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Hi tandykins,

That issue with .jpgs was my first idea.  One question I do have is how you created the .gif and .png images.  By loading a .jpg and saving it as a .gif or .png still leaves in the "noise".

The first thing I do to look for a possible cause is to use a paint program and enlarge the image a lot.  Often you can see other colors in what should be black lines.  I've even seen black and white images with a lot of colors that show up when they're enlarged.

I'm willing to look at your original image (if you don't mind) and see if I can see a cause.  I could then also run it through the program and see what results I get.

If you don't mind sending me an image with which you're having problems, let me know and I'll send you an email.  You can then reply and attach your image.

I also have some testing to do for two other users.  I'll be finishing up two projects over the next few days and will be back to testing and updating.

So let me know if it's ok for me to look at your image with the program and I'll see what's causing this.


Hi Liz,
Welcome, feel free to ask questions. There are some veteran crocheters here, myself included, glad to help in any way we can.

Since the last update we've had a few people who expresses interest in allowing you to choose whether or not crochet word charts should display turning chain stitches.

I just added a new "Preferences" tab on the left of the page that allows you to choose one way or the other.

This basically allow you to set it so crochet word charts display turning chain stitches (the word chart row counts total the chart stitch count), or set it so it does not display turning chain stitches (each row will show one stitch short).

We set the default to show turning chain stitches, the way it's been since day one.

To use this option, click on the "Preferences" tab on the left, click on your desired button (show or don't show turning chain stitches), and click on the "Save My Settings" button.  It'll then remember this information from then on.  You can always go back at any time and change the setting back if you want.


Welcome!  Smile  Glad you're enjoying using the program.  Smile

At this time there aren't written patterns available for knitting, but those are definitely in our plans!  The only exception for knitting at this time is Illusion Knitting, which offers both charted and written patterns.

Using the freePatternWizard to crop your image is definitely not recommended.  The reason is because the freePatternWizard isn't a graphics program, so the results are likely to be unacceptable.

What you're best off doing is using a graphics program to crop your images.  If you don't have one, there are two that are free and very powerful:
Gimp, available here:, available here:

I can't advise you on how to use either of these programs, as I use an ancient version of Paint Shop Pro.  Smile


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