It’s fairly simple to memorize this pattern. Instead of making small squares you can make one big one. You start at one corner and increase a “shell” at the beginning of each row until it is as wide as you want, then you decrease one “shell” until you reach the opposite corner. If you make stripes they will be diagonal.
If you want to make several 6×6 (or whatever size) squares and attach them together, it has an amazing effect.
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Technically the pattern is written to make just one quarter of the square to the left, as if starting from any of the corners. I was just determined to make a 12″ square in one piece and arrange the diagonal stripes just so.(Source)
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If you are unfamiliar with the diagonal box stitch watch the video tutorial below.
Thank you to Donna Mason-Svara for the written pattern, featured image and inspiration!
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