Frequent itemset mining plays an important role in association rule mining. The Apriori and FP-growth algorithms are the most famous algorithms which have their own shortcomings such as space complexity of the former and time complexity of the latter. Many existing algorithms are almost improved based on the two algorithms and one such is APFT , which combines the Apriori algorithm  and FP-tree structure of FP-growth algorithm . The advantage of APFT is that it doesn’t generate conditional and sub conditional patterns of the tree recursively and the results of the experiment show that it works fasts than Apriori and almost as fast as FP-growth. We have proposed to go one step further and modify the APFT to include correlated items and trim the non correlated itemsets. This additional feature optimizes the FP-tree and removes loosely associated items from the frequent itemsets. We choose to call this method as APFTC method which is APFT with correlation.