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Pasting a Stamp
Selecting Stamps from the menu or the Stamp button
from the Toolbox will display the
Stamps dialog box and place you in Stamp mode
. In the
dialog box, you will see three tabs 20X20, 25X25 and 30X30. Each of the tabs
represent a different size stamp available. All together there are over 170
predefined stamps to choose from.
You can paste stamps in one of two modes; regular or
transparent. If you select Stamp Transparent, it will paste the stamp such
that the pattern background is still visible through the pasted stamp.
Creating a Stamp
You can create your own stamps by selecting the Create Stamp button in
the Stamp dialog box. A drag box will display on your pattern. Move the
box to the location on the pattern where you want the stamp to be created
from. Releasing the mouse, places the new stamp in the Stamp dialog box.
Deleting a Stamp
You can delete stamps by selecting a stamp from the Stamp dialog box and
selecting Delete Stamp button. The stamp will be deleted from the dialog
Selecting Kaleidoscope under the Tool menu or Kaleidoscope
button in the Toolbox displays
the Kaleidoscope dialog box.
First… using the mouse, select an area of the pattern to
kaleidoscope. Next… there are five kaleidoscope options to choose from.
Select one of the five kaleidoscope options and press the OK button.
Your selected area will be repeated as many times as can
fit inside your pattern following the repeat pattern you selected. For
Selecting this part of the pattern
converts to this
when the fifth
option is selected.
Selecting Mirror mode under the Tool menu or Mirror mode
button in the Toolbox displays the
Mirror Mode dialog box. The current mirror mode will be selected.
Mirror choices are:
You can display the horizontal and vertical lines mirroring
occurs on by selecting Display Axis. The horizontal and vertical lines are
determined when you first press the left mouse button down on the pattern.
example, selecting Both-Mirrored and Display Axis and then selecting the
square in row 5, column 5, will display a horizontal and vertical line
down column 5 and across row 5.
The Start New button
If you want to change the vertical and horizontal
mirroring axis, select the Start New button and select a new square on
Inserts under the Tool menu or Inserts button
in the Toolbox displays the Inserts dialog box and places you in insert
The Inserts dialog box is split in half. On the left
side are folders that contain inserts. On the right side is the insert
Previewing an Insert
Double-clicking on a folder opens the folder and displays all inserts in
the folder. Clicking on an insert displays the insert in the preview
Pasting an Insert
an Insert is in the Preview window, you can select the Paste Insert
button. Selecting the Paste Insert button will paste the insert onto
your pattern. Using your left mouse button you can drag the Insert to
where you want on the pattern.
All together there are over 45 predefined inserts to
Transparent toggle button
Before you select Paste Insert button, you can
select the Paste Transparent toggle button. Now when you select Paste
Insert button, the insert will be copied to the pattern such that any
background pattern will display through your pasted insert.
Create a New Insert Folder
Select Create Folder button to create a new Insert folder. You will be
prompted for a folder name. Entering a folder name and selecting OK
button will place your new folder in the Folders/Inserts list displayed
in the left hand side of the Inserts dialog box.
Create a New Insert
Create Insert to create a new Insert. The Create Insert dialog box will
display. Select or enter the name of the folder you want your insert to
be placed in. Next using your mouse, select an area of the currently
displayed pattern you want to become the insert. Last enter a unique
name for the insert and select the Done button. Your insert will be
placed in the folder you selected and displayed in the Preview window
located on the right hand side of the Inserts dialog box.
Select Pen size under the Tool menu to change the size of
the pen. Selecting Pen size will display a dialog box of 3 different pen
sizes. The smallest size is one square in width, the next size is 2 squares
in width and the largest size is 3 squares in width.
Select Eraser size under the Tool menu to change the size
of the eraser. Selecting Eraser size will display a dialog box of 3
different eraser sizes. The smallest size is one square in width, the next
size is 2 squares in width and the largest size is 3 squares in width.
Grab and Move
move button from the Toolbox will allow you to grab the pattern with your
mouse and move it around. Just select
from the toolbox, then with the
left mouse button press and drag on the pattern moving it around until you
centered it the way you what. Release the mouse and you are done.
Selecting the text button
from the Toolbox will allow you to
add text to your pattern. Selecting the icon will display the Text Edit
Select the text direction either Horizontal or Vertical.
Enter the text you want to add to your pattern in the
Enter Text field. As you type text you will see your text displayed in the
Once you have finished entering your text, select the Font
button. The Font dialog box will display. Select a font and select the OK
button. The Preview area will display your text in the new font selected.
