Master the corner to corner (c2c) crochet stitch with this video tutorial!

I can’t believe I’ve never done a corner to corner crochet stitch tutorial! This is my go-to stitch for baby blankets. It is often abbreviated as c2c crochet. 

We are using this stitch in the Sweet Lilac Crochet Along. You can find out more info about that here.

Traditionally this crochet stitch is called the diagonal block stitch. Corner to Corner speaks more to the direction you crochet than the name of the stitch because you can do any number of stitches in this diagonal fashion (like this one from our 2019 CAL). The diagonal block stitch is by far the most popular one and the one we are learning today. 

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It’s fast to work up and can be made in a solid color, stripes or even graphed into a picture. If you look at the picture below you’ll see that this stitch is made up of little boxes or tiles. This is why the c2c crochet stitch works so well for graphing pictures! Pictured below is a tractor blanket I graphed for my little nephew. 

You can watch the video tutorial here. If you enjoy the tutorial don’t forget to like it and subscribe to my channel. 

Links from video:

Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn

Clover Amour Crochet Hook 

C2C Crochet Stitch Written Instructions – Diagonal Box Stitch

Since you are working diagonally to form a square the first stitches you make will be increasing stitches. You will increase each row until project is the size you need it, each row will have one more tile or block than the previous row. After you are done with the increases we skip right to the decreases. You’ll decrease each row by one tile or block until you get to the opposite corner you started in. 

In each row you’ll be making one tile which consists of a ch 3 and 3 double crochets and then joining that tile to the previous row with a slip stitch. 


I use US Terminology

Ch(s): chain(s)

Sl St: slip stitch

Dc: double crochet

Increasing stitches

Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs. (1 block made)

Row 2: Ch 6, turn. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs. Sl st into ch-3 space. Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 space. (2 blocks made)

Row 3: Ch 6, Turn, Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 chs. *Sl st into ch-3 space. Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 space. Repeat from * across. (3 blocks made)

Repeat row 3 until project is the desired width and length. (each row will have 1 more block than the previous)

Decreasing Stitches

Row 1: Turn. Sl st into each dc of last block made, *Sl st into ch-3 space. Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 space. Repeat from * across. (each row will have 1 less block than the previous)

Repeat row 1 until 1 block remains and square is closed. 

If you are having trouble with the written instructions I highly recommend watching the video tutorial above.

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  1. I can’t open this video. 😞
    What do I need to do?
    I’m excited to be a part of your group!

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