C2C? What is that, you may well ask.
Allow me to enlighten you – it is shorthand for corner to corner.
That probably has you scratching your head too. It actually is a new crochet technique that I have been mastering the last couple of weeks after coming across a link about it in Oh, Yes They Did the mother daughter DIY’ers blog.
The beauty of this technique is that it is very easy to do. Once you have mastered the basic technique – which is very easy – there is no need to follow a pattern. And the work grows quickly.
You start at one corner with a block of trebles (Americans call it double crochet). Each row increases by a block as you work the rows back and forth. The edges are neat. And the finish is a really nice 3D texture as alternating rows of treble blocks face a different direction.
Once you have it at the size you want the completed work to be, you simply start decreasing each row block by block.
You can make it as big or as little as you want as well as use up those bits of left over wool for contrasting colour stripes if you want. Here it is ready for edging.
I made this one from 8 ply acrylic. The finished shawl measures 80 cm square. I finished it off with a couple of rows of trebles, the last row being three trebles between a 1 chain space all the way around.
This shawl took me two weeks to complete. I worked on it of an evening while watching TV.
For those of you who want to have a go –
here’s an easy to follow instruction video:
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