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New!  Filet Crochet is here!

Welcome to Stitchboard!  Feel free to sit and stay awhile.  Check out our new Premier features.  In addition to the ability to create larger patterns (up to 500 stitches wide), illusion knitting and private labeling (no more worries about editing those pesky and messy PDFs), we've just introduced Filet Crochet, our most popular request!  We have many more features planned, too!  Smile
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hi .. i am new here.. i found this when i was trying to create my own pattern ... its super cool and wish to start on it soon.. made a pattern thru the create freepattern .. i have tried few online but i found the best here.. hope to start when i am finished with my current stitching ... i am 38 from malaysia.. good to be here.. Kiss

It's not possible to give a length to the freePatternWizard, because if you were able to do so, your image might either end up truncated or much too short or skewed to fit, and it probably wouldn't be a pleasing result.  So what you'll need to do is add borders to your original image, and I can't tell you how wide or tall, because I know nothing about your image.  Anyway, since we don't limit you to trying the freePatternWizard only once, you can try different sized borders around your image, either top/bottom or side/side (but not both), until the end result is as close as possible to the 184 x 280.  And it will also depend on your image.  For instance, if you're using an image that's got a tiny figure on it and is blurry, you'll never be able to get a good graphical pattern out of it.

If you don't have a graphics program and you're using a computer, you can download free graphics programs to edit your image - one is called Gimp and the other is called Paint.net and they're available here:
http://gimp.org/
http://getpaint.net/

If you have questions about how to use either of these programs to add borders, you'll have to ask them of the particular program's support, as I don't use either of those...I use an ancient version of Paint Shop Pro, so that's why I've never used those programs, and would be just as confused as you about what to do.

I've noticed you've been asking a lot of questions about how to make images of certain sizes, and the answer is the same every time until we have a feature (likely a premier feature) to resize images.  The answer is always to add borders to your image until the freePatternWizard produces the correct result.  You'll find that sometimes it will be off in one direction or another, and that will prompt you to add different combinations of borders until it works the way you want it, which likely won't be the exact numbers you want, unless you're lucky.  But you should be able to get it near the right size with borders.  I'm guessing you really want me to give you a specific fix for this issue, but I would be remiss if I did.

If you don't want to mess around with your image and just want to make something that exact size, you can wait until we offer a premier feature that will then properly resize your image; however, I don't have a date as to when this will be ready.

I posted two FREE beading/jewelry making books, one FREE book on paper beads and one FREE book on chainmail for Kindle for today...grab them before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

I posted one FREE applique book for Kindle for today...grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

I joined stitchboard in March, and have only just found this board (duh me). I am an avid crocheter and at present I'm dabbling in graph crochet which I am loving. I learnt to crochet when I was 15 and knit when I was 7 (eons ago) and have been hooked on both ever since, however these days I tend to lean toward crochet more. I have always been into craft of some sort, whether it be digital scrap booking or making crystal suncatchers and I nearly always have at least 3 or 4 crochet projects on the go at once.

Would love to meet other crocheters who get as much enjoyment out of it as I do.

 

Karen Smiley


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