How to convert a knitting pattern to a crochet pattern

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How to convert a knitting pattern to a crochet pattern
Try crochet instead of knitting. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Most knitting instructions are easy to convert. You only need to know a few basic stitch conversions to change your favorite knitting pattern into your favorite crochet pattern.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Crochet patterns
  • Knitting gauge rulers
  • Knitting patterns
  • Crochet hooks
  • Crochet thread

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use a crochet hook to make a gauged sample. Change the size of hook until you reach the needed gauge to complete the project.

  2. 2

    Change the knit gauge to the crochet gauge by exchanging the stitches listed in the following steps.

  3. 3

    Make a copy of your pattern and pencil in the crochet stitches to use above the knitting ones.

  4. 4

    Chain stitch the number of cast-on stitches or the number needed to reach the needed gauge.

  5. 5

    Convert one row of knit and one row of purl (or two rows of knit) to one row of single crochet.

  6. 6

    Substitute one row of half-double crochet for three rows of knitting (or for k1, p1, k1).

  7. 7

    Crochet one row of double crochet to replace one row of knit, one row of purl, one row of knit, and one row of purl.

  8. 8

    Change six rows of stockinette to one row of treble crochet.

  9. 9

    Periodically check the gauge to make sure you are staying in the correct measurement.

Tips and warnings

  • The weight of the thread used will also change the gauge and texture of your project.

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