Random Squares Pattern Generator

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I can’t remember why I wanted to let generate square mirrored random patterns: it took me so long to finish my random squares pattern generator ;-)

But I must say now that I’m really amazed of the generated patterns!
I sat already for hours and let make patterns and saved them ;-)
Personally I prefer the patterns of a width from about 15 squares to 35 squares: the patterns are very varied and you can recongnize very well the mirroring of the patterns. The bigger they get the more they seem merely random and then I don’t like them anymore.
By the way: up until now I haven’t had no pattern twice except for the really little ones!

I even tried some patterns already! ;-))
I knitted and filet crocheted some swatches, there was no time for more yet, but I must say as always: you can make muuuch more from the patterns than only filet crochet and cross stich!

Have fun with my random squares pattern generator!

P.S.: By the way, you can find the patterns from the top at the random squares pattern generator under ‘Completed patterns’, they are both 25 squares wide :)


Links:
Here at unikatissima:
Random Squares Pattern Generator
What Can You Do With Filet Crochet/Cross Stitch Embroidery Charts?
crochet medaillon

Online Pattern Generator (Cellular Automaton)

unikatissima Cellular Automaton Generator

I wrote another online pattern generator that you can use in a manner of speaking for ‘nearly everything’ ;-), but this time not for maze patterns, but for patterns that are made with a so called cellular automaton.

 

To tell you the truth, I haven’t as yet understood fully what a cellular automaton is ;-)

Everything began when I saw this knitted Cellular Automata Tea Cozy.
I found the pattern quite funny, so I made a little research and when I found the many different patterns that such a cellular automaton can generate I was dead set on writing an online pattern generator for such patterns.

Ta-DAA! And here it is.

A suggestion: If you don’t like a (random) pattern, simply click the ‘random’ or the ‘random random’ button again, some of the patterns differ considerably from each other!
And if you don’t know exactly what to do with the diagrams simply read again my entry ‘What Can You Do With Filet Crochet/Cross Stitch Embroidery Charts?’ ;-)

I wish you a lot of fun with it!

By the way: On the photo you see my first printed patterns, yarn in two colours, some beads, crochet and knitting needles.
I simply can’t settle for a project to begin ;-))


Links:
unikatissima’s Pattern Generator (Cellular Automaton)
unikatissima’s Maze Pattern Generator

Cellular Automata Tea Cozy
via: k2g2Mathematical Craft Projects

Elementary Cellular Automaton

Here at unikatissima:
What Can You Do With Filet Crochet/Cross Stitch Embroidery Charts?

Maze Pattern Generator


unikatissima Maze Generator

Yesterday I showed what can be done with filet crochet/cross stitch embroidery charts.
Today I want to present my maze pattern generator.

Some time ago I played a little around with mosaic (slip-stitch) knitting and found that mazes are as if made for that.
You can see this e.g. on the photo where I show a mosaic knitted wrist warmer.

Because I didn’t felt like always making the mazes myself, I looked in internet whether I can’t find anything and – ta-DAA! – I found the Maze Maker for which John Lauro kindly even published the algorithm (Thanks, John!).
There are more maze generators, but I found those of the Maze Maker most beautiful of all.

 

unikatissima Maze Generator unikatissima Maze Generator Therefore I sat down and wrote a program that generates mazes of a given size and where I can even specify the path lengths.
I let output an overview (little picture) and the pattern (template), because I find the overviews are easier to compare.

 

unikatissima Maze Generator Of course you can (as ‘mentioned’ yesterday ;-)) work filet crochet but also mosaic knitted wrist warmers like the one on the photo on top, …

 

unikatissima Maze Generator …embroidered cards (here I always pricked a little hole in the center of the little black squares which I embroidered with running stitches worked in both directions) …

 

unikatissima Maze Generator …and bead work (here beaded square stitch).
By the way this is a good example where the result looks different from the pattern: the beads are simply not square.

