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Hi Everyone,im new today....
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cherylw64 message #1
Hi Everyone,im new today....
March 26, 2015 at 10:20:06 AM
I want to make a graph,was wondering where i go in here to begin making it? been crocheting for years but just getting back into it,going good now,i am 50 yrs old,married,have a boy and a girl, boy 28  girl 30 in oct plus 3 grand babies, 3,9 10. i live in a town in Canada Ontario.tia


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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Hi Everyone,im new today....
March 26, 2015 at 11:03:11 PM  (in response to cherylw64 message #1)

Welcome!  Smile

If you have a particular picture in mind and you have it on your computer, you can turn it into a crochet graph with the help of the freePatternWizard, which is available from the menu above, under "patterns/create a pattern."

I would suggest using the Stitchboard Basic Palette, as too many colors in a pattern would be next to impossible to match to yarn.

Also, as I tell people who are expert crocheters but have never made a graphghan before, from personal experience I've discovered it's best to start small and simple.  My favorite example is my almost-disastrous try at making crocheted bangle bracelets...they looked so beautiful, and since I've been crocheting for years and years, I must be expert enough, right?  Of course not!  Wink  Holding the beads, thread and hook was very awkward, challenging and not at all instinctive.  I almost gave up, but then in desperation grabbed some yarn and pony beads, and before I knew it, crocheting with beads was no longer awkward!  Smile

I would suggest starting with a pillow or some kind of square at first.  Smile  Once you feel comfortable, transitioning over to a large graphghan should be easy!  Smile

BTW, feel free to post pictures of any of your work (graphghan related or not) in our photo albums, so everyone can drool!  Wink

Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
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