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kbabij 10-04-2012 01:36 AM

Convert a crochet to a knit??
Hi everyone!!

I am BRAND new here so I hope y'all don't mind helping a newby. What an amazing resource this site is, I can't believe I didn't know about it until now!!

There has been a pin floating around Pinterest that has caught my eye. Except, it's for a crochet pattern and I am a TERRIBLE crocheter.

What I'm wondering is... would there be an easy way to convert this to knitting? Apparently it's an incredibly easy crochet pattern but I literally don't even know where (or how!) to start with a hook.

What do you all think?? Can this be converted to an easy knit pattern? OR am I going to have to finally learn to crochet once and for all if I want to make these?

(Oops, apparently I can't post the link in here... I'll post it in a comment right below.)

kbabij 10-04-2012 01:37 AM

Here's the link!;topicseen#

Jan in CA 10-04-2012 02:08 AM

It's really not easy, if not impossible, to convert a crochet pattern to knit. Stitches are different and gauge is different. There are lots of knit patterns that are a similar shape though and you can find them with a textured stitch. Or if you're comfortable with pattern design you can maybe do that, too.

Do you need patterns knit flat and seamed for straight needles or can you knit in the round?

suzeeq 10-04-2012 09:29 AM

Yeah, it's hard to change one to the other because the sts are different. You can do something the same shape, and a similar texture though. They're done using 2 strands held together and the equivalent of a size 11 or 13 needle, or you could use a bulky yarn. There should be a few patterns for socks or slipper socks (also sometimes called house socks) and if you did them in seed or garter stitch or with the purl side of stockinette facing out could be a similar texture.

kbabij 10-04-2012 10:41 AM

Okay! Thanks Jan & Sue! That does help me knowing conversion is nearly impossible.

Jan: I MUCH prefer knitting on circular needles... is that what you meant by knitting in the round? (Sorry, I'm really not up on my knitting terminology -- I'm getting back into it after a number of years away.)

suzeeq 10-04-2012 11:06 AM

Well, you can knit flat with circulars, but when you join the sts to make a tube, you're knitting in the round.

Antares 10-04-2012 01:25 PM

If for some reason you can't knit this up the way you want it, you should definitely try the crocheted version. It looks like it's basically just one stitch around and around and around--a single crochet. And crocheting in the round is much easier than knitting in the round (semantics wise--as in, you don't need multiple hooks to "hold" your stitches).

Good luck!

GrumpyGramma 10-04-2012 01:51 PM

I think a sock knit in moss stitch (I think that's what it's called, k2 p2 for 2 rows then p2 k2 for 2 rows) would look similar and be warmer because you wouldn't have the holes of crocheting. I think I'll try this is in chunky yarn. Thanks for the idea! If other patterns are suggested here, I might try one of them instead.

suzeeq 10-04-2012 01:56 PM

I was thinking seed stitch - k1 p1, then knit the purls and purl the knits - would look more like the texture in the crocheted one.

GrumpyGramma 10-04-2012 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1357839)
I was thinking seed stitch - k1 p1, then knit the purls and purl the knits - would look more like the texture in the crocheted one.

Duh.:zombie: I need a coffee IV, anyone know how to set it up? LOL Sue, I said moss stitch, but meant double seed stitch. :zombie:

Someone just wake me up when we get there.

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