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How do I convert an adult pattern to a child size (crochet)? Wrist warmers for 4 and 6 year old from adult pattern?

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thunksheadontable Sat 10-Nov-12 09:30:22

Anyone know how to do this?

Length in pattern is 15cms but there is no info on circumference. For the smallest size (15cms as above) the foundation chain is 32 - it's mainly worked in htr with a puff stitch embellishment. It's 15 rows.

Tension 16sts and 12 rows measure 10cm square over htr on 4mm - essential to work to gauge.

Yarn is DK or 4ply.

I am a born-again crocheter - did some basic stuff at primary school (and knitting) and have just taken up needles and hook again in the last month or so, have made a few squares and experimented with a few fabrics like spreading fans/treble crochet fans and making flowers/leaves etc but am pretty inexperienced and just building up skills!

Any help greatly appreciated! Many thanks!

PurplePidjin Sat 10-Nov-12 09:40:28

In dk on a 4mm hook i reckon on 4sts to the inch.

Measure round child's wrist in inches, multiply by 4 and add 2ch for turning. Might be worth adding 2-3ch for ease/growing room, too. 15 rows is about 5" in htr for me.

Then either join your chain (carefully because of twisting!) or make a rectangle and sew it together later.

Sorry, I'm crap at metric blush

How many sts is the pattern worked across? Can you posts a link?

FlamingoBingo Sun 11-Nov-12 12:17:05

And do a swatch! Make up the first few rows (is it crocheted in the round?) and try it on for size smile

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