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Corner To Corner (C2C) Graph Tutorial

**Corner To Corner (C2C) Stitch Graph - Even Number of Columns**

On Corner To Corner (C2C) Stitch Graphs, each block/square on the graph represents one C2C component. The C2C Component is the same width and height, so each block on the graph is in the same proportion as a C2C Component.

**Stitch How To**

Slip Stitch - Hook through next stitch, yo, pull through stitch and loop on hook.

Chain Stitch - Yo, pull through loop on hook.

Double Crochet Stitch - Yo, hook through next stitch, yo, pull through stitch (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

C2C Component - Each C2C Component is made up of 3 chain stitches and 3 double crochet stitches. First, you may need to slip stitch into the next ch-3 space, then ch 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space.

**Graph How To**

Foundation Chain - Chain 3 chain stitches.

Row 1 - Starting at the bottom right-hand corner of the graph. Working on RS of graph. Chain 3, then work 1 double crochet into each of the 3 foundation chain stitches (one C2C Component completed), turn.

**Increase Rows**

Row 2 - Working on WS of graph. Chain 6, work 1 dc into the fourth chain from hook, then 1 dc into each of the next 2 chains (one C2C Component completed). Slip stitch into the ch-3 space of C2C Component of previous row, then chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space, turn.

Row 3 - Working on RS of graph. Chain 6, work 1 dc into the fourth chain from hook, then 1 dc into each of the next 2 chains (one C2C Component completed). **Slip stitch into the next ch-3 space of C2C Component of previous row, then chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space**, repeat from ** to **, turn.

Row 4 - Working on WS of graph. Chain 6, work 1 dc into the fourth chain from hook, then 1 dc into each of the next 2 chains (one C2C Component completed). **Slip stitch into the next ch-3 space of C2C Component of previous row, then chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space**, repeat from ** to ** twice, turn.

For subsequent increase rows, continue working digonally downwards on the Graph for odd numbered rows (you will be working on the RS of Graph for odd numbered rows), and diagonally upwards on the Graph for even numbered rows (you will be working on the WS of Graph for even numbered rows), changing colors as shown on the Graph pattern. Repeating from ** to ** as many times as required for each row. There will be one extra C2C Component on each subsequent row.

**Decrease Rows**

For the first decrease row (You will be at the top right-hand corner of the graph), turn, work 1 slip stitch into each of the next 3 dc, chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space of this same C2C Component. **Slip stitch into the next ch-3 space of C2C Component of previous row, then chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space**, Repeat from ** to ** as many times as required down the row. There will be one less C2C Component on each subsequent row.

For the second decrease row (You will be at the bottom left-hand corner of the graph), slip stitch into the ch-3 space of the last C2C Component of previous row, turn. Work 1 slip stitch into each of the next 3 dc, chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space of this same C2C Component. **Slip stitch into the next ch-3 space of C2C Component of previous row, then chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space**, Repeat from ** to ** as many times as required up the row. There will be one less C2C Component on each subsequent row. Slip Stitch into the ch-3 space of the last C2C Component of previous row.

For subsquent decrease rows continue working diagonally downwards and upwards on the graph as per the first decrease row and second decrease row instructions above.

For the final decrease row (You will be at the top left-hand corner of the graph), turn, work 1 slip stitch into each of the next 3 dc, chain 3, then work 3 dc into the ch-3 space of this same C2C Component. Slip Stitch into the ch-3 space of the last C2C Component of previous row, finish off.

**Rectangle Shaped C2C How To**

For C2C graphs that are a rectangle shape, you will continue to increase at the start of each row on the longer side of the graph, and decrease at the start of each row on the shorter side of the graph. When you get to the end of the longer side of the graph you will decrease at the start of every row.

Increase on the longer side of the graph.

Decrease on the shorter side of the graph.

Decrease on both the longer and shorter sides of the graph.

Continue to decrease on both the longer and shorter sides of the graph.

Continue to decrease on both the longer and shorter sides of the graph.

**Changing Colors How To**

To change colors, on the last yo and pull through of the previous stitch before the color change, drop the current color and pick up the new color and yo and pull through with the new color. The loop on the hook will now be the new color. Continue working your stitches in the colors as shown on the Graph pattern.

**Carrying Yarn How To**

You will have fewer ends to sew in when the Graph is completed if you carry the colors up from one row to the next by dropping the old color and picking up the new color, leaving the yarn attached and not cutting off. Yarn can be wound onto bobbins to make this easier. When you drop the old color, take the yarn to what will be the back (wrong side) of the Graph. This will keep all ends/bobbins on the back of the Graph and make it easy to pick up the new color as you work on the Graph pattern.