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

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 this post you will learn how to:

  • Change colors
  • Increasing
  • Decreases
  • Creating Bobbins
  • Basic tips to make your C2C blanket look great!

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

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

C2C (corner to corner) swatch

C2C (corner to corner) with color change swatches

Start your C2C graph in the bottom right-hand corner and work diagonally, and if you’re a lefty, you’d work it opposite.

Crochet C2C graphs can come in all shapes, from perfect squares to rectangles.

There are several programs out there to help you create graphs for crochet.  I’ve tested almost all of them, and my favorite seems to be WinStitch because it has the ability to create a written C2C pattern using color blocks, as well and Row-by-Row written crochet patterns. Check out this post about the 5 best graphing programs to see which one is right for you.

If you want to learn the Winstitch program and how to create a crochet graph using other methods, click here or click block below.

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 created this Rosie the Riveter (a FREE crochet pattern download) you can find this pattern here using Winstitch and it did take a lot of tweaking for sure.

My Winstitch tutorials will teach you how to create a graph on your own, and clean it up to create a beautiful blanket, scarf, or any other project you’d like to use a graph.

C2C Blanket Size Calculator

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.

There is so much 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!

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C2C Basics Video

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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13 thoughts on “C2C Basics – Tips n’ Tricks, Increasing C2C, Decreasing C2C, & Changing Colors in C2C”

  1. Is it possible to ch 4 and do a stacked single crochet for the first double crochet in place of the extra chains? I can’t get it to look as good as the patterns I’ve seen with the extra chains.

  2. Tasha thanks so much for your C2C basics tutorial. I am an experienced crocheter, but am totally new to the C2C technique. I have found a pattern I love to make a baby blanket, but was very frustrated, trying to figure out how the squares were going together until your tutorial. I could get the first 2 squares, but couldn’t for the life of me figure out where the slip stitch was joining the squares,

  3. Hallo versuche mich gerade an der unicorn decke !Jetzt weiß ich leider nicht wo ich mit der Abnahme anfangen muss , Reihe 85 oder 86 , und welche Seite mit den 40 randkästchen oder mit den 15 randkästchen ??

    •  Hallo! Ich kann versuchen zu helfen, wenn Sie mir mitteilen, mit welcher Version Sie arbeiten. Die große oder die kleinere? ~
      „Hallo, ich versuche gerade die Einhorndecke zu machen! Leider weiß ich nicht, wo ich mit der Abnahme anfangen soll, Reihe 85 oder 86, und welche Seite mit den 40 Randkästchen oder mit den 15 Randkästchen?“ 
  4. On your charts how do you figure how many bobbins you need? I’m doing a Wolfe pillow and would like to have my bobbins ready. Can you help me?

    • Hi Tamie! It’s a bit of a guessing game. What I try to do is look for blocks of color. It’s best not to carry yarn for more than 2 squares or so, otherwise, it looks funny. I’m actually releasing a video soon on how to determine bobbins, but mostly it is a quessing game.


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