 


Links:
unikatissima’s Maze Pattern Generator

Maze Maker
Labyrinth Algorithmus

Instruction for running stitch

Google search result for ‘maze generator’

Here at unikatissima:
What Can You Do With Filet Crochet/Cross Stitch Embroidery Charts?
Mosaic (Slip-stitch) Knitting
Beaded Square Stitch Heart
crochet medaillon

Knitted Halloween Ornaments

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments

I have discovered the Julekuler generator and had much fun designing Christmas Ornaments until I’ve got the idea to design Halloween Ornaments :)
The patterns are available for free now.
Enjoy!

Here are my knitted Halloween ornaments:

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments
Halloween Ornament Pumpkin 1 (English and German)

 

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments
Halloween Ornament Pumpkin 2 (English and German)

 

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments
Halloween Ornament Pumpkin 3 (English and German)

 

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments
Halloween Ornament Ghost (English and German)

 

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments
Halloween Ornament Witch (English and German)

 

unikatissima Knitted Halloween Ornaments
Halloween Ornament Bat (English and German)

 


Links:
Halloween Ornament Pumpkin 1 (English and German)
Halloween Ornament Pumpkin 2 (English and German)
Halloween Ornament Pumpkin 3 (English and German)
Halloween Ornament Ghost (English and German)
Halloween Ornament Witch (English and German)
Halloween Ornament Bat (English and German)

Julekuler Generator

Crochet + Knitting for Geeks

Verena Kuni Ha3k3ln + Str1ck3n fuer Geeks

By the way, did I mention already that my pattern generators (maze pattern generator, cellular automaton and random squares pattern generator) have been mentioned in a book? :))

I’ve read it and I also had fun with the rest of the book ;-)
I liked especially the (here already presented ;-)) crocheted hyperbolic planes and freeform work, knit-covered (computer)cords (similar to filled i-cord), yarn bombing and the secure password input, but also mobius shawls, klein bottle hats, hacked knitting machines and much more.

That reminds me, as I understand it ‘geeks’ are people who are not only superficially interested in a subject ;-)

See best for yourself, you can find more about as well as at the publishing house (O’Reilly) as well as at Amazon.de (Häkeln + Stricken für Geeks (book)und Häkeln + Stricken für Geeks (kindle));-)

 


Links:

Häkeln + Stricken für Geeks (HA3K3LN + STR1CK3N für Geeks) (German)
Verena Kuni Ha3k3ln + Str1ck3n fuer Geeks Verena Kuni Ha3k3ln + Str1ck3n fuer Geeks Verena Kuni Ha3k3ln + Str1ck3n fuer Geeks
book at O’Reilly book at Amazon.de kindle at Amazon.de

Here at unikatissima:
Maze Pattern Generator
Pattern Generator (Cellular Automaton)
Random Squares Pattern Generator
TED Talk: Nature, Crochet and Geometry
Freeform Needlework
Clothesline Knitting or Filled I-cord
Yarn Bomb a Chair
Enter Passwords Securely

Brioche Pattern Knitting

unikatissima Brioche Pattern Knitting

Recently I busied myself with something very special: brioche pattern knitting.
And now you can try it, too :)))

You can see on the picture a scarf that I knitted with the instruction further below.

 

unikatissima Brioche Pattern Knitting As you can clearly see the pattern is ‘normal’ on one side and inverted on the other.
Because it is brioche knitting nothing curls and the fabric is wonderfully soft.

 

I find brioche pattern knitting fun, even interesting and amazingly fast (but perhaps I only became a much faster knitter with more practice ;-)))

By the way I used one of my random squares as template ;-)


Links:
Brioche Pattern Knitting – Pattern Jade (unikatissima’s brioche pattern jade) (English) – PDF file(~ 620 KB)

Here at unikatissima:
Random Squares Pattern Generator

I have still more brioche knitting patterns in unikatissima’s shop, partly free, partly for purchase.
You may find there something that you like, too :)

Quick & Easy Bead Loom

unikatissima Quick Easy Bead Loom

 

Recently I wanted to bead loom two patterns of my random squares pattern generator and needed a bead loom for this.

 

unikatissima Quick Easy Bead Loom I’ve completely forgotten about the tutorial that I presented for my other bead bracelet (well, the entries pile up :)) and simply wound my thread around a cardboard fruit dish and just started.
The advantage is that I have plenty of thread to weave in after cutting the threads on the back of the dish.
And if you don’t have a cardboard fruit dish I’m sure that you can use a box of chocolates, too ;-)
I didn’t need to make little notches with my cardboard fruit dish because it was rough enough, but with a box of chocolates I think it would be better, just as described in the tutorial.

