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Exchanging knit to crochet

Toddler's Ensemble in knit    

  Learn to exchange this knit pattern to crochet

  This adorable set consists of sweater, hat and mittens. The original model was made in two colors but one color would also be attractive.  Directions are given for size 2 with changes in parentheses for size 4. You will need 6 ounces wool and Shetland wool for main color, 2 ounces for contrasting color, one pair each sizes 3 and 5 knitting needles and a number 3 steel crochet hook.

Sport weight yarn

Gauge; 11 sts equal 2 inches on  size 5 needles

Abbreviations:

 k (knit),  p (purl),  st (stitch),  SI (slip),  inc (increase),  dc (decrease),  passo (pass slipped stitch over), ch (chain),  sc (single crochet),  tog (together),  MC (main color), CC (contrasting color),  hdc (half double crochet),

  NOTE: When changing colors twist unused yarn around working yarn together to prevent hole.

Learn to exchange this knit pattern to crochet

Pattern Stripe-

Row 1: Using CC, k each st.

Row 2: Using CC, p each st.

Row 3: K 1 CC, join MC, * k 1 MC, k 1 CC, repeat from * across, end k 1 MC.

Row 4: * P 1 MC, p 1 CC, repeat from * across Row.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 twice.

Repeat rows 1 and 2.

These 10 rows form pattern stripe.

Sweater Back: Using MC and number 3 needles, cast on 66 (72) sts. Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing for 2 (2½) inches.

Change to number 5 needles and work stockinette st until piece measures 3¾  ( 4¼ ) inches.

Work 10 rows of pattern stripe, Using MC, work stockinette st until entire piece measures 7½ (9) inches.

Raglan Shaping: Bind off 5 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows. Work 10 rows in pattern stripe and at the same time, keeping continuity of pattern, dec 1 st each end of needle every other row at armhole edge as follows: K 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, k to within 4 sts of end, k 2 tog, k 2.   When pattern stripe is completed, drop CC, join MC and work in stockinette st, continuing to dec until 24 sts remain.

Neck Ribbing: Change to number 3 needles and work in k 2, p 2 ribbing, inc 4 sts evenly spaced across first row for 4½ (5) inches. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

 Front; Work same as back omitting neck ribbing.   Place remaining sts on holder.

Sleeves: Using MC and number 3 needles, cast on 40 (44) sts. Work in k 2, p2 ribbing for 2 (2½ ) inches.

Change to number 5 needles and work stockinette st, inc 1 st at beginning and end of needle every other row 4 (5) times.

When piece measures 5¼  (6¼)   inches, work pattern stripe.  Then work MC in stockinette  st  until entire piece measures 9 (11) inches, ending on wrong side.

Bind off 5 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows.

Work raglan dec and pattern stripe as on  back   until 6 sts remain. Place these sts on holder.

Neck Ribbing: Using number 3 needles, holding wrong side of sleeve and front pieces towards you, take up sts of one sleeve, front and second sleeve. Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing (Inc 4 sts evenly spaced across front) as for back.

Finishing: Sew seams, matching stripes. Sew in sleeves, matching raglan shaping and stripe. Sew side edges of neck ribbing.

With CC, sc 35, turn and work sc in each st of ch.   Fasten off.

Make tassel using  2 colors and attach to end of chain.  

Fasten other end of ch to inside neck edge of collar as illustrated.

Hat:

Using  MC  and number 5 needles   cast on 8 sts. p 1 Row. Work as follows-

Row 1; K each st, Inc I st in each st (16 sts).

Row 2; and all even rows: P each st.

Row 3:  * K 1, inc 1 st in next st, repeat from * across (24 sts).

Row 5: * K 2, inc 1 st in next st repeat from * across (32 sts).

Continue to inc 8 sts every other row having 1 at more before Inc until there are 96 (112) sts, ending with a p row.

Work 4 rows even.

Work pattern stripe.

Work stockinette st in MC for 4 rows.

Change to number 3 needles and work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 4½  (6)  inches.

Sew back seam of cap.

Roll up lower edge.

Using CC, ch 45. Work a sc in each st of ch. Fasten off. 

Make tassel using 2 colors of yarn and fasten to one end of ch.  Sew other end of sc to center top of hat.

Mittens: Using Mc and number 3 needles, cast on 28 sts. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 2 inches.

Change to number 5 needles and work 2 rows in stockinette st

Thumb Gusset-

Row 1: K 13, inc 1 at in each of next 2 sts, k 13.

Row 2 and all even rows: P each st.

Row 3: K 13, inc 1 at in next st. k 2, inc 1st in next st, k 13.

 Row 5: K 13, inc 1 st in next st, k 4, Inc 1 st in next st, k 13.

Continue Inc  in this  manner having 2 more sts between inc every other row until there are 6 (8) sts between inc sts.

P 1 row after last Inc row.

Next Row: K 14 and place these sts on holder, k 8 (10) sts for thumb. Place  remaining  sts on  second holder. Work thumb sts in stockinette st for 7 (9) rows.

 Next Row: K 2 tog across

 Next Row: P 2 tog, p 1, p 2 tog (p 2 tog across Row).

Fasten off yarn, leaving  a  5 inch length. Thread tapestry needle and draw tightly through remaining sts and fasten on wrong side. Sew thumb seam.

Take sts from first holder and put back on needle, tie in MC and k sts from second holder.

Fasten off MC, join CC and p 1 row.

Work rows 3 and 4 of pattern stripe.

K 1 row CC.  

Fasten off CC, join MC and work stockinette at  until piece measures 3 (3¼) inches from last row of ribbing.

Tip Dec

Row 1: * K 3, k 2 tog, repeat from * across Row.

Rows 2 and 4: p each st.

Row 3:    * K 2, k 2 tog, repeat from * across, end k 3.

 Row 5: * K 1, k 2 tog, repeat from * across Row.

 Row 6: P2 tog across Row. Fasten off yarn leaving a 10-inch length.

Thread tapestry needle and draw through remaining sts. Draw tight and fasten on wrong side. Sew mitten seam.  F

inishing: Ch 35 sts using CC.

Work 1 hdc in each sc of ch. Fasten off. 

Make small tassel and attach to one end of ch. Sew other end to inside  of side   seam  of cuff as illustrated.