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Exchanging knit to crochet

learn to exchange knitting patterns to crochet or exchange your crochet patterns to knitting.

Baby in a Blanket

Materials: 5 sk of 4 ply yarn as follows:

1 sk of main color

3 sk of variegated color

1 sk contrasting color

Crochet hook G for body

Crochet hook H for blanket

Baby face and hands

Poly fill for stuffing

Body Make 2 pieces (1 from mc and 1 from vc)

Row 1: CH 19, SC IN 2ND CH FROM HOOK AND IN EACH CH ACROSS ROW, CH 1 TO TURN FOR ALL ROWS.

ROW 2: SC IN EACH ST ACROSS ROW, CH 1, TURN

REPEAT ROW 2 UNTIL PIECE MEASURE 6" LONG. FASTEN OFF.

LEGS MAKE 2 WITH MAIN COLOR. CH 21, JOIN CH

ROW 1: CH 1, SC IN EACH ST AROUND. (DO NOT JOIN, BUT WORK AROUND AND AROUND.

WORK IN SC FOR 16 ROWS.

FEET: WITH CC, FOLD LEG IN HALF AND WORK 10 SC ACROSS, THROUGH BOTH THICKNESSES. CH 1, TURN, WORK IN SC BACK AND FORTH FOR 7 ROWS ALL TOGETHER

FASTEN OFF. FOLD 2 CORNERS OF FEET TO CENTER OF PIECE TO FORM TRIANGLE AND TACK IN PLACE. FINISH OFF BY ATTACHING POM POMS ON EACH FOOT TO REPRESENT BOOTIES, WHERE THE 2 CORNERS WERE TACKED TOGETHER.

NOTE: SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR POM POMS*.

STUFF LEGS.

POM POMS: MAKE 3- 2 FOR BOOTIES AND ONE FOR END OF BONNET. WRAP CC AROUND CARDBOARD AND 1 1/2" WIDE ABOUT 100 TURNS FIRMLY. TAKE OFF THE BOARD AND TIE IN CENTER TIGHTLY. SLIP SCISSOR IN LOOPS ON EACH SIDE AND CUT. TRIM AROUND, HOLDING ON TO TIE STRANDS. (DO NOT CUT TIE STRANDS- WILL BE USE TO TIE ON BONNET AND FEET.) MAKE AS ROUND AS POSSIBLE.

ARMS: MAKE 2 WITH MC. CH 16, JOIN. WORK IN SC FOR 15 ROUNDS OR UNTIL PIECE MEASURES 3 1/2 " LONG. FASTEN OFF. ATTACH CC AND MAKE A RUFFLE CUFF AROUND EDGE AS FOLLOWS: *SC, CH 1, SK 1 ST, IN NEXT ST MAKE 5 DCS WITH A CH 1 BETWEEN EACH DC, CH 1, SK 1 ST, REPEAT FROM * AROUND, JOIN AND FASTEN OFF. (4 SHELLS). INSERT HANDS INTO ARMS, TIE IN PLACE. STUFF ARMS.

BONNET: WITH MC, CH 40, JOIN. WORK IN SC FOR 12 ROUNDS. FASTEN OFF. GATHER UP AND TRIM WITH POM POM. ATTACH MC, WORK 12 SC ACROSS BACK EDGE OF BONNET, FASTEN OFF. ATTACH CC AND AROUND REST OF BONNET MAKE A RUFFLE BRIM EDGING SAME AS ARM EDGING FOR TRIM. MAKE AN 8" CH ON BOTH SIDES FOR TIES

BLANKET: WITH VC, SEW THE 2 PIECES OF BODY WRONG SIDES TOGETHER AROUND THREE SIDES. STUFF AND FINISH SEWING TOGETHER. WITH H HOOK AND VC SIDE FACING, ATTACH VC AT ANY CORNER AND WORK 1 SC AROUND EDGES HAVING 16 SC ALONG SIDES OF BODY, 3 SC IN EACH 4 CORNERS, 15 SC ACROSS TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES OF BODY. FINISH OFF.

ROUND 1: ATTACH VC IN THE CENTER ON THE SIDE EDGE OF THE BODY (CH 3, 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC IN SAME STITCH, * SK 2 STS, 3 DC IN NEXT STITCH, REPEAT FROM * 5 MORE TIMES. SKIP 2 STS, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) IN NEXT ST, * SKIP 2 STS, 3 DC IN NEXT ST, REPEAT FROM * 5 MORE TIMES. SK 2 STS (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) IN NEXT ST, * SK 2 STS, 3 DC IN NEXT ST, REPEAT FROM * 5 MORE TIMES. SK 2 STS, (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) IN NEXT ST, * SK 2 STS, 3 DC IN NEXT ST, REPEAT FROM * 5 MORE TIMES, END JOIN IN TOP OF CH 3.

ROUND 2: SL ST TO CH 2 SP, (CH 3, DC, CH 2, DC IN SAME CH 2 SP, 3 DC IN NEXT SP BETWEEN 3 DC GROUPINGS. CONITNUE AROUND IN PATTERN ST MAKING SURE YOU HAVE (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) IN EACH CH 2 SP. REPEAT ROUND 2 UNTIL THERE ARE 19 ROUNDS.

BLANKET EDGING. WITH CC, SC IN SAME SP, WORK 9 DC IN CH 2 CORNER, * SC IN NEXT SP, 7 DC IN NEXT SP, REPEAT FROM * UNTIL YOU REACH NEXT CORNER CH 2 SP, 9 DC IN CH 2 SP, REPEAT AROUND BLANKET IN PATTERN MAKING SURE THERE ARE 9 DC IN EACH CORNER SPACE, END SL ST TO TOP OF CH 3.

FINISHING: SEW ON ARMS AND LEGS TO MC SIDE OF BODY. STUFF BONETT AND ATTACH HEAD TO BONNET. ATTACH HEAD TO BODY.

Thank you YOLANDA for sharing this with us.

She also lets us know One who works with his hands is a laborer.  With hands and head is a craftsman.  With hands, head and heart is an artist.

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