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25 Free C2C Crochet Patterns (Blankets and More!)

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Think C2C (corner-to-corner) crochet is only for blankets? Think again! C2C crochet is great for so many other types of crochet projects, from functional dishcloths to stylish shawls (and of course, cozy blankets, too!) Keep reading to discover the versatility of C2C crochet with this curated collection of free C2C crochet patterns.

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Free C2C Crochet Patterns

We’re so excited to share this roundup of our favorite free C2C crochet patterns. Whether you’re new to the C2C technique or consider yourself a pro, we hope you’ll find some fresh inspiration here.

What is corner-to-corner crochet?

For those who may not know, C2C crochet stands for “corner-to-corner crochet,” and it’s one of our absolute favorite crochet techniques. The basic idea is that you work diagonally from one corner, increasing as you go until you reach the midpoint. Then, you start decreasing as you make your way to the opposite corner. 

C2C crochet creates beautiful pixelated designs that are so fun to watch come together. It’s a great way to use up lots of colors, and it’s easy to learn – especially if you’re already comfortable with the basic crochet techniques.  

If you’ve never tried C2C crochet before, this step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process. 

What can you make with C2C crochet?

C2C crochet is commonly used for chunky blankets and afghans, which look amazing in this style. But as you’ll see from the patterns we’ve gathered here, C2C crochet can be used for all kinds of projects – dishcloths, scarves, hats, even a vest! We love how versatile it is.

Some ideas you’ll find in this list of free patterns include:

  • Blankets, afghans, and graphgans
  • Pillows 
  • Dishcloths and hand towels
  • Bookmark
  • Shawls, cardigans, and ponchos
  • Vest
  • Beanies and hats
  • Scarves and cowls

Supplies Needed for C2C Crochet

Before we jump into the patterns, here’s a quick list of must-have supplies:

  • Yarn. Read on for more tips on choosing yarn below.
  • Crochet hook(s)Check your pattern to see which size you’ll need.
  • Other notions. The usual things – scissors, a tapestry needle, stitch markers. Depending on the project, you might also need a pillow form and some buttons.

Here’s a tip. If you’re crocheting with lots of different colors, consider using some yarn bobbins to keep each color yarn organized and prevent them from tangling. 

What type of yarn is best for C2C crochet?

While you can use almost any type of yarn for C2C crochet, it’s most commonly done with DK or worsted-weight yarn. Of course, the type of project you make will influence the type of yarn you choose – so check out your pattern’s instructions to see what yarn it recommends.

Some of the most popular choices for C2C patterns include Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Caron Big Donut O’Go, and Red Heart Super Saver.

Tip: One benefit of corner-to-corner crochet is that it’s great for using up scrap yarn – as long as it’s all the same yarn weight and fiber content!

Best C2C Patterns for Beginners

With a bit of practice (and patience!) C2C projects can be great for beginners. And, if the thought of diving into a full-blown blanket feels daunting, start with something smaller like a pillow, dishcloth, hand towel, or scarf.

The Corner to Corner Crochet Pillow (#10), Corner to Corner Dishcloth Pattern (#13), C2C Rainbow Hand Towel (#14), and Premier Corner to Corner Scarf (#24) are all great patterns for starting out.

Other Crochet Techniques to Know

These C2C projects may look intricate, but they’re built on basic crochet techniques. Here are some other crochet skills you’ll need to make your C2C crochet pattern:

And, of course, the most essential technique to know is the C2C technique itself. Check out this complete guide to C2C crochet for all the details.

25 Free C2C Crochet Patterns

Check out these free C2C crochet patterns for your next project. Happy crocheting!

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Wally

Friday 27th of October 2023

Love all the Patterns. Finishing some I had started ,then gonna do some C2C. Thank you

Betty

Saturday 30th of September 2023

I am using some of your free patterns to make small quilts for friends in wheelchairs. I am 88 and had quit crocheting...give everything away. But I am making these small quilts for them this winter.