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« on: March 27, 2012 04:10:13 PM »

I converted a picture into a pattern on the website http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ selected XL (120w x 160h) & Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, Crochet (1:1). I want to make the picture I selected into a little blanket for my mom, 45 inches tall, 22.5 wide but if I stitch each individual square, it's not going to even come close to that size. How do I increase the pattern so that it will fit?


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Eamea
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012 08:50:02 AM »

Please bear in mind that I have NO experience with this and am just guessing.  Roll Eyes

What if you made four squares for each square represented on the pattern?  When the four of them are sewn together they will create one larger square of that color.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012 09:40:23 AM »

I can't see the picture you were thinking of using so I'm kind of guessing here, but I think what Eamea suggested is a good idea, except - you wouldn't have to sew the squares together, you could just change colors as needed. Or you could use a bigger hook and thicker yarn, or maybe several strands of yarn held together. That would make your blanket thicker but that might not matter.

The one thing I would suggest is that since your picture was originally for cross stitch/needlepoint you would need to use a crochet stitch that is as close to square as you can get, especially if you use multiple stitches to represent one block. If you don't use a square stitch - for example, if you use double crochet - your picture will be skewed. (I'm thinking hdc or maybe sc would be the best choices but you could try them out to see which one works best for you.)

I hope that helps.
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