Corner to Corner Crochet

It’s Friday, and I finished a project! Woot! So glad I left my colour zone and got all impulsive in the yarn section of the dollar store. It doesn’t match anything in the house, but as I said to my husband, we can always redecorate… Anyways it’s looking all bright and buzzy on our bed right now and I love it! Took some pics outside earlier – weather is still horribly overcast, so rare for there to be so little sun and blue sky in this part of the world (subtropical), but these colours still zing and fairly cheered me up. 

I’ve had a lot of fun learning Corner to Corner Crochet, or C2C, for this project. I used this You Tube tutorial and I loved it. Crystal clear instructions from both the spoken and visual perspective, and I absolutely recommend it if you’ve never tried C2C.

Briefly, on the making of the cushion cover: for the front, I made nine Willow blocks from the fabulous 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton – of course you could use any square. I joined them using sc (US) worked from the front, then added an sc edging. For the back, I simply made a C2C square the same size as the front, allowing for an sc edging. For the edging, I worked 3 sc into each C2C block. Then I joined back and front using sc.

Tip: I struggled to determine which C2C side is right side. Let me save you the googling – C2C is fully reversible πŸ™‚ It pays to pick your sides straight up though and put a stitch marker (or paper clip, or loop of yarn) into the back of your work – makes it quick and easy to see which side to weave into (as you go, right? Right? lol).

C2C is easy to learn and opens up a wide and wonderful world of design opportunities, particularly in terms of pixel art – my head is bursting with ideas for new projects! Much to research and much fun to be had!

Do you like C2C? Have you created any pixel crochet?

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14 thoughts on “Corner to Corner Crochet

    • Thanks! Hard to say about speed really. It’s basically just (ch3, 3dc) so similar to granny speed I guess – at each end you either chain 6 to increase or slip 3 to decrease, super simple once you’ve done a few rows. The you tube I linked to is great – try a 10cm square like she makes and in 15 minutes you’ll be flying πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! And yes lol hook is on fire it seems and I’m loving it, can’t get enough πŸ˜€ I love creating for its own sake and at the same time crochet is so good for my headspace β™‘ It is a wonderful thing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Def try the c2c , it’s so simple after the first couple of rows and much fun to be had!

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  1. I love the vibrant color choices. I think sometimes our homes need a burst of energy and you’ve got that covered. I haven’t tried C2C but I’m definitely going to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great color choices πŸ˜€Makes me wanna run to the Dollar Store πŸ˜„
    I’m a big fan of Granny Squares – they are my favorite pattern…I pretty much include them in everything I crochet 😁
    Haven’t triedC2C yet – but will definitely give it a go now πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing
    ~ Tina πŸ’œ

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