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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Graphghan FAQ

crochet graphghan

Hello lovelies, I would like to share my first graphghan! I've been dying to make graphghan for so long but it always intimidated me. But, finally I got brave enough and tried it! It's not as hard as I thought, believe me! Even though this is very simple pattern I learned a lot by making this and I'm ready to try out a more detailed graphghan soon...

Here are some FAQ about graphghans:

Q: What is graphghan?
A: A technique of making an afghan (scarf, pillow or even hats) by following a graph or a chart in order to resembles an image. It also known as intarsia, tapestry or fair isle crochet.

Q: Where can I find patterns?
A: There are so many free and paid patterns available online. You can also use knitting, perler beads or cross stitch patterns. Also, there are tons of Facebook groups that offers free graph patterns and will help you.

Q: Can I make my own graphs?
A: Yes, there are free online programs can be use to create graphs like the following: StitchboardknitPro and myphotostitch.

Q: What is skill level needed?
A: Easy. If you know one stitch and how to do the color changing, you are good to go. 

Q: What crochet stitch I should use?
A: This is personal preference. You can use single crochet (SC), half double crochet (HDC), double crochet (DC) or Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). 
Another ways of doing graphghan are by diagonal box stitch or also known as corner to corner (c2c). Or making granny squares and stitching them together.

Q: What size of crochet hook do I need to use?
A: It's depends on how big you want your project to be. The bigger the hook, the bigger the finished project will be.

Q: What are afghan sizes?
A: Graphghans measurements are by squares. Each square is equivalent to one stitch. Example: 150 squares wide x 250 squares tall. Here are guides to sizes: 
Baby: 100x100; Crib: 100x150; Throw: 150x150; Twin: 130x200; Full: 150x250; Queen: 200x300; King: 300x300

Hopes this helps and I encourage you to try graphghan. If you have other questions leave a comment below and I will try to answer it.
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