How SymblCro Works
The first time SymblCro opens, it has two empty vertical panes.
When the user opens a pattern, SymblCro puts the graph into the left pane and user entered text in the right.
The user can add rows and stitches to the graph pane with mouse clicks
and menu commands. On the right, the user can edit verbal instructions for the pattern.
Stitches may be added singly or in multiples evenly along the row.
SymblCro can delete the last stitch or row, or any selected stitch, or selected portions of the graph.
"Mistakes" can be undone.
SymblCro recognizes basic stitches: crab and those from slip to
quintuple-treble, in American terminology. SymblCro maintains a catalog of user created custom stitches formed
by "decorating" basic stitches, such as front post double or back loop crab, or combination into cluster, popcorn,
etc. The user can also create specialized picots, bullions, and Clones knots, and knot stitches. The
user can enter how-to instructions for custom stitches. The Advanced Version can print out the
how-to's for any custom stitches in a pattern.
The colors of stitches can be changed. The Advanced version allows
stitch replacement and bold/light facing.
You can select portions of the graphed pattern and delete and/or copy
these selections. Copied selections can be edited independently, flipped, and merged back into the graph one
or more times.
SymblCro has a motif editor to create a mini pattern and insert it one or
more times into any graphed patterns.
SymblCro can print the chart and the verbal instructions with additonal
SymblCro allows you to place stitches in any order, even in previous rows.
SymblCro aids in drafting patterns with a round design or rectangular
design, or a combination.
In round mode, SymblCro can't predict where the next stitch will go, so
it does little for you automatically.
In rectangular mode, SymblCro allows you to place multiple blocks along
You can play with SymblCro as soon as you open it, but you might
miss several of its features and give up in despair if you do not review the Help file. You can print out the
Help file for more ease in reading it. At least read through the Help\Overview so you have a
flavor of SymblCro. If you find the help file unhelpful, please let us know. You might find some of your
questions answered on the FAQ page.