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Just popping in to say Hi!
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carredsal message #1
Just popping in to say Hi!
May 15, 2015 at 4:13:36 AM
 
 Hi everyone!!!!
I've been trying to find the perfect throw for a wedding gift for my stepson and soon to be step daughter in law.
AND I stumbled upon this awesome site. Now ALL I have to do is figure out how to use the create a pattern. If anyone could help me it would be great.

- I think I'd like to make a crocheted throw with something like this
example:
THE Smith's
(date underneath)

How do you make a pic to add to the create a pattern?

- What stitches are best to use?
- Can I make the throw a certain size?

Thanks in advance! Glad to be here Smiley


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: Just popping in to say Hi!
May 16, 2015 at 4:00:15 AM  (in response to carredsal message #1)
 
Welcome!  Smile  Glad you found us!

As we don't currently have font capabilities, your best bet is to use a graphics program to create simple, easy to read lettering.  If you choose a font that's too small or hard to read, it will lose definition if you put it through the freePatternWizard, so you need to choose one that won't tend to blur or lose definition.

The freePatternWizard is set up for either single crochet stitches or Tunisian crochet stitches.  Double crochet is not recommended, as it will elongate your stitches and won't look anything like the pattern you create.

You're also better off creating your images as .gif files, since .jpgs often blur.

As for making the pattern a certain size, that's a bit more difficult.  My suggestion is usually to experiment with adding borders to make the length turn out the way you want it, as you're only allowed to choose the width.  The reason for that is if you can choose the length, your pattern will likely distort and not look very good!

You also should work up a gauge swatch so you know how many stitches to the inch will be produced with the yarn and hook you'll be using.

It's not impossible; it's only that with your desire to make something with fonts you'll need to do a bit of experimentation.  Smile


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carredsal message #3
Re: Just popping in to say Hi!
May 16, 2015 at 5:54:19 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Thanks for ALL the info!!! I'm going to have some fun Smiley


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: Just popping in to say Hi!
May 17, 2015 at 1:59:07 AM  (in response to carredsal message #3)
 
You're very welcome!  Smile  Please let us know how it's going...and feel free to post pics of your work in progress, as well as any of your other finished work so we can drool!  Wink


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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