Any tips for crocheting from a graph

(11 Posts)
ConfuciousSayWhat Tue 19-Apr-16 17:27:43

I've decided to make a graphgan and I'm under no illusions this thing will take me weeks to do as I'm both a chronic procrastinator and painfully slow at crocheting. But nevertheless I've found a graph generator and I'm determined to make one. So I ask for your help on how to make the process less painful please!

ConfuciousSayWhat Tue 19-Apr-16 18:50:25

And if anyone can recommend an affordable yarn with equivalent colours to lionbrand I'd be very grateful.

Akire Tue 19-Apr-16 18:54:31

No idea why you are making a graph are you writtung patterns? The odd book that I've used that's had graphs I have just written them out long hand so less confusing. Can you explain more?

I use style craft wool alot dk lots of similar colours www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/special-dk-all-colours

scaredofthecity Tue 19-Apr-16 18:57:26

Not at all helpful but I consider myself quite an experienced crocheter and I'm not brave enough to go anywhere near a graphgan!
Good luck, and make sure you come back with pics

ConfuciousSayWhat Tue 19-Apr-16 19:07:48

Thanks, Im doing it because I can't find anything vaguely like the pattern I want so I found this site, stitchboard.com that converts pictures to patterns. I'm not doing anything exciting, just a simple cartoon character, I'm not that brave!

ConfuciousSayWhat Tue 19-Apr-16 19:08:48

It also doesn't just generate the graph but the stitch count per row too

ConfuciousSayWhat Tue 19-Apr-16 19:10:05

Here

TeaPleaseLouise Fri 22-Apr-16 21:12:49

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MiaowTheCat Sat 30-Apr-16 11:54:27

Making it easier - wind mini bobbins of your yarn onto plastic clothespegs (don't use wood in this case as the yarn tends to catch on it - bitter experience speaking) to reduce carrying behind the work and a total headfuck of yarn tangles.

ConfuciousSayWhat Sun 01-May-16 15:25:52

Thanks. How do I keep the back tidy? So say I only need to do a couple of stitches in on colour before moving to the next how does that work?

ConfuciousSayWhat Sun 01-May-16 16:27:42

It's OK I've worked it out

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