corner to corner crochet

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.

c2c shawl ready for edge

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.

c2c shawl finished

For those of you who want to have a go –

here’s an easy to follow instruction video:

© Raili Tanska

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18 thoughts on “C2C

  1. I loved the Einstein quote btw – you’re so talented – I love that about you and you’re not a bit big headed about your abilities. Not a bit. That’s rare. Mighty says he misses you, several people have said how lovely he is, he already knew that though! He has good self-esteem unlike his friend the girl with the veruca sock and dragon tail. She does however have great friends and counts you among those rareified creatures who make the world a bearable and better place to be in.

    1. I’m glad Mighty has found his niche and settled in. Maybe his grounded self-esteem will rub off on his new friends too 🙂 I have it on good authority that the Mighty’s of the world are very good at that. They just need lots of cuddles

    1. Reach for the stars, Opher. Or in this case, a crochet hook and yarn 🙂 I knew a pastor who used to always take his knitting with him wherever he went. He would sit in planes and during visits and knit socks 🙂

    1. Once you ‘get’ it, you can’t ‘unget’ it – a bit like riding a bicycle 🙂 There’s some excellent, simple YouTube tutorials on mastering the art 🙂

  2. Oh that is so cool! I have never seen this before. I might have to try my hand at it sometime. I still have needles I bought to teach my girls how to crochet, but I actually haven’t done any in over 20 years! Thanks for sharing!

      1. I have not done it in a long time, but when I picked it up once not long ago I still remembered. The girls have been asking – so this might be the prodding I needed 🙂

    1. Have fun – it really is very easy and grows so quickly! You can makes scarves and other things too – just do a search on YouTube for instruction videos

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