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C2C Double Crochet Square: 2019 Stash Busting CAL Block #14

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For block #14 of the 2019 Stash Busting Sampler Afghan Crochet Along (CAL) we are going to learn how to make the corner to corner (c2c) double crochet square. Did you know the c2c technique can be used on more than the popular block stitch? This versatile square is fun to make and there are endless ways to use it. 

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C2C Double Crochet Square | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

This stitch is worked exactly like it sounds. We’ll start in one corner, increase until its the desired height and width and then decrease back to a point in the opposite corner. 

The increasing and decreasing rows are worked over a 2 row repeat that alternate between 2 and 3 stitch increases or decreases. This creates a square shape. 

I changed color at the half-way point but you can obviously change wherever you want. skinny stripes, wide stripes, half and half, just a few rows at the corner. The color possibilities for this pattern are endless and each has its own unique look. 

I really want to try and use this square for a half square triangle quilt type of pattern (like this wall hanging). How fun would that be!! 

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Let’s get started! Be sure to read over the notes section of the pattern for some helpful tips. 

C2C Double Crochet Square | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Materials and Pattern Information

#4/Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver and Bernat Super Value used in sample)

5.5mm crochet hook

Needle to weave in ends

Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

Gauge: 6 dc x 4 rows = 2 in

Work gauge swatch in rows of dc

Finished: 12 x 12

Abbreviations

I use US Terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Dc: double crochet

Dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together, double crochet decrease

Dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together, double crochet decrease

Dc4tog: double crochet 4 stitches together

St(s): stitch(es)

Sc: single crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

Notes

Ch 3 counts as dc

This square is worked diagonally starting in one corner, increasing to the widest point and then decreasing back to the opposite corner.

On decreasing rows ch 2 counts as part of the decrease. Do not work stitches in the turning chain on these rows.

You will alternate between 2 and 3 stitch increases each row. Even rows you will increase by 4 stitches and odd rows you will increase by 2 stitches.

The opposite is true for decreasing (even decreases by 2, odd decreases by 4)

To make this bigger or smaller add or decrease the number of increasing rows. (row 2 and 3).

If your last increase row is a row 3 your first decrease row should be a row 16. If your last increase row is a row 2, follow the pattern as written.

Change color wear ever you want, I changed after my last increase row.

C2C Double Crochet Square | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

C2C Double Crochet Square Pattern

Increase Rows

Row 1, Ch 4, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (5 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, dc across until 1 st remains. 3 dc in last st. Turn (9 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, Dc in same st as ch 3, dc across until 1 st remains, 2 dc in last. (11 dc)

Rows 4-14: repeat rows 2 and 3

Decrease Rows

Row 15: Ch 2, dc2tog (counts as dc3tog), dc across until 3 sts remain. Dc3tog over last 3 sts. Turn (41 sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, dc in next (counts as dc2tog), dc across until 2 sts remain (1 dc and 1 dc3tog). Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (39 sts)

Row 17-27: repeat rows 15 and 16.

Row 28: Ch 2, dc4tog. Do not turn, continue to border.

Border

Sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Repeat rounds as needed to get 12 in.


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11 comments

  1. Beverly Gillaspie says:

    I would like to crochet this pattern into a 9×7 rectangular for warm up America do you have a pattern I could use?

    Thank You

  2. Corinne says:

    Is there a # missing at the end of the first sentence?

    If your last increase row is a row 3 your first decrease row should be a row ____. If your last increase row is a row 2, follow the pattern as written.

  3. Pearlene Bunch says:

    Can you finish this note statement?
    If your last increase row is a row 3 your first decrease row should be a row. (?)
    If your last increase row is a row 2, follow the pattern as written.

  4. Kathleen says:

    Good evening, this might sound like a stupid question but, you keep repeating ” until the 1st remains,”. What pray tell do you mean? I completely understand the last 3 stitches remain etc. But? Thank you.
    Sincerely, Kathleen

  5. Debbie Fritts-Boyce says:

    I once made an afghan using this pattern. With triple strands of #4 yarn and an “S” hook.
    Worked up quick.

  6. Michelle Seager says:

    I am having the hardest time with this square. It’s like it’s not decreasing enough. Mine looks like a kite lol

      • Cyndy says:

        I don’t under stand the instructions in parentheses for row 16 (1 dc and 1 dc3tog). Am I suppose to do this until 2 sets remain?

        Row 16: Ch 2, dc in next (counts as dc2tog), dc across until 2 sts remain (1 dc and 1 dc3tog). Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (39 sts)

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