C2C Tutorial – Corner to Corner Crochet

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C2C Tutorial

Corner to corner (c2c) crochet is one of my favourite stitches. It produces unique texture and the ability to create fabulous colourwork. Stripes, pictures and geometric patterns are just some of the fun projects you can make using C2C.

Corner to corner stitch is worked from one corner of a project to another using blocks made up of four stitches – trebles. It is a really easy stitch once you get the hang of it. The chart below shows how C2c stitch is created using chains and trebles (US dc). 

 

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C2c Tutorial

Working the C2C stitch is easier than it looks. The following instructions are in US terms and you will find the UK instructions further down this post. If you prefer video tutorials then i highly recommend you check out Bella Coco on youtube.

You will also find an easy guide chart and instructions in both UK and US terms at the end of this post.

Let’s Start

Row 1: (RS) ch 6, dc in the 4thch from the hook (3 ch missed counts as dc), dc in each of the next 2 ch [1 block of 4 dc complete]

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Row 2:

(WS) turn, ch 6, dc in the 4thch from the hook (3 ch missed counts as dc), dc in each of the next 2 ch (1 block made), sl st into 3 ch-sp from prev row, ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in ch-3 sp from prev row [2 blocks of 4 dc]

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Row 3:

(RS) turn, ch 6, dc into 4thch from the hook, dc in each of the next 2 ch, *sl st into ch-3 sp from prev row, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp of block in prev row * [3 blocks of 4 dc]

Following Rows: work as in Row 3, repeating between * and * as many times as needed in the row. The rows will increase by 1 block of 4 dc each time. C2C increases in this way until the desired width is reached and then decreasing will begin.


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Decreasing Rows:

After the desired width is reached, turn, sl st in each of the first 3 dc and in the first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch-3 sp, continue to make dc blocks as normal.


Colour Changes

To do this, make your last dc (UK tr) as usual, pull up yarn, pull loop of Yellow through Pink loop and pull to secure. Now drop the Pink yarn (do not cut), using the Pink yarn slst in the top of the next ch-3 sp and continue C2C stitch as usual.

These balls remain attached throughout the blanket, adding a fresh ball as each runs out.  Keep the balls attached where you can and simply pick them up when needed.

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Carrying Yarn

Note: when dropping and picking up yarn, sl st into the correct position (see image below) if the yarn does not naturally fall where required. Sometimes the yarn you need to pick up will sit further away and you will need to carry it across to the right position.

Never try to carry the yarn more than one block as it gets too messy. There are some instances where you will need to cut and reattach your yarn.
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Working C2C Stitch UK

Row 1:

(RS) ch 6, tr in the 4thch from the hook (3 ch missed counts as tr), tr in each of the next 2 ch [1 block of 4 tr complete]

Row 2:

(WS) turn, ch 6, tr in the 4thch from the hook (3 ch missed counts as tr), tr in each of the next 2 ch (1 block made), sl st into 3 ch-sp from prev row, ch 3 (counts as tr), 3 tr in ch-3 sp from prev row [2 blocks of 4 tr]

Row 3:

(RS) turn, ch 6, tr into 4thch from the hook, tr in each of the next 2 ch, *sl st into ch-3 sp from prev row, ch 3, 3 tr in ch-3 sp of block in prev row * [3 blocks of 4 tr]

Following Rows: work as in Row 3, repeating between * and * as many times as needed in the row. The rows will increase by 1 block of 4 tr each time. C2C increases in this way until the desired width is reached and then decreasing will begin.

Decreasing Rows: When you reach the desired width, turn, sl st in each of the first 3 tr and in the first ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 tr in the same ch-3 sp, continue to make tr blocks as normal.


C2C Chart – A Simple Washcloth

A wash cloth is a simple project to get you started. Each coloured block in the chart below represents 1 block of 4 trebles. Start at the bottom right and work your way up to the top left corner. c2c tutorialC2C Pattern

How to read the pattern

Each letter in the written pattern represents 1 block (4 trebles) in the colour indicated. When it is followed by a number, the number indicates how many of each block should be made in that colour. ie; “Row 12: Y4, P4” would mean work 4 blocks in colour Yellow then 4 blocks in colour Pink. Turn your work at the end of each row.

← Row 1 [RS]: G
→ Row 2 [WS]: G2
← Row 3 [RS]: G3
→ Row 4 [WS]: G4
← Row 5 [RS]: G5
→ Row 6 [WS]: G6
← Row 7 [RS]: G7
→ Row 8 [WS]: G8
← Row 9 [RS]: G9
→ Row 10 [WS]: G10
Corner (start decreasing)
← Row 11 [RS]: G9
→ Row 12 [WS]: Y4, P4
← Row 13 [RS]: P3, Y4
→ Row 14 [WS]: Y4, P2
← Row 15 [RS]: P, Y4
→ Row 16 [WS]: Y4
← Row 17 [RS]: Y3
→ Row 18 [WS]: Y2
← Row 19 [RS]: Y

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6 Comments

  1. Nashwa
    November 10, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Perfect

    • redagapeblog
      November 10, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. November 21, 2018 / 7:13 am

    Thank you for these easy to follow instructions. I’ve had many people tell me how easy C2C is but I haven’t tried it yet. Your instructions and photos should help me get started.

    • redagapeblog
      November 29, 2018 / 9:58 am

      great! I hope this helps. C2C looks hard but when you break it down it’s not so difficult. 🙂

  3. Ursula
    November 25, 2018 / 1:53 am

    Your photos help a lot. I’m go8ng to give this another try. Thank you

    • redagapeblog
      November 29, 2018 / 9:56 am

      yay! Have fun. xx

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