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Exchanging knit to crochet

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

Dickey and Cuff Set

convert to knitting      

Revitalize an item in your wardrobe or add zest to your sewing by substituting inserts of crochet work for fabric.  Set takes about 4 ounces 2-ply medium weight sport yarn.  Use plastic crochet hook size H and 4 small buttons.

ch (chain)
sc (single crochet)
inc (increase)
sk (skip)
dc (double crochet)
at (stitch)
dec (decrease)
lp (loop)

Left Front: Ch 29, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn.

Row 1: dc in second st from hook and in each St across-28 dc, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in each dc across, ch 3, turn.

Repeat last 2 rows (pattern) until entire piece measures 13 ½ inches, end with Row 2.

Neck Shaping: Work to last 11 sts, ch 3, turn.  Work Row 1 across Row, ch 1, turn.  Continuing in established pattern, work to last 2 sts, work 2 sts tog - a dec.

Next Row: Work 2 sts together, work across Row.  Work 1 Row even.  The 15 remaining sts form shoulder.

Right Front: Work same as left front but reverse placement of shaping at neck edge.

Back: Ch 59.  Work same as lower edge of front for 6 inches, fasten off.  Sk 15 sts, join yarn, work sc across next 28 sts for neck, fasten off.

Finishing: Sew shoulder seams.
Work 1 Row sc along front edges, across bottom of fronts and back and along side edges.

Collar: Starting ¾ inch from outer front edge, work 54 sc around neck edge, ending ¾inch from other outer edge.  Work pattern st on these sts, inc 1 st each end of collar every inch.  Work even until collar measures 3 inches, fasten off.  Work 1 Row sc around edge of collar.  Steam press.  Sew 4 buttons in place ¾ inch in from center front edge on a dc Row.  Dc openings on right front serve as buttonholes.

Cuffs-(Make 2): Ch 6. Work 1 Row sc. Work back and forth in sc (working in back lp only) until piece measures 6 or desired inches -this is turn under of cuff.  Ch 1, work 26 sc across 6-inch edge of piece for beginning of cuff.  Work in pattern st, inc 1 st each end once.  Work until cuff measures 3 or desired inches, fasten off.  Sc around cuff.  Sew seam and fold cuff above turn under band.  Steam press.