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I am having issues  with the images I bring into the crochet pattern maker. the image takes up the entire blanket which ends up being big enough for me and the entire neighborhood. I have tried resizing the image and it still brings it in and enlarges the size so I have 260 stitches length wise and 150 width wise.

Can anyone tell me how to make it so I can bring an image in and not have it enlarge itself.

I can't seem to add the picture to this post. Frown

Hi Terry,

You know, sending the image to you to compare results might prove interesting results.  I'll certainly be happy to do that.  Just email address is in the profile and is correct.  All I need to know is do you want the 214 pixel, the full 4000 pixel or both?  Perhaps both would allow you to check results in size reduction by the program since on my end both sizes ended up with errant colors...

Thanks a bunch!


Hi, Everyone,

Since we upgraded the site to a secure server (HTTPS:) back in April, some users have been experiencing periodic problems getting their pdf charts on the screen.

This problem shows up both in IOS and Android devices.

In testing I found that there's no single solution.  Some devices work no matter what (like my iPhone).  Other require you change the pdf format setting in section 7 of the freePatternWizard.

For those IOS device users having pdf viewing problems, I just re-enabled a "screen" option in section 7 that helps.

The problem is that there's no common solution to the pdf viewing problem.  Users with an iPad using a certain version of IOS and browser might have no problem.  Those with a slightly different version of browser on the same device might have a problem.  Some with a different IOS version with the same browser version might or might not have a problem.  Again, they come and go depending on the combination of device, operating system version, and broswer version.

SO, if you have a problem getting a pdf chart (like all you see is a bunch of garbage text on the screen or get a download failed message), try another setting in section 7.  There are currently 3 options — Download pattern, Show /pdf pattern on screen, and Email pattern to myself.  If you have a problem with one setting, try another.

Some versions of operating systems and browser versions are more sensitive to downloading pdf files from a secure server.

I'll eventually be adding a 4th option that should offer a universal fix but for now most users should find an option that works by trying the different pdf settings in section 7.



Welcome!  Smile

Your turning chain doesn't count as an actual stitch, so no, don't skip the first stitch.  While some conventional (non-graph) patterns sometimes call for counting the turning chain, some don't, and in this case it's inadvisable to count it, as your stitching will no longer work with the graph.  You also shouldn't work into the turning chain when you get to the end of the row, as this will also throw your work off of the graph.  Just keep single crochets to single crochets and you should be good to go!  Smile
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