This c2c crochet heart washcloth is my first attempt at the corner to corner crochet technique. I’ve seen this technique occasionally pop up but I’ve never had much interest in it until last Friday. Here’s how it went…
As so often happens, much of what I crochet is driven by my family. A birthday is coming up, or it’s time to plan Christmas gifts, or I see something and think it would be perfect for someone. And on it goes…
Here’s a typical Friday: I pick up grandson #2 from preschool. After the usual pleasantries and catching up, we fall silent to listen to some sweet jams on the radio. We arrive at grandson #1’s school with 15 minutes to spare so I ALWAYS pull out my current portable WIP. The ensuing conversation goes something like this:
“Grandma, what are you working on?”
“Well, this is going to be a scarf. (Add description of yarn and other chit chat here.)”
“Who’s it for?”
“I want you to make me a blanket.”
“I just made you one for your last birthday.”
“I want another one.”
I won’t bore you with the rest of the convo. Suffice it to say, we’ve now discussed design, and that discussion landed me at learning to crochet corner to corner, or “c2c” as it’s commonly referred to. And, that’s how I came to make this adorable heart washcloth just in time for Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be fun to create a simple project I could practice working c2c crochet, and also have an opportunity to figure out how to graph and write a short pattern. So, here goes!
C2C Crochet Heart Washcloth Pattern Instructions
- Three Bears Yarn “Affection” (100% aran cotton, 50g/85m) – 1 ball each of Silver Gray and Baby Pink
- Size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- C2C graph (download it here)
Finished Size – 8 ¼” x 7 ½” with edging
Gauge – 6 c2c squares = 4” (Gauge is not critical for this pattern)
- Work the c2c method using double crochet (dc) stitches
- This washcloth is worked, using the corner to corner method (c2c), from the bottom of the graph up until all squares have been worked.
- C2C has a right and wrong side, so be sure to make all color changes on the wrong side of your work.
- Make and Do Crew has a fabulous tutorial called “How To Corner to Corner Crochet (C2C) for Beginners“. I highly recommend checking it out!
Body of the washcloth
Work the chart beginning at the lower right corner, ending at the top left corner. Do not fasten off or turn (the right side of the work should be facing you).
Rnd 1: Continuing with gray, ch 1, sc in the same st and all the way around, being sure to evenly space the sts, working 3sc in each corner. At the end of the rnd, join with slip st to the first sc. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: Change to pink. Ch 1 and sc in every sc around, working 3sc in each corner. At the end of the rnd, join with slip st to the first sc. Fasten off and weave in all ends on the wrong side.
Ch = chain
C2C = corner to corner
Dc = double crochet
Rnd = round
Sc = single crochet
St = stitch