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Personalize Your Patterns with Free Grid Paper

by Margaret Eckman

Did you love adding initials to your projects with our free Alphabet Song ebook last year? We've got some great news for you -- free grid paper so you can personalize all your projects! Use the grid paper to plan out words and letters to add, or come up with your own shapes and designs.

Choosing Which Grid

We have three versions available: square, vertical rectangles, and horizontal rectangles. The squares are, well, square, with a 1:1 ratio. The vertical rectangles have a 1.25:1 ratio, and the horizontal rectangles have a 1:1.25 ratio. There are slightly bolder lines every ten blocks in each direction, to make counting easier.

Choose whichever paper best fits the shape of your stitches. First, check your gauge on your swatch, and see how many rows and stitches you have in 4" [10 cm]. Next, pick the grid that most closely corresponds.

You can print off as many sheets as you'd like of the paper, so don't be afraid to do multiple drafts until you have everything planned just as you'd like it.

Using the Grid Paper

You can use the paper to plan for many different techniques:

Pattern Examples

These patterns all include grids, so they can inspire you to make your own designs!

Hearts Around Cowl Free Crochet Pattern LW4754

LW4754 Hearts Around Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

WR1639 Filet Crochet Bunny Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Baby Bear Hoodie Free Knitting Pattern LW2899

LW2899 Baby Bear Hoodie Free Knitting Pattern

Fair Isle Poncho and Arm Warmers Free Knitting Pattern LW4806

LW4806 Fair Isle Poncho and Arm Warmers Free Knitting Pattern

How will you use these grids? Let us know on social media!

Personalize Your Patterns with Free Grid Paper