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.

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

11 thoughts on “Not quite there yet

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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