Category Archives: needlework charts

Heatwave: a free chart for any craft

The word of the month is heatwave, suggested by Susan on Patreon.

I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever.

This particular chart reminds me of a beetle somehow; I like seeing beetles in summertime.

Heatwave: a free chart for any craft that uses grids

Brouhaha: a free chart for any craft that uses grids

The word of the month is brouhaha, suggested by Hazel on Patreon.

I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever.

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Solitude: a free chart for any craft

Each month I encode a word suggested by my Patreon backers. I make one complex knitting stitch from that code, usually lace, but sometimes a fancy cable pattern. I also pick one of the code charts that I think would work well for many kinds of crafts: needlepoint, tiles, beadwork, cross stitch, crochet, and even knitting. (For knitting, some of these charts will work for colorwork, or can be turned into knit/purl designs and so on.)

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Rain: a free chart for any craft worked on a grid

Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers and chart on a grid. I make one complicated stitch pattern for each word and one chart that can be used for any craft. This month, the RNG brings us rain, sent in by Meagan. Would you like to support me and propose words?

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Frost: a free chart for use in any craft

Each month, my Patreon backers suggest words for me to encode into charts to use in arts and crafts. I make one into a knitting stitch (usually lace), and make another chart for crafts in general. This month’s word, suggested by Nim, is Frost, which I turned into numbers in base 9 and then laid out on a grid.

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Groundhog: a free chart for any craft

Each month when I make a knitting stitch pattern for my Patreon supporters, I also make a chart that should work for any craft that uses square grids for design: cross stitch, needlepoint, crochet, quilting, etc. This chart was generated by turning the letters of a suggested word (in this case groundhog) into numbers, then using those numbers to generate charts in different ways until I find one I like. Here’s this month’s.

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Wildfire: a free chart for any craft worked on a grid

Each month, my Patreon backers suggest a word for me to encode as charts. I publish one knitting chart, and one chart that can be used for any craft. This month’s word is Wildfire. This is the chart for general use; I’ll post the knitting chart later this morning.

Wildfire: a chart for use in any craft worked on a grid

Designers, please feel free to use this stitch in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it. Thanks! – Naomi

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Wild/erness, a free chart for any craft

This chart or layout is suitable for any craft that’s worked on a grid. I’ve included  a two-color grid as well as an idea for a way to work the design in many colors.

The image above has been manipulated to make it look less like a chart, and therefore more like what a finished item might look like (or so I hope).

wilderness grids

The red outline shows the repeat to be used – the extra cells are to include at the edge to make everything tidy. The blue outline shows the section based only on the word wild.
Wild and wilderness in a chart to be used for any craft.

Here is the version I used as a starting point, but rotated  – feel free to change up the colors!

I’ve also posted a very different chart of Wilderness for lace knitting.

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Embers, a cross-stitch pattern

Embers, a chart suitable for many kinds of needlework.

(The chart will work for any craft worked on a grid, of course.)

I’ve been meaning to show how some of my secret code grids look when worked up as other crafts. This month I dug out my extremely rusty cross stitch skills and worked samples until I found one I wasn’t embarrassed to show the world. I think it gets the idea across, though!

In case you’re new to my blog posts, I’ve come up with several ways of embedding encoded words in charts for use in charts for fibers arts. My subscribers on Patreon suggest a word for me to work on each month and then I work up the chart and some examples. I hope you enjoy it!

I used a different Embers chart to make a knitted lace version.

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