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kate_mct:
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crochet crochet!
Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2014 02:16 pm
Knit to Crochet Experiment

I love this pattern by Lisa Jacobs. It's done in the round and at it's largest is like 74" square. The problem is that I don't have the patience for knitting, especially in the round, so I'm going to try and convert it into a crochet pattern. My plan is to convert the purl stitches to single crochet and the knit patterns to post stitches.

This is what I've got so far and I'm thankful that it's working up so quickly.

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sallycandance
sallycandance
sallycandance
Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)

Wow, the Afghan is beautiful - I love the Yggdrasil motif. Your beginning is looking good!


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kate_mct
kate_mct
Paige
Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)

Thank you! It's been a little bit of trial and error, but I THINK I'm getting there.


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she_of_emeralds
she_of_emeralds
she_of_emeralds
Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2014 11:04 am (UTC)

That is a lovely pattern--and it looks like you've made a good start on the conversion. You wouldn't happen to be keeping track of crochet instructions for it, would you? 'Cause I'd love to try it out, and I can't knit either...


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kate_mct
kate_mct
Paige
Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)

I'm trying to, but I'm also improvising a lot of this, keeping notes is a little dicey, but I'll try :)


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she_of_emeralds
she_of_emeralds
she_of_emeralds
Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC)

Yes, I can imagine it might be a little tricky... but whether or not you can keep notes, do keeping showing us progress! Yay for creative imagination!


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inquisitiveravn
inquisitiveravn
inquisitiveravn
Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)

So I dug out my copy of From Needles to Hook, and annoyingly, it doesn't give a single conversion for knit and purl, but rather several different options depending on knit patter you're working on. Your approach seems to work.

I think that if I were going to do this, I'd use short row Tunisian, or maybe double ended Tunisian in the round with multiple hooks in a technique analogous to using dpns to knit in the round. It'd be slower than regular crochet, but I think faster than knitting.


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kate_mct
kate_mct
Paige
Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)

I'd looked at other crochet patterns that were based on knitting patterns and kind of basing it on that. Plus a lot of trial and error. I tried tunisian, but I didn't like the look.


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