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CKinslow message #1
Hello All
October 12, 2014 at 3:09:28 PM
Hello All, I pray that my words find all of you and your families in good health and spirit.

I am from Texas and new to the world of yarn arts and crafts. I have only been crocheting for about 3 months now, love it. I just signed up to try my hand at gaining more knowledge and improving my skill set, so take it easy on me, for asking a ton of questions.

My first question: how do I get the pattern creator to generate a crochet pattern with symbols and instructions using a image. My fist attempts have been unsuccessful.

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Hello All
October 13, 2014 at 12:22:34 AM  (in response to CKinslow message #1)

Welcome!  Smile

Ask any questions you'd like...we're here to help.  Smile

The freePatternWizard creates a crochet pattern in symbols or words (or both).  I'm not sure if the problem you're having is that you can't find where to set it to words or something else, so I'll answer your question on that basis.

In the freePatternWizard, first of all, make sure you've provided your image, selected crochet in #2 and in #3 select your stitch type (for regular crochet with single crochets, that would be "standard").

In #5, my suggestion is to choose the "Stitchboard Basic Palette." If you choose the "Stitchboard Full Palette," there are about a gazillion colors, and you won't be able to match them to shades of yarn.  The "basic" palette includes about 3 of each of the basic colors (light, medium and dark) and a few incidental colors not included in that.  Yarn manufacturers don't generally provide a lot of options color-wise, because they don't want to get stuck with hundreds of colors that might sell only a skein or two per month, so the "basic" palette was created with that in mind.

In #7, make sure you're logged in and then the default of "Pattern in PDF format" should already be chosen for you.  You can then make sure the choice to the right of that says "Symbols only."  Then to the right of PDF Paper Size is the critical choice: "Pattern or Word Chart," and your choice would be "Pattern and Word Chart" so you would get both the graph and the chart written out in words.  Smile

Hope that helps!  Smile

Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

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BetwixtTheStitch message #3
Re: Hello All
October 13, 2014 at 8:26:35 AM  (in response to CKinslow message #1)
Hello Christine,

Welcome, and welcome to the wonderful world of crochet. Smile

I've been teaching crochet for years, and would be happy to answer any questions about crochet in general.

As for the pattern wizard, Melanie would be the best resource for your questions.

Look forward to seeing you around the boards.


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