Crochet C2C Beginner Graphghans Tutorial

Crochet Graphghan for Beginners
Getting Started with Corner to Corner (C2C) Pictorial Afghans
Getting Started with Corner to Corner (C2C) Pictorial Afghans

Corner to Corner Graphghans

Corner to Corner Afghans is one of the most popular projects on Crocheters’ hooks today. From the simplicity and speed of the design to create square or rectangle afghans or scarves. It’s extremely popular.

Like many crochet items that are popular, Crochet Corner to Corner has morphed into a picture and images to be crocheted into a project. Thus, Corner to Corner C2C Graphghans has been born.

In the tutorial presentation for this form of work. I used three sources for information gathering.

Christmas Character Afghan by Repeat Crafter Me
Christmas Character Afghan by Repeat Crafter Me

Repeat Crafter Me

Sarah Zimmerman, founder of Repeat Crafter Me, first inspired me before this concept was cool to the idea of Corner to Corner Pictures. I was first exposed to this in her ideas of making a Christmas Character Afghan back in 2015. It may have been already popular but this was the first time I had noticed it. You cannot deny how cute this is. It was taken back by the simplicity but awe-inspiring nature of this project.

Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Crochet Christmas Character Afghan

Corner to Corner Lap Throws by Sarah Zimmerman

From a simple idea came the thought of creating smaller squares with images inside. So each one of the squares is done separately and then joined together to finish this all off. Since then, Sarah has continued to make free resources for this concept and is an industry leader, at least my perspective for providing such great detail and ideas.

She’s one of my favourite bloggers in the crochet industry. She knows how to touch hearts with easy and playful colours. To inspire the young and old. Behind the scenes, she’s pretty easy to speak with and is pretty down to earth. Win-win-win!

Sarah would later go on to be included as an author for Annie’s with her latest pattern book. Filled with cute and inspiring patterns for the little ones in our lives. This book is called Corner to Corner Lap Throws for the Family. You can purchase a book or have an instant download direct from Annie’s.

Get More Information
Get More Information: Paid Pattern Book, Corner to Corner Lap Throw for the Family

Did you know you can use Half Double Crochet Stitches instead?

Crochet Corner to Corner Graph Maker
Crochet Corner to Corner Graph Maker by Kim Latshaw is the only service I know of online that specializes in Corner to Corner Graphs with Word Formats. In the tutorial about this concept. When I mean service, she is the only service I know where an image you want can be converted into both graph and written word instructions.

As mentioned in the tutorial, if I were you, definitely invest a few dollars to have this service done for you. It will save you a ton of time. She runs an interactive Facebook Page where ideas are flowing, you will probably be over-inspired if you ask me.

Kim has a slew of patterns that are already written and available for download. She takes great pride in having them tested and more. is a free service that requires free membership to be completed prior to use. You can use your Facebook to log in as well.

When doing the C2C Format, select the embroidery to fill in the boxes with colour. You can either upload your own photo or design your own from scratch using the program they have inside.

You are able to print your designs and keep them handy as you work on them.

Picture / Logo Disclaimers

As a full disclaimer, you should not submit any trademark or licensed photographs to any source to have it made into a diagram without the written consent of the owner. If you are submitting something like your church or school emblems, be sure to talk to them first prior to going ahead.

Pictures may include cartoon characters, actors, sports teams, business names, brand names and more. Should you wish to do this, The Crochet Crowd and affiliated partners such as Yarnspirations, Repeat Crafter Me, C2CGraphs, StitchFiddle and other partners are not responsible for any legal action that may occur. Be respectful of artwork that is not yours.

More C2C Ideas

  1. Crochet Corner to Corner (C2C) Bobble Cowl + Tutorial
  2. Crochet Baby Blocks Blanket + Tutorial
  3. Baby Diamonds Afghan + Video Tutorial
  4. Crochet Stacking Blocks Afghan + Tutorial

Graphghan Concept

Let’s examine the Bernat Blanket Bear, concept and pattern by Repeat Crafter Me.

Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Corner to Corner Bear Afghan Pattern

The trick to the graphs is knowing they are working on a diagonal. Unlike the Graphghans we have shown in the past that are usually Single Crochet, these are worked in box-like shapes. 1 Box on the graph equals 1 box on the project. In Jeanne’s example below. She has crocheted Corner to Corner and is showing 7 boxes wide by 7 boxes high.

General Sizing Based on Boxes

Assuming 5 mm or H Hook, 4 Ply Worsted such as Bernat Super Value Yarn. Here is the outside for the boxes in the width. The height can be square or rectangular.

  • Baby Blankets, about 30″ – 35 Blocks Wide
  • Child Size, about 42″ – 49 Blocks Wide
  • Throw / Queen, about 60″ – 70 Blocks Wide

When using Stitch Fiddle, set your columns by the width using the general sizes above to be most accurate.

Corner to Corner Boxes
Corner to Corner Boxes. 7 Boxes Wide x 7 Boxes High

Beginning the Graph

Sarah has you starting on the right bottom of the graph. Don’t be alarmed if others have you starting in the left bottom. It doesn’t really matter. Just pick a bottom corner and commit to it.

If words are not provided, just count the boxes and be sure to highlight as you go to ensure you have done the work. In the event that you need to put down your project, just be sure you make notes on where you stopped so when you pick it back up that you are starting on the correct row.

Bernat Blanket Teddy Bear
Bernat Blanket Teddy Bear

The afghan will be crocheted on a diagonal due to the corner to corner concept. So as you are completing the object, you have to consider how many colours you are using. The amount of colours dictates the number of bobbins used. The more colours, the more bobbins. Bobbins can be your best friend or they can be your living nightmare if you have too many. It’s something to consider when doing a pattern.

