Earlier this year, I posted a printable that has since become my most popular download–the Knitting Conversion Chart. It’s been a big hit, but I actually received several emails in email and some social media forums asking me to make one for knitting.
Here’s the thing: I knit. I don’t know a single thing about crochet. And anyone who’s tried to do both (or tried to use a crochet pattern to knit or vice versa) realizes just how different the two are. Not that you can’t learn both–I know plenty of people who do both. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. (It’s on my to-do list.)
Which is why it took me so long to do this. I wanted it to be accurate, but I didn’t know where to start. When I made my knitting conversion chart, I used mostly books as a reference. For crochet, I have no books, which means I had to go digging around online and figure out what was important and what was even true.
So I hope this is accurate! If not, let me know in the comments and I’ll fix the mistakes. But, hey, I tried. 😛
Crochet Conversion Chart Features:
- Hook conversions: metric to US to UK/Canada (the word “Canada” was left out of the chart due to space issues. Sorry, Canada)
- Yarn conversions: UK to US. This was left alone from my knitting conversion chart.
- Yarn weight: grams to ounces
- Pattern abbreviations: This includes a list of commonly seen (by me) abbreviations. It might not contain all abbreviations. If crochet abbreviations are like knitting, then there are far too many to include on this list.
- Chart content was typed in Courier New to make reading it gentler on your eyes. This seems silly, I know. In Courier New, though, each character is the exact same width as all the others. This makes it easier to read than any other font.
- Uses a cute quatrefoil background found at Mel Stampz. Since the background is mostly white with an outlined design it will not use so much ink. Though I have included a version with no background for anyone who wishes to save more ink.
You can keep this with your patterns to use as a reference while you’re crocheting or you can hang a copy up beside your computer for a quick reference while writing a pattern. Handy handy!
Notes: Borders may not properly show up in the PDF, but WILL show up once printed. Background is also lighter than it looks in the PDF.
This printable is for personal use only. You may share it on your own blog and social media sites as long as you give Budget Girl clear and full credit (as in, link back to this post). You may print out as many copies as you want and give them to friends and family for free. However, you may not sell copies or redistribute them as your own.
I will not customize these because I fear it would become too time-consuming. However, you are free to customize them yourself. Just please link back to this post if you keep the same design. (To clarify: just because you change the color scheme, that does not mean you made this printable, so please don’t say you did.)
I will gladly change and re-upload the file if there is a glaring error, but not in instances of personal preference (that would be considered “customizing”). Since I used multiple sources to gather the information, I will need you to send proof that any error you find is actually an error and not simply different from what you were taught. (Again, because changing it for every little thing might become too time-consuming.)