A corner-to-corner crochet shawl uses a popular technique of C2C crochet that consists of diagonal rows to create a square. As we create a triangle, you would be only increasing rows, so there is no need to learn the decrease.
As a result, each angled row has numerous “tiles,” additionally called “squares” or “blocks.” In short, each tile has 3 double crochet stitches, plus 3 chains that represent a fourth dc stitch.
Firstly, you’ll make the very first tile or block that will be the bottom point of your triangle. After that, you will be working in diagonal rows increasing your shawl.
What can you crochet using the corner-to-corner technique?
In fact, you can make a square, a rectangle, and a triangle using the corner-to-corner technique. Consequently, it is a perfect crochet stitch for an easy corner-to-corner shawl.
Furthermore, the C2C technique is perfect for colorful graph creations as each block represents one pixel of your graph. As a matter of fact, there are numerous free patterns for graph afghans.
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What is corner-to-corner crochet?
In brief, corner-to-corner crochet (or C2C) is a technique that combines identical blocks made of 3 double crochet stitches and 3 chains (representing a double crochet). Furthermore, the blocks are connected together by a single crochet placed in the corner.
What is mini C2C crochet?
Mini C2C creates smaller squares and uses the half double (hdc) stitch instead of the double (dc) that regular C2C uses. As a result, you have a tighter fabric with fewer holes.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- ch-sp – chain space
Step-by-step C2C crochet for beginners
Step 1: chain 6. 3 chains represent a foundation ch and 3 ch is the first dc of your block.
Step 2 (row 1 of your work): make one dc into 4th, 5th, and 6th ch from the hook.
Step 3 (row 2): ch 6, turn; make one dc into 4th, 5th, and 6th ch from the hook (first block of the second row).
Step 4 (row 2 continued): sc into the turning chain of the previous row.
Step 5 (row 2 continued): ch 3, work 3 dc into the turning chain of the previous row. You have completed the second block of the second row.
Consequently, the first row has 1 block, and the second row has 2 blocks. In fact, you will be increasing in the same fashion for the whole project.
C2C crochet shawl pattern
Finished Size: a triangle measuring 60″ x 43″ x 43″
- Lion Brand Yarn Shawl in a Ball in Feng Shui Grey 2 skeins
- crochet hook D/3.25 mm
- tapestry needle
Row 1: dc into 4th, 5th, and 6th ch from the hook.
Row 2 (and all other rows): ch 6, dc into 4th, 5th, and 6th ch from the hook; *sc into the turning ch of the previous row, ch 3, work 3 dc into ch sp of the previous row*; after row 2, repeat between * * to the end of the row.
Although in the traditional corner-to-corner technique, you would use a slip stitch to connect two blocks together, we used a single crochet stitch. In fact, for a medium-weight yarn, it doesn’t make much of a difference.
In reality, you can use either one of these stitches. With this in mind, you can try both and see which one looks better for you to create a straight block.
Note: to keep your edges straight, make the last double crochet of the row into the top of the turning chain instead of the chain space.
Continue until you use all the yarn (2 skeins). That’s it! As you can see, it is a very easy pattern.
After the first couple of rows, you won’t even need instructions for this easy-corner-to-corner-crochet-shawl.
For this reason, this is a perfect crochet pattern for beginners. You will be making these easy blocks from the beginning to the end of the project.
In summary, if you are looking for a project that’s easy and satisfying, this corner-to-corner shawl is just the thing! Crocheted in one piece from corner to corner, it’s a great way to try out this fun technique.
Moreover, the simple stitches highlight the beautiful colors of the yarn, making this a shawl you’ll want to show off.
Furthermore, a Lion Brand yarn Shawl In a Ball is a self-striping yarn that allows you to create a beautiful multi-color shawl with designer-coordinated colors. Most importantly, you don’t have to change colors to achieve that effect.