Having Fun with C2C crochet

C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet technique is something new to me. I have seen lots of amazing afghans created by other people but my own acquaintance with C2C happened not so long ago. First time I tried it while making Last Dance on the Beach blanket (Scheepjes CAL 2016). My friend Carmen introduced a simple C2C square and I had lots of fun making it. And when I first made it myself C2C crochet technique didn’t seem so difficult and complicated anymore.
How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Suddenly I felt confident enough and used it for several parts of Spirits of Life CAL which started this week (see Part 1 HERE). I wanted to recreate zig-zag pattern and C2C appeared to be the best and easiest “tool” for that. I’ve learned how to change the colors, and I also had to use a join as-you-go method which I have never tried before. If you follow Spirits of Life CAL you will be doing C2C parts in several weeks already.
 How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com





Apparently there is not so much information about join as-you-go method for C2C crochet. I was lucky to find nice video-tutorials but they explain how to join the squares. I thought it would be nice to also try it with triangles maybe? Colorful triangles always look great in “patchwork” patterns. And I thought of creating a pillow cover using leftovers of Soft Fun yarn by Scheepjes and C2C.
How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com

What I am doing is definitely not an invention of something new. And most likely there are some tutorials about the same thing already. But I thought I would create my own – not just to show the joining method, but to show method for exact pattern.
How to join as you go in C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet. By www.lillabjorncrochet.com

I have remade my sample a few times already trying to understand the best way of joining triangles. And I think I am almost there. I can’t wait to finish the pillow and show it to you. And I will also complete a video-tutorial to guide you through every step I made.

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7 comments

  1. Lovely! Thanks for making a tutorial. I'm looking forward to it.

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  2. Can't wait to see your tutorial. Looks like it would make a wonderful scrap project.

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  3. This looks awesomme...cant wait for your tutorial...thank you :)

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  4. I too first tried C2C with the Last Dance on the Beach and got the same pleasure as you did. It gives such a different texture and look. So Im looking forward to seeing this pattern and the joining video. Thanks again for efforts and sharing them so we can all learn and grow (yet again)

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  5. this is one of my favorites crochet, c2c, so simple to do and so beautiful result, thank you for the idea and for the tutorial

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  6. Lovely..' I cannot wait. Thank you

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  7. I cannot wait as I too have been crocheting several different shapes with c2c using leftover wool and hope to make a patchwork blanket of different shapes colours and sizes of patch too.

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