Now select the OK button in the Text Edit dialog box. Your
Text will display inside your pattern. Using MB1, drag the text to the
location you wish on your pattern.
allows you to fill squares with the popcorn stitch. Using the left mouse
button, select the icon and a square on the pattern. The popcorn symbol
will display in the square.
Browse patterns… under the File menu allows you to preview all your
patterns. Selecting Browse patterns… will display the Open dialog box.
In the Open dialog box, select one or more files and click OK. The
Pattern Browser dialog box will display along with mini versions of your
patterns. Selecting a mini pattern will open the pattern.
Row/Column Counter Direction
You can change the direction of the Row/Column
counters by clicking on the row or column counter direction arrow. The
arrow indicates the current direction that counter increases in. For
example <- indicates that the counter increases to the left.
Used Color Dialog Box
Colors used under Tool menu allows you to display all the different
colors currently used in your pattern. If single color mode
selected then only one color is used for the whole pattern and that
color is displayed. If multiple color mode
selected then each different color is displayed.
To change one of the colors to a different color,
select the color from the dialog box. The Color Chooser dialog box will
appear. Select a new color and click OK in the Color Chooser dialog box.
The new color will replace the selected color. Selecting OK in the Used
Colors dialog box will change out the color to the new color on the
Selecting Finished product
under the Display menu will display
your crochet pattern as it would look like once you have crocheted it.
Select the Color button
in the toolbar to change the
thread color. The Color selector dialog box will appear. Select a color and
OK. The thread color will change to the color you selected.
Bitmap (BMP) File
Select Save as bitmap (bmp) under the File menu to save a
picture of your pattern as a bitmap. Selecting Save as bitmap (bmp) will
display the Save As dialog box.
This dialog box contains several fields to help you select
the name and folder for your file.
The "Save in" field displays the current folder you are
looking at. Selecting the down arrow on the "Save in" field displays a list of
drives and folders you can change to. Select the folder you wish to save the
The "Save as type" field indicates which type (.bmp) file
you wish to save the file as. Selecting the down arrow in this field
displays a list of file types you can view.
Note you must save the file as a Filet Crochet (.cht) file
and not a bitmap (.bmp) file if you wish Filet Crochet to be able to view or
edit the file. Filet Crochet cannot edit or view a previously saved pattern
in bmp format.
Enter the name for the file you wish to save in the File
name field. Once you have enter the file name select the Save button. If no
error has occurred (i.e. valid file name) the dialog box will disappear and
the file will be saved. Note that selecting "Save as bitmap (.bmp) ..." does
not close the file and the pattern continues to be displayed in the screen
area. Any additional saves (selecting Save under File menu) of this pattern
will be made to the currently opened (.cht) file you specified when you
opened the pattern.
Jump to Web Page
Jump to Web Page button
the toolbox allows you to turn your pattern into a web page and view it
using a browser. Selecting
automatically open your pattern as a web page using your default
browser. If you want you can save a copy of the web page and then upload
it to your web site.
Sample Pattern Edgings Menu
Select Sample pattern edgings menu under the
Display menu to display pages of sample pattern crochet edgings. For each
sample edging, the instructions, a follow along diagram and a finish product
picture is displayed.
The Pattern Check option allows you to check which edgings will work with
your pattern. Selecting Pattern Check displays the Pattern Check dialog box.
Current Opened Pattern
Selecting Current Opened Pattern and OK button will list all the sample
pattern edgings that will work with the currently displayed pattern.
Check Pattern Below
Selecting Check Pattern Below option allows you check any pattern by
entering the total number of rows and columns in the pattern. A list of all
the sample pattern edgings that will work with the pattern will display.
When you need to know how to use a feature, just select
and any button or menu item you
want help on. Complete instructions on the feature and how to use it will be
presented to you.
Select then select
and help will be displayed.
There are 3 different ways to import your favorite images
into a Filet Crochet pattern.
Importing from a Graphic File
You can import any of the following graphic files into
your current pattern:
Here are the steps:
Importing from a Crochet Pattern File
You can copy parts of other Filet Crochet patterns
and import them into your current pattern.
Importing from the Clipboard
Images get placed on the clipboard either from
selecting the copy option in another program or selecting the Print Screen
button on your keyboard.
If a picture is placed on the clipboard, the “From the
Clipboard” option will be selectable. Select “From the Clipboard” and the
picture will display in the Wizard dialog box.
For Single Color patterns only:
For Multiple Color patterns only: