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LadyNole08
« on: December 18, 2009 05:49:37 PM »

I hope someone could answer this question. I decided to do another beanie a bit different with Tunisian crochet. I saw one pattern on Ravelry but not what I am seeking to do. I want to create my own. What is the best way to do so without knocking my head into a wall? Also, how could I put pictures on the piece other than cross stitch? I don't like cross stitch for the "x's" that are created (then again, I saw a picture that makes it look okay).

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I've been doing beanie #3 with tapestry crochet and was wondering if you could use a cross stitch chart for designs. I hate knitPro, by the way so what other less complicated ways if not cross stitch software can I use? I've created one with Photoshop and wanted to convert it to PCStitch.

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009 05:41:25 AM »

The important thing with using a graph of any kind is the shape of your stitches.  You can easily use a cross stitch pattern for crochet, but it will only look right with perfectly square stitches.  Depending on the pattern, it might still work with non-square stitches (the picture might just be taller or wider than the original).

The KnitPro thing basically sticks your pattern on a grid of rectangles that are in the same ratio as a stitch, which is probably handy, though I haven't used it.

I've found that my squarest stitch is the Tunisian simple stitch, and you can change colours mid-row, just like you can with any other crochet stitch.  I just did a google search and came up with this page: http://crochet.borgbilly.com/tutorial/afghan.htm

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009 07:25:03 AM »

That makes a lot more sense now! Smiley Thanks for the link. I've checked it out and understand what's going on.
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Carrot1971
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009 09:48:25 AM »

My husband does that to me on purpose.  He'll tell me to "go knit something" knowing very well it drives me crazy for people to call my crocheting knitting.  Nothing against knitting (I don't know how to do it myself) but I've been crocheting since I've been 5 years old and I'm proud of the work I do.  He aggrivates me sometimes!!  LOL
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