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« on: September 04, 2010 12:15:26 PM »

I always thought that the elephant pacifier from Itty-bitty Nursery by Susan Anderson was so cute.
Problem is I am a beginner knitter and I'm much more comfortable with crochet.
So I wondered if it was possible to use the pattern as a guide and end up with a decent crocheted version.

This is what I made:

and here is the link to the knitted version:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/1579653340/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_3?ie=UTF8&index=3
I'm actually quite happy how it turned out.

I used sc instead of knit stitches which resulted in it coming out the same size.
When it said to cast on 9 stitches I made 9 sc into a magic ring.
I then simply looked at each row's stitch count and made the number of increases or decreases necessary to get that count.
I spread the incr/decr evenly through that row.
Pretty straight forward.
The reason it worked was that I chose a pattern with simple shapes.

I originally tried to work through the actual instructions in each row but that didn't work out at all
since increases in knitting and crochet don't work the same.

I'm so happy and  I already have another knitting pattern lined up.  Cheesy
« Last Edit: September 04, 2010 01:01:23 PM by sukigirl74 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010 07:14:42 PM »

Good job!!  Thats a really cute idea. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010 11:31:35 AM »

I think it looks better than the knit version. The vertical lines created by the stitches in the knit one look a little weird to me. Good job and very cute Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010 06:08:58 AM »

Thanks both,
I never thought about the difference in the direction of the lines but
I agree that the lines going around instead of vertically make a nice difference in the look  Smiley
cheers.... suki
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