20 Projects You Can Make with Box Stitch Crochet

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Whether you call it the corner-to-corner stitch, C2C stitch or the crochet box stitch, you are about to be impressed by the versatility of this simple-to-learn crochet stitch.

Title: Box Stitch Crochet
Author: Corinne Freeman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Copyright 2017
ISBN: 978-0-8117-1764-9
Photographer: Corinne Freeman

Box Stitch Crochet by Corinne Freeman

Box Stitch Crochet Review

Box Stitch Crochet moves beyond the afghan to create gorgeous one-of-a-kind garments in various shapes and styles. Learn how to crochet the box stitch with Corinne’s straightforward step-by-step instructions.

Tutorials with photos are included for:

  • Box Stitch Increase
  • Box Stitch Decrease
  • Rectangle
  • Motif
  • Beveled Edge
  • Changing Colors – Increasing – Decreasing
  • Joining – Box Stitch Join – Lattice Join

Instructions have been included for 30 beautiful designs ranging from accessories to garments.

You will find the following patterns:

  • Butterfly Shawl
  • Candy Stripes Shawl
  • Celebration Cuffs & Headband
  • Latte Dream Alpaca Shrug
  • Crossing Neck Scarf
  • Down by the Bay Poncho
  • Under the Sea Motif Shawl
  • Favorite Cowl
  • Hot Pop Neckerchief
  • Dusty Purple Motif Stole
  • Pomegranate Camisole
  • Pretty in Pink Beveled Shawl
  • Cozy Shoulder Wrap & Boot Toppers
  • Starlight Super Chunky Scarf
  • Twilight Dress
  • Forest Skirt
  • Raspberry Hat & Fingerless Gloves

Here’s a little look inside:

The instructions are written in American Crochet terminology. Each pattern specifies the yarn used, hook(s) used, gauge, finished measurements in inches and cm and important details in the notes section. The notes section includes which techniques you need to reference from the step-by-step instructions at the beginning of the book. For some of the garments a chart is also included to give you the starting number of box stitches you will need to crochet for your desired finished size. The extra sizes range from extra small to size 5X.

Unlike traditional crochet pattern books, the instructions included in Box Stitch Crochet are not written row by row (or round by round). Instead, the instructions are written with reference to how many box stitches you need to make and to what dimensions. You simply refer to the technique being used (and indicated in the instructions and the notes section of the pattern) to make the box stitches being used in your chosen project.

The yarns used to create the samples were Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport, Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, Red Heart Unforgettable, Darn Good Yarn Viscose, Caron Simply Soft, Berroco Artisan, Interlacements Yarns, SweetGeorgia Yarns, A to Z Alpacas Yarn, Lion Brand LB Collection, SweetGeorgia Yarns, A&B Fiberworks, Berroco Vintage, Blue Heron Yarns Organic Cotton, Red Heart Fashion Crochet Thread, Red Heart Stellar and Red Heart Comfort Chunky.

I love how box stitch has been transformed in these designs. My favorite projects are:

  • Butterfly Shawl – I love how Corinne has joined different box stitch elements together to create this lovely lacy looking piece.
  • Crossing Neck Scarf – I love the uneven edges.
  • Pomegranate Camisole
  • Forest Skirt

Would you like to win your own copy of Box Stitch Crochet?

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

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I’d like to thank Corinne Freeman for asking me to review her brand new book and for Stackpole Books for providing me with the review eBook and giveaway copy of Box Stitch Crochet!

All images are used with permission from Stackpole Books. For more information about Corinne Freeman, please visit her on Website (Crochet4MyButterfly), Facebook, Etsy and Pinterest!


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  1. I have never referred to or seen any comparison of C2C as the box stitch, but that makes total sense. The Purple Motif is really pretty. This stitch lends itself to such a variety of items to make.

  2. This book would be wonderful for finding patterns to use the box stitch other than the popular corner 2 corner pattern.

  3. The scarf on the cover is just beautiful! I’ve already added this book to my wish list!

  4. Very impressed by the range of projects in this book. I’d always thought C2C was mostly for blankets!

  5. I always think about this stitch in just blankets but I like seeing I can do more patterns using the C2C stitch.

  6. This looks like a book filled with great patterns and I would love to learn the Box stitch

  7. So Happy I caught this book review! Looks like I’ll be getting another book soon!!

  8. Nice review. Made some blankets in c2c, but after reading this, it gave me inspirations to make other things in c2c. Maybe a hat or a scarf?

  9. Looks fab, love C2C so think this could easily become a firm favourite, thanks for sharing.

  10. Beautiful projects..several i’d love to make! Thank you for shaing! 🙂

  11. Intrigued by this stitch and the new way of reading directions. Always ready to learn something new.

  12. Great review. I’m going to look into getting this book since I just learned the C2C. Didn’t know there were so many things to make with it. 🙂

  13. This looks like an interesting pattern collection. It always seemed like box which was just for afghans!

  14. This book would be a great way for me to broaden my crocheting skills, and I love that skirt!

  15. I really like this book. I love the box stitch but I did not know how versatile it really is. The info on how, what, when and where sounds very helpful.

  16. This looks like a great book, really interested in the skirt pattern!

  17. I think this book would be a nice addition to any library. Looks like it has several patterns to use with this lovely stitch

  18. I love all the patterns she did with this stitch. Would love to own the book and use a few of the patterns

  19. Just in time for the holidays…..looks like this book has nice gift ideas for family and friends. Hope I win!!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! I love learning new stitches and this book looks like it has some amazing patterns!

  21. So glad I saw this review; love using this stitch & these patterns look great. This is definitely a book I would buy.