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Dec 27, 2022
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GlMack message #1
Hello everyone!
December 27, 2022 at 9:34:57 PM
I wanted to introduce myself and ask a question. From northern VA. Been crocheting for many years sporadically. Made a good dozen blankets. Love graphgans. Looking to make my own from a picture of a will blanket.

Can anyone help me!!? I am just lost.

I know the general design I just cannot make a pattern that is equal on all sides?Huh Ggrrrrr.

Thanks in advance!

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Hello everyone!
December 28, 2022 at 6:01:20 AM  (in response to GlMack message #1)
Welcome! Smile
Just to clarify, are you trying to make your own pattern from an image into a square pattern?
The difficulty is likely that our software doesn't allow you to designate numbers for rows. That was originally done because we didn't want people getting skewed patterns that were either truncated or just too long.
This will change with a later version of the software, but in the meantime, it still won't allow you to set the number of rows, only the number of stitches.
What makes it more complex with crochet, as opposed to cross stitch, is crochet stitches are not square.
What I can suggest is to add plain borders to your design beforehand, so that when you run it through the freePatternWizard it has a better chance of making it square, so that even though the number of rows or stitches might not be exactly what you want, the system will "see" it as a square design. In other words, if you have something that you make square to begin with, say, 80x80 pixels instead of 80x65, you have a better chance of getting a square pattern.
Hope that helps!

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