Find the ch-3-space created by the turning-ch-3 on the first tile. Slip stitch into the ch-3-sp from the previous row. This stitch is used to join one tile to the next. This is a very common method for creating a rectangle that goes around a corner. You’ll find a lot of tutorials online explaining how to do this method.
When you work the traditional c2c pattern, you increase equally along both sides to the widest point, then start to decrease equally. Once you have completed your Corner-to-Corner piece, you will want to use the loose ends to your advantage. If there is spot that needs more blue to separate the white parts of the snowflakes, weave the loose end in-between. And if there’s a place where the white squares need to be connected, weave the white ends to connect them. If you have some great graphgan ideas but are a little wary of creating the patterns yourself, there are some firms out there that can help. C2Cgraphs.com and StitchFiddle.com can both help to take you from sketch to throw, and have examples of patterns that will inspire you.
Although, I think the real fun begins when your design has two or more colors. I’d like to clear up something that can be confusing to beginners. In the first simply gram tile of every C2C crochet row, you’re always increasing or decreasing. There’s no such thing as a regular, non-increase or non-decrease first stitch.
Free Crochet & Knit Patterns, many with free tutorials. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration you provide. Can hardly wait to get my knitting needles working again too. 🙂 It’s the chains that comprise the very beginning of each c2c tile.
Though for a square blanket you wouldn’t need to make the decreases for a rectangle as described in this post. Corner to corner afghans are gorgeous, chunky throws made in a unique way. Eventually, when your throw reaches the right width for your project, you will start decreasing the stitches and will end up with one box on the other side. Now that we’re all on the same page, we can get started with the rectangle!
So far, we’ve been talking about how to crochet a C2C square. But what if you want to make a rectangle instead? You can even turn your own designs into C2C charts. You can create your own chart with simple graph paper and colored pencils, or with a website like Stitch Fiddle. Weaving in the end for a C2C project is similar to weaving in the ends for any other crochet project. The goal is to weave the ends in a way that secures the yarn tails without creating too much bulk.
The biggest problem with the R & D of this design was getting the middle to cooperate with the remaining afghan. I released after a few attempts I cannot go in a continuous revolution to get the look. So at the end of each round, I had to turn and go back in the other direction. Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this page.