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« on: June 05, 2008 12:57:53 PM »

A friend of mine found some vintage crochet and knitting magazines at a garage sale and picked them up for me. There are some really cute tank/halter top patterns from the 70's in one of the magazines that we would like to try and make. Unfortunately, they are knitting patterns, and I only know how to crochet. Does anyone know how to convert a knit pattern into a crochet pattern? Or should I just learn how to knit? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008 05:13:25 PM »

you can always just try to make a gauge and try to find the measurements and plan your increases and decreases and go from there? thats a general idea for either way. hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008 06:44:48 AM »

You're using stitches that are a different shape and use more yarn (about 1/3 more) when you crochet. Like kanhoro suggested, make a gauge sample, changing hooks until you have the gauge you want for the pattern. Then you want to exchange knit stitches for crochet stitches (I found this online):

Chain the number of cast-on stitches or the number needed to reach gauge.
two rows of knit, aka garter stitch (or one row knit plus one row purl, aka stockinette stitch) = one row single crochet
three rows of knit(or k, p, k) = one row half double crochet
four rows of knit (or k, p, k, p) = one row double crochet
six rows stockinette (k,p,k,p,k,p) = one row treble crochet

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

Keep in mind since crochet stitches use more yarn, the fabric is thicker, so you may have to alter your pattern as you go.
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slksnell
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008 09:26:36 AM »

Thank you Kanhoro and dotsamantha, I will try that and hope that everything works out ok.
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