 

unikatissima Quick Easy Bead Loom

 

And that’s it.
I haven’t woven in all threads and have no closure yet – I can’t decide.
It’s done with the random squares pattern 1 further below.

 

unikatissima Quick Easy Bead Loom And here I began another one that I make with the random squares pattern 2 further below.

 


Random Squares Pattern 1
9 squares width
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unikatissima Random Square Generator

 

unikatissima Random Square Generator

 


Random Squares Pattern 2
9 squares width
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unikatissima Random Square Generator

 

unikatissima Random Square Generator

 


Links:
Here at unikatissima:
Random Squares Pattern Generator
Loom Woven Bead Bracelet

Here again the linklist of Loom Woven Bead Bracelet:
Make your own bead loom (with explaining pictures)

Tutorial on Bead Loom Weaving
Another tutorial on Bead Loom Weaving
Another tutorial on Bead Loom Weaving

Two very good pictures (in English text): select in the left sidebar ‘Woven Beadwork’ and scroll down
Two very good pictures (in German text): select in the left sidebar ‘Gewebtes’ and scroll down

Tips to bead weaving (German) at Perlenhobby.de: click on ‘Tipps + Tricks’ in the sidebar left and select there ‘Tipps zum Perlenweben’

Filet Crochet in Rounds

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds

Filet crochet in rounds? What for?
Well, I find that it looks simply better with symmetrical patterns like those of the random squares pattern generator :)
It can that you don’t see any difference from far away, but from close I find it more beautiful if the stripes pattern made from the double crochets radiates from the center.

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds
And that’s how the same pattern looks if filet crocheted the normal way.
The other one is much more beautiful, isn’t it?
;-)

 

Actually it’s another form of crochet medaillons, that you simply join.

 


That’s how it works:

The start:

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds You can have a filled or empty middle square

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds …that you crochet the normal way:
You crochet the empty middle square from 4 ch for the ‘bottom’, 3 ch for the right side, 2 ch for the ‘lid’ and 1 dc for the left side (that are 9 chains and one double crochet in the first chain) and
 
you crochet the filled middle square from 4 ch for the ‘bottom’, 3 ch for the right side, 3 dc for the ‘filling’ (these are 7 chains and three double crochets in the first three chains).

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds Or you can have four filled or empty middle squares.

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds You can crochet the empty middle squares the normal way, too (7 ch for the bottom of two squares, 3 ch for the right side, 2 ch for the ‘lid’, 1 dc for the side, 2 ch for the ‘lid’ of the left square and 1 dc for the left side), then turn and add two more squares on top.
 
 
 
You should begin the filled middle squares in the center: 4 ch for the bottom of the 1st square, 3 ch for the side of the 1st square, 3 dc for the filling and the other side of the 1st square, then 3 ch for the side of the 2nd square, 3 dc for the filling and the other side of the 2nd square in the last dc of the 1st square, continue this way until you have crocheted all four squares.

 

The rest:

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds Here you see using the example of an empty middle square from the top how to continue: you crochet 3 ch for the side of the 2nd square(!) of the 2nd round, 3 dc to fill and finish the 2nd square. For the empty corner square you crochet ‘around the corner’: simply 5 ch and a filled square again by crocheting 4 dc. Continue this way until you join the round with a slip stitch at the end.

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds For filled corner squares you always(!) crochet it to be the first of the side by crocheting 3 ch as for the empty square but then you crochet the following two dc in the last dc of the previous square.

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds Here you can see again how a filet crochet square worked in rounds with one middle square is constructed (I turned the numbers so that you also can see the work direction of the actual square).
You can see at squares 2 und 10 that you begin a round always in the same column.

 

unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds And here you can see how a filet crochet square worked in rounds with four middle squares is constructed (here again I turned the numbers so that you also can see the work direction of the actual square).
You can see at squares 5 und 17 that you begin a round always in the same column.

