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This easy tutorial teaches you how to crochet C2C (Corner to Corner) in Half Double Crochet (hdc) with many photos and a video tutorial.
Now, that the Alphabet and Numbers C2C Blanket is running as a Crochet Along, I knew that I needed to publish a tutorial on how to crochet C2C in half double crochet. This technique is also called the Mini C2C.
I already had a beginner tutorial for double crochet but felt like it was important to show you how to crochet the same amazing and easy technique in hdc as well.
Once you learn this beginner tutorial for c2c in hdc, I would suggest you check out how to change colors in corner to corner.
Then you can finally take on any project you like that involves C2C. It is such a fun (yes, even addicting) crochet technique. Once you start you don’t really want to put it down.
If you want to learn more tips and tricks in changing colors in crochet, even corner to corner, check out my very popular Workshop and Course for it. Sign up for the waitlist so you’ll be notified the next time it will be available.
Did you know you can also crochet corner to corner horizontally, instead of diagonally? It’s called the Tulip stitch in DC (no it’s not a flower in this case) and is very fun to crochet.
Mini C2C HDC
In order to learn corner to corner in hdc easily, you need to make sure you understand graphs. Almost all C2C patterns are written in graphs. Actually, they are much easier to understand than you might think.
Corner to corner is made from one corner to another corner and is crocheted in diagonal rows one pixel at the time. For this tutorial, one pixel includes a chain of 2 plus 3 half double crochets.
So let’s get started. First, make a chain of 5 (2 of which are for the turning chain/chain space) and then crochet 1 HDC in each of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th chain from the hook which resembles your first tile. Now chain 5 again to start the 2nd tile. Every time you need to increase in a diagonal row, you will need to add a chain of 5 in the beginning of a row. Now, crochet 1 HDC in each of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th chain from the hook.
Then flip your first tile over such that we can attach the 2nd tile with the 1st tile. Using a slip stitch where the chain 3 space of the 1st tile is. Now chain 2 to start the 3rd tile. You will always chain 2 when creating a new tile within a row.
Next, crochet 3 half double crochet stitches in the same chain-3 space where you slip stitched into. You now finished your 2nd diagonal row. Let’s start the 3rd diagonal row by chaining 5. You are still increasing in this example.
Now you will crochet 1 HDC in each of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th chain from the hook and then flip your work of the first 3 tiles over such that you slip stitch into the chain-2 space of the 3rd tile. Chain 2 to start the next tile.
The Next Tile
Again crochet 3 HDC stitches into the same chain-3 space you just slip stitched into. You need to crochet 1 more tile for this row. So, slip stitch into the next tile over and then chain 2 and crochet 3 more HDC’s into the same space.
You will now start your decreasing rows for this 9×9 tile example. So flip your work, and slip stitch into the just made HDC’s and the chain-2 space. You will do this every time at the beginning of a decreasing row.
Next, you will create 2 normal tiles like you did before. [Chain 2 and 3 HDC’s in to the same chain-2 space you just slip stitched into]. Then slip stitch into the neighboring tile and repeat .
Because you are decreasing in this row, you will only have 2 tiles to make. Now, flip your work over and slip stitch into the just made hdc’s and the chain-2 space. Let’s crochet the last tile for this example which means you need to chain 2 to start it.
Crochet 3 HDC’s in the same chain-2 space you just slip stitched into. You now have a 9×9 tile all made with HDCs using the Corner to Corner technique.
If you found the above photo tutorial to hard to understand, please watch the video tutorial version of it below.
How to Corner to Corner Crochet C2C in HDC – Mini C2C
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