How to Convert a Crochet Pattern to a Knitting Pattern. When converting your crochet pattern to a knitting pattern, remember to measure the gauge before you begin so the finished project will be the correct size or shape.
Things You'll Need
- Knitting Gauge Rulers
- Knitting Patterns
- Crochet Thread
- Knitting Needles
Use a pair of knitting needles to make a gauged sample. Convert your crochet pattern to a knitting pattern by substituting the stitches listed in the following steps.
Change the size of needles, if necessary, to achieve the size of gauge needed to complete the pattern.
Pencil in the knitting stitches above the crochet stitches. Make a copy of your pattern if you do not wish to write on the original.
Cast yarn onto the needles in place of the beginning crochet chain stitch. You will need to use your gauge to get the correct number of stitches.
Convert one row of single crochet to one row of knit and one row of purl (k1, p1); or two rows of knit; or two rows of garter stitch.
Substitute three rows of knitting (or knit one row, purl one row, then knit one row - k1, p1, k1) for one row of half-double crochet.
Knit a row of each (k1, p1, k1, p1) for a total of four rows to replace one row of double crochet.
Change one row of treble crochet into six rows of stockinette (or knit one row, purl one row, knit one row, purl one row, knit one row, purl one row - k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1).
Periodically check the gauge to make sure you are staying in the correct measurement.