C2C Shell Stitch Pattern Tutorial. Left Handed.

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Here’s how it works.

corner to corner stitch

This is the Left Handed Version of the C2C Shell Stitch. Looking for the Right Handed Version? Click here – Corner-to-Corner Shell Stitch

This tutorial will produce 4″ x 4″ square – the perfect size for a coaster.

Corner to Corner
Make a 4×4 or 8×8 Square

If you wish to make a 8″ x 8″ square instead – continue to increase shell groups until you have 9 sets of shell groups in height – then begin to decrease on both sides of your project  (as shown beginning in Step 31).

If you wish to make an Afghan – you would continue to increase shell groups until you have reached a desired length; then begin to decrease. To make a square, you need to make decreases on both sides. To make a rectangle you need to make decreases on one side only (for example – decrease length but continue to add extra shell groups on width).

I hope you find this tutorial helpful !

How to find the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts

finding the space C2C lh
This is where you need to sl st – the space created by the skipped ch 2

Corner to Corner Coaster Pattern & Tutorial

Yarn: Red Heart with Love
Hook: 6.0 mm (J)

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C2C
Step 1 | Step 2

Step 1: ch 5

Step 2: 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts  (*the first shell group*)

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Step 3 | Step 4

Step 3: ch 5

Step 4: 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts

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Step 5 | Step 6

Step 5: flip the *first shell group* to allow you to work into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts in Step 2 [Line up the green dots shown in the image for Step 4]

Step 6: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts in the *first shell group*

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Step 7 | Step 8

Step 7: ch 2

Step 8: 3 dc into the same sp

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Step 9 | Step 10

Step 9: ch 5

Step 10: 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts

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Step 11 | Step 12

Step 11: flip your work so it looks like mine in the above image.

Step 12: flip the end up to align the green dots – to allow you to work into the skipped 2 ch sts

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Step 13 | Step 14

Step 13: this is your work flipped into the correct position

Step 14: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts in the next shell group

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Step 15 | Step 16

Step 15: ch 2

Step 16: 3 dc into the same sp

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Step 17 | Step 18

Step 17: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

Step 18: ch 2

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Step 19 | Step 20

Step 19: 3 dc into the same sp

Step 20: ch 5

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Step 21 | Step 22

Step 21: 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch sts

Step 22: flip your work to align the green dots (see image in Step 21)

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Step 23 | Step 24

Step 23: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

Step 24: ch 2

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Step 25 | Step 26

Step 25: 3 dc into the same sp

Step 26: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

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Step 27 | Step 28

Step 27: ch 2

Step 28: 3 dc into the same sp

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Step 29 | Step 30

Step 29:  1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group, ch 2

Step 30: 3 dc into the same sp

Note: We are now beginning to decrease. If you want to make an 8×8 square instead of the 4×4 size coaster you will need to continue increasing shell groups – see steps 20-22 – and continue to add increases to both ends of your diagonal rows until you have 9 sets of shell groups [for the 8×8 Afghan Square] for the length of your piece. Then you will begin decreasing as shown in Steps 31-35. To make an Afghan you will need to continue increasing shell groups until your project has reached the desired length and then decrease (decreases on both sides will make a square piece ; decrease on one side only to make a rectangle) until you have formed the square or rectangle shape.

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Step 31 | Step 32

Step 31: ch 1, turn, 1 sl st into each of the next 3 dc sts,

Step 32: 1 sl st around the ch 2

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Step 33 | Step 34

Step 33: ch 2

Step 34: 3 dc into the same sp

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Step 35 | Step 36

Step 35: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

Step 36: ch 2

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Step 37 | Step 38

Step 37: 3 dc into the same sp

Step 38: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

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Step 39 | Step 40

Step 39: ch 2, 3 dc into the same sp

Step 40: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

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Step 41 | Step 42

Step 41: ch 1, turn, 1 sl st into each of the next 3 dc sts

Step 42: 1 sl st around the ch 2

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Step 43 | Step 44

Step 43: ch 2

Step 44: 3 dc into the same sp

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Step 45 | Step 46

Step 45: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

Step 46: ch 2

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Step 47 | Step 48

Step 47: 3 dc into the same sp

Step 48: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

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Step 49 | Step 50

Step 49: turn, ch 1

Step 50: 1 sl st into each of the next 3 dc sts

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Step 51 | Step 52

Step 51: 1 sl st around the ch 2

Step 52: ch 2

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Step 53 | Step 54

Step 53: 3 dc into the same sp

Step 54: 1 sl st into the space created by the 2 skipped ch sts of the next shell group

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Step 55

Step 55: sc evenly around the outside of the square to finish

 

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Valerie, Each post is Print Friendly 🙂 You can click the printer at the top of the post (or on the left sidebar that printer icon) and it will open my post in “printfriendly”. On Print Friendly you can select if you want smaller images, to remove the images, etc and you can change the font size too. If there are parts you don’t need to include in your copy you can click them on the Print Friendly screen and it will delete them. That way you can save paper too 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  2. Is there a friendly printable version. I’m a older slow learner + needed to reread +look at photos to understand. Would be faster easier for me , instead of scrolling up +down. Tia, Valerie

  3. Hi Laura, do you mean the space created by the skipped 2 chains? If you scroll to the beginning of the post I added an extra 2 photos to help with that bit – let me know if I am focusing on the wrong part – I apologize if I am! All the best, Rhondda

  4. Hi thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. I’m having a tough time with the step that is doing 1 slip stitch into the dc and around the ch 2. Do you have any tips for that?

    Thanks again!

  5. Thank you Rhondda! I’ve wanted to learn how to do this C2C stitch for years!
    I’m working on my first C2C scarf using up some yarn that’s been kicking around my yarn stash for a few years. Can’t wait to try this stitch out with some of my other yarns!

    Have an awesome day!