Corner-to-Corner Rectangle Using Half Double Crochet
Not too long ago I shared with you the corner to corner concept as a square using half double crochet, today I want to share with you how to do corner to corner rectangle using half double crochet. I just posted a brand new YouTube video to show you how to read a corner-to-corner chart and walk you through the concept.
Remember that I am showing you in half double crochet stitches, since that is how I designed my patterns. Most C2C patterns are written for double crochet stitches. Fear not, the technique is the same just the stitch size changes.
Both the rectangle and square increase and decrease the same, it is the middle that is different and makes the shape different. When crocheting the rectangle you will continue the max width for a longer period of time before starting your decrease. I show you exactly how to do this in the video below.
If you are looking for a pattern to test out this technique check out my NEW Snowflake Corner-to-Corner Blanket which is a FREE pattern on Red Heart’s Website. The Snowflake Corner-to-Corner blanket also comes with its own video tutorial.
Then there is the Heart Throb Blanket, another FREE pattern from Red Heart. You can see all of the FREE Corner-to-Corner patterns that Red Heart has on their website.
Grab some worsted weight yarn, your hook and the chart below to get started!
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Corner to Corner Rectangle Using Half Double Crochet
Row 1 (right side): Ch 6, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of 2 remaining ch, turn – 1 square made.
Row 2 (wrong side): Ch 6, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in ch-3 space of Row 1, turn – 2 squares.
Row 3: Ch 6, skip 3 ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row, turn – 3 squares.
Row 4: Slip st to ch-3 space, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row, including last space, turn – 3 squares.
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6: Slip st to ch-3 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in each ch-3 space of previous row to last space, slip st in last space, turn – 2 squares.
Row 7: Slip st to ch-3 space, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in ch-3 space of previous row, slip st in last space, turn – 1 square.