Edited by Reptilegirl27 at 2013-9-9 23:36 |
Okay so you've found the perfect pattern...wait...oh no it is for knitting not crochet! What are you going to do?! No worries my friends, I have your answer! I have used this a couple times already and it works out pretty good! It involves a little work but if you are desperate enough as I have been, you can do it
Below are some simple steps to convert that knitted pattern to crochet!
Basic items you will need:
- Crochet gauge measure
- Crochet hook
- Knitting pattern
- Yarn (allow roughly 30% more material when converting from knit to crochet)
Experiment with gauge to determine what size crochet hook and yarn will give you the same number of stitches per inch as the knitting pattern requires. Repeatedly check that your project is the correct size, especially if you are crocheting clothing.
Divide the required number of knitting rows in half throughout the pattern. Crochet stitches are generally twice the height of knit stitches.
Replace the number of cast-on stitches in your knit pattern with an equivalent number of crocheted chain stitches. Do not include the original slip stitch or the stitch on the crochet hook when counting stitches.
Work one row of single crochet stitches for every two rows of knit, two rows of purl or one row each of purl and knit.
Substitute a single row of half-double crochet stitches for three rows of knit, purl or a combination of knit and purl.
Use a row of double crochet to replace four rows of knit, purl or a combination and use a row of treble crochet to replace six rows.
Create ribbing by replacing the knit 1, purl 1 pattern with crochet stitches worked in the back loops of each row.
Search a stitch finder -- such as the one offered by Lion Brand -- to locate unusual or complex stitches in your knitting pattern and find a crochet replacement that looks similar.
Please keep in mind it will never look exactly the same. It will be of comparable quality with many differences, especially if you do this with apparel. If you want exact, then yes you will have to learn
the other craft. And don't be fooled by all the books you come across on Amazon because no matter what you do you can never fully translate that pattern to crochet. Just a heads up...plus I don't want you lovely peeps angry with me
I must take this time to give a shout out to my pal @medillon61 because of all your help and research with ALL THESE PATTERNS, I will finally be able to make my super awesome dragon and the way I want it! Lots of love girl XOXOXO
I hope you find this information useful!
Happy stitching everyone!
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