Are you new the concept of Corner-to-Corner Crochet (aka C2C)? Or need some help with the logistics of how to change colors and increase/decrease? Let me help you! I have filmed a long video tutorial because I am walking you through this Tulip C2C block from start to finish! I am using the Half Double Crochet stitch and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in these beautiful bright Spring colors!
Grab the Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Lemon, Spring Green, Grenadine, Medium Purple, Turqua, and Pumpkin. Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for sending me these lovely shades of yarn to work with!
Make a whole bunch of these blocks and stitch them together for a blanket. Or maybe just crochet a couple and create a pouch or small tote bag. How about a table runner? So many ways to use these tiny tulips! I will be sure to have a follow-up post with directions on how to make a border and attach the blocks.
Corner-to-Corner Crochet lets you create a variety of images and pictures and designs using a pixel graph. These graphs are made up of squares. Each square is equal to a Chain 2 + 3 HDC stitches. You will start in the corner (I prefer the lower right hand corner) and you will work diagonally in rows until you get the upper left hand corner.
I will show you how to carry your yarn and increase/decrease on the edges. Increases start with a chain 5, when it’s time to decrease you will slip stitch along the edge to start your next square.
To prepare, I suggest creating 2-3 balls of the background color (Lemon Yellow) because you will need to have several strands attached at one time. With the other colors, you can pull for the center of the skien. It doesn’t use much yarn!
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Lemon, Spring Green, Grenadine, Medium Purple, Turqua, and Pumpkin
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tulip Pixel Graph GET IT HERE
– Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: Approximately 6 x 7.5 inches
I hope you find this video helpful! There are many C2C Crochet Tutorials out there but sometimes it’s beneficial to watch a few different ones for new perspectives.
Thanks to my friend Jennifer Freeman from My Beautiful Disasters for providing the Tulip C2C written pattern!
Sometimes it’s easier to see the color changes written out on paper rather than look at the picture graph.
Tulip Written Pattern (color changes):
Row 1: Background x 1 (1 block)
Row 2: Background x 2 (2 blocks)
Row 3: Background x 3 (3 blocks)
Row 4: Background x 4 (4 blocks)
Row 5: Background x 1, Green x 3, Background x 1 (5 blocks)
Row 6: Background x 1, Green x 3, Background x 2 (6 blocks)
Row 7: Background x 4, Green x 2, Background x 1 (7 blocks)
Row 8: Background x 2, Green x 2, Background x 4 (8 blocks)
Row 9: Background x 2, Pink x 2, Green x 1, Background x 1, Green x 1, Background x 2 (9 blocks)
Row 10: Background x 2, Green x 1, Background x 1, Pink x 3, Background x 2 (9 blocks)
Row 11: Background x 2, Pink x 4, Background x 1, Green x 1, Background x 1 (9 blocks)
Row 12: Background x 3, Pink x 4, Background x 1 (8 blocks)
Row 13: Background x 2, Pink x 3, Background x 2 (7 blocks)
Row 14: Background x 2, Pink x 3, Background x 1 (6 blocks)
Row 15: Background x 2, Pink x 1, Background x 2 (5 blocks)
Row 16: Background x 2, Pink x 1, Background x 1 (4 blocks)
Row 17: Background x 3 (3 blocks)
Row 18: Background x 2 (2 blocks)
Row 19: Background x 1 (1 block)
Which colors will you crochet your Tulips in?!
I should also mention that this pretty tulip is also a part of my May C2C Gnome! Check it out here.
Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the moms! Hope it’s filled with a bit of fun and fiber!