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Custom crochet grid size
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bamcarn message #1
Custom crochet grid size
February 18, 2023 at 10:02:17 AM
I would like to be able to specify a square for crochet patterns (e.g., 110 across, 110 high). Is it possible to do that? I've tried square images and can't quite get it to 110X110 through the wizard.

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Re: Custom crochet grid size
February 18, 2023 at 6:35:51 PM  (in response to bamcarn message #1)
Welcome! Smile
In this version of the software, no, you can only specify the stitches across, not the number of rows. The reason for that is originally we were concerned people would skew or truncate their patterns, so we didn't want them to have an issue and decided to let the Wizard determine the rows/length of a pattern.
The optimal thing to do is make your original image 110 pixels across, so pixels = stitches. The number of rows is a more difficult thing to determine, because crochet isn't square; the stitches are rectangular, so the Wizard is looking more at the height the image is, so rather than attempting to go pixels = rows, it needs to look more at the aspect ratio of the image.
In a future version you'll be able to specify, but even then, the problem would be that it would likely mean designating a number would give you a skewed image if you're trying to go from a square image to a crochet pattern.
As it is now, the best thing is to experiment to get it to the correct length. You could add or subtract a blank border to get it to the correct size. I'm not positive you could get it to exactly 110 pixels, but you could likely get it close.

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