Step 1: Supplies
2 - Crochet thread
3 - Large eye needle
4 - Embroidery hoop
5 - Square frame
All the stitch counts and size of material depends on the size of frame being used. I found a 10"x10" frame with 7.5"x7.5" opening.
The crochet thread is heavier than embroidery thread so it was faster to fill in the spaces and complete the project.
Step 2: QR Code
2 - Google search to find one of many free QR code generators
3 - generate your QR code love note and download it
The downloaded QR code has a white background and I planned on using Excel to help me visually keep track of my stitches. I suppose you could directly transfer/draw the QR code onto the fabric but I didn't want pencil markings to show.
Below I will show how to use either Photoshop or Powerpoint to quickly edit your QR code before placing it into Excel. Also, I suppose there may be software out there to quickly create needlepoint patterns but this is an easy work around for those who don't have it. And I never did needlepoint before this project. So I winged it!
Step 3: Photoshop edit QR code background
2 - select it and copy into the clipboard
3 - open a new Photoshop canvas with the settings:
Background Contents: Transparent
4 - paste in the QR code
5 - use the magic wand to select and delete all the white areas
6 - save your now transparent background QR code as a png format