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3lilbeairs message #1
August 26, 2016 at 10:26:19 PM
I am a beginner crocheter and I am new to Switchboard. Can anyone explain to me how I go about a graphagan? I have a picture of what I want it to look like, but is there a certain software that I need or any suggestions that might help me.
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Question
August 27, 2016 at 2:14:44 AM  (in response to 3lilbeairs message #1)
Welcome!  Smile

Since you're a beginner, my suggestion is to start with something very small and simple.  Probably the biggest mistake beginners make when trying anything new (myself included Embarassed) is to start with something too large and complex.  I did this with bead crochet.  While I'm in no way a beginning crocheter, I couldn't handle the beads in addition to thread and crochet hook, and it wasn't until I stepped back and used large pony beads and regular yarn that it fell into place.  So this is why I say to start smaller, and as for simple, you don't want to lose detail in your design.

Once you feel ready to tackle a full graphghan, once you choose the image you'd like to use, go to the top menu here and choose patterns/create a pattern.  From there you can follow the prompts to upload your image, set the various options and create your pattern.  Smile

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