# How do you downsize a cross stitch pattern?

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What do you do? Just stitch 4 “x”s for every 1 square on the original pattern. (For example, if there is a section of color that calls for 2 x 3 “x”s, you would stitch 4 x 6 “x”s instead.) If the original design size was 38 x 40 stitches, the new design would end up being 76 x 80 stitches.

## How do you convert cross stitch sizes?

Look at your chart and count the number of stitches in each direction. Divide this number by the number of stitches to 2.5cm (1in) on the fabric of your choice and this will determine the completed design size. For example, 140 stitches divided by 14-count aida equals a design size of 10in (25.5cm).

## Can you transfer a cross stitch pattern?

To use this method, trace with the iron on pen/pencil on the back of the pattern, flip it onto your fabric (pen/pencil marks down) and iron until transferred. Be careful about keeping your iron still while ironing to not smudge the lines, and you can pull up your paper to check how much of the lines have transferred.

## What do you do with a small cross stitch when finished?

We’ll start off with some of the more obvious, and then explore the more interesting.

1. Frame It. Yeh, that’s right; frame it. …
2. Sell It. Let me answer a question that might have just had; people buy completed cross stitch. …
3. Store It. …
4. Make a Quilt. …
5. Make a Cushion Cover. …
6. Make a Pencil Case/Sewing Case. …
7. Make Pins/Needle Minders.

## Is there a right and wrong side to Aida cloth?

Is there a right and wrong side to Aida cloth? Sometimes it’s just an instinct to tell the right side from the wrong side, but they do exist. It is not always immediately obvious especially on plain white Aida, but on certain cross stitch cloths you can tell the difference by looking at the selvage of the fabric.

## Is 14 or 16 count Aida bigger?

“14 count aida” means that there are 14 holes/squares per inch of the fabric. Therefore, “16 count aida” means that there are 16 holes/squares per inch and so, the squares or ‘crosses’ you stitch will be smaller.

## What program do people use to make cross stitch patterns?

Verdict: Some of the most popular, professional looking digital patterns can be created with DP Software Cross Stitch Pro Platinum.

## What is the best free cross stitch pattern maker?

stitchfiddle.com – 10/10

Long been our favorite free pattern generator, with a really large 2000×2000 size stitching area and the ability to have both DMC and Anchor threads its a great option for anyone.

## Is there an app to make cross stitch patterns?

Cross Stitch Guild App for iPhone and Android

The official Cross Stitch Guild mobile app includes a collection of mini stitching apps to make stitching and collecting easier than ever and all at a great price. It is simply brilliant!