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That Corner 2 Corner Thang

Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!

I have mentioned in previous posts how I have multiple crochet projects going all the time. One of those projects is a Corner 2 Corner blanket for my sweet husband. What I thought about doing today is talking about Corner 2 Corner for anyone who may be curious.

This particular pattern has been elusive as far as having a written pattern. The amazing people at The Crochet Crowd have written patterns for variations of this pattern, which I am working on one of those patterns. I love it! Now, the Corner 2 Corner blanket will now have a somewhat written pattern. I will be giving this a try and if you think it is understandable, let me know in the comments.

As you saw in the picture above, this particular blanket is being worked using a variegated yarn. The yarn I used is Premier Sweet Rolls Mint Swirl. I am using a 5.0mm hook. Now, this particular color for the Sweet Rolls is retired. The fantastic news is, you can use any color you want. Be creative, be daring. Have fun with it.

For the first step, you want to chain six. This is your starting chain, for those who are new to the crochet addiction. Once you do that, in the fourth chain from the hook, put in a double crochet, along with a double crochet in the last two chains.

Now, row one, is done. Here is a spot that that I have noticed a bit of a problem for me. Most videos I watched to learn this pattern, will tell you to go ahead and turn your work. I found that the starting chain for the row kind of bowed and looked a little loose for my taste. So, I chain six, then turn. I don’t have a clue as to why that makes that bowing situation go away, but it does and I am grateful for it. Just like in the first row, you are going to put a double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook and add one more double crochets in each of the last two chains. From there, you remember that chain three space you created in the first row, by working in the fourth chain from the hook? Slip stitch into that chain three space, chain three (you are creating your space for the next row) and add three double crochet to that space. From there round one is complete.

At this point, you are on your repeating rows. Chain six, turn, three double crochet in the chains, starting in the fourth chain from the hook. Slip stitch in the next chain three space, chain three, work three double crochet. Remember, this will grow quickly and it is really fun to use variegated yarn. I have used two different colors, the options are endless. Also keep in mind that when you start to work the decreases to this pattern, that is the half way point. This project, if worked right, will make a perfect square. On to those decrease rows.

Rather than chaining six, then turning your work, just turn your work. Work three slip stitches up the previous stitch and slip stitch into the first chain three space. From there work your blanket as normal until the last chain three space. At that space, simply put one slip stitch to end the row. Repeat this through to the last square.

Once you are down to your last square, congratulations, you have finished your first Corner 2 Corner blanket. I usually work up a border to really give the blanket a finished look.

This blanket is a quick one to work up. I have made several over the last year and I absolutely love them. You could easily work up a baby blanket in this pattern, with a border in an afternoon. One of the many reasons, why I love this blanket. So, why is my husbands blanket taking so long? Because I have an attention issue and I wanted to work on a couple of other projects. It will be done soon and I know he is going to love it.

This pattern is very easy once you get the hang of it. Like I always, keep trying until you get it. Once this pattern has been worked up from beginning to end, you are going to find yourself wanting to make more Corner 2 Corner blankets. I hope this was easy to understand, please let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you did, feel free to give this a like or comment down below. Also, feel free to share this with your friends so they can join the fun too! Until next time,

Thank you and God Bless!

Happy Krafting!

KraftaholicMommy

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