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Hi, everyone! I'm currently crocheting a C2C Christmas afghan. The whole C2C technique is something I've looked at and wondered about, so a couple of weeks ago I decided to give it a try. What I found is that I really like the texture of this stitch. It's soft and drape-able, and the afghan is turning out so cute, I think I may use it as a seasonal wall hanging on one end of my living room. Which got me to thinking ... I think a "tapestry" of C2C could be really pretty. I began looking at patterns early today, but I can't find anything that looks as sophisticated as I'd like. The patterns I've found are basically for toys, animals, etc. There are some geometric ones and some that look like quilt blocks. They're nice! But I'm looking for something more "artistic." Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Asking my great friends on KP!
 

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I think you could find a picture you like and graph it out for C2C. Some people do photographs.
https://acrylicstew.com/products/custom-donny-osmond-artistic-photo-with-crochet-graphgan-blanket-pattern-c2c-cross-stitch-graph-pdf-download-instant-download?variant=7032491180076
https://www.pinterest.ie/DaisyElleHookery/c2c-graphghan-patterns/aladdin-sane-david-bowie/
https://www.theloopylamb.com/tag/c2c-blanket/

I think C2C is somewhat limited in artistic applications just because each "pixel" is fairly large. More detail is possible with simple single crochet. Some of those patterns are stunning (but take a very long time to do).
 

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Have you considered cross-stitch patterns?
Warning: DO NOT search for cross-stitch patterns on the 'net unless you have lots and lots and lots of time!!!!
It also helps if you can make up your mind quickly about whether you like a pattern or not.
Believe me, this is the voice of experience: I got the idea of checking my own cross-stitch patterns, took me three days just to flip through them. Then went to the 'net and spent four or five afternoons.
Finally, took a picture from a childrens' book, let my "Pattern maker for cross-stitch" program loose on it, and had the C2C in a matter of seconds.
 

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You've all inspired me to be more creative. Thanks for the pointers ... It sounds like fun, doesn't it? If a tapestry ever shows up on my wall, I will post a photo!
 
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