Hey everyone! In today’s Crochet 101 lesson, I’m going to teach you how to corner-to-corner. This technique has gotten quite popular over the last couple of years. Instead of working your rows back and forth, this method has you working on a diagonal. You might see a lot of people making corner-to-corner graphs using this method, like I did with my Bunny Graphgan. This technique might seem difficult at first, but it’s a lot of fun once you get the hang out it. With this lesson, I have step-by-step instructions on how to corner-to-corner. Gather up your supplies and let’s begin!
For this lesson, you will need one skein of cotton yarn. I’m using Peaches & Crème cotton yarn. You will also need a size H-8 crochet hook. I’m using a Clover Amour Crochet Hook. You can read my review of them here. I HIGHLY recommend these hooks!
To begin, you will need to chain 6.
In the 4th chain from the beginning, you will make a double crochet.
Next, make 1 double crochet in the remaining 2 chains. This completes your first box.
Next, chain 6 and turn your work.
In the 4th chain from your hook, make 1 double crochet. Make 1 double crochet in the remaining 2 chains.
Next, slip stitch in that chain 3 space made in the previous row.
Chain 3, which counts as a double crochet, and make 3 more double crochets all in that chain 3 space.
Two boxes are now complete for this row.
You will keep doing this over and over again until you reach your desired length. You will see your work grow very quickly using this method. However, you will eventually need to end your project, which is where the corner-to-corner decrease comes in.
In order to decrease, you will stop after making your final box in the row. Next, turn your work and work a slip stitch into the top of each double crochet and in the chain 3 space.
Chain 3 and work 3 double crochets into that space.
Continue until you get to the other end of your project. Slip stitch into the chain 3 space to end your row. You will then begin the next row with another decrease.
Once you start decreasing on both sides, your project will again go quickly. Once you’re finished, you will slip stitch to the final box and fasten off. Weave in your ends.
That’s how to corner-to-corner! This technique may require some practice at first, but you end up with a cool design. It can also be quite addicting once you get the hang of it. Take your time with it so you understand exactly how to corner-to-corner.
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