How do I enlarge patterns 200% as the instructions say?? For instance the pic here of the basket has to fit on 10-1/2x12-1/2 rectangle. I copied the pic of the pattern on my PC, saved it and opened it in paint, but when I enlarge it comes too large. Thanks in advance..
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might be easier to work with if you could scan that page & print it off & then just cut out the basket only, if that is the image you want... then scan the basket only & save it as a file. This way you don't need to use the Paint program at all if you don't want to. You can open it using Adobe or even Microsoft Word. Then follow the print preview option & enlarge it to 200%. Hope it works out for you.
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If you have the original you can trace it onto paper with a grid, then redraw it on another piece of paper that has a grid twice the size of the grid on which it was traced.
i.e. If you trace the basket onto a sheet of paper with lines spaced one inch apart both horizontally and vertically, then redraw it on another piece of paper with grid lines 2" apart you will reproduce the drawing at twice its original size = 200% of the original. It's easier to keep track of where you are in the drawing if you assign numbers to the individual squares in both drawings. Unless you are really fastidious in the redrawing it won't be exactly the same as the original but for a primitive drawing should be OK.
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