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Welcome!  Smile

Have you tried using a graphics program to lighten your images?  If you're using Windows and need a graphics program, I know of two very powerful free ones that are available for download online which can help.  Smile

As for the maximum number of stitches, actually, that number is 500 stitches across; however, when you go to either 300 or 500 stitches, you're then talking about our Premier features, for which we have very nominal fees.  The 300 stitch option carries an introductory price of $2.99 for a full year, and the 500 stitch option carries an introductory price of $4.99 for a full year.  If you pay for the 500 stitch option, the 300 stitch option is also included, so there's no extra charge for both.  You can see more information about our Premier features here:

If you're still interested in working at only 150 stitches across there's only one way to calculate how large your finished item will be.  You must crochet a gauge swatch.  There's no way around it; your gauge depends on several factors - your hook size, fiber, and it also greatly depends on how tightly or loosely you personally crochet.  There are good possibilities that even if you and I both used the same size hook and the same fiber, we'd still produce different sized swatches!

Your gauge swatch should be at least 4 inches x 4 inches.  After you end your swatch, you need to block it, then measure and calculate the number of stitches per inch by measuring fully across and dividing the number of stitches by the number of inches.  Then with that number you can calculate out the finished size of your graphghan.

So for example, let's say your finished swatch was 3 stitches to the inch and your graphghan pattern had 90 stitches across.  You'd figure 90 divided by 3, and that would tell you the finished graphghan pattern would be 30 inches across.

One thing about crocheting (or knitting) is it's all very math intensive.  It's also very necessary, especially for things like garments, since you wouldn't want to find that the cardigan you worked hours and hours to make either drags on the ground or is small enough to fit a 10 year old!  Surprised

Thank you very much. I was told the way I was crocheting was "tunisan", so that was what I had chosen, however, after using your suggestions, this looks more familiar.  I am new to reading patterns, and a self taught/youtube taught crocheter. Thanks again for your help.


I'm sorry to say we still don't have the peyote word charts available at this time.  We still do have them in our plans.  I wish I had an estimated date I could give you; however, at this time, the date this particular feature will be available is unknown.

All I can suggest is that you check back with us.  I'm sorry the word charts haven't become available yet; I've consulted with Terry, our programmer, and he's promised to see how difficult it would be to implement the word charts more quickly.

Unfortunately, Terry has been working on non-related paying projects in the absence of income from the freePatternWizard.  Our Indiegogo campaign of several months ago was meant to produce income to foster speedier development of more features for the freePatternWizard, to negate the need for these non-related paying projects that are currently delaying additional development.

Hi everyone

Yep another new member! I am a crocheter, but have recently found myself attempting to crochet with bead work... Thank goodness I found you!

If I am unable to find an answer in the community boards, I probably will start a new thread Laughing 


You've done such a beautiful could I not like your work?  Kiss

Argh, that's so frustrating, trying to work a surprise around a gift recipient when that person is there with you!  I know that one very well, sigh.  My husband is always underfoot when there's a surprise.  Of courseUndecided  I also hope you can finish without any unplanned reveal of the project.  Kiss

Anytime...I'll be very happy to look at your file.  Kiss

Argh, how annoying that the game wasn't enjoyable.  Glad they didn't lose, though!  Hope the next one is much better.  Smile

Have a wonderful week!  Kiss
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