 

The used pattern:

That’s the pattern I used for the swatches, I let it generate with the Random Squares Pattern Generator.
Of course ;-)
(To save the pictures click them with the right mouse button and select ‘Save image as…’ or similar)

The pattern:
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The quarter pattern:
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The border:
unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds Pattern

 

The repeated pattern:
unikatissima Filet Crochet in Rounds Pattern

 

And perhaps the whole as a summer shawl, straight or triangular:
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Well, the whole thing is ‘cheated’ from photos of my swatches, especially ‘cheated’ because a single square is crocheted from cotton thread and has only a side length of about 10 cm. As per Pythagoras Calculator the triangular shawl was about 70 cm at the longest side and therefore rather a kerchief ;-))

 


Links:
Here at unikatissima:
Random Squares Pattern Generator
Clothes From Crocheted Medaillons
Entries containing the word ‘medaillon’
Online Pythagoras Calculator

Instructions for filet crochet:
Filethäkel-Anleitung (CROCHET TUTORIAL) (English)
Filethäkeln-Grundanleitung (German)

At both tutorials there are instructions for increasing and decreasing, too, which you can use e.g. for the triangular half squares of the triangular shawl on the photo.

What Can You Do With Filet Crochet/Cross Stitch Embroidery Charts?

unikatissima Two-coloured Chart (click to enlarge)

Recently something took me and I thought that you can use those two-coloured charts which are usually associated with filet crochet or cross stitch for a loooot of other techniques, too.
I had this idea already before, in my entries about intarsia knitting, the cross stitch heart, the beaded square stitch heart and the polymer clay letter cane.

On the photo you see some letters worked in different techniques (I’m working on letter charts at the moment ;-)):
'u' - Knit-Purl Knitting, each X is a purl stitch
'n' - Fair Isle Knitting, each X is a white stitch
'i' - Sequins Embroidery, each X is a sequin
'k' - Tapestry Crochet, each X is a white stitch
'a' - Filet Crochet, each X is a filled filet crochet square
't' - Cross Stitch Embroidery on paper, each X is a black cross stitch
'i' - Loom Beading, each X is a black bead
's' - Stamping with square stamps, each X is a black square stamp
's' - Illusion Knitting, each X is a black stitch over two rows
'i' - Crochet Yoyo’s, each X is a white crochet circle from dc’s
'm' - Inverted Filet Crochet, each X is a empty filet crochet square
'a' - Macramée/Friendship Bracelet, each X is a white knot

But then I came up with more techniques and if you still have more ideas I’d be glad if you wrote a comment about.
I added for every technique what would be a square of the chart.
Please remember: Not all ‘units’ are square so that the result can look quite different from the chart!

Knitting

Crochet

  • Tapestry Crochet – 1 stitch
  • Filet Crochet – 1 filet square (cross = filled square)
  • Inverted Filet Crochet – 1 filet square (cross = empty square)
  • Crochet Yoyo’s – 1 Crochet Yoyo, viz. a crochet circle from dc’s

Beading

Embroidery

Knotting

Weaving

Sewing

  • Patchwork/Quilting – e.g. 1 patchwork square
  • Yoyo’s – 1 Yoyo
  • Fabric Origami – 1 fabric origami square

Other

By the way I found an blog entry of an embroiderer who thought about the same subject and has more ideas.


Links:
Double Knitting
Picture for sequin embroidery (scroll down to about the middle)
Description of French Knot
Heather’s Friendship Bracelets – Alphabet Patterns
Geometric stitching
Google image search result for ‘yoyo blanket’
Google image search result for ‘ministeck’

Here at unikatissima:
Celtic Cross Stitch Generator
Heart Template (at Beaded Square Stitch Heart)

Patchwork Knitting
Bead Knitting
Illusion knit

Tapestry Crochet
Beautiful Filet Crochet Patterns

Loom Woven Bead Bracelet
Beaded Square Stitch Heart
Bead Knitting
Freeform Bead Embroidery
Bead embroidered Paisleys

Friendship Bracelet
Crazy Daisies
Crazy Daisies II

Tablet or Card Weaving

YoYo Pin
Fabric Origami

Mosaic Table Light (Glass Paint)
Polymer Clay Letter Cane
Mosaic from Plaster
Eraser Stamps