last ch 4-space. In last ch 4-space, make 1 Dc. Turn.
Rep last decreasing row until you have only one ch 1-space remaining.
Last decreasing row: Ch 4 (counts as Dc and ch 1). In ch 1-space, make 3 Dc. Ch 1 and Dc in last ch 4-space.