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Not quite there yet

Crochet BSJ

I’ve been busy over the past couple of days trying to fulfill a dream wish of mine. Converting the Baby Surprise Jacket to crochet. For my first attempt, I did a plain stitch for stitch translation from knit to crochet, replacing knit with single crochet.

Crochet BSJ

Quite early on I saw there was a problem, but I persisted and finished the piece. I’ve tried to pull it into shape, but as you can see, there are some problems. It appears the piece is too long and not wide enough.

Crochet BSJ

Obviously I shall have to rip it back, and redo it. It will involve some thinking. Namely, I need to make it such that the width of the two fronts equals the back (cast-on edge) minus the sleeve lengths (allowing for the button bands, of course). Also perhaps reduce the length of the back a bit so the fronts are squarer.

Something tells me that dreaded thing, a swatch, is imminent. Oh dear.

11 thoughts on “Not quite there yet

  1. I think it’s very cool that you even tried! I love the BSJ. Keep tinkering!

  2. Sounds like an involved process. Once you’re done you’ll be so happy though. Good luck with the swatching and conversions!

  3. Oh I can’t wait to see how this turns out. That would be so neat if you can figure it out.

  4. Looks fantastic for a first try with such an unusually shaped pattern!

  5. What a great attempt! Best of luck with it…

  6. Oh, you are courageous! Hope to hear more about it soon!!!

  7. Wow! What a big undertaking. The knitted DSJ tends to run long and narrow as well. I can’t wait to see what your final version looks like.

  8. Have you checked out the Baby It’s Cold Outside pattern? It might help with basic structure.

  9. […] you everyone for the encouragement on my attempts at crochetising the BSJ. I have sent the project into temporary hibernation prior to what I realise must be inevitable […]

  10. Hello! I am so excited about the possibility of there being a crocheted version of the BSJ… I just love this jacket but am hopeless at knitting! If you do end up creating a working pattern I would be more than happy to purchase it from you! Thanks so much!

  11. […] I began my first attempt a while ago, as you will remember, and actually started this one a few days ago. Then I got caught […]

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