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How To Create Custom Knitting and Crocheting Patterns.

by on Sep 25, 2007

I must admit: I haven’t taken the time to become very skillful at knitting or crocheting. I can do it, I just generally don’t. It’s partially because I’m not much for repetitive activity, but its mostly because I know I’m gonna have to get really good at it before I can start making my own designs or patterns.

The KnitPro web app from Microrevolt says, “nuh-uh”. The KnitPro website allows anyone to upload artwork, and produce a grid designed for handmade goodness.

Here’s my adventure with the cover artwork from T.Rex’s The Slider. Be sure to look around, which is committed to identifying the problems of globaization and gender politics inherent in labor exploitation.

1. Select your image or text. Locate or create an image, and create a .jpg or .png that is less than one megabyte.

2. Upload your image to Knitpro. Head to and select your grid and stitch size. The stitch size is determined by your chosen medium: needlepoint, cross stitch, crochet or two orientations (landscape or portrait). Click “Submit” 

A surprised woman holding a copy of the newspaper.

3. Apply it. KnitPro will then create a PDF file that you can use as a pattern. If you’re feeling ambitious, choose the XL grid size, and blow up your image with Photoshop or Rasterbator.


Close up: 

A grid with a womans face seemingly pushing through.


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  1. I need a pattern for a peanut to put in a corner of an afghan to be knitted. Thanks