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Thank you! Sorry for the late reply. July will be done soon.

Gloshei,
With the freePatternWizard you can choose from a number of different stitches. Many of the larger pieces seem to be done in peyote, though loom/square stitch is also used. (Loom and square stitch basically look the same, but are completely different techniques.)
I haven't heard of anyone using the freePatternWizard for bead embroidery. While it probably could be used for that, my guess is there are other ways of using bead embroidery for creating larger pieces. It's a completely different technique, as it allows one to work outside of a grid entirely, so a grid isn't really necessary if you know where the different beaded areas should be on a particular piece. (I'm not terribly proficient at bead embroidery, so I can only say what I've seen and read about it, that bead artists who use this technique will generally plot out where beads should be embroidered on the fabric. There are likely some very talented people who can wing it and just figure it out as they go, but not being one of them, I'm not sure how well that would work for most!)


I'm getting frustrated, I chose my colors, 4 of them and I either get 3 or I
get more than I want. It also will not give me the colors I choose.
This is a very special project for a friend who lost her little boy.
Can you please help me get it right.

rboggs,

Welcome! Smile

If you're doing a regular single crochet stitch, just work it as usual, going in one direction and then the other. If you're following a graph, you'll want to read it right to left and then left to right, so every odd row is read right to left and every even row is read left to right. (Unless you're left-handed, in which case that's reversed.)

If you're working from a word chart, every other row is already reversed for you.

There's no need to cut and start over. Though I've seen that before, it's only been the case with specific stitch patterns that are meant to go only one way. (And think of all of the ends you won't have to weave in! Wink)

Aabye,

thank you so much for responding. Goodness it took me a minute to figure out where I had asked the question. I might make my next graphghan out of cotton to see if I like it or not. Never know till you try, right? It won't be till next year for I am currently working on two large graphghans and they will be finished tentavely right before christmas. One for my husband and one for my son.
 

By the way I love the colors picked for the blanket, they look so good together, very pretty.
 
Again, thank you so much.
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