C2C graph tutorial

Do you like the c2c stitch? Do you love the look of graphghans? Why not join the two techniques?


I will attempt to write my first tutorial for a c2c graphgahn. Before we start though, be sure you are familiar with the Corner-to-Corner stitch.

Instead of looking at your graph from left-right and then right to left, we will be following our graph from the corner stitch and moving up and down diagonally.



Here are the first few rows of our graph. As you can see we start with one block in the first row,  and then move on to two blocks for the second row. Continue on this way until it is time for your first colour change.

Colour Changing

IMG_20140730_121905 IMG_20140730_121923 IMG_20140730_122004 IMG_20140730_122056First, you will make your block as per usual. (pic 1)  Here, you will insert your hook in to the ch3 of the previous row, but this is where things can get a bit tricky. Instead of doing a sl st as you normally would, you will insert your hook into the ch 3 (Pic 2) This is where you will do your colour change. Yo with your second colour and sl st (Pic 3). Do your block stitch (Pic 4)


Work your graph as you normally would, following your graph diagonally up, and then back down.

IMG_20140730_122629 IMG_20140730_122645

Here is a close up of doing a colour change. Insert hook, yarn over and sl st with you colour change

Colour Changing in an Increase 

IMG_20140730_152424 IMG_20140730_152450 IMG_20140730_152507 IMG_20140730_152534 IMG_20140730_152636 IMG_20140730_153936

You might reach a point in your graph where you will need to do a colour change on an increase instead of mid-row.

Work your last block on the row, but stop when there are 2 loops on your hook. (pic 1) Yo with your new colour (Pic 2) and pull through loop on the hook (pic 3) Chain 6  (pic 4) and complete the block stitch as you normally would (pic 5 &6)

Colour Change in a Decrease 

IMG_20140730_185024 IMG_20140730_185050 IMG_20140730_185125 IMG_20140730_185149 IMG_20140730_185223


As you would expect there may also be colour changes when you are decreasing as well. Now, I have seen some issues with decreasing without colour changes, so be sure to do a few monochrome practice squares to ensure you really have the c2c stitch mastered.

Picture one shows where we are going to start decreasing. Sl st in the next three stitches, ( pic 2) as you normally would when decreasing c2c. Be sure that you do this in the same colour as the last block! Then insert your hook into the ch3 of the previous row, as normal. This is where you will perform your colour change. Yo over with your second color (pic 3) Sl st. (pic 4) Your hook will now have the colour you want to work with. Continue with the c2c stitch (Pic 5)

And thats it! Pretty simple, right? But the results are fabulous!!


Here is a throw and a pillow graph that I did. Bothare done in the c2c stitch. The graph was 60*60, so that is 60 blocks x 60 blocks instead of the usual 60*60 stitches.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me! Comment here, or check my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/knotaknitter







6 thoughts on “C2C graph tutorial

  1. Hi I’m doing the c2c method with a graph and I just read your tutorial. The picture of the gentleman with the question mark blanket (60×60) how big is that roughly ?

  2. Thank you SO much for this informative Blog post! I was wondering if the C2C was really worked like a normal C2C when you add a pattern or picture to it! I really love the way you described it perfectly! Thank you again and I hope to find more posts that will help me in the future too! 🙂

  3. You spelled out everything so perfectly as I’m about to embark on a C2C graphghan myself. Can you tell me what number row you started your decrease? I understand the decrease procedure but I’m having a difficult time fussing what row you began the decrease. Or how do you determine when to start the decrease on a pillow size project.

    Also, what’s the size of the blanket?

    Thank you so much for your reply!!

  4. Thank you for your post! I’m trying to figure out how to pick up a color I left connected when it doesn’t line up exactly on the next diagonal row. Should I tie off? Any help is appreciated. I’m looking at the question mark in the picture above, did you leave bobbins attached or tie off on those angular corners?

  5. Pingback: C2C graph tutorial | My favorite things

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s