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Welcome! Smile

So happy you did find hooking,'s a lot of fun! Wink

What a great idea to use your time at home to be productive with your hooking. Smile

Nothern Michigan...upper or lower peninsula? I hear it's beautiful in the upper peninsula and spots north in the lower peninsula. I was in Port Huron many years ago on a trip, crossing into Canada. We chose Port Huron figuring Detroit would have a lot of traffic. Port Huron definitely didn't have a lot of traffic!

Very glad you've found us! I can honestly tell you there's always something to learn with crochet. That's one of the joys! I've been crocheting for over 35 years (which means before I was born, because I'll only admit to being 25 years old Wink) and still learn new things!

Yes, you can edit your photo, though you'll have to use a graphics program for that. If you're on a PC I can give you the links to two very powerful (and free!) graphics programs, where you can remove the background before sending it through the freePatternWizard. I can't explain how to use either program because I use an ancient graphics program, circa 1998 or so. Surprised Well, it works, so that's what counts! LOL.

Potatoehead (LOL, memories!  Laughing),

Welcome!  Smile

Thank you...we're so glad you like the site!

Sherry is exactly right...that chain is vitally important, because otherwise, you'll start losing stitches.

When you reach the end of the row, you pull up a loop in the last stitch, the you pull another loop through the one you just pulled up (ch 1) before starting your return. Then yarn over and pull through the ch and your first return stitch.
If you don't put that "extra ch" there, your piece will decrease by one stitch.

One more note about the word chart, at the beginning of your row, count your first stitch. So you'll actually start your count with 2.

I find the word charts are much easier than the graph. Laughing

Hope this helps.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Whoops!  I just corrected a major problem with crochet word charts.  I had corrected a similar problem in illusion knitting and just corrected it in crochet.

Before this change, you might have seen: blue (1), blue (2), blue (1), gray (10), ...

After this correction you'd see: blue (4), gray (10), ...

This only happened with patterns that did not have black and/or white.

Thanks Sherry for reporting the problem!

Now back to adding a new free function, new Premier function, and posting some little instructional videos.  As I make updates and additions, I'm trying not to create any new problems.

Have fun!


Hi, I've been crocheting for about 18 months, mostly blankets (Afghans) & toys. I'd seen pictures of graphghans & thought I'd try to find out how to make them. I found this site & put an image into the wizard which came up with an amazing chart. I'm going to start small though as advised to others & see how it works out, then hopefully work up to something bigger & more complex.
This site looks amazing & a good way to learn. Thank you. Smiley
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