how to crochet an image....
Im not good with patterns, i crochet everything kinda freestyle with no patterns or notes, i just kinda feel it out. But now i want to make my boyfriend a blanket for christmas, but i either want to put our school logo on it, or an image for OSU. if i take a picture, and place a grid overtop of it, and follow it color scheme wise, (i plan on doing it in single crochet, nothing fancy except when i edge it) do you think it will work out? i don't really know what im doing since i've never attempted to make a pattern before. just looking for suggestions. thank you.
that's basically all you have to do. just remember, each grid should equal one stitch.
Yes, if you're doing an image you should use single crochet. It's the only way to get any kind of image resolution. (A smallish hook might also be a good idea.) Think of each stitch as a pixel, like in a computer image.
However, you might run into trouble just overlaying a grid on an image. In all likelihood, your computer image will be much higher resolution than your blanket will be. A workable grid and the image won't match up, you'll have a lot of squares that are half one color and half another.
One thing you could do is resize your image to something quite small, then blow it back up, which will more or less turn the pixels into a grid with no outlines. If you're not good with photo editing software, you could take graph paper and color in individual squares based on your picture.
I'd think you'd want to use intarsia, which means switching colors as you work without cutting the yarn until the color switches are too far away from one another. Crochet over the color(s) you're not using with the color you are using. You can also strand the yarn across the back for short jumps you can't cover.
There's some videos on YouTube that might help you, just Google "single crochet intarsia."
thank you so much!
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