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How do I make a crotchet pattern similar to the jacket the standing guy is wearing?ed 


I have added a couple lines of code that might give you the download option again.  Try downloading another chart.

This is a temporary test.  Let me know if it works.


Hi, All.

As promised, I just added some new paper sizes which will give you more stitches per printed page.

There was a more technical post regarding fitting more stitches per printed page here so I'll keep this message shorter.  The paper sizes just added are:

Paper Size Dimensions
Maximum Crochet
Stitches Across
Maximum Crochet
Stitches Down
Stitchboard 0 4¾ x 8¼ 10 30
Stitchboard 1 8½ x 11 40 70
Stitchboard 2 12¾ x 16½ 60 110
Stitchboard 3 17 x 22 80 150
Stitchboard 4 21¼ x 27½ 110 200
Stitchboard 5 25½ x 33 130 240

My previous post explained how to use this to print more stitches per page.  Also, as before, the example above are based on standard crochet or knitting.

A tutorial will be coming to make things easier to understand.

One other thing...  There will also be an additional (and easier) option coming that allows you to fit more stitches per page.



There's a way you can enlarge a picture here...if you choose the "image" button, then once it's loaded, click on the image and you'll have spots around the image where you can "pull" on them to enlarge; however, if it's a jpg, it may be at maximum resolution anyway, in which case making it larger will only blur it.  Frown  Doesn't hurt to try, though!  Smile

I think a word chart is probably better than a graph in this case...I personally would find it confusing to have to remember which row/color was knit/purl and which was purl/knit!  Of course, it's not easy to just sit down and write those instructions.  Frown

This may not be an option for you, though I'll say it because it could help and you may want to try this.  You could sign up for the freePatternWizard's Illusion Knitting feature (it's a premier feature, though, so it's not part of the free program).  If you can make up the letters with a fairly small font, one you can save in a very small number of pixels and (if you have the ability) save it out as a png or gif file, running it through the freePatternWizard would give you the choice of word chart or graph.  And if you could make the file small enough, you could do it on a 1:1 basis (e.g., one stitch per pixel).  What wouldn't work is to reduce it through the freePatternWizard, as it's not really a graphics program and would end up making the image unrecognizable.

If you want to see what it looks like, there's a sample of what a word chart and a graph would look like, right here in the community; there's also a pattern one of our members created with numbers, so you can get an idea of how something like that looks.  That's in these messages here:

Take a look at the pattern...I find the word charts so much easier to follow.  You could also make yours a bit smaller than Kim did in her pattern.  Just remember that whatever the length of your piece, the actual number of rows will be 4x as many, in order to work as an illusion knitting pattern.  Smile


Absolutely!  Smile  We actually think things through, rather than going for the quickest, most violent solution (like war).
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