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Bacote4 message #1
October 5, 2019 at 2:43:50 PM
Hello my  name is Delicia I am new to this group and new to crochet graphgans, I am needing some assistance on making graphs, my brother is an artist and I want to graph one of his paintings but do not want it really big I would like to have it like a 40 x 40 or 60 x 60 can I do that on here and how. Please advise.
Thanking you in advance.Happy crocheting.

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Re: Greetings
October 6, 2019 at 1:16:40 AM  (in response to Bacote4 message #1)
Welcome! Smile
If you're talking about 40x40 or 60x60 inches, before you can determine anything, you need to know about your gauge.
To find your gauge, use the size crochet hook you've chosen for the project and the size/type of yarn and make a 4x4 inch swatch. If you're going to use single crochet, you'd use single crochet stitches to make your swatch. If you're going to use Tunisian, you'd make your gauge swatch in Tunisian.
Let's say you end up with a single crochet swatch of 16 stitches x 20 rows to the 4x4 inch swatch. You'd divide each of those numbers by 4, giving you the number of stitches and the number of rows per inch. In this example, you'd have 4 inches x 5 rows per inch.
You'd then multiply those numbers by the number of inches you'd want in each. In the above example, 4 x 40 = 160 and 5 x 40 = 200.
For the freePatternWizard, using a graphics program you'd take your image and make it 160 pixels across, where the number of pixels = the number of stitches. Then in option #6 you'd choose, "I wish to enter my desired count - Number of stitches desired: ___ stitches" and you'd enter the number 160. (Since maximum if you're a regular member - e.g., not a premier member - is only 150, you'd have to at least subscribe to the premier 300 stitches across option, which is currently a nominal cost of $2.99 for a full year.)
The only thing you can't determine is the vertical length of the piece; for that, you could start with 200 pixels down (in this example...adjust for your own figures, of course) and adjust as necessary until you get to the length you want. In the future, there will be an option to enter the vertical size, but since that isn't an option at this point, the freePatternWizard will do that calculation for you.
Swatching isn't something most people like doing (lol, guilty!), but for anything that requires specific measurements it's very important to do the swatching, rather than ending up with a too-small or too-large piece and being sorry later.

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