So, let’s learn today how to do the Basic C2C stitch.
Before we get started, I just want to mention that, this is the way I do it. I have blocks (or shells) of 4 dc for each square. I have seen them done with bigger blocks, but that is just not how I roll.
First the pattern for just a block:
Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from the hook and in next 2 chs. (1 block)
Note: The skipped chains are the first dc of the block now and throughout.
Row 2: Ch 6, turn; dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in next 2 chs; sk 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 6, turn; dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in next 2 chs; *sk 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across. (3 blocks)
Rows 4-8: Repeat row 3. (8 blocks at end of row 8)
Row 9: Turn; sl st in first 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *sk 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last block; sk 3 dc, sl st in ch-3 sp of the last block. (7 blocks)
Rows 10-15: Rep row 9. Fasten off. (1 block at end of row 15.)
This pattern gives you a square. I like to keep going and make a 36”x36” (91 cmx91cm) square baby blanket then add an edging. To determine the size, you just keep increasing until the two sides you are creating as you go are the full length of the square you want it to be. Then start decreasing until you have just one block left. Add an edging (if you want) and that is all you need to do!
Here is a video for you about how to actually make the block. I am trying to keep the length of my newsletters to a minimum, so if you have never done a C2C project before, this will walk you through the pattern.
Next week is when this will get fun! I am going to make an 11 x 11 block graphed C2C square! I have never done that before… so it will be a learning experience for all of us!
Have you ever done C2C with larger blocks? Hit reply to this newsletter and tell me about it!