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terrific and thorough answer Smiley

actually makes sense

in looking closer (enlarging) at the pics i've downloaded, it seems the pixels are a bit off as it sits

with some a bit lighter shades than others.  not sure i'd call them "grey" but i can understand how the software would call them so.

so on to the image software, gonna poke around and see if i can "clean" them up so solid black and resize as you suggested!
Great idea almost too obvious lol!
pixel = stitches

i'll gladly share what i've come up with and maybe others can use them or perhaps just get ideas.

Thanks a bunch for the very quick responses!

I'm not sure you'll be able to work as small as you need to for a pen wrap, unfortunately. The freePatternWizard is best used when you give it an image that is the same number of pixels as you'll need for number of beads (stitches).
In other words if you wanted a pattern that was, say, 20 beads across you'd give the freePatternWizard an image that was 20 pixels across, then give it 20 stitches across in option #6. (At this time the horizontal measurement is the only one you can give to the freePatternWizard. This will eventually change, but for now it's not possible to override the computer figuring the vertical measurement for you.)
It's best to work all patterns like that with the freePatternWizard. With text, the problem is that if you have an image that is larger and you're trying to make it smaller (or smaller and you're trying to make it larger), it will only distort and give you things like missing text. Text is especially difficult because unless you're going pixel to bead it usually has thin lines that will either be represented in the pattern by thick areas or they'll disappear altogether. The best solution for that is to give it an image that already has the dimensions you want, so if you wanted a pattern that was 50 beads by 50 rows, you'd give it an image that's 50x50. Again, the vertical on that can't be guaranteed, but for the horizontal, pixels to stitches will work best. Smile


What type of image are you trying to upload?  i.e. Is it a .jpg, .png, .gif, etc.

Thanks for the info.



If there is only a small amount of white in your image, try turning down the "Color Sensitivity" in section 8.

A lower "Color Sensitivity" setting also helps when you have a small image.

A new version is coming soon that also addresses some cases when manual colors are chosen in section 5b.  I'm trying to turn on this new version within days.

Also, if you post your image here in a message, I can see what you're working with.  Or if you want to email a copy instead, let me know and I'll send you an email.  You can then reply to it and attach your image.


Am a newbiw to the site. I taught myself to crochet 20yrs ago. So glad i did have made a few toys. But would like to do a graph.
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