However, the diagrams usually presented are squared to the paper. It is so nice to have a variety of stitches to make in the c2c method. For knit or crochet items, the kind of stitch or yarn used can give some stretch or variation to the size. If you have any additional questions, feel free to join myFacebook Group.

Chain stitches are used in a turning chain to start each row. Make your first swatch along with me, and you’ll get a good grasp of the basic concept. You’ll be ready for your first real C2C project with just a little practice. Sl st in each of the 3 dc stitches of the first block on the right.

Since a C2C graph can be worked in any yarn, experiment with changing the yarn weight and hook size to change the scale of any C2C project. Using one solid color of yarn (or a self-striping cake yarn like Lion Brand Mandala) can be a quick and satisfying way to crochet C2C blankets. Although, I think the real fun begins when your design has two or more colors. You will begin decreasing when your corner to corner crochet project reaches the widest/tallest point. When you’re crocheting a C2C rectangle, you’ll use the same increasing and decreasing techniques as with a square.

To continue working your rectangle, simply repeat Rectangle Rows 1 and 2 until your rectangle reaches your desired length. Continue working in the c2c pattern to the end of the row, working a block in the last ch3-sp as with a normal increase row. Work in the traditional corner to corner pattern until one side of your work reaches the width of the shortest side you want your rectangle to be. Don’t forget to check out the practice patterns to really improve you skills. For Row 8, since it is an even row, you will increase at the beginning of the row and work 4 squares.

You can think of the graph pattern like a crochet “map.” This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet a C2C rectangle and learn how to read a graph at the same time. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial. Please feel free to sell finished items made from my patterns and a link back to for pattern credit would be most appreciated. Do not re-post or claim this pattern or photographs as your own. If you have any questions, please contact me HERE and I will be happy to help.

As rows increase in number of tiles, repeat steps 6-8 in each remaining tile of row. In C2C, we refer to “increasing” as adding one tile per row. The first half of any project involves increasing at the beginning of each row. Once you have finished the longest row in the graph, you will begin decreasing at the beginning of each row. I’d like to clear up something that can be confusing to beginners.

If you want to avoid weaving in ends at all costs, choose a C2C pattern with minimal color changes. • For a decrease row, begin the row by using the previous color to slip stitch 3 up the edge of the last tile in the previous row. Switch to new color to complete fourth slip stitch and proceed as usual.

Because the standard C2C sts are repetitive, it is easy to remember how to do them once you know how. Most crocheters find that doing them is a relaxing, mindful activity. Once you have mastered the technique, you may like to try some variations. When your whole project is complete, thread the yarn tails into your yarn needle. Leave long tails when changing colors, to have enough yarn to weave in. In C2C crochet, there are two steps that show how to decrease at the beginning of a row.

Once you do reach the top right corner you will begin decreasing at the beginning of each row. Start by working an increase , then work the rest of your stitchguide com tiles into the ch 3 spaces from the previous row. Ch 6 again and dc in the 4th ch from hook and the next two chs just as you did for the first tile.

If your design has larger blocks of color, leave the old color attached so that you can come back to it on the next row. On the next row, when you get back to that section of color, pick up the old color again with the standard color-change technique. To make a thicker border, you can work another round of single or double crochet.