Corner-to-Corner and Post Stitches

It’s time for a new twist on a much-loved technique! Many crocheters have fallen in love with corner-to-corner crochet for its colorwork, but this article outlines a completely different use for this technique. No color changes, just the addition of post stitches. Let’s get started!

Rows 1-2

The first 2 rows are worked the same way as standard corner-to-corner crochet. Refer to the pattern on page 64 of Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.

Rows 1–2

Rows 1–2

Row 3

When working Row 3, start creating the overlying lattice design by working post stitches around the indicated stitch 2 rows below.

Row 3 first insert

Row 3 first insert

Row 3 second insert

Row 3 second insert

Row 3

Row 4

Row 4 and all following even-numbered rows are worked in standard corner-to-corner crochet.

Row 4

Row 4

Row 5

Row 5 and all remaining odd-numbered rows are worked placing post stitches as indicated.

Row 5 first insert

Row 5 first insert

Row 5 second insert

Row 5 last insert

Row 5

Row 5

Row 7

Now for the exciting part—crossing the post stitches in Row 7! This creates the intricate textured pattern.

Row 7 first cross

Row 7 first cross

Row 7 second cross

Row 7 second cross

Row 7 cross complete

Row 7 cross complete

Continue in this pattern until you hit the halfway point. Then start decreasing, working alternating rows of standard corner-to-corner crochet for the even-numbered rows and corner-to-corner crochet with post stitches for the odd-numbered rows as established in the pattern.


SUSANNA TOBIAS is an avid crocheter, a movie lover, and a bibliophile. She loves yarn and has a huge collection that she claims is priceless.

This article first appeared in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.

(Featured Image: Harmonious Pillow nestled with others on a comfy bed. Photo Credit: Harper Point Photography; Close-Up Shots Credit: George Boe)


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