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knitcindy 04-29-2013 09:25 PM

Crochet cast on/bind off????
I want to knit this cowl:

with some sport/worsted weight chenille I've got. The instructions call for using a crochet cast on and then a crochet bind-off at the end.

I've never heard of these. Does anyone have a video they recommend to learn how to do this?

Any/all help is GREATLY appreciated.


GrumpyGramma 04-29-2013 10:15 PM

Guess what? It's the same as a provisional cast on except for the last loop you crochet. I was dubious about finding anything and was thinking it would have to be pretty much the same thing. I'm glad you asked!

Crochet Cast On

salmonmac 04-30-2013 05:19 AM

And here's a video for the crochet bind off which also gives you a neat chain edge. If you knit tightly, you might use a size larger crochet hook or knitting needle for both the cast on and bind off to make sure they are loose and stretchy.

knitcindy 04-30-2013 07:25 AM

How would I finish off the crochet bind-off when I'm knitting in the round??


GrumpyGramma 04-30-2013 10:33 AM

This method might work out for you.

salmonmac 04-30-2013 06:28 PM

That bind off looks perfect. Here are a few more for avoiding a jog when you bind off in the round.

Perigrian 05-15-2013 04:55 PM

Crochet Bind Off
It's kind of funny actually but casting off and binding off are almost actually the same thing except for the last stitch. This confused me a little bit when i first started following patterns and then I realised that i didn't have to learn anything new, just keep doing what I was originally doing. Look up the link below if you have any more questions. I hope your project turns out good!

Hope I helped

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