First Layer Corners
By now you should be comfortable solving the cross. On this page, I teach you how to solve the first layer corners. In general, placing a corner only takes three moves once you put a corner below where it belongs--bring down the cross, match the corner to it, and restore the cross. There are a few special cases in which you have to rotate the corner first that I've demonstrated at the bottom of the page.
When you're ready, move on to Step 3 - Solving the Middle Layer Edges.
|To place a corner where the white is facing the right side of the cube:|
|If white is facing the front of the cube, turn the face with the white on it first, move the corner into place, and restore teh cross.|
|If the white is on the bottom, first turn the right layer down so that the white will rotate to be on a side of the cube instead of the bottom, turn the bottom layer twice, and undo the right turn. You now have one of the above cases.|
|And if the white is stuck in the top layer on the front face, turn the front face clockwise to bring the corner to the bottom layer, turn the bottom layer to move the piece away, and undo the front turn. You now have one of the first two cases.|
|And if the white is stuck in the top layer on the right face, turn the right face down to bring the corner to the bottom layer, turn the piece away, and undo the first turn. You now have one of the first two cases.|