Bernat Blanket Teddy Bear
Bernat Blanket Teddy Bear

When you are completed your project, you will have a lovely afghan that is customized and fabulous. It’s something to be super proud of in the end.

Bernat Blanket Teddy Bear
Bernat Blanket Teddy Bear


Corner to Corner Original Videos.

Learn the difference between squares and rectangles for Corner to Corner. This is a visual presentation of the difference in growth for a square versus a rectangle. 

For understanding how to do Corner to Corner in rectangles.

Simple Borders for Corner to Corner Stitch Work

Corner to Corner Graphghans

Pattern Suggestions

  1. Crochet Graphghans Projects
  2. Graphghans Free Crochet Patterns
  3. Crochet Toy Box Baby Blanket Pattern
  4. C2C Picture Graphghans
  5. C2C Graph Maker for Afghans

Crochet C2C Pattern Ideas

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  1. Sherri H

    Hi Mikey!! Thank you so much for your help. I could not have done this without you!! This is my first C2C baby blanket. (I added borders to make it look more finished.) I have since just finished a toddler bed-sized blanket as well for my month old newest granddaughter. My 7 yr old twin granddaughters have already put in their orders for an afghan each too lol. I’m going to be busy for a while!!

    Thank you for all you do for us!! Stay safe 💜

  2. Ana Boch

    gracias por todo lo que compartes

  3. Denise Bruner

    I love how you instruct!!! You take your time and explain!! 😊 How can I follow you on Pinterest?

    Thank you so much!
    Denise B.

  4. Tracy

    Do you have any tricks for making bobbins?

  5. Catherin Langan

    Hi, Is there a way that this could be crocheted in straight rows instead of C2C . as i haven’t got the hang of C2C yet ,Many thanks

    • Mikey

      You can do regular graphghan work yes. You have to change the graph but do this as single crochet instead.

      • Catherin Langan

        Thank You Mickey

  6. Catherin Langan

    Hi, Is there a way that this could be crocheted in straight rows instead of C2C , as i haven’t got the hang of C2C Many thanks

  7. i believe iv’e ask this before, the unicorn by jessica folpeek 2017 has a purple border and border has to be worked in with the unicorn this my frist time to crouchet c2c blanket making the unicorn for my g-granddaughter don’t understand how decrease on both ends of afghan all i am is asking detail decrease on both ends.ThankYou

    • Mikey

      Morning Joyce, maybe Jessica is available online to ask for advice on how she did her border. I don’t really understand your question. She may be able to help you the best. She may have a website or social media site to contact her at. I don’t know who she is to go behind the scenes to reach out to her on your behalf.

  8. Hi mikey i love ur crochet c2c bear im just new to crocheting so i was hoping u could email me the bear c2c information pls.

  9. Belinda

    Hi I am trying to do this beautiful blanket but having trouble with row 24 the decrease after that row everything does not match can anyone please help me

    • Mikey

      Can you snap a project of your WIP for this project and give the link to this article. Email us at [email protected] I cannot see from this messaging system as photo uploads aren’t allowed. Michael

  10. Bonnie

    Hi, I’m trying to find if the graphs can be made on a larger scale. IE: can one square on the graph be done as 4?

    • Mikey

      Yes, you can mentally assign each square to be different as long as you remember as you are following it. 🙂

  11. Luciana Aguida dos Santos

    You sale digital book witch grafics in portuguese? I’m brazilian dont speak english

    Sorry my english bad
    [email protected]

    • Mikey

      I’m sorry, we don’t have that. I only speak English. Michael

  12. lisa Butler

    hi i would like to make this big

  13. wendy vanness

    Just finished this adorable teddy bear and thank you so much. Your instructions were very clear and easy to understand. I was wondering though if you can tell me how you did the border around it ?

    • DB

      I made a shell border. Looks beautiful.
      I can send you a pic of the completed project

  14. Mary Lawrence

    Is there a written pattern to follow for the c2c teddy bear baby blanket

    • Liz Carrier

      Looking pattern 662967104 puzzle pieces c2c crochet pattern

      • I’m really not sure where you are looking or what you are looking for, I can’t find it anywhere I have looked.

  15. mamieain

    Bonjour ,
    je suis Française, donc j’écris en français, j’essayerai de faire la traduction avec google.
    J’ai un petit problème avec le c2c… je veux faire une couverture rectangulaire avec un motif… j’ai bien compris les augmentations et les diminutions…. mais on me demande de faire 30 rangs “maintain” donc tout droit… comment faire, et ou piquer le crochet ?
    Merci de m’aider, car je suis vraiment perdue !

    Hello ,
    I am French, so I write in French, I will try to do the translation with google.
    I have a little problem with the c2c … I want to make a rectangular cover with a pattern … I understand the increases and decreases …. but I’m asked to make 30 ranks “maintain” so all right … how to do, and where to stitch the hook?
    Thank you for helping me, because I’m really lost!

  16. Laura

    When looking at a graph. How do you determine if it’s C2C, Tunisian, or just a normal crochet graph?

  17. Cathy

    I think I can figure this out. Does the process work for left handers? I think it should if the pattern is symmetrical.

  18. John

    I need some coaching how to hold the yarn and what hook and yarn to use. I have never done this before but I sure would like to try it. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Mikey…..Do you have a video I could watch to get started.

  19. Dawn

    I learned to crochet watching your videos. Yes, are bang on.

  20. jacquie riend

    You where bang on as alway’s… Thank you so much I understand it a lot more and am ready to dip my toes into this..

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