Hey everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of the Solar System CAL. For all the details, you can read more here. For those of you who already know how to work a c2c, this day will be very simple for you! For those who are new to c2c (corner to corner), this day will only be slightly less simple as you take a few minutes and learn how to c2c.
I designed the squares in the CAL to get gradually less simple so you can learn as you go. Today is the most simple, and makes up the corners of the afghan. There will be no color changes, so it’s perfect for learning.
I thought about doing a photo tutorial, but it’s just weird to try and learn without seeing it in action. I made a short video, watch it below:
For today’s part of the CAL, make FOUR plain squares using your background color. Your square should be 16 x 16.
When you are finished, work a simple sc border, working 3 sc in each corner.
How to read a C2C pattern:
The pattern for a C2C is written differently than most crochet patterns. The pattern indicates how many squares of each color to work. Technically, you can work the pattern with the graph only, but the written numbers and letters are quite helpful.
First, the pattern will indicate the abbreviations for each color:
Then, the written pattern would follow. This is how a C2C written pattern would read: (keep in mind, the rows going diagonally, starting at the bottom left.
3. 1R, 1B, 1R
From here you would be halfway done, and make your decreases.
I will explain in greater detail on day 2 when we are adding a second color. For now, focus on learning the C2C technique!
Find the patterns here:
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