Free C2C Crochet Chart For An Unforgettable Creation: The Leafy Plant Square
Whether you’re a seasoned or beginning crocheter, this free corner to corner crochet pattern for a leafy plant square is definitely worth a try! Not only will it let you practice your skills, but it will also add a touch of nature to any project you’re working on.
We all know that crocheting is a relaxing and rewarding activity. I love that what sets it apart from other crafts is that we get to create items that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
Plus, the best part is that the pattern chart is available for free on this blog post. Just keep reading and you will come to it….
Inspiration behind the design
Do you remember my Aloe Square from a couple of weeks ago? That one was designed for a special project hosted by Erin at Juniper and Oakes.
The Leafy Plant Square is my second offering in the stunning project! It was a fun square to design and worked up quickly.
The biggest issue I had was naming it …. this one kinda looks like so many houseplants I have had over the years. But perhaps that is why it is so darn cute? Because it could be any one of them!
So Leafy Plant Square stuck. In fact, I stopped thinking about it after a couple of days. It wasn’t until Erin questioned the name that I remembered I hadn’t pinned it down to any plant in particular. By then my brain just would not think about it anymore so the name stayed.
What can you use a corner to corner square for?
Once you have completed your leafy plant square, you can use it as a standalone piece, or combine it with other squares to make your own custom project, such as an afghan, pillow, or even a tote bag. You can also add some details like embroidery or applique to make it even more unique.
This particular square was designed as part of the Plants in Yarn CAL.
Have you seen this blanket? It turned out so pretty! It is made using corner to corner. Each 25 x 25 square is a different c2c pattern from a different designer. I just love how it turned out.
If you are interested in purchasing the complete pattern e-book for this blanket then click the photo above. It contains the written and colour block instructions for all of the squares!
Construction of the design
The Leafy Plant Square is a corner to corner (c2c) block which is 25 x 25 blocks in size. I created my version using the half double crochet method rather than double crochet. But you can use either depending on the size you are after creating.
As a c2c blanket square, this one is worked flat and you change colours as you go.
Charts for c2c projects are also great because you can change the yarn weight and use an appropriate hook size without worrying that the item will not fit like a garment needs to etc. The detail also remains strong regardless of how you want to work it up. And if you enjoy cross stitch or traditional tapestry you can use crochet charts to sew flourishes like this into your projects too!
Note: If you use a smaller yarn weight and appropriate sized hook your project will be smaller so you may need more squares for a blanket etc. Equally if you use a bigger yarn weight and bigger hook your project will be larger.
A free course to help you learn corner to corner!
I have a free learn to corner to corner course . It has helped a lot of crocheters to master corner to corner. Together we look at reading the patterns, as well as how to do the stitch, increases and decreases and colour changes. I will show you how to work both squares and rectangles too and share many hits and tips that I have learned along the way.
We also make a couple of free pattern projects together!
There are right and left handed video tutorials for this course.
For my version of this crochet pattern I used paintbox simply aran yarn. As I noted in my post about the Aloe Square, the range of colour options in this yarn is phenomenal. I had plenty of this yarn left over from previous projects and blankets so it was a huge bonus that I could create these with what I already had in my stash!
I really like paintbox simply aran yarn because it is 100% acrylic and is really easy to care for – you can machine wash and tumble dry this yarn! And it looks great for years! It genuinely is one of my go-to yarns for warmer projects.
Get the PDF pattern!
You can find the ad-free PDF version of this pattern that includes the chart, written and colour block instructions in all of my shops:
The Leafy Square pattern specifics:
It’s time to work on the pattern! Crocheting a leafy plant square is a great way to enhance your crochet skills and add some natural beauty to your work.
The leafy plant square is worked in corner to corner (or C2C) technique. This mean that we start at the bottom right hand corner of the chart and work towards the top left corner, creating diagonal rows. It is important to keep track of all of your stitches and rows, especially when you are changing colours and following the chart.
The chart itself is a grid that shows how many blocks you need to crochet for each row and colour. You can use it as a guide and mark the finished blocks in colour to help you stay organised.
|– #4 weight yarn 5 colors |
· 5mm hook
· Tapestry needle
· Blocking mats and pins (optional
|As with most c2c crochet patterns, gauge does not matter as long as tension is consistent.|
Finished size once blocked is approximately 12” square depending on tension if using HDC. If using DC it will be around 16-18″ square depending on your tension.
|This is corner to corner graph and is worked bottom right to top left on the right side.|
To work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch with the stitch you intend to use (HDC or DC) and then measure how much yarn you used per stitch multiplying that by the number of stitches of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph.
The Leafy Square Chart:
** This is a free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**
THE PLANTS WITH YARN CAL
This event ran through June 2023 and is now over.
However, you can still purchase the inexpensive bundle that contains all of the charts and written instructions for each square plus the joining and border instructions. Or the charts are still free on the designer’s blog posts.