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New Stitch Wednesday: C2C Tutorial Series

Happy Wednesday, crafters!

With the HP CAL just two days away, what better time to learn the C2C stitch!

The C2C crochet method is worked in a series of rows that increase to get bigger until you reach the middle of your design and then decrease to get smaller. It is worked from one corner (usually the bottom right-hand corner) to another (the top left-hand corner).

For every increasing row, the first block will be worked a little bit differently than the rest, but all of the other blocks in the row are worked exactly the same.

For each decreasing row, you have to slip stitch up the side of the last block of the previous row to get to the top of the row; then you can begin. After you slip stitch up the side, each block is worked exactly the same.

Typically, C2C is worked using DC, but it can also be modified to use HDC. I’ve outlined both methods below.

How to do the standard” C2C stitch (using DC):

Increasing Rows

First block of the row: Ch 6. Work 1 dc in the 4th chain space from the hook and in the next two chain spaces.

Remaining blocks of the row: Join to the next block with a slip stitch in the “gap”. Ch 3. Work 3 dc in the “gap”.

Decreasing Rows

First block of the row: Work 3 slip stitches up the edge of the work to get to the top row. Ch 3. Work 3 dc in the “gap”.

Remaining blocks of the row: Join to the next block with a slip stitch in the “gap”. Ch 3. Work 3 dc in the “gap”.

 

How to do the modified or “mini” C2C stitch (using HDC):

Increasing Rows

First block of the row: Ch 4. Work 1 hdc in the 3rd chain space from the hook and in the next chain space.

Remaining blocks of the row: Join to the next block with a slip stitch in the “gap”. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in the “gap”.

Decreasing Rows

First block of the row: Work 2 slip stitches up the edge of the work to get to the top row. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in the “gap”.

Remaining blocks of the row: Join to the next block with a slip stitch in the “gap”. Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in the “gap”.

Need a visual? Check out our new 5-part C2C Basics video tutorial series!

You can find all five videos here!

Happy crafting!

2 thoughts on “New Stitch Wednesday: C2C Tutorial Series”

  1. Thank you for your easy to understand tutorials. I use to consider myself an expert, but with all the incredibly talented people on the net….your site has allowed me to easily learn any new stitch I come across

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