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I think the fractional stitches look great on the cupcakes, too. Kiss So I may un-allergic myself to it, but am hoping to like the way they look without it, just because of fear of my allergy. Wink
Oooh, I used to have that tool! Probably have it in with my boxed up cross stitch supplies, sigh.
I'll have to just count it out.
What size fabric are you using?
Obviously didn't do that here? LOL, not at all obvious! Had you not mentioned it, I wouldn't have known and even so, it's hardly noticeable when one does. Kiss It looks perfect! Kiss

I'm new to Stitchboard.  I've created a pattern from my image but I can't figure out if all the stiches are the same or if any half, qurter, 3/4 etc are used.  Any help is appreciated.


Welcome! Smile
I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question. On the first page of your pattern, the summary shows each symbol, color number, count (for each color) and color description.
If this count isn't what you're referring to, please let me know.

Welcome! Smile Congrats on learning cross's such a fun thing to do and there are so many options for projects!
If by saying "ring," you mean hoop, you can try to find one large enough to fit your entire project, but that will only work if you have an extra large piece of fabric, or only part of your project will be in the hoop. You can also use a smaller hoop that fits your fabric, but then you must keep readjusting if it only shows part of your project.
If you're using Aida cloth, a lot of that is very stiff and often needs no hoop at all.
There's also another option if you really feel you need a hoop. There are frames called Q-Snaps. I personally have a few different sized sets and love them! They're made of PVC pipe and they have a piece that holds the fabric on pretty securely! There's no need to reposition the frame, like with a hoop, as they allow for maximum fabric showing. Simply get the right size for your project, snap it on, and go. I've used my frames for linen, especially very coarsely woven linen that absolutely needs a hoop. With a hoop the project would have taken much longer, but with the Q-Snaps, it was easy!
When you mention tacking down the excess cloth around the ring, are you talking about using a hoop to frame your finished work?
I've mostly used 2 strands for stitching on 14 count. I've used 3 strands on 14 count, as well, with no problems. I'd say it's more a matter of preference. Some people like better coverage, some are satisfied with two strands.
I mainly prefer two strands because there's a little trick to starting with no ends, and it requires an even number of strands. So working with 3 strands looked really nice...LOL, but it drove me batty, because there were more ends to work in!
Hope that answers your questions! Smile

I am trying to make a pattern. I am a member and have never had a problem before. When i finish all my selections I'm getting the Error 500. Am I doing something wrong? I have made many patterns here and love the site. I'm using crochet. 80 stitches across. Letting the program select the colors. I was trying to use the darkness and sharpness setting and stray pixel cleanup. Also using a jpg file.
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