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Box Stitch or Corner 2 Corner (C2C)

Hello, my crafty friends!
 
One of my absolute favorite crochet stitches to use is the Box Stitch or Corner to Corner (C2C), but I have a question when did it become the C2C name? I have heard it as different names over the years and I can see why from a purely technical point of view why was the C2C name adopted?

 

 

Many years ago my Aunt taught me the stitch and I immediately fell in love with the beauty of the stitches and how it looks like the shells like one is sideways and on top of the other.  I can specifically remember asking my Aunt then what is this stitch pattern called?  She didn’t know so instead of worrying I happily kept crochet along with my new skill.

 

I was literally just starting on my journey of loving crochet. But every once in a while I would try to find the name but always seemed to come up empty. Then finally I was thrilled to see on a blog that I followed a name for this beautiful stitch and it was coined the box stitch, so after finding a name that made sense to me (as the stitches do resemble boxes) that is what I went by and excitedly told my Aunt and we both had an ahhh moment because that was a perfect name in our minds.

 

 
 
I went on to do tutorials and searches on the internet for the box stitch and found only a couple of them was a named loosely translated from the Spanish stitch called the crazy shells stitch. Even this name I could understand as it does look like the shells have gone crazy (lol).
 
From a pure technical perspective you do start at a corner and then work diagonally across the rows but then shouldn’t the name be more like diagonal crochet?
 
I am curious and would love to hear your thoughts on the name, and what do you think best suits this stitch technique?

  • The Box Stitch
  • The Crazy Shells Stitch
  • or lastly, C2C?

 
I have a couple of patterns that I do a modified version of the Box Stitch.

Check out my hat and scarf set here:
Hat & Scarf set
Hat & Scarf set

Hat Pattern
Hat Pattern

Scarf Pattern
Scarf Pattern

Have a super day!

Corinne – Crochet 4 My Butterfly
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Crochet Magazine – Entwine

Hi Everyone!

Once again I have a pattern that has been published on the online Magazine called Entwine. Its a gorgeous cowl/infinity scarf that works up easily and fast.

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My favorite accessory to make is a cowl or infinity scarf.  Its always great when you get a compliment on your outfit or scarf as it pulls it all together.

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I have three cowls above that I have made patterns for and I will be realeasing the patterns in the next day or so!  The good news for you is that I will offer the pattern up for one of these cowls for free for a short time and then officially add it to my ETSY store.

I will keep you all posted on how to get your free pattern as soon as I have it all set up.

Have a really great day/evening when you get to this post.

Thanks for reading!

Corinne – Crochet 4 My Butterfly
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Holiday Greetings & Black Friday

Hello my crafty friends,

To all persons, I wish you warm Holiday Greetings! This past year – for me at least, makes me thankful for so many things- its crazy. I hope whereever you may be in Canada – like me – in the US, or abroad – that this day or time of year allows you to reflect and thank your blessings.

The Black Friday sales events that occur in the US are quickly becoming a custom Canadians are also enjoying. So I am going to follow suit and send this out to all of my contacts. Starting today I am offering free shipping on all orders above $50.00. I have some great new things to offer and some traditional. Just select your items in my ESTY store and then when you’re done go to the cart and puti n FREESHIP1

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Crochet Ideas for back to school

[subscribe2]Hello my crafty friends,

As I look around at the stores that I frequent I see “Back to School” signs just about everywhere. My little butterfly (our granddaughter) lives with us but she is a few years away from this yet just turning 3 in May. So I look over at the mom’s trying to get their children into some appropriate fall clothing and the ongoing battle that is required on what binders, pens and paper are needed.

When my daughter was just becoming a tween I ended up setting a budget on what we would buy. I can remember those days standing in Staples and basically negotiating with my daughter ok so you have now gone past your budget of for books, paper and pen what item will you be putting back?

We didn’t really enjoy this part of the shopping as you surely can tell. But once we moved to the clothing side we still had a budget but a lot of what she would have was from my crochet hook. So that gave us a bit of freedom when we shopped. Today I wish I had kept some of those things I made for her but a lot of it was tailor made for her based on what she had told me was the “latest” looks or styles. There was many a time that I had created a sweater and ripped it completely apart because it wasn’t the way it was supposed to be. Lol, I seriously know where I get my grey hair these days…..

Tonight I thought I would share 3 patterns that could still be done up for the start of school.

Perfect for those chilly fall mornings is a poncho that is very easily sized for any height.

Box Stitch Poncho
Box Stitch Poncho

Fingerless gloves are very popular for many.

A brimmed cable detailed hat is also a must have.Crochet Hat Pattern

I do hope that if your running from store to store to get your children outfitted for the coming days of school that it’s going smoothly and that you can find some crochet ideas for back to school that will help you get those wardrobes finalized with ease.  Please check out my pattern section for the patterns, and if you require a custom order contact me through the website to discuss you needs