Crochet Corner-to-Corner (C2C) Granny Stitch – Video Tutorial

The crochet corner-to-corner (C2C) granny stitch is a very beautiful and easy stitch that works great for blankets, afghan blocks, cushions, scarves, and many other projects.

Crochet C2C Granny Squares - Raffamusa Designs

The C2C granny square is essentially the granny stripe stitch worked in a bias, or as the name suggests, from one corner to the other.

There are two shapes that you can obtain using the C2C granny stitch: a square and a rectangle.

C2C Granny Stitch Square - Raffamusa Designs

In this tutorial, we’ll see how to crochet a simple C2C granny square using one solid color but of course, once you get familiar with this stitch, you can experiment with colors and stripes!

Rainbow C2C Granny Stitch Square - Raffamusa Designs

How does the C2C Granny Stitch work?

The C2C granny stitch has two main halves or sections:

  • An increasing part – which is the one that I crocheted with purple and fuchsia yarn in the square below;
  • And a decreasing part – in gold in the square below.
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How to Crochet the C2C Granny Stitch – Video Tutorial

RAINBOW GRANNY BLANKET CAL

The pattern of the C2C Granny Square is part of the Rainbow Granny Blanket CAL.

If you’re taking part in the CAL, crochet a C2C granny square as explained below. Keep increasing until row 14, and then decrease!

When your C2C granny square is done, add a granny stitch border all around so that you have 30 dc sts and 9 ch-1 on each side, and 1 ch-2 sp at each corner.

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MATERIALS

You can use any yarn with the appropriate hook. I used:

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp – Space
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn over

PATTERN NOTES

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, you need to crochet 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets in the same indicated st.

How to Crochet the Corner-to-Corner (C2C) Granny Stitch

Increasing

Ch 5 (counts as an initial ring, a dc, and a ch-1 sp).

Row 1. [Dc 4] in first-made ch (indicated by the arrow in photo 1). (5 dc, 1 ch-1 sp, photo 2)

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 1-2 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 2. Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-1 sp here and throughout), turn. [Dc 3] in sp between the first 2 sts (indicated by the arrow in photo 3), sk 3, [dc 4] in the last ch-1 sp (photo 5). (8 dc, 1 ch-1 sp)

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 3-5 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 3. Ch 4, turn. [Dc 3] in the sp between the first 2 sts (photo 6), sk 3, [dc 3] in sp between the third skipped st and the next, sk 3, [dc 4] in the last ch-1 sp (photo 7). (11 dc, 1 ch-1 sp)

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 6-7 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 4. Ch 4, turn. [Dc 3] in space between the first 2 sts, *sk 3, [dc 3] in sp between the third skipped st and the next. Repeat from * until you have 4 sts left. Sk 3, [dc 4] in last ch-1 sp. (14 dc, 1 ch-1 sp)

Keep repeating row 4 until you reach your desired size for the square. For this tutorial, I kept increasing my square until row 6 (photo 8).

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 8 - Raffamusa Designs

Decreasing

Row 7. Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), turn. Sk 4, [dc 3] in sp between the fourth and the fifth st (indicated by the arrow in photo 9), *sk 3, [dc 3] in sp between the third skipped st and the next. Repeat from * until you have 4 sts left. Sk 3, dc 1 in last ch-1 sp (see arrow in photo 10). (17 dc, photo 11)

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 9-10 - Raffamusa Designs
C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 11 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 8. Ch 3, turn. Sk 4, [dc 3] in sp between the fourth and fifth st (indicated by the arrow in photo 12), *sk 3, [dc 3] in sp between the third skipped st and the next. Repeat from * until you have 4 sts left. Sk 3, dc 1 in sp between the second to last and the last st (photo 13). (14 dc)

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 12-13 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 9. Keep decreasing by repeating row 8. (11 dc)

Row 10. Ch 3, turn. Sk 4, [dc 3] in sp between the fourth and the fifth st, sk 3, [dc 3] in sp between the third skipped st and the next, sk 3, dc 1 in sp between the second to last and the last st. (8 dc)

Row 11. Ch 3, turn. Sk 4, [dc 3] in sp between the fourth and the fifth st, sk 3, dc 1 in sp between the second to last and the last st (photo 14). (5 dc)

C2C Granny Stitch Tutorial - 14-15 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 12. Ch 3, turn. Sk 4, sl st 1 in sp between the second to last and the last st (photo 15). (3 chs)

Crochet C2C Granny Stitch Square - Raffamusa Designs

You just learned how to crochet the C2C Granny Stitch!

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