“Take a Hike” themed Square C2C Crochet Pattern

I’m super excited to share my newest crochet project with you—it’s my “Take a Hike” C2C Crochet Pattern! This fun and adventurous pattern features a hiking-themed image with the words “take a hike,” where the “I” in “hike” is cleverly designed as a tree.

It’s perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors and wants to bring a bit of nature into their crochet projects. This pattern is easy to follow and great for both beginners and experienced crocheters. So grab your yarn and hooks, and let’s start crocheting this awesome hiking-themed square together! The free pattern is below.

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crochet square with the words "take a hike" written on it. The "I" in "hike" is a tree.

Free C2C Crochet Pattern

This “Take a Hike” pattern is part of a fun collection of C2C squares I’m designing, and they’re all the same size. The pattern is easy to follow and great for both beginners and experienced crocheters.

PDF Version

View this pattern in my Etsy Shop: Hiking themed C2C crochet pattern

C2C Video Tutorial

Need C2C help? I have a step by step C2C tutorial for my mini heart square on my YouTube channel.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: G-6 4 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in white, blue, green, & brown. I used Lion Brand Yarns 24/7 Cotton in white, sky, bay leaf, & cafe au lait. My square weighs 123 grams/4.3 ounces.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

C2C Crochet Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginners. This crochet square is made using the corner to corner C2C crochet method. It involves color changes.  

Finished Measurements

My crochet square measures just over 13 inches by 13 inches.

Gauge

8 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • sc = single crochet
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

C2C Crochet Technique

  • The pattern is made using the C2C technique of making “squares” back and forth in diagonal rows starting in the bottom right corner and ending in the top left corner.
  • Each square is made of a chain 3 + 3 double crochet.
  • Chain 6 to start a new row and chain 3 to start a new square.
  • You can follow the picture graph or the written pattern.
  • The written pattern tells you how many squares to make of each color and in what order.

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
  • ↙ You are working on the “right side”.
  • ↗ You are working on the “wrong side”. 

C2C Crochet Pattern Instructions

Download the “Take a Hike” graph.

↙ Row 1: white x1 (1 square) 
↗ Row 2: white x2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 3: white x1, blue x1, white x1 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 4: white x1, blue x1, white x2 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 5: white x3, blue x1, white x1 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 6: white x2, blue x1, white x3 (6 squares) 
↙ Row 7: white x3, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1 (7 squares) 
↗ Row 8: white x2, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 9: white x2, blue x2, white x1, blue x1, white x3 (9 squares) 
↗ Row 10: white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x3 (10 squares) 
↙ Row 11: white x3, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2 (11 squares) 
↗ Row 12: white x3, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x3 (12 squares) 
↙ Row 13: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x3, blue x2, white x4 (13 squares) 
↗ Row 14: white x3, green x1, white x1, blue x4, white x1, blue x2, white x2 (14 squares) 
↙ Row 15: white x3, blue x1, white x1, blue x4, white x2, green x1, white x3 (15 squares) 
↗ Row 16: white x1, brown x1, white x1, green x2, white x2, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x5 (16 squares) 
↙ Row 17: white x1, blue x1, white x3, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x3, green x2, brown x1, white x2 (17 squares) 
↗ Row 18: white x3, green x4, white x2, blue x1, white x6, blue x1, white x1 (18 squares) 
↙ Row 19: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x4, blue x1, white x3, green x4, white x3 (19 squares) 
↗ Row 20: white x3, green x5, white x3, blue x1, white x4, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1 (20 squares) 
↙ Row 21: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x9, green x5, white x3 (21 squares) 
↗ Row 22: white x1, blue x1, white x1, green x7, white x8, blue x3, white x1 (22 squares) 
↙ Row 23: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x9, green x4, white x3, blue x1, white x2 (23 squares) 
↗ Row 24: white x3, blue x1, white x2, green x5, white x4, blue x1, white x4, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1 (24 squares) 
↙ Row 25: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x5, blue x1, white x4, green x2, white x4, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1 (25 squares) 
Corner: Start decreasing on both ends 
↗ Row 26: white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x3, green x3, white x3, blue x1, white x6, blue x2, white x1 (24 squares) 
↙ Row 27: white x1, blue x1, white x6, blue x1, white x9, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1 (23 squares) 
↗ Row 28: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x2, white x7, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x5 (22 squares) 
↙ Row 29: white x5, blue x2, white x1, blue x1, white x7, blue x1, white x1, blue x2, white x1 (21 squares) 
↗ Row 30: white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x7, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x5 (20 squares) 
↙ Row 31: white x4, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x4, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1 (19 squares) 
↗ Row 32: white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x4, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1 (18 squares) 
↙ Row 33: white x1, blue x2, white x3, blue x2, white x1, blue x1, white x5, blue x1, white x1 (17 squares) 
↗ Row 34: white x1, blue x1, white x5, blue x1, white x1, blue x4, white x1, blue x1, white x1 (16 squares) 
↙ Row 35: white x2, blue x4, white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x3, blue x1, white x1 (15 squares) 
↗ Row 36: white x5, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1 (14 squares) 
↙ Row 37: white x3, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x5 (13 squares) 
↗ Row 38: white x2, blue x1, white x2, blue x3, white x1, blue x1, white x2 (12 squares) 
↙ Row 39: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x2 (11 squares) 
↗ Row 40: white x2, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2 (10 squares) 
↙ Row 41: white x1, blue x1, white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x2 (9 squares) 
↗ Row 42: white x2, blue x1, white x2, blue x2, white x1 (8 squares) 
↙ Row 43: white x1, blue x1, white x2, blue x1, white x2 (7 squares) 
↗ Row 44: white x2, blue x1, white x3 (6 squares) 
↙ Row 45: white x1, blue x2, white x2 (5 squares) 
↗ Row 46: white x2, blue x1, white x1 (4 squares) 
↙ Row 47: white x1, blue x1, white x1 (3 squares) 
↗ Row 48: white x2 (2 squares) 
↙ Row 49: white x1 (1 square) 

Optional Border

Make 2 sc in each square along the sides and in each corner square make (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc).

Finishing

Fasten off and then weave in all of your ends. Block if desired.

crochet square with the words "take a hike" written on it. The "I" in "hike" is a tree.

C2C Crochet Patterns

You can use these C2C squares individually for small projects like wall hangings or placemats, or mix and match them for larger crochet projects like blankets, pillows, table runners, or tote bags. The possibilities are endless!

Squares: monstera leaf, cat, daisy, flamingo, longhorn, “Chill Here“, ice cream cone, watermelon, sunglasses, cactus, palm tree, retro VW bus, popsicle, pineapple, mermaid, turtle

Looking for more Free Crochet Patterns?

You may also like my monstera leaf blanket, unicorn blanket, cactus wall hanging, and neon hearts bag.

Let’s Connect!

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