Please always remember to check your spam & other folders, as the automated link can sometimes go to those folders. After you’ve checked and it’s still not there, please forward your payment receipt to me at LindasYarnArt@gmail.com with the request for the pattern and I’ll be happy to send it to you.
I DO take custom requests during these months:
February, April, June, August, & October.
I will be on hiatus and NOT taking requests during these months:
Jan, March, May, July, September, November & December
Here is the link to request a custom pattern (it is blocked during hiatus months and during request months after it’s locked out).
Also, shop my direct purchase site @
If I have already worked up your image and then you request a change that was not in your original request, there will be a $5.00 re-work fee to compensate for my time and work (if that change is even feasible at all).
My email address is LindasYarnArt@gmail.com. You may email me for general questions but please use the request link if you are requesting a custom pattern as I will not take requests via direct email.
Yes, LYA has a public blog with lots of helpful information for newbies and other general information that can also be helpful to all skill levels.
The best photo to produce a written pattern from is digital. If a digital photo is not available, please scan the physical photo at the highest resolution for the best clarity. It’s best to have the subject(s) close up, showing sharp, clear features. Glare, graininess or shadows will interfere with getting the best results. Also, PLEASE don’t take a photo OF a photo…..that doesn’t work, and they will not be accepted.
No, they are not graphs, they are written patterns that produce photoghans and crochet art pieces.
Whatever works best for you; cut & tie is popular but some people manage to use bobbins too, although that can be difficult for portraits due to the huge amount of color changes. There is a lot of detailed help in the public blog: https://lindasyarnart.blogspot.com/2016/08/lindas-yarn-art.html
Any given photo has up to 256 colors within it. When it’s reduced down to just 6-8 colors the resulting remaining colors appear strange. It must first be reduced to gray scale in order to keep those 6-8 shades/colors looking right. For this reason, portraits are always done either in brown or gray scale with pops of color if desired and where possible.
Typically anywhere from 6-8 for ease of handling, but if more colors can be found and handled I can do how many colors are requested.
Generally, no it can not, due to being too small to get the detail that passes LYA standards.
‘F – 3.75mm’ is recommended for portraits because it will keep the naturally occurring hole in sc at it’s smallest.
It depends, some images will work but it is not recommended for portraits as it will distort the image.
It refers to which color to use and how many stitches of said color (typically single crochet for portraits), detailed instructions about it are included on page 2 of your pattern and it references the lettered color legend on page 1.
See the pricing page.
Approximate yardage is included in the 2nd page of the pattern.
They are worked from side to side (left to right), stitches run vertically, not from bottom to top as is generally typical. This is also mentioned in the instructions of each written pattern.
The side the you view the picture from, the backside is where all the knots should be if using ‘cut & tie.’