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Filet Crochet Software
Release 14.2, The Designer Choice Edition VI
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the New Features
Create your own Filet Crochet patterns! Filet Crochet Software creates
a grid on the screen for you. Use the mouse to fill the squares of the
grid to create your pattern, then print the pattern along with the
generated crochet instructions. You can also import ClipArt and other
images and use them in your pattern! Save your pattern so you can
later view it, print it, edit it, or send it to us to sell for you online.
Filet Crochet Software Designer Choice Tools
- Why do we call it Designer Choice Edition?
Because we have once again updated, enhanced, improved and
created even more designer tools that make designing a pattern easy,
fast and fun. With these new tools and updates to some of your
favorite tools, you can make hundreds of beautiful patterns in a
fraction of the time.
- Edit Features. Flip, rotate, cut, copy, paste,
and move sections of your pattern. Resize, shrink, invert and zoom your
- Add Shapes. Draw squares, triangles,
rectangles, circles, ellipses, diamonds and lines simply by selecting
the shape from the toolbox.
- Add Text. You can add text into your pattern
using any font on your PC. Just select the font, size, style and type
- Paste Colored ClipArt.
paste colored ClipArt and
get exact color matches or import to a single color.
Or to pattern...
Trim Edges. Trim unwanted edges of your
- Flood Fill. Fill-in enclosed regions of your
pattern with one mouse click.
- Erase. Erasing is easier than ever. Use the eraser
to erase all stitch types.
- Add Titles/Footers. Add a pattern title and a
copyright notice as a pattern footer.
Pattern Hot Spots. We’ve made it easier to
edit your patterns with hot spots. Just by clicking and dragging
your mouse you can resize your pattern, move the row/column counter
on the grid, and reset your rulers.
- Colors and Styles. Choose the color and style
of the grid and the color and style of the filled in squares (solid or
With settable rulers, and just a click and drag of the mouse, you can
change the thread/yard gauge to match your own stitching style or if you
know how many stitches to a mesh, just enter it in.
- Paste Transparent. This new feature allows you
to paste text, ClipArt, or sections of your pattern in such a way that
the underlying pattern is merged with the pasted section. As you paste
and move the paste box, you can see through the pasted section to your
pattern so you can see what you are doing.
- Save Customized Options. Automatically saves your
selected options so you can customize how you work.
- Generate Crochet Instructions. Print the crochet instructions
for your pattern including estimated finished sizes and amount of thread
- Print Options. Print a full-page picture of
your pattern or spread your pattern over several pages. Print landscape
- File Browser. View all of your patterns at
once in miniature. Select a pattern in the File Browser to open it for
editing and/or printing.
- Pen Sizes. Change the size of
your pen from
- Eraser Sizes. Change the size
of your eraser from
- Grab and Move. Use the
from the Toolbox to grab, move and adjust your pattern.
- Save to Bitmap (bmp) File. Save your favorite patterns as a bitmap (bmp) so you can place it on
the web and show all your friends.
Save your pattern
and finished product
picture as bitmap (bmp) files.
- Dockable Toolbars. Now you get get your toolbox out of the way. Dock it anywhere you
- Color Mode. We’ve added
even more color! Now you can create patterns that have multiple
colors in them. Just select the mode you want to work in and away
We’ve added a new option, invert pattern selection. You can invert a
section of your pattern or the whole pattern.
- Color Selector. Use
the color selector to select colors
right off the pattern--you don’t have to look up the color anymore.
Pattern Edging Samples. Now receive double the number of sample pattern edgings to add to your
- Pattern Check. We made it
easier to select the perfect edging for your pattern. Use Pattern
Check to list all the edgings that will work with your pattern.
Context Sensitive Help. Help is easier then ever. We’ve added context sensitive help. Now
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.
- Import Wizard. Converting
your favorite images to patterns with the updated Import
Wizard. Learn More>>
Convert this to this in just
Or Convert this to this in just
Create hundreds of
patterns just from stamps. We’ve created over 170 stamps to choose
from. And now they come in 3 different sizes, small, medium, and
large. All are ready for you to use or you can create and save your
own. Take this stamp
and use it 4 times to make this.
- Kaleidoscope. Take a section
of a pattern and kaleidoscope it up to 5 different ways to get a
completely new pattern designed in one press of a button. Turn this into
one of these with just one button press.
