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choosing the desired number of stitches
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bkrizo message #1
choosing the desired number of stitches
January 3, 2016 at 3:44:01 PM
 
I am trying to create a pattern that will give me 60 stitches across and top to bottom... It just isn't working. How can I get it to come out the way I want it? I am trying to make pillows not full size graphghans. Please help.


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: choosing the desired number of stitches
January 4, 2016 at 2:14:24 AM  (in response to bkrizo message #1)
 
bkrizo,

Welcome!  Smile

The freePatternWizard will adjust the length of any image you give it to keep your pattern's image from skewing.  Also: the crochet stitch (or knit stitch) is unlikely to be perfectly square.  If you're attempting to make a 60 x 60 pillow, it probably will be shorter in one direction than another, depending on the stitch you're using.

You could experiment by adding borders to your image (using a graphics program) and seeing if you can get more optimal results that way, where the program makes the pattern longer or wider, though it's doubtful with a rectangular stitch that you're going to have something exactly 60 x 60 stitches.


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bkrizo message #3
Re: choosing the desired number of stitches
January 4, 2016 at 7:23:47 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
thank you. I will continue to work with the pattern.


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: choosing the desired number of stitches
January 5, 2016 at 2:24:16 AM  (in response to bkrizo message #3)
 
bkrizo,

You're very welcome!  Smile


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Icybluegrrl message #5
choosing the desired number of stitches
January 16, 2016 at 1:10:59 PM  (in response to bkrizo message #1)
 
Hi there,

I'm running across the same problem. I'm finding a little bit of luck in resizing the image. If you are using iOS you can download an image resizing app for free. I hope this helps.

-Jill


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: choosing the desired number of stitches
January 17, 2016 at 4:11:24 AM  (in response to Icybluegrrl message #5)
 
Jill,

Welcome!  Smile

Thank you for the info!  Smile  Good to know there are such options available for iOS.  Smile


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Lauralee message #7
Re: choosing the desired number of stitches
November 7, 2016 at 3:55:08 PM  (in response to bkrizo message #1)
 
Hi, I'm new also, just thought I would throw this in too. Pic Monkey is a free online picture editing site, that let's you do all kinds of things with your images.
Hope this helps!

www.picmonkey.com


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #8
Re: choosing the desired number of stitches
November 8, 2016 at 2:35:24 AM  (in response to Lauralee message #7)
 
Lauralee,

Welcome!  Smile

Thanks so much for the info...what a great find!  Smile


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