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Crochet Cast On

Mar 27, 2021

What!? Crocheting and knitting? Yes, absolutely! It may seem a little strange to mix crocheting and knitting, especially if you don’t already do both, but a crochet cast-on is an excellent way to start your knitting! If you start your knitting project with a crochet cast on, it leaves the most beautiful braided edge at the start of your project. But a crochet cast-on is also a fantastic provisional cast on too! Whether you’re doubling up the cuff or neckline of a sweater or creating a super cozy double brim hat, a crochet cast-on is a great way to start!

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You'll need the knitting needle and yarn the pattern calls for and a crochet hook the same size as your knitting needle.
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Make a slip knot, put it on your crochet hook and gently tighten.
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Hold your knitting needle parallel to your crochet hook.
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Be sure to work with the yarn coming from the ball and not the tail.
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Hold your working yarn behind the knitting needle.
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Bring your hook in front of your knitting needle.
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Wrap the yarn over and in front of your hook.
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Grab the yarn with your hook and pull through the loop on your hook.
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Move the yarn behind the knitting needle.
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Repeat: hook in front, pull yarn through, move yarn behind.
Tip- don't pull the yarn too tight or it will be hard to knit the stitches.
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Provisional Cast On: repeat until you have the same number of stitches that are called for in the pattern. Cut the yarn and pull through.
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For regular cast on: make one fewer stitches, move the loop from your hook to the knitting needle.
Crocheted cast on makes a beautiful, braided edge.
The Winding Roads Double Brim pattern uses a provisional cast on!
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You can purchase my Winding Roads Double Brim pattern on Ravelry or Etsy!

 

There you go! A crochet cast-on is that simple! Whether you’re a seasoned knitter, someone who knits and crochets, or a crocheter who’s just started learning how to knit, a crochet cast-on is a great way to start off any project!

My favorite crochet hooks are Furls hooks, which you can purchase here! If you love to crochet, I highly recommend them! However, if you’re just looking for a hook to use for the crochet cast-on, a more reasonably priced hook can be found here. I also love Clover bamboo knitting needles just like the one used in this tutorial! You can purchase them here!

 

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