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Hi Admin, and everyone, my name is Dave and my username on here is "eathcliff".  I'm new too and Ive been sifting through this web site to glean tips and tricks.
My question is..........  
If I thread 2 lengths of floss through my needle, then knot the 4 ends together to start stitching, am I using 4 ply or 2 ply?
I can't get my head around this, but need to get sorted and order the correct number of skeins for my project.
Many thanks..................





Sherry,

Thanks for writing!  I'll get back to you shortly with some links to messages that break down sizes and allow you to use fewer pages.

Terry

Sherry,

You're right, it's not too bad of a song. LOL, but it's still stuck in my head! Wink

Okay, I would say the first thing would be to perhaps work out a rough alphabet, either from something found free online or roughly sketching one out, knowing how high and how wide of an area you have to work with.

No worries, the graph paper trick is pretty simple! The main thing is to know the size of your outlines. That's really the best way to do it.

Also, are the bobbles rectangular or square? Not that it entirely matters because you'll just be doing simple letters, but the tricky part is if the bobbles are square, because single crochet stitches are definitely rectangular.

I'm not sure looking at part of a pattern would be helpful in this case, though I thank you for the offer. Smile All it will tell me is how the designer's graphs look, but it doesn't tell me the shape of the bobbles from right up close.

My guess is you're looking for something far simpler than the freePatternWizard can realistically create. If you were looking for fancy letters, fine, but you're looking for letters to fit into a very limited size. Aside from the fact that the current version of the software doesn't allow you to set the height (rows), only the width (stitches), you'd have to do a lot of experimenting to get the length correct (this will be fixed in a later build of the software, which is in development at the moment). And again, I do think the freePatternWizard is overkill for this. Using graph paper will allow you to not only graph an alpahbet, or at least the letters you'll need, but you only need the simplest shapes. In looking at the picture above, I'm struck by how simple the letters are in the names. The freePatternWizard will take a font and will tend to take it quite literally, filling in letters in spots to make them 2 or 3 bobbles wide. All you need are single-wide bobbles for each part of a letter.

If you'd rather use a computer, you could use a graphics program and some digital graph paper, then plot out the letters you need that way.

You could also try a simple cross stitch alphabet, though keep in mind cross stitch is square, not rectangular, so your letters will be shorter and wider.

Hope that helps! Smile

Helen,

No worries, I answered this in the other topic...you're just going to treat this as any other standard single crochet pattern, if that's the stitch you chose (we call it Standard because in the UK it's called a double crochet - how is that for confusing? LOL). So you'd chain 151 to give yourself the one extra chain for turning to start your new row.

I don't have a computer so I have my entire life on my iPhone including all my pictures. I am desperately trying to do a graphgan pattern from an image taken with my iPhone. There are no adjustments that can be made to the size of the images. Is there any way possible to have a graph and pattern done with iPhone images Huh
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