Download & Print

After creating your chart, you can print your chart or download it as a file.

Download chart

To download your chart as a file, click "Download" in the menu.

Print chart

Download your chart as a PDF file to print your chart.


Do you really need to print your chart?

When working on your project, you can use the progress tracker on your computer, tablet or phone to highlight rows. Learn more.

To share your chart, you can set access to your chart to public, or share your chart privately with a limited number of users. Learn more.

Publish chart as pattern

To publish your chart, you can download your chart as file and add it to a text document, like Microsoft Word, Open Office, Libre Office or Google Docs.

Note that Google Docs doesn't support vector images.

We advise to choose Libre Office if you don't have a particular preference.

Legend (key)

The legend (key) is the list of descriptions for each color or symbol used in your chart. You can download the legend as a separate image or add it as part of the image.

At the moment, it is not possible yet to download the legend for free form crochet charts. This feature becomes available soon.

Download selected area

For grid charts, you can make a selection and just download the selected area. This can be useful, for example, when publishing for a Mystery CAL / KAL / SAL.

Grid lines

You can customize the look and feel of the grid lines. In the menu, click "Chart settings", and navigate to the "Grid" tab.

Learn more about this feature on the helppage about the gridlines.

Print / Image quality

Choose to use vector images to get best image quality. The quality of raster images is limited. Vector files give an excellent print quality.

Want to learn more about the difference between raster and vector images? You can read a lot about it on internet:

Make your chart larger: Split over multiple pages

Split your chart over multiple pages to make your chart larger and the numbers easier to read. When downloading your chart, you can choose the number of pages to use.

Free form crochet charts are always on one page.

More download file types...

Need to download your chart as file type which isn't supported in Stitch Fiddle? Download your chart as SVG file and use to convert it almost anything.


For image files, you can choose the image size. By default, the image size is set to "Medium", which scales the image to a width of 1200 pixels.

Small: 600 pixels wide
Medium: 1200 pixels wide
Large: 2000 pixels wide

Choose "Custom" for more options, which lets you enter the image size manually in Inch, mm, cm or pixels. If you enter the image height, the image width is adjusted automatically. If you enter the image width, the image height is adjusted automatically.

SVG vector files

The SVG files are fully compatible with Affinity Designer, Inkscape and Illustrator.

Objects are divided in separate layers, which lets you easily edit your chart.

For freeform crochet charts, the layers are the same as you've created them in Stitch Fiddle.

Grid charts have a fixed number of separate layers:

  • A layer for grouping all the symbols used in your chart
  • A layer for the grid lines
  • A layer for grouping every 5th and 10th highlighted grid line
  • A layer for the lines you have drawn by yourself
  • A layer for the row and column numbers
  • A layer for the legend (description of the color and symbols)

The layer structure lets you easily toggle layers or do further editing.

The texts and fonts can be changed: The row numbers and column numbers, and the legend, are text objects.

The symbols are "symbols" (not a font), which let's you easily exchange the SVG files with other people.

Further editing

Would you like to do further editing of your chart outside Stitch Fiddle? Download your chart as SVG file and edit it in Affinity Designer, Inkscape or Illustrator. It's also possible to download color charts as Excel file.

Supported file types

Charts can be downloaded as many different file types.

The download options for grid charts are limited based on the grid size. This calculation is based on the total number of stitches, for example 300 x 300 = 90,000, which, for example, means that it can also be 400 x 200 = 80,000. You can also make a selection and just download the selected area. That's useful for large charts, because only that part is counted.

For freeform crochet charts, you can use as many symbols as you need, without limitations for downloading.

Looking for something in particular? Tell us your story.

File typeGrid chart
colors only
Grid chart
with symbols
PDFPrintable document (vector)1,000 x 1,0001,000 x 1,000Unlimited
PDFCropped (vector or rasterized)150 x 150100 x 100Unlimited
SVG/SVGZVector image1,000 x 1,0001,000 x 1,000Unlimited
EPSVector image300 x 300150 x 150Unlimited
XLSXMicrosoft Excel300 x 300N/AN/A
DOCXMicrosoft Word300 x 300150 x 150Unlimited
ODTLibre/Open Office300 x 300150 x 150Unlimited
PSPostScript300 x 300150 x 150Unlimited
WMF/WMZWindows vector file (old format)300 x 300150 x 150Unlimited
EMF/EMZWindows vector file (new format)300 x 300150 x 150Unlimited
PNGDetailed chart image250 x 250150 x 150Unlimited
JPGDetailed chart image150 x 150150 x 150Unlimited
GIFDetailed chart image150 x 150150 x 150Unlimited
PNGSimple grid chart (overview image)1,000 x 1,000N/AUnlimited
JPGSimple grid chart (overview image)1,000 x 1,000N/AUnlimited
GIFSimple grid chart (overview image)1,000 x 1,000N/AUnlimited

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