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freePatternWizard Version 3.4.2 updated on 10/25/16. 1,973,963 patterns created to date!  
Premier Features
  • 300 Stitches Across
  • 500 Stitches Across
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  • New Custom Patterns!
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Image to Convert Into a Pattern
 
Select the image on your computer that you want converted into a pattern. Non-members can upload .gif or .jpg images. Stitchboard Members (free!) can upload .gif, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif, .psd, .svg, .pcx, or .wbmp images.
Also, non-members have a 1Mb file size limit.  Members have a 5Mb image file size limit.
Image File Name:  
Stitching Category
 
Beading     Crochet     Cross Stitch     Knitting
Select Your Stitch Type
 
This area will fill in when you select a stitch category in section 2.
Select Your Desired Stitch Shape
 
This area will fill in when you select a stitch category in section 2.
Select Color Palette
 
You have a choice of colors. You can opt to have the Stitchboard system choose from a pre-defined palette of colors, or you can manually choose from a palette. If you have our system choose the best color match, you'll need to also select the number of colors you wish. Note that if you don't allow enough colors, the results may not be optimal.
a) Color Palette Desired:
A palette will show once you select a stitch category in section 2.

b) Automatic closest color match     I will choose my colors (select to see the colors) You must select a stitch category in section 2 to enable this option.
c) Colors desired in the final pattern:
    Entire Palette
    Limit The Number of Colors
    Shades of Gray (0=max)
    Black and White
Enter the Desired Number of Stitches Across
 
If you are not a Stitchboard member (free!), you are limited to 100 stitches across.  
 
I wish to enter my desired count - Number of stitches desired:   stitches.
Use the actual number of pixels across in my image as the number of stitches across. If my image is greater than 100 pixels wide, reduce it to show 100 stitches across.
Create my pattern using the maximum number of stitches allowed (100 across).
Select Output Format and Options
 
Output:
Pdf:
Grid:

Pdf Paper Size:

Pattern or Word Chart:

Word Chart Symbol:

Show .pdf pattern on screen     Download pattern       Email pattern to myself
 
I am left-handed
 
Normally the stitches will be bumped up against one another on the screen. For ease of reading, you you may prefer that they show slightly separated (our EasyReadsm Format). This option is only available with certain stitch types. Note that the pattern will appear stretched in the EasyRead format but will stitch normally.
Which format would you like?  Bumped up against one another   Easy-Readsm
Add Your Own Copyright Notice if Desired:  
*pdf output (including symbols) is only available when you join (free membership)
Image Enhancements
 
Image enhancement features are only available for Stitchboard members. Membership is free!

Color Choosing Method: Gradual Tones   Artwork
Color Sensitivity:  
More Colors
Fewer Colors
Note: This setting is NOT the number of colors that will be selected. "20" is a good starting point.


Special Effects (Stitchboard members Only. Membership is free!):
 
 
Brightness:  
Darkest
Lightest
Contrast:  
Lowest
Highest
Smoothness:  
Sharper
Smoother
  Stray pixel cleanup:   light   medium   heavy
  Rotate Image:   90°   180°   270°
  Flip Image Horizontally
  Flip Image Vertically
  Grayscale
  Antialias On
  Edge Detection
  Emboss
  Gaussian Blur
  Blur
  Sketch
  Invert All Colors (negative)
Swirl:  
No Swirl
More Swirl
Max Swirl
Let's See It!
 
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preferences

This tool allows you to fine-tune certain behaviors of the freePatternWizard program. As time goes on we'll allow you to make some changes on how the program handles certain things like screen layout, ability to hide things, set some output options, etc. (More about this later.)

Note: You must be logged in to set these.
 
Crochet Preferences
When button "A" (below) is checked, your word chart will display the turning chain stitch. When button "B" is checked, it will no longer display the turning chain stitch, so each row will be one stitch short.

A. Show Turning Chain
Stitch

B. Do Not Show
Turning Chain Stitch

 
faqs
ask us

Ask Us

Have a question?   Problem?   Let us know.

Although we'd prefer you to ask your question(s) publicly through our patternWizard Community area so it can benefit others, feel free to ask in the box below if you prefer.
 
Note: You must be logged in to send suggestions.
 


suggestion

Suggestions

Ok. So here's your chance to give us some suggestions of how we can improve the freePatternWizard!

The program is constantly being updated and we still have a zillion (well, closer to a hundred) features to add. If you'd love to see some new things added, please let us know by filling in your suggestions in the box below and clicking on the 'Send Suggestion' button. We offer this program for your entertainment and plan on always keeping it free! And thanks for your suggestions.

Note: You must be logged in to send suggestions.
 


settings

My Default Settings for the freePatternWizard

Tired of constantly choosing the same settings over and over when creating patterns? Want to choose a particular stitch category as a default? (Or other settings?) This tool lets you do just that. You can select one or more settings and the patternWizard will remember your preferences. All items are optional. To save your settings, click on the "Save My Settings" button. These settings will automatically be loaded each time you run the patternWizard. You can also override these settings anytime by simply clicking on a different option when you run the patternWizard.

Note: You must be logged in to set these.
 
Stitch Category (Section 2)

Beading

Crochet

Cross Stitch

Knitting

Stitch Type (Section 3)
This will fill in when a stitch is selected.

Stitch Shape (Section 4)
This will fill in when a stitch is selected.
 
Output (Section 7)
Output:
Pdf:
Grid:
Pdf Paper Size:
Pattern or Word Chart:
Word Chart Symbol:
Show border around pdf beading chart

Enhancements (Section 8)
Color Sensitivity

(1-500) (Default:20)
Higher=Fewer colors
Brightness

(-100 to 100) (Default:0)
Higher=Brighter
Contrast

(-100 to 100) (Default:0)
Higher=Highest Contrast
Smoothness

(-15 to 15) (Default:0)
Higher=Less Sharp

General Settings
Language in which to use the freePatternWizard

  (more languages coming)
I am left-handed
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