This CAL is designed for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. There will be step-by-step photos and video tutorials to help you master everything you need to know about the C2C stitch! If you are just finding this project now, you will want to start here for all of your introductory information:
Introduction: This post will give you all the information you need to start this project!
Week One (2/1/17): This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting the HDC C2C stitch, crocheting increase rows of C2C stitches, and how to color change in the middle of a row.
Week Two (2/8/17): This post! This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting C2C "maintaining" rows. These are rows that neither increase or decrease the width of the project and allow you to make a rectangular shape.
Week Three (2/15/17): This week will include the pattern and instructions for crocheting C2C decrease rows.
Week Four (2/22/17): This week will include the pattern and instructions for adding a border to your C2C blanket and how to finish it.
If you follow along with me, you will have a stunning, modern and stylish blanket finished by the end of the month!
Now let's get started with Part Two of the pattern!
sl st: Slip stitch
HDC: Half double crochet
Special Stitch (I highly recommend that you reference the photo or video tutorial if you are not familiar with how to do the C2C stitch!):
This blanket it constructed with the Half Double Crochet Corner to Corner stitch (C2C).
C2C Maintaining Row: "maintaining" rows are what I like to call rows that maintain their stitch count over several rows. This allows you to create a rectangular piece with the C2C stitch. In this pattern, you will continue to increase on the right side (by one square), but you will decrease on the left side (by one square)
5 square x 5 squares = 4" in C2C (using HDC)
- For part two, your blanket will turn into a rectangle. Your square count will increase only on the right side of the piece, while decreasing on the left. If you are following the written pattern, odd rows will end with an increase while even rows will start with an increase.
- You can choose to work with multiple skeins/bobbins (as I have pictured) or you can opt to "carry" your yarn throughout your project. It is a personal preference.
- If you choose to follow the written color changes PLEASE reference the chart also as you go! It is always much easier to catch mistakes right away instead of a few rows past it. For the written instructions, odd rows are worked "left to right" and even rows are worked "right to left" in reference to the chart.
- In my example, Color A = Off White and Color B = Mulberry Bush
Row 51: 11 A, 2 B, 1 A, 1 B, 9 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A (increase)
Row 52: (increase) 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 9 A, 1 B, 1 A, 6 B, 7 A
Row 53: 6 A, 8 B, 10 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A
Row 54: 6 A, 1 B, 4 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 10 A, 3 B, 11 A
Row 55: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 3 A, 1 B, 7 A
Row 56: 7 A, 2 B, 2 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 6 B, 7 A
Row 57: 6 A, 7 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 1 A, 2 B, 8 A
Row 58: 8 A, 5 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A
Row 59: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 4 B, 9 A
Row 60: 9 A, 4 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A
Row 61: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 10 A, 4 B, 10 A
Row 62: 10 A, 5 B, 9 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A
Row 63: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 8 A, 5 B, 11 A
Row 64: 11 A, 6 B, 7 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 11 A
Row 65: 11 A, 2 B, 11 A, 2 B, 6 A, 6 B, 12 A
Come back next week for Part 3!
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