username: password:       register (it's free!)    
  • Some of our members' work...
  • Stitchboard Community: Share your ideas...
  • ... have fun together ...
  • ... meet and discuss your interests ...
  • ... everything stitching!
You must be a member (free!) and be logged in to access all menu options.
  • Free Membership!
  • Forums
  • Member Areas
  • Photo Albums
  • Maintain Your Stash
  • Thousands of Videos
  • Member Blogs
  • Mailing Lists
  • Contests
  • Free Pattern Generator
  • Beading
  • Crochet
  • CrossStitch
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
site news and information
Welcome to Stitchboard!  Feel free to sit and stay awhile.  If you have some pictures, you can post them in our photo albums...we love to drool!  If there's a crafty (or non-crafty topic) that interests you, stop by and discuss it, and finally, if you have an interest in free Kindle crafting books, become a member of our Crafty Bookworms Circle (FREE!) for listings that are updated on a (somewhat) daily basis.  Smile
activity feed
News: 4-8-14 Just thought we'd mention that the software on the Stitchboard servers is not affected by the 'OpenSSL Heartbleed' bug in the news. Your information here remains secure.
Stitchboard Admin posted a reply in the Community
cellin posted a reply in the Community
cellin posted a reply in the Community
Stitchboard Admin posted a reply in the Community
Stitchboard Admin posted a reply in the Community
Stitchboard Admin posted a reply in the Community
community activity
This area shows some random posts from the Community.
To read a particular post, simply click on it!
Hi, and welcome!

I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question correctly (LOL, sometimes I can be slow!), but I'm guessing you're talking about taking a word pattern as input and changing that to a graphed pattern?

If that's the case, the Free Pattern Wizard doesn't have that capability.  What we've fairly recently implemented are crochet word patterns from original images.  If you have an original - and I realize you may not - you could make a graph by simply uploading the image to the Free Pattern Wizard and setting the output as a pattern, rather than a word chart.

I can suggest word-to-graph as a future capability for the software, but my guess as a non-programmer is that it would not be easy to implement, the reason being there would be so many different ways a word chart can be printed, it may be impossible for the system to recognize what's being done.  But remember, LOL, I'm certainly not technical and could be blowing smoke, when, indeed, it could be a viable future feature!  Smile

Also, if you have a pinterest account and search for "crochet graphs" some pretty cool superhero afghans come up. I saw a nice Spiderman design that had been simplified to 4 or 5 colors:
It might at least serve as a starting point for some inspiration, even if a lot of crochet patterns on pinterest are shady people who want you to pay to use a pattern that they shouldn't legally be selling due to copyright anyways.  


All done.  You just need to ask.  You're now set as a "Premium" user and can now generate patterns up to 300 across and 1000 down.  (Maybe we should rename "Premium User" to "Advanced User"?)

Just a summary:

User Type Across Down
Non-members & Members who are not logged in 100 300
Logged-in members 150 700
Premium users 300 1,000

At some point I may be raising the logged-in member limits and there's still discussion on raising the premium user limits.

Thanks again for using the freePatternWizard!



That actually is a great talent to have, to tune out extraneous noise!  It's very difficult to do.  I once worked as a programmer for a company where I was left alone to do my thing, but in the same room was a same guy who was learning something very different from what I was doing.  So I had to tune out the two guys talking all day...believe me, this was extremely difficult!  One day the guy who was learning commented on how remarkable it was that I was able to tune them out...ugh, I didn't have a choice!  Yell  It was either tune them out or get nothing done and get fired!

LOL, there is little danger of someone walking into the room and turning on the TV.  Hubby doesn't tend to want to watch TV.  So it's just me, at least until the cat decides to do some channel surfing.  Thankfully, she's showed little inclination to do so, and no interest in general in watching the "idiot box."  Wink

If she grows opposable thumbs, though, we may be in trouble!  Wink


I'm so curious to know how they work out when measured...and then is it that you're going to do a swatch with the same yarn in the same size of each to compare?  Smile  In theory, they should be exactly the same, but I just don't see how that can be!

I also need to do the same at some point.

What was with the cable design?  Undecided  Sigh, I wish the manufacturers would all go for decent materials for cables.  And for cables that stay on.  Yell

I seem to recall the afghan hooks I had in that brand were all the other design, not the Boye design.

Oooh, cricket time!  KissKissKiss  Best day of the week!  Wink

You must be logged in to see this.  (register for free!)
and now a few sponsored links...

featured showcases
thumbnail Kris Krochet
(no music)

thumbnail Retha's Creations
(no music)

thumbnail Member Showcase
(no music)

Showcase Home Page
promotional live feedsm

  JOANN fabric and craft stores
twitter live feed
facebook recent activity
Notes: You must have cookies enabled in your browser.
If you've registered as a new member but did not receive a validation email in a day or so, check your "spam" folder.
Even though approval is currently a manual process, we're pretty timely in approvals (usually less than 12 hours, sometimes in minutes.)
If you still cannot find a validation email from us, with your username and we\'ll send you another validation email.
FAQsTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyContact Us
©Copyright 2002-2014   All rights reserved
"Stitchboard" and "Promotional Live Feed" are service marks of