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less stiches
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brittscreations message #1
less stiches
March 17, 2015 at 6:08:46 AM
 
Hi.  firstly, thank you for a wonderful site. I was pleasantly surprised when my son e-mailed me the link.

I love making baby afghans and have seen some awazing work in filet crochet, which I would like to do.   The problem - my picture looses all form when I choose the stitches required.  I want blocks of 15 x 15 cm.

Can you help, please?

Thank you 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: less stiches
March 18, 2015 at 12:33:46 AM  (in response to brittscreations message #1)
 
Welcome!  Smile  So glad you found us!

Please excuse me if I'm misunderstanding...the first thought that comes to mind is how large of an image you're trying to use.  Even if it's as small as 100 x 100, your image will turn into blobs if you try to size it down as small as 15 x 15 blocks, using one square of color as a full block.  If I've misunderstood and you're talking about each block being 15 x 15 cm, that's dependent on your gauge; the fiber you're using and the size crochet hook will give you your exact stitch by row measurements if you make a gauge swatch.

As for filet crochet, that feature is coming, but as yet we have no set date for when it will be available.

If you do want to size something down to 15 x 15 blocks, your image would have to be very, very small and simple to start with.  If you look around at filet crochet patterns, unless they're very large, they're usually pretty simple.  Even larger filet pieces are generally made in one color, with blocks of stitches or no stitches at all, unlike graphghans, which are individual stitches.

It's not impossible to do what I think you want to do, but my guess is the image you're working from would have to be greatly simplified and converted to only one color (e.g., technically two colors, for the squares with stitches and the squares without).

Hope that helps!


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brittscreations message #3
Re: less stiches
March 18, 2015 at 4:29:28 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Thanks-will try to downsize the image.  Yes,I want to crochet 15x15cm squares with dogs, cats and other animals, just in outline.no detail required.


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: less stiches
March 19, 2015 at 12:19:50 AM  (in response to brittscreations message #3)
 
You're welcome.  Smile  If there's not a lot of detail, it may work as just outlines, then, depending on how large your original images are.  Smile


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