Crochet for Knitters


Thanks for taking Crochet for Knitters! I hope you had a good time and learned enough to get you started with crochet.

Check out the Crochet: Basics & Beyond page for lots of additional resources.

I also have a video on using the crochet cast-on for your knitting.

Many people who take Crochet for Knitters want a pattern for a Granny Square. There are many variations of the classic granny square; here’s just one:

Classic Granny Square in Two colors

With MC, ch 4, join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 1, 3 dc in ring; rep from * twice, ch 1, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join CC in any chain-space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in same space, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1) in next space, rep from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join MC in any side space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1) in same space, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, rep from * twice, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join CC in any space, ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around, putting 5 sc in each ch-3 space, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Stitches United 2017: You are making me be accountable to myself and to you about the Transitions Shawl (both knit and crochet versions) that I was wearing. You’ll be getting another email from me when I have the pattern ready, probably in early June.

Also, we talked about a yarn bombing project that I’m working on (shhh!) and Norma shared these pictures of a yarn bombing she did at St Stephens Lutheran Church in Marlborough MA.  There were 84 knitted squares done by over 25 nitters from teenagers to people in their 80s. How cool!  And next time, you can do some crocheted squares. 😉