Knitting Tips: How to convert an image to a knitting or crochet chart

I used Arc Soft Photo Studio, but probably many other photo software programs do the same thing.

Upload photo.

Select effects from overhead toolbar. I used liquid, splash, intensity 20%. Make it blurry so you can judge what colors of yarn to use.

lamb blurred

Back to the effects tab. Select tiling, 3D grid from dropdown menu.

tiled

You can adjust the size of the grid squares to suit. Run off a copy and there’s your knitting chart.

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11 thoughts on “Knitting Tips: How to convert an image to a knitting or crochet chart

  1. Janet says:

    thank you for this post. I was going crazy trying to figure out how to do this, and I’m not much of an artist. I was able to pretty much do the same thing in Photo shop.

  2. i know im late by 2 yrs(post wise) but the squares are a little bit big to knit an entire row of this picture. Would i need more squares so my garment dosn’t come out looking distorted? but then again what do i know im only 1 yr in the knit game so my logic might be a bit off. Thank you.

    -Ojo from Ravelry.

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