Crochet Charts News and Information

This software was created to give symbol crochet designers the freedom and flexibility to create whatever they can imagine. With the ability to output to multiple high quality file types it has never been easier to express your ideas or publish your creations.

Support for Windows XP, Vista, and 7, Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8 (Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion), Ubuntu Linux

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Feature Highlights

  • Freeform placement of stitches
  • Optional automatic generation of basic rows, or rounds
  • Unlimited chart size, and unlimited stitch count
  • Comes with 109 stitches and symbols
  • Export charts to industry standard formats: PDF, SVG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP
  • Customizable stitch and color legends
  • Export legends to PDF, SVG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP
  • Ability to export the chart as plain text
  • Scalable stitches (using SVG)
  • Custom alternating row colors
  • Customizable stitch library including ability to have multiple sets
  • Indicators to mark the chart with dots and/or text
  • Group stitches together into a single unit
  • Wedge lines to help guide in the creation of round charts
  • Allow multiple charts in one document
  • And more...

Kim Guzman's Master List of Basic Tunisian Crochet Symbols

Stitch Works Software is happy to announce the immediate availability of a set of 16 basic Tunisian stitches. Created in co-operation with Kim Guzman, and underwritten by Wheat Carr this set has been made freely available for all users of the Crochet Charts software.

Kim Guzman's Master List of Basic Tunisian Crochet Symbols

- ch close3tog ch - Chain 1 close 3 stitches together, Ch 1
- close3tog - Close 3 Stitches Together
- normal closing - "return pass"
- st3tog v1 - 2 stitches worked together
- st3tog v2 - 2 stitches worked together
- st3tog - 3 stitches worked together
- st3togch - 3 stitches worked together as for tss, then ch 1
- tcc - Top of Closing Cluster
- tds2tog - 2 Tunisian double Stitches worked together

Right Column,
- tfs - Tunisian Full Stitch
- thb - Tunisian Horizontal Bar
- tks - Tunisian Knit Stitch
- tksp - Tunisian Knit Stitch Purled
- tps - Tunisian Purl Stitch
- tps2tog - 2 stitches worked together Purled
- trs Tunisian Reverse Stitch
- tss - Tunisian Simple Stitch

All stitches are included in Kim Guzman's recent Leisure Arts publication, Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide

Interested in learning more about Symbol or Tunisian Crochet? Consider participating in Symbol Crochet Yahoo group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/symbolcrochet and the Tunisian Crochet Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tunisiancrochet

Don't yet have Crochet Charts by Stitch Works Software? To learn more about it and to purchase it, please visit: http://stitchworkssoftware.com/

Already own Crochet Charts by Stitch Works Software?

To install the stitches right click and "Save As..." the Tunisian Basic Stitches (50kb).

Once you've downloaded the stitches use the following instructions to add them to Crochet Charts.

1) Open Crochet Charts, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Stitch Library."
2) Click "Import Set" in the right hand column, and find the Tunisian Basic Stitches set you have just downloaded.
3) Select "Tunisian Basic Stitches" from the drop down at the top of the Library to view the stitches.
4) Click the "Selected" check boxes next to each stitch and click the "Add to List" button in the right hand column.
5) Close the library, and have fun designing!

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v1.1.4 maintenance update released

Stitch Works Software is pleased to announce the availability of a new maintenance release version, v1.1.4, for Crochet Charts. This version includes improvements and fixes for the following issues:

Fixed issue with foreign characters in save files, and the stitch library. This also fixes an issue with save files that load “blank” files.
Fixed bugs in align and distribute to better support groups and rotated stitches.
Added support for Mac OS X 10.8. the supported version are now 10.6-10.8.
Fixed the “feature” which changed a stitch when you clicked on it.
Fixed issues generating written instructions while creating rows.
Add some polish to the Mac version, including code signing the file.
Update the scroll bars when creating a big new chart for rows or rounds.
A more robust file saving process.
Several minor additions to the documentation.

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v1.1.3 maintenance update released

This release fixes a crash that occurs when right clicking to copy/paste stitches on the canvas. It also adds an optional offset to the stitches when pasting them on to the chart.

Existing users will be prompted to update when they start the software, or you can download the update directly from the website.

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v1.1.2 maintenance update released

This update fixes a couple of issues. First it fixes a crash that occurs in some situations when updating rows, and it fixes an issue with printing on Windows.

Existing users will be prompted to update when they start the software, or you can download the update directly from the website.

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v1.1.1 maintenance update released

This is a maintenance update to the 1.1 release. It contains a couple of bug fixes.
-Fix a crash when using the row edit dialog on some save files.
-Don't allow a document to have less than 1 chart.

Existing users will be prompted to update the next time they start Crochet Charts or you can download the update directly from the website.

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Crochet Charts v1.1 released

Friday, December 9, 2011 - Stitch Works Software released Crochet Charts v1.1. This update to Crochet Charts includes 109 stitches and symbols, more than 4.5 times the count in version 1.0! Several user requested features were also added, including the ability to select the number of stitches to increase on each round when creating a new chart, and a context menu for copy-cut-paste. Also included in this version are numerous minor tweaks and fixes to polish the software.

Users can download the update directly from the website.

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Sneak peek of new stitches

I finished up the first draft of of the stitches this weekend and thought I’d give everyone a sneak peek of what’s coming in the 1.1 update.

My count currently stands at 99 stitches, but I’m still looking to add some turning chains and a few other symbols that would be useful.

The new stitches are out of a Japanese crochet book, and I haven’t received the translations yet so they’re just labeled with place holder text for right now.

I’m currently looking at a Nov 23rd release date.

And now that I’ve given my disclaimers, here is the link you’ve been waiting for (pdf, 187 KB).

-Brian

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Crochet Charts v1.0.2 maintenance update released

This update applies to version 1.0.0 and contains fixes for two items.

-A crash that occurred at close, under specific circumstances.
-A bug that occurred when saving a chart with groups on it.

All users are encouraged to update as soon as possible. The update is now available on the downloads page. If you have any questions about this release please contact me.

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Crochet Charts v1.0 Released

21 October 2011 - Chico, CA - Stitch Works Software is excited to announce the release of Crochet Charts version 1.0. This groundbreaking new software was created to give chart designers the freedom and flexibility to digitally express whatever they can imagine. With the ability to output to multiple high quality file types it has never been easier to express your ideas or publish your creations.

Here is a quick list of the features:

  • Freeform placement of stitches or quick generation of basic rows, or rounds
  • Unlimited chart size, and unlimited stitch count
  • Export charts to industry standard formats: PDF, SVG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP
  • Customizable stitch and color legends
  • Export legends to PDF, SVG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP
  • Ability to export the chart as plain text
  • Scalable stitches (using SVG)
  • Custom alternating row colors
  • Customizable stitch library including ability to have multiple sets
  • Indicators to mark the chart with dots and/or text
  • Group stitches together into a single unit
  • Wedge lines to help guide in the creation of round charts
  • Allow multiple charts in one document
  • And more...

There are screenshots, videos, you can download a trial version or you can buy it now.

Also I want to thank my testers who gave me so much valuable feedback.

Brian Milco
Owner, Stitch Works Software

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