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Creating a crochet pattern!
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msmhon message #1
Creating a crochet pattern!
October 18, 2017 at 4:28:54 AM

I'm trying to create a crochet pattern by using the Free Pattern Wizard. The problem is: I have chosen the option "standard" as my stitch type because my plan is to use the very basic single crochet stitch.

The result is that the boxes marking each stitch seem much wider and shorter than the actual result when using single crochet stitch. What is the right option for me?

Thank you so much for your help!

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Creating a crochet pattern!
October 19, 2017 at 1:38:49 AM  (in response to msmhon message #1)

Welcome! Smile

The stitches are represented as wide and short rather than square because crochet stitches are wider than they are tall. We've been discussing the possibility of making the numbers more sensitive to exact gauge, but we originally chose a standard shape for a single crochet.

The reason we call it "standard" rather than single crochet is because the same stitch is called a double crochet in the UK. Our terms for that may change in the future, but to avoid confusion we originally addressed the issue by calling it standard. Smile

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