The C2C Basics: A Video Tutorial Series


The Corner-to-Corner crochet stitch (or C2C) is really easy to learn, but it can look pretty daunting when you’re just starting out. It’s a new kind of technique and with the increasing, decreasing, and color changes, it can look a little scary.

Never fear! I’ve put together a series of C2C video tutorials to help you learn the basics. There are 6 videos altogether:

Video #1: Getting Started/Increasing with C2C

This video covers getting started and increasing while using the C2C technique in the standard DC stitch.

Video #2: Decreasing with C2C

This video covers decreasing while using the C2C technique in the standard DC stitch.

Video #3: Color Changes with C2C

This video covers changing yarn colors while using the C2C technique in the standard DC stitch. It shows how to carry your yarn and the different places of the block where you can bring in a new color.

Video #4: The Modified or “Mini” C2C Stitch

This video covers the changes made to modify the standard C2C stitch, which is worked in DC, to make it into the “mini” C2C stitch, which is worked in HDC.

Video #5: How to Use Bobbins with C2C

This video briefly using bobbins and includes some suggestions of what you can do instead if you don’t want to purchase anything special.

Video #6: How to Read a C2C Graph

This is a (not-so-brief) video tutorial on how to read the C2C graphs we use for our CALs, since we will no longer be including written instructions for those CALs. Hope it helps!

40 thoughts on “The C2C Basics: A Video Tutorial Series

  1. I am a very keen Crocheter…but i have only just discovered C2C thanks to you and the Whovian CAL….and i am changing colour…but would love some advice on the best way to do it. Thankyou for you wonderful and engaging website and the extremely good patterns. i am working from the stash to start the CAL but i will be venturing to get more very soon!

  2. Thanks for the great videos. I am just wondering how I know how many bobbins to make and how much yarn to put on each. Thanks so much!

  3. I totally just went to IKEA and got that cart because of your video. Thank you!!!

  4. I would love to get the link for the cart from Ikea. Getting ready to start some graphing… can’t wait!

  5. I have a question in regards to c2cing a rectangle. I just want to be sure my thinking is correct. Would you only decrease on one side, while still continuing to increase on the other?

  6. I am left handed and would naturally start my square on the opposite corner to that shown in your graphs. Will this cause me a problem or should I try to start where you have started? Please let me know. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Barbara! That shouldn’t be a problem for working C2C or for making graphghans with that stitch. One thing to keep in mind though is that if your graph has arrows on it to show you which way to work each row, those arrows may be incorrect because you are 1) starting in a different corner and 2) you are left-handed. 🙂

  7. I am a left handed crocheted, when using a graph will I need to follow the graph in the opposite direction that you showed in your video for it to come out correctly?
    I enjoyed watching your videos as I have been reluctant to try the C2C because I didn’t understand how to increase and decrease prior to your series.

  8. When decreasing on the mini c2c how many slip stitches do you do along the top is it 1 or 2

    1. I usually manage to put 2 slip stitches in but I don’t think it matters if you can only get one as long as you cover the gap.

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