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C2C Basics – Tips n’ Tricks, Increasing C2C, Decreasing C2C, & Changing Colors in C2C

C2C Basics Tutorial

There are so many tutorials on how to do C2C, but they can be very long and cumbersome.  I created a 25 minute quick basics video guide for C2C, you can find it when you scroll to the bottom of the post…

In the meantime… 😀

Let’s Talk About C2C (Corner to Corner Crochet)

What is C2C?

C2C means Corner-to-Corner.  C2C is created by working from a graph and working diagonally.  Here is one of the graphs I created for working a corner-to-corner blanket.  You can find this free pattern here, and I used a graphing program called PCStitch for this one. 

C2C Basics Tutorial Video is at Bottom of This Post

Corner to Corner (C2C) is a crochet technique that uses clusters of double or half-double crochets to create little squares or blocks.

like this:

C2C corner to corner blanket

C2C one color blanket[/caption]

Here is a close-up of what a C2C square looks like with color changes

C2C (corner to corner) swatch

C2C (corner to corner) color change swatches

You start working the graph from the bottom right hand corner and work diagonally, and if you’re a lefty, you’d work it opposite.

 You can work graphs that are perfect squares, or you can create a rectangle graph.  There are several programs out there to help you create graphs for crochet.  I’ve tested all of them, and my favorite seems to be WinStitch because it has the ability to create written C2C using color blocks, as well and Row-by-Row written patterns. Check out this post about the 5 best graphing programs.

I also created a crochet graphing series on Winstitch, you can find that here.

Don’t get me wrong...that doesn’t mean it’s super easy to create one, especially if you are working with a photograph, to begin with.

There is a lot of tweaking that happens on a pixel level that takes many hours.  I made Rosie the Riveter a FREE crochet pattern download, you can find this pattern here. My Winstitch tutorials will teach you how to create a graph on your own, and clean it up to create a beautiful blanket (Link Above).

I love this technique so much I created a calculator to help you figure out how big your project will be! Here is the link for the C2C Blanket Size Calculator.

I want to learn new stitches!

Take me to the freebies!

There is a lot you can do with C2C and you can create so many fun designs. Here are a few from other designers around the interwebs. Have fun with it, play around and create some beautiful art!.

I hope this helps you make a decision when deciding what graphing program to use when creating your beautiful graphs. Here is an example of a C2C graph blanket by the Make & Do Crew

Merry Christmas Blanket by Make & Do Crew

Pro Tip: Using 4 (worsted) weight yarn, a good graph size for blanket squares you will piece together is about 20 to 25 squares.

Here is that video I was talking about in the beginning of the post –

In this video you will learn to change colors, work increases, decreases, bobbins, and basic tips on getting your blanket to look great!

C2C Basics Video

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I hope you enjoy the basics. Please share and feel free to ask any questions! I’m always here to answer them. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crocheting,

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