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Exchanging knit to crochet

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

Bassinet Purse

exchange to knit   

thank you Sue Kinsey kinsey_sue@hotmail.com 

Materials needed

1 dish soap bottle

hole punch hook size 2.00 about 

50 grams (mc) sport yarn about 

50 grams (cc) sport yarn

small amount stuffing 

small amount of baby yarn for blanket (color of choice)

small amount of white sport yarn (mattress)

pom pom maker or cardboard about 2" in diameter

Prepare bottle 

Cut bottle 2" from bottom and punch holes evenly spaced around.

Bottom with mc, ch 9,

Row1; sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each st across

Row2; sc across

Row3; 2sc in 1st st,sc across,2sc in last st.

Rows 4-14,  sc across 

Row15; dec1,sc across,dec in last.

Row16; sc across 

Row17; sc around with 3 sc in each corner

Row18; in back loop only sc around 

Rows19-27; sc around

Row28; insert soap bottle, sc around through holes adjusting as needed to work every st and every hole. fasten off mc 

Row29; attach cc in any st in back loop only, 2 sc in each st around with opening facing you

Rnd30; ch 4 dc in same,*sk 2 dc ch1 dc in next st around.

Rnds31-35; 2dc ch2 2dc in each ch 1 sp around. fasten off cc. Attach mc

Rnd36; sc around with 3 sc in each ch 2 loop. fasten off. 


find middle st on one short end,

count 11 on each side and mark, 

attach mc in1st st and sc around short end (22sts)

Rows2-6; dec 1 at each end fasten off at end of Row 6

Mattress with white sport yarn, ch 11,sc across sc across until you have 36 rows, fold short end together and sew 3 sides, stuff and finish sewing, adding stuffing as needed.


with baby yarn ch 16work 16 rows of sc, sc around with 3 sc in each corner.

fasten off

Draw string (make2) (1 mc) (1cc) ch 125.

end off.

do not fasten ends into ch , you will use this to attach pompom

Thread one drawstring starting at one short side and thread the other starting at the other short side. Attach pom poms and insert doll.