C2C Photo Tutorial: Part One

Are you a visual learner, but perhaps don't like trying to keep up with video tutorials?  You've found the right place!  This page is my C2C Photo Tutorial: Part One.  The instructions on this page will help you with the Fallen Arrows Blanket CAL or any other C2C project you may be interested in making.  So scroll down and watch as I take you step by step through the C2C stitch.


  1. I am left handed and the photos are taken from that perspective.  You can look at the photos in the mirror to "flip" them if that helps you.
  2. These photos illustrate starting a C2C project and how to change colors in a row.  As my CAL progresses I will have additional photo tutorials available.
  3. I use HDC C2C in this tutorial.  Sometimes C2C is done in DC.  Always make sure to reference your pattern!

Row 1: Ch 5, HDC in third ch from the hook.  Continue to HDC in the next two ch sts.  (This makes the first and only square of Row 1)

Row 2: Ch 5, HDC in third ch from the hook and in the next two ch stitches.  (This makes the first square of Row 2)

Row 2 (continued): the next space you will work into is the ch 2 space from Row 1 (pictured).  This will be facing downward, so twist the square from Row 1 up toward your hook so that you can work into it.

Row 2 (continued): sl st into the ch 2 space from Row 1.  Ch 2, work 3 HDC sts into that space.

Now you have Row 1 and Row 2 completed.  Note the location of the ch 2 spaces in Row 2.  You will be working your stitches of Row 3 into these spaces.

The rest of your rows will be made just like row 2.  Start with a ch 5 and work your first square like normal, and then work 3 HDC into each ch 2 space from the previous row.  There will end up being 1 extra square per row while you are increasing (Row 4 = 4 squares, Row 5 = 5 squares, etc)

To change colors, finish your last HDC of a square.  Pull the new color through the next ch 2 space and through the loop on your hook.  Pull your previous (white in my picture) loop tight.

Ch 2 in the new color and complete a stitch as usual.

You can either carry your yarn (which I describe in my video tutorial) or you can work from multiple skeins/bobbins.  Multiple skeins is my preferred method.  As pictured here, you will have one strand of yarn to work with per color change.

After your color changes, finish the row as usual.

That's it for now!  These are all the techniques you will need to complete Part One of the Fallen Arrows Blanket CAL.  Next time I will cover how to use C2C to crochet a rectangular shape with maintaining rows.

Now, take your new found C2C skills and get started on the Fallen Arrows Blanket with me!

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