If you google “corner to corner” or C2C crochet you get a huge amount of finished projects and instructions. Most of them have been crocheted using the exact same technique. However, I wanted to have my C2C a little lacier and lighter. Therefore I decided to add some chain stitches to the most common pattern.
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I made this shawl using the lighter C2C technique. I took the photos in the forest just a short walk from my home. The shawl is in soft merino-alpaca-organic cotton mix from Knitcrate, called Vidalana Aloft. Knitcrate has a monthly subscription of lovely quality wool. If you join, you get 20% off your first purchase using code TUULA20. The top part of the shawl is a bit darker colour in Drops Alpaca wool. I was using a 4mm ergonomic crochet hook.
Here’s a close-up of what the stitch looks like. It is otherwise the same as any C2C crochet, just with more chain stitches to create the lighter look. You can also create designs with images using this technique the same way you would the ordinary corner to corner. Only if the finished item needs to be very tight, this is not suitable.
The tutorial is a video on my channel. Below the video on this page you will also find written instructions.
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Video How to crochet a lighter corner to corner stitch
Here are the amounts of stitches you need to use to obtain the lifghter C2C.
US crochet terms
ch – chain
dc – doublecrochet
sl st – slip stitch
ch sp – chain space
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, then dc in each of next 2 stitches.
Row 2: Turn and ch 8. Dc in 5th ch from hook, then dc in each of next 2 stitches.
Ch 1, sl st in ch-4 space just created. Ch 4, 3 dc in same ch sp.
Row 3 and subsequent rows: Turn and ch 8. Dc in 5th ch from hook,
then dc in each of next 2 stitches. (Ch 1, sl st in ch-4 space just created.
Ch 4, 3 dc in same ch sp.) repeated until end of row.
The number of times you do this increases with each row.
Repeat Row 3 until your work is as wide as you want it to be.
If you make a triangle piece like a shawl, you finish when the piece is large enough.
If you want to make a square piece, decrease:
At the start of a new row at both sides of the work: Turn and ch 3, sl st in ch4.
After that, continue the row as normal.