I’ve been seeing corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet all over the internet lately. My mind could not wrap itself around the idea of stitching on a diagonal. Then, in my last crochet class, the instructor had a C2C scarf she was making in self-striping yarn and it was beautiful.  I decided to give it a try.

There was one flaw in this plan. I went to my local craft store which was having some great coupon specials and they did not carry self-striping yarn in worsted weight. I did not feel like driving to another store all the way across town, so I decided I would wait until errands brought me in that direction.

In the meantime, since it was a new stitch, I decided to make a dishcloth with it to try it out.  I still find the written patterns can be pretty confusing for it if you don’t know what you are doing, but I watched this video by The Crochet Crowd, which is long, but cleared it up for me nicely. It covers how to get the stitch started, what to do when your piece is wide enough and how to complete it when it is tall enough.

The photo shows the dishcloth when I had just started the decreasing rows. Changing colors on the rows creates diagonal stripes, but I did not feel like having extra ends to weave on a learning piece. The whole thing worked up quickly, and I added a scalloped border just because I thought it would look pretty. I didn’t do any math before starting the border, and ended up sort of fudging it at the end sine I was 2 stitches short…but that’s the beauty of testing a new stitch on a dishcloth, it doesn’t need to be perfect to be useful.