Have you made a crochet C2C (corner to corner) project? Have you wondered how to join or add to your crochet C2C projects? In How to Join Crochet C2C Projects tutorial I’ve outlined easy step by step instructions with pictures to explain how you can add or join as you go in your crochet C2C projects.
If you are creating a C2C project that needs to be joined or added to such as a hat, blanket, pillow or jacket it is possible and you can join as you go. I will walk you through some simple steps that can be used on increase or decrease, left, right, top and bottom of a C2C project.
If you are attaching a different color you would attach in corner you want to start adding too. You have to visualize which way you want to add to a C2C project especially if you are working with a graph. You want your graphs to be facing forward and ends to be in the back. Some patterns may not require a color change and you can use the color you’re working with and not fasten off. For this tutorial I used a different color yarn to help with the visual of the process. I am also adding a row of 2 clusters so I am decreasing to keep 2 rows of clusters. If I were to increase to 3 rows of 3 clusters I would have 3 rows of clusters, you can add or start decrease depending on what your design or pattern calls for.
Are you new to crochet C2C? ChiWei at www.1dogwolf.com has an excellent blog post with helpful information to answer questions about C2C crochet. Here are some of my tips:
- Keep your ends on the back side with changing colors.
- Count your clusters every row to help eliminate mistakes.
- Grab a clip board and pen for your graph, I use a metallic sharpie to dot my squares at the beginning of each row.
- If using a graph, prep your yarn by rolling into balls and separating skein into balls. I use a scale to weigh and break my yarn into 2, 3 or 4 even balls if needed. This will depend of on the size of your graph.
Check out my Crocheted C2C Patterns: Crocheted C2C Cacti Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cacti Baby Blanket, Bulky Crocheted C2C Cactus Blanket, Crocheted C2c Cactus ALOE! Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Baby Blanket, Crocheted C2C Cactus Pot Holder, Crocheted C2C Cactus Wall Hanging, and Crocheted C2C Cactus Pillow. All are projects that work up quick and are fun additions to your house or great gifts.
Scrap pieces of yarn
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
For this tutorial I am going to use a C2C square I already created of 5 clusters by 5 clusters. I like to slip stitch on my C2C pieces to the corner after I finished with the last slip stitch. Changing colors, I attached in the corner CH 3 , SC in 1st gap between. CH 3, 3 DC on CH 3 gap.
Now to add CH 6, DC in 4th, 5th & 6th CH from hook. SL ST to next CH 3. CH 3, 3 DC on CH 3 and SL ST in between next gap of clusters on the square already created like seen in the picture. CH 2 and SL ST in next gap between clusters. CH 3, 3 DC in CH 2 space. Continue to make next cluster of C2C. Since I’m only using 2 rows of C2C I SL ST 4 times to CH 3 space.
CH 3, 3 DC in CH 3 space, continue to make next cluster. SL ST in next open gap between clusters. CH 2, SL ST in next gap between clusters, CH 3, 3 DC in CH 2 space. Continue to make next cluster of C2C.
Repeat until end of adding clusters and decrease with the last cluster to finish off 2 rows.
This is a good size to practice and once you get the hang of it you can do this on any side of a C2C. Check out my pattern for C2C Cactus Beanie to see how I use this method.
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