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Corner to Corner Crochet: A cheerful flamingo

Posted on 6-1-2016 by Kim Koopmans

Corner to corner crochet is trending and super fun to learn! Follow your favourite pixel pattern and create beautiful projects in no time. What do you think about plaids, pot holders or blankets? Not yet familiar with this technique, or are you looking for some tips? Continue reading for all ins and outs and take a look at our video tutorial with a step-by-step explanation! 

Corner to corner crochet is the way to convert your favourite pixel pattern into a beautiful crochet project. Draw your favourite pattern on a graph paper, follow the drawing with the corner to corner stitch and in no time you have a super pretty plaid, pot holder or blanket!

The corner to corner crochet technique is worked in a diagonal, whereby you start at the bottom right corner. From the corner you continue on and your project will become bigger and bigger. You are in total control of the size! Because the stitch consists of little squares it is nog possible to make a round shaped projects, but you can make square and rectangular shaped projects with it.

While crocheting, Annemarie was totally in her element: "Corner to corner crochet is super addictive."

In this example we crochet a flamingo with the 100% acrylic yarn Stylecraft Special DK. Acrylic yarn is a very suitable yarn to use while crocheting corner to corner, but you can also use cotton or wool for this technique.

Material:
Stylecraft Special DK
Crochet hook no. 5,5

Crochet Pattern corner to corner

Step 1:
Ch. 6 (the first 3 ch. = 1 dc.),
Dc. 1 in the 4th ch. from your hook.
Dc. 1 in the last 2 ch.

Step 2:
Ch. 6 (the first 3 ch. = 1 dc.), Dc. 1 in the 4th ch. from your hook. Dc. 1 in the last 2 ch. flip your work, so that you are at the 3 ch. of step 1. Sl.st. 1, ch. 3 (= 1 dc.). Dc. 3 around the 3 ch. of step 1.

Step 3:
Ch. 6 (the first 3 ch. = 1 dc.), Dc. 1 in the 4th ch. from your hook. Dc. 1 in the last 2 ch. Flip your work so that you are at the 3 ch. of the last square of step 2. Sl.st. 1, ch. 3 (= 1 dc.). Dc. 3 around the 3 ch. of step 2. Sl.st. 1, ch 3 (= 1 dc.). Dc. 3 around the 3 ch. of the first square or step 2.

Colour changes are made by making a slip stitch with the new colour. When you are using the same colour at the wrong side row, it is wise to leave your yarn instead of cutting it, and pick it up when you are at the same point at the wrong side row.

Step-by-step explanation corner to corner crochet

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