- Mirror Mode. Mirror your
drawing using mirror modes. It’s just like drawing with a mirror. What
you draw on the right mirrors on the left or what you draw on top
mirrors below. Mirror horizontally
- Inserts. You can create hundreds of
patterns just from inserts. Inserts are sample motifs of all kinds
that you can insert into your pattern. We’ve created over 45 inserts
to choose from. And it’s easy to create your own inserts. It’s a
great way to save motifs that you want to use over and over again.
Take this insert
and make your own pattern with it.
- Finish Product. See what
your pattern will look like crocheted. You can even add color to
your finish product picture. You can go from this
and anywhere in between.
- Jump to Web Page. Create a web page of
your pattern from just one button. Just select
from the toolbox.
New Features in Version 13.2
Features introduced in Version 12.2
Features introduced in Version 11.2
- Import Wizard - Updated. Converting your
favorite images to patterns just got easier with the updated Import
Wizard. Now you can not only specify how big or small the final
image should import onto your pattern but you can reduce the number
of colors in the image and see how it will look as a pattern before
importing. If you don’t like the results simple click on the back
button and adjust the number of colors again.
- Stamps. Create hundreds of patterns just
from stamps. We’ve updated our stamp selection to 3 different sizes,
small 20X20, medium 25X25 and large 30X30. We’ve also updated our
predefined stamps to over 180 stamps to choose from. All are ready
for you to use or you can create and save your own.
- Mirror Mode - Updated. We’ve updated our
Mirror Mode options. Mirror modes let you mirror your drawing. It’s
like drawing with mirrors. Depending on your mirror selection, what
you draw on the right will mirror on the left. What you draw on top
will mirror below. You get the idea! Here is what we’ve added:
- Updated the display axis so you can see
better where all the mirrors are.
- Center choices have been added. Now your
mirror center can be a single crochet square or four crochet
- Inserts. We’ve added a new design tool.
It’s inserts! You can create hundreds of patterns just from inserts.
Inserts are sample motifs of all kinds that you can insert into your
pattern. We’ve created over 45 inserts to choose from. And it’s easy
to create your own inserts. It’s a great way to save designs that
you want to use over and over again.
- Jump to Web - Updated. We’ve made it easy
to create web pages for your patterns. Just select the Jump to web
tool from the toolbox and view your pattern in your default web
browser. It’s that easy. Just click and view.
- Reduce Colors Dialog box – New. For
multiple color patterns, you can reduce the number of colors in your
pattern by selecting Reduce Colors under the Tool menu. This feature
is important when importing images and clip-art into your pattern.
- Replace Color Dialog box - New. You can
replace colors on your pattern using the Replace Colors option under
the Tool menu. In single color mode there will be only one color.
However, in multiple color mode the Replace Colors dialog box
will display all the colors in your pattern. Selecting a color from
the Replace Colors dialog box, allows you to change the color. The
new color will replace the old color on your pattern. You can
display the used colors dialog box by selecting “Colors Used” under
the Tool menu.
- Pattern Information – New. You can now add
additional information such as Author, Company, Web site and Special
Instructions on how to make the pattern in the Pattern Information
- Row/Column Counter - Increment Size – New.
We’ve updated the row/column counters so you can choose the
increment for the counters. The default is 10 so that every 10
squares a counter line is drawn displaying the square number.
- Save as Jpeg – New. For people who want to
publish your patterns, we added an option to save your pattern as a
jpeg file or bmp file. (like using our Designer Program where you
share the profits from the sale of your patterns. See the
Designer Guidelines for
- Center Pattern – New. We have added three
new center options. Center your design within the pattern
Horizontally, Vertically or both. Simply clicking the center pattern
tool in the toolbar will center both Horizontally and Vertically.
- Crop Pattern - New. We added a crop option
so you can crop your pattern a few easy steps.
- Rotate Arbitrary – New. Rotate a section
of the pattern or the whole pattern by an arbitrary amount.
- Row/Column – Insert/Delete – New. Add and
delete whole rows or columns by selection.
- Thread Colors Page - New. We have added a
Thread Colors page for multiple color patterns. The Thread Colors
page displays all the colors used in the pattern along with
estimated amount of thread/yarn needed.
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- 6MB of disk space (plenty of room for your
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Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista™
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