Coding Granny Squares

Independent project 
Fall 2015

This was the start of my interest in generative design. While taking a class on Visual Computing in my undergrad years, I asked the question, can crochet be codified? The patterns themselves have a programming logic about them already, and I wanted to see how to make a visual code for granny squares.

 

I used shape grammars to design a granny square visual code. Below are the rules for the code. 

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Rules for granny square grammar

Level Subdivision
Level Subdivision
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Circular Stitching
Circular Stitching
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Circle to Square Transition Prep
Circle to Square Transition Prep
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Circle to Square Transition
Circle to Square Transition
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Square Decoration - Bullion
Square Decoration - Bullion
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Square Decoration - Basic Double
Square Decoration - Basic Double
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Square Decoration - Popcorn
Square Decoration - Popcorn
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Single Crochet Finish
Single Crochet Finish
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Double Crochet Finish
Double Crochet Finish
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Picot Finish
Picot Finish
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