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How to Do Corner Start Diagonal
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This method of crocheting is done diagonally, corner to corner.

Difficulty Level: Average    Time Required: 20 minutes to learn technique


Here's How:
  1. Row 1: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook (beginning block made).
  2. Row 2: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook (block made), slip stitch around post of beginning chain of previous block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in the same space where slip stitch was made (around post of chain). This row now has 2 blocks.
  3. Row 3: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in 4th chain from hook (block made), slip stitch around chain-3 post of first block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space * slip stitch around chain-3 post of next block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space *.
  4. Remaining Rows: Work as in row 3, repeating between stars (*) as many times as needed across row. There will be one additional block at the end of each row. When desired width is reached, see step 5 (Decrease Row).
  5. Decrease Row: When desired width is reached, begin decreasing, as follows: Slip stitch in each of first 3 double crochet and in first chain-3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space, * slip stitch around chain-3 post of next block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space * , repeat between stars (*) across row, end with slip stitch around chain-3 post of last block.
  6. Repeat Decrease Row until only one block remains.


Tips:

  1. You can make an afghan in diagonal crochet by making one large square of the size desired or, for take-along work, you can make smaller squares (perhaps in varied colors) to join together when finished.
  2. Where above directions say 'slip stitch around chain-3 post', an alternate way of giving these directions would be 'slip stitch in chain-3